Run Report #65, 4th March 2017

Run Report #65, 4th March 2017.

 

Wet but dry morning!

After last week’s cancellation it was all systems go this week! The course was slippy and wet in a lot of places after the rain during the week but luckily the rain held off for the duration of parkrun! We had lots to celebrate on Saturday, between milestones and parkrunner of the month awards. This week we had 256 runners, 69 of whom were first timers! 41 of our runners recorded personal bests, which is incredible, considering the wet conditions!

This week Nigel PLOWMAN was first over the line in 19:28. Jimmy MAHER was second over the line in 19:51 and Dan O NEILL was third over the line in 20:23. Well done!

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On the female side of thing Caragh HAYES was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:15. Joy DOLAN was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:30 and Grace MAUGHAN was third (17th overall) over the line in 23:04. The ladies ran off so quickly, I only had time to grab a picture of our first female finisher, Caragh.

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50,000kms!

This week our 26th runner covered our 50,000km for Castletown parkrun. In total Castletown parkrunners have now ran an incredible 51,150km! Well done Helen Troy!

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Ardclough Couch 2 5k

We had a huge group join us from Ardclough Couch 2 5k group, they definitely stood out in their new tee-shirts! Congratulations to everyone who completed the 5k today, between runners and walkers. I hope to see you all again soon!

 

Lots to celebrate

Today we celebrated Alan Maher’s 100th parkrun and 50th volunteer role on the same day! Well done Alan!

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Congratulations to Tom Coppinger who was given the Irish National parkrunner of the month award, very well deserved!

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Castletown parkrunner of the month

We had a number of nominations in for this month’s parkrunner of the month, Philip Reilly. Philip has ran 48 parkruns, the majority here is Castletown and volunteers on a very regular basis. He has also encouraged many other people to come along on a Saturday morning, and become parkrunners themselves!

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Castletown parkrun volunteers

A huge thank you must go to the volunteers this week, Peter ADAMS, Sharon ASHMORE, Alicia ASHMORE, Eavan CONNOLLY, Lisa COONAN, John DIXON, Niamh DREW, Ciara DREW, Carmel DUNNE, Linda EARLEY, Gerry EGAN, Sarah GRIFFIN, Sean HENEGHAN, Eleanor KENNEDY, Alan MAHER, Sandra MCLAUGHLIN, Laura MCMANUS, Siobhan O'BRIEN, Susan RYAN, Philip SLATTERY, Orla WALSH. If you are interested in volunteering, send us an email to castletownhelpers@parkrun.ie, all of the roles are easy and full training is provided beforehand.

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We were lucky to have a photographer this week, head on over to our flicker page to take a look!

 

See you all next week!

Eavan