parkrunner of the month for June 2017
Name: Marian Fagan
Club: Celbridge AC fit4life
Home parkrun: Castletown parkrun Celbridge
Occupation: Busy Mom
Number of runs: 50
Favourite volunteer role: Pacer and Run Director
How has parkrun changed your running: Before I started parkrun I generally ran long distance except for my fit4life night. Long distance was my challenge, the longer the better! Once I started parkrun I realised how rewarding it was to run 5k and try to better that time every week! Now 5k is my prefered distance, no matter what the pace!
First parkrun: Griffeen parkrun, April 2015
What do you like about parkrun: I love everything about parkrun! Saturday mornings are now the highlight of my week. I love that I can run, walk or volunteer and get the same pleasure out of doing any of these! I have made some great friends through parkrun and I know they will be lifelong friends. I also like the fact that no matter what parkrun I have attend the atmosphere and camaraderie is the same everywhere.
Most memorable or funniest parkrun: I have so many wonderful memories its hard to pick one but I will pick my most recent run, my 50th parkrun! There were four core team members running their 50th on the same day including the first junior parkrunner in Castletown to run theirs. The day couldnt have been worse as it bucketted down but there was still a large number of runners. The four of us ran it together, so the others had to slow down to my pace! Other core team members also ran it with us and all the parkrunners congratulated us on the way around. A lot of people we knew volunteered that day so we could have the best day!
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