Event #111, 3rd February 2018.

Event #111, 3rd February 2018.

A very special Run Report.

Well, what do ya know... it wasn't raining and the sun actually made a very short appearance to put a spring in our step on the morning of event #111.

It was a very special day for a regular runner to Castletown parkrun.  John O'Lone always has a smile on his face and a handful of parkrun signs as participants arrive every Saturday to parkrun. Himself and his wife Kim can quite often be found pottering around base sorting out the start and finish area before most of us have even left our homes on a Saturday morning.

We were delighted to see John rock up with Kim and his family and friends as he does almost every week, but knowing this week was going to be an extra special parkrun for him was even sweeter! 50 parkruns... imagine!!! Isn't that quite something? Well, we've just discovered that John has also become a member of the parkrun volunteer club with volunteering roles numbering 25, but we know he's actually volunteered at many more. John was due to run his 50th parkrun last week, but as Kim wasn't available, John decided to marshal so he could share the occasion with Kim and his family this week.


John receiving his 50th parkrun cert by Run Director, Marian Fagan.

The core team also welcomed John and his daughter Nikki to join the behind the scenes fun.  The core team are a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and your hi viz gear washed and sorted for the following week.


John is pictured with his daughter Nikki.  In true family style, they decided to feed a multitude of parkrunners when they completed their run.


Photographed above is Kim O'Lone. (behind every good man...!!!).

If you feel you might be interested in helping on the core team, don't be shy! It's YOUR parkrun, have your say. Just approach any of the happy team and have a chat.

To the parkrunners who volunteer, THANK YOU! If you've ran more than 10 parkruns and not volunteered yet, now is your chance. We really struggled this week to fill the roster. There are lots of parkrunners who haven't volunteered yet, but you are missing out. Its very rewarding and a heck of a lot of fun too.  If you're not too sure how to volunteer, follow the link here, or pop your name on the volunteer list next Saturday at parkrun.


This weeks parkrun heroes

Aoife PLUINCÉID  •  Bozena KELLEHER  •  Brian KIERNAN  •  Eamon SHIELDS  •  Fiona SHIELDS  •  Gerry DUFFY  •  Hazel TIMMINS  •  Katherine CARROLL  •  Kim O'LONE  •  Marc AUGUSTIN  •  Marian FAGAN  •  Michelle GOODBURN  •  Nicola O'LONE  •  Orla WALSH  •  Paul HAWKINS  •  Philip SLATTERY  •  Roisin RYAN  •  Sandra MCLAUGHLIN  •  Sean HENEGHAN  •  Sharon ASHMORE  •  Simon CORBETT

In other news....

Did you know parkrun are encouraging irish speakers to take part in parkrun and are providing wristbands to anyone who would like to speak and recognise other irish speakers. You can send for one to majella@antoireachtas.ie or speak to Philip, our event director.




And finally....

This week we had 268 wonderful participants. The first man home was Marc Augustin and the first woman home was Orla Reidy. Well done everyone. We hope you had as much fun as us. See you all next week for more of the same.

Full results are available here... 

You'll find photos here...

If you still can't find what you're looking for, check out the main page here, or ask any team member next weekend.  We love getting asked questions.

Your run report writers for this week Marian Fagan and Sharon Ashmore