Event #150, November 10th 2018

So, who is Phil Esterhaus?

There was a lot happening this week  - a lot. Sometimes I find that if I had the chance to write down all of the things that came together in order to ensure that  a parkrun happened safely, that I’d be writing all week.

[ Editor’s note: It’s kinda like Declan's Run Briefings - a little editing would go a long way ! ]

So, I’ll keep the Run Report short and brief.

Firstly - we had an inkling that Rafal would do his 200th parkrun, and while it is not an official milestone, we’d like to express our appreciation once again for the Polish Running Club Ireland for the way that they bring a community together …. and for Slawomir letting us know in advance that if we did not eat all of the food that he would not be bringing as much next time!


It would not be possible to run an event any week... so the crew who came together for Event #150 were simply great - from Tomasz - who brought food and was a marshal in support of Rafal, to Wally who brought the music, our Gaisce students - who did the first timers briefing and our two timekeepers who were volunteering for the very first time. The reports from all corners by the marshals were that they enjoyed it....so if you get a chance, give us your name or your barcode and keep the show on the road. DSC_0681


We were raining in Milestones - and though we stumbled (multiple times) in getting it right as to who was celebrating their 50th, we had 5 people celebrating on the day.

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Along with Sarah, Katherine, Kim, Catherine, we had Paddy hit the 50 mark. Well done to you all, and if you let the RD know the next time that you are at the event, then we’ll sort you out with the 50 cert, if we missed you on the day.


We had a lot of visitors from Griffeen parkrun, a large group from Naas, and someone from South Africa - who got the loudest cheer on the day!
We had more first timers than we knew about - as I was only acknowledging “The lady in Pink” - however 39 of you were new to our parkrun in Castletown.
In any case, there are two things that I’ll leave you with - one is a video that will answer the question “Who is Phil Esterhaus” -
The other is a final view of the *very end* of the briefing - where we thank the volunteers, get the heart rate going and get going!


Well - I had fun - hope ye had, and with a few more volunteers, we'll try to do it all again.

Declan Hynes

Run Director Event #150 Castletown parkrun

Castletown parkrun      Event number 150    10th November 2018

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
John REGAN • Declan HYNES • Marian FAGAN • Haj SLATTERY • Wally MOORE • Conor DEVANEY • Marguerite BRANNELLY • Michael BRANNELLY • Harry BEATTIE • Peter HANLON • Kim O'LONE • Callum JACKSON • Tomasz RACZYNSKI • N OSHEA • Gary QUINN • James QUIGLEY Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castletown parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Louise REILLY who recorded a time of 19:19 on 28th May 2016 (event number 28). The male record is held by Heywood RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 16:27 on 6th January 2018 (event number 107). The Age Grade course record is held by Gary CONDON who recorded 84.06% (16:44) on 20th August 2016 (event number 40). Castletown parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 4,603 participants have completed 27,903 parkruns covering a total distance of 139,515 km, including 5,462 new Personal Bests.