Event # 157- 5 January 2019

Wow, what a start to 2019, 335 of you toed the line for the first parkrun or the year in near perfect winter conditions. 39 were first timers and 35 people achieved new personal bests, not bad considering the Christmas excesses if your anything like me.

We had visitors from Scotland, Stockholm,Lusk, Oldbridge, Tolka Valley and our own Brigitte Springfeld-Mitchell's parents all the way from Austria, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

John Regan, James Keane and Colm Fitzgerald were the first registered over the line.
first 3 male finishers

Laura Kelly (first timer), Tara Campbell (and Kenzie) and Ruby Kelly (new pb) led home the women.
First 3 Female finishers
Well done to Shane McLoughlin on completing 50 parkruns, don't forget to claim you milestone tee shirt Shane.

With larger numbers expected over the next number of weeks and the car park being full by 9.20 it would be great if people could possibly car pool, walk or cycle.

Remember

- you must be in time for the safety briefing as there may be hazards or diversions on the course due to weather conditions etc.

-Dont forget your barcode, no barcode no result no exception.

-children under 11 must be within arms reach of a parent or responsible guardian from start to finish.

-We share the park with other park users.

-Dogs must be kept under control and on a short lead at all times during the  run.

-Return your finish token before you go home.

As always  special thanks to our own 'Gilets Jaunes' (hi viz heroes ) who never protest but  week after week ensure we have a safe and fun event.

If you haven't volunteered in a while or at all give it a go, its fun and full training is given.

So until next week,

your run director for event# 157