Castletown parkrun #164 2 March 2019

Event 164 was  a day of celebration at Castletown where even the grey clouds and cold wind did not dampen the spirits of over 287 who lined up  for their weekly free, timed 5k parkrun fix,  Over 35 people joined us for the first time.

The first Park Walk of six attracted many new faces to Castletown. Park Walk is an initiative that aims to help people get involved with their local parkrun as walkers with the support and guidance of Walk leaders, thanks to Brigitte, Gay and Kim, this weeks Walk leaders and tail walker.

Our Park Walk guides for week 1

Our Park Walk guides for week 1

We welcomed visitors from the UK, Kinsale, and Griffeen parkrun. Clane AC C25K had their graduation run as did  Get Clane Fit C25K ,well done all ! Clane have spoken about how parkrun and the local clubs can work together. Click here to read all about it.

2019 Clane AC c25k 2

Clane AC C25k latest graduates

Milestones galore were the order of the day with Catherine Cotter Melia running  her 100th, Lesley Thomson ran her 100th but also managed to earn her V25 tee shirt ( Lesley did the pre-event set up ) and all this on her birthday too ! And our very own Co Event director Sharon Ashmore clocking up an amazing 200 runs and would you believe 300 volunteering credits.Sharon your a legend, take a bow.

200 not out

Sharon 200 run and still parkrunning away

100 not out

Lesley 100 runs 25 volunteer credit and her birthday not a bad Saturday.


First man home was Eoghan Goss of Celbridge AC with a new pb of 16.41.

first 3 men


First timer and first woman home was Miriam Kearney at 23.19. The women were a little quick for me to get a photo of them.

Thanks to all our volunteers this week but especially Sean Heneghan and Alicia Ashmore for helping out at the end of their run when things were getting a little busy at the finish area. parkrun cannot happen without volunteers ,so if you haven't done so in a while put your name on the future roster, all rolls are fun and full training is given.

To keep our stats mad Co-ED Philip happy as of last Saturday over 5,000 different runners have completed Castletown parkrun.

Until next time,

John O'Lone,

RD Event #164

ps, a few finish tokens have gone AWOL. if they appear back on the RD table on Saturday nothing more will be said.