Event #166, St Patrick’s Weekend – 16th March 2019.

We started St Patrick's weekend at Castletown with another wet and windy parkrun, but despite the weather 145 of you still came out to run, jog, or walk at parkrun. We had 13 first timers brave the conditions who I hope, will all be back with better weather for this weekend. A nasty headwind was against all of you on the home stretch, but we still had an amazing 16 PBs.

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This week’s event was made possible by 18 wet and windswept volunteers:

•Aisling BYRNE •Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL •Catherine MCGOWAN •Conor FITZPATRICK •David TREACY •Emily ROCHE •Fearghal FITZMAURICE •Isabella KELLY •John O'LONE •John RYAN •Karl MITCHELL •Kim O'LONE •Laura MURRAY •Luke LYNAM •Nicola ROCHE •Philip SLATTERY •Sandra MCLAUGHLIN •Sharon ASHMORE

We welcomed one or two first time volunteers to Castletown this week. We think they enjoyed themselves even though it was just a tad on the windy and wet side. If you've not volunteered before, don't be shy! We can't have a parkrun without our amazing volunteers, so if you've participated in 10 or more, now is your time to give it a go and get your name in lights on the roster after the event. Why not volunteer on a week that you're resting for a race? Click the volunteer roster page to find out all about it.

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It was week 3 of Park Walk at Castletown this week and we're very happy to see people keeping it up and starting Paddy's weekend with a nice 5km walk.

Our first 3 men to finish their Saturday morning 5k were

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Stephen Lawlor, Marc Augustin, and 'Unknown' as he forgot his barcode, oops!  And our first 3 ladies to finish their Saturday morning 5k were Sheila O'Byrne, Jacqueline Kearns, and Elana Reilly.  I’m sorry that I missed the ladies for a photo.

David Jackson was our only new milestone club member this week, completing his 50th parkrun

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And it was my own birthday as well as my first time being a Run Director. The job was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be all thanks to my amazing volunteers and the support and training provided by the Core Team. I’d just like to say thank you to everyone for making this a great day for me personally.

Until next week, don’t forget your barcode!

Conor Fitzpatrick

Run Director

Castletown parkrun #166