Event #171, 20th April 2019.

Don't you just love the crazy Irish weather, last week we were frozen waiting to start our parkrun, this week Med' like sunshine had us reaching for sunscreen and H2O, what a great way to start the long Easter weekend. Castletown is really looking beautiful at this time of year, its a credit to the OPW staff.IMG_8816

277 toed the start line of which 22 where first timers, 54 achieved new personal bests thanks no doubt to our amazing pacers (we have pacers on the third Saturday of the month), well done all .First 3 men home where Gary Farrell, Michael Comer (new pb) and James Keane. The ladies  where led home by Meghan Mooey (new pb), Jacqueline Kearns and Stephanie Dormer-Lewis.

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The Easter Bunny was exceptionally generous this year, he even arrived driving a Kabouta he had so much chocolate to give away! He barely escaped from the clutches of co-event directors Sharon and Philip.

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As always, big thank you goes out to the life blood of parkrun, the volunteers. 28 of you made my job of run director a doozy. Special thanks to our photographer Jill Barrett who captured those Kodak moments, check them out on Castletown's facebook page,

Don't forget to volunteer if you've ran 10 times or so, all jobs are easy and fun and full training is given ( you cant break parkrun ).

Until next time,

John O'Lone.