Event #172, April 27th 2019

The magic number today was 750.

Why 750 - was it the number of runners?

The total number of visitors?

The number of people celebrating anniversaries combined?

The sum of an age group?

The number of seconds that separated some of the runners.

So many combinations, that you’d never know which one it might be.

The answer is - it was the number of star jumps done by our volunteer at the bridge.

Starjumps

750 - it was 750

Starts and Stops

So, as a run director, there are parkrun days when you just want to get started with your run, no messing around.

Today was one of those days.

No clapping, no detailed briefing - "2 laps that way and obey the marshals".

Sometimes, when the wind is up you don’t want to hear the briefing.

The one thing that I would ask though, is that if you are near the start, and a little bit off the path, and the participants are about ready to go, and the Run Director asks you to move out of the way, then please do so.

This is the image that I have in my head about what the start of parkrun at Castletown might look if you were to approach it from the house and walk down towards the start as the words “Timekeepers are you ready?” are uttered.https://youtu.be/bOX0mEx9VjY?t=16
{Someday I'll figure out how to embed appropriate videos within the parkrun news site }

Milestones

A much better image is that of cake - and we had a couple of folks celebrate milestones, and we had cake, biscuits and more cake in the Cafe afterwards.
Congrats to Colm and Aoife for achieving the milestone - and for letting us celebrate with them.

Cake

Cake for 50

We had a visitor from London, who brought his mum along for her first parkrun - so we hope there'll be a 2nd parkrun this coming week.

We had some Kiwi's - who should say "Hello!" to the RD next week for photos.

We also had a marshall nearly imitate Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins when returning with the signs....though they survived and uploaded some lovely photos to our Facebook page - that can be found here.

See you all next week!

And we hope to see some new faces for volunteering this coming week - there were a bunch of the team this week volunteering for the first time...and we hope they enjoyed it!

Declan Hynes
Run Director, Event #172
Castletown parkrun

Castletown parkrun   Event number 172     27th April 2019

This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sharon ASHMORE • Breda FOGARTY • Thomas QUINN • Declan HYNES • Elizabeth HAYES • Fiona KYLE • Grace PIERCE • Sean HENEGHAN • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Lisa RYAN • Karl MITCHELL • Andrew CLARKE • Cassie FINNEGAN • Monique STAPLETON • Simon LANG • Eimear FALLON

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 Lee VAN HAEFTEN who recorded a time of 15:59 on 30th March 2019 (event number 168).
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 5,208 participants have completed 33,384 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,920 km, including 6,341 new Personal Bests. A total of 670 individuals have volunteered 3,647 times.