Event #185, July 27th 2019

There's a story at every parkrun.

This week's one is about volunteers and unsung heroics...and the need for more songs for our Hi-Viz heros!

Volunteers @ event 185

Volunteers @ event #185

We had marshals who arrived back home on a delayed plane after 2 am and made it to the start @ 9am.

We had marshals who were on their 100th official volunteer role. (They've done many more!)

We had marshals who had no sleep since 9am the day before.

We had marshals who responded to the call on a Friday for more volunteers.

We had marshals who were to be token sorting, and ended up on Finish Token support.

And at the end of the day we all had a safe and free weekly timed 5km.

I can't thank enough the first timers, visitors and the volunteers (on the day and behind the scenes).

Joan and Ed

Joan and Ed @ Event #185

You make it all worthwhile.

Catherine #100

Catherine #100 @Event #185

All that most parkruns ask is that you try to volunteer about 1 in 10 events.

Pick a weekend that might suit you and drop a note to castletown@parkrun.com

Declan Hynes

Run Director, Event #185
Castletown parkrun

{ And don't forget your barcode....."wags finger at attendees!" }

This week 204 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Mark RALEIGH • Sharon ASHMORE • Caroline DEVANE • Sean CORRIGAN • Sheila HYNES • Declan HYNES • Lorraine LEE • Ethan DEVANE • Colette REILLY • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Gerry DUFFY • Doireann FREENEY • Derek KEARNEY • Fionn KEARNEY • Conor FITZPATRICK • Simon LANG • John FREENEY

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 Mary MARTIN who recorded 93.09% (26:03) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 180).

Castletown parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 5,478 participants have completed 35,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 179,915 km, including 6,744 new Personal Bests. A total of 720 individuals have volunteered 3,933 times.