#Event 187, 10th August 2019.

While nearly every parkrun in Ireland received a fair share of rain we were spared.  The wind whipped around the route to provide extra resistance training.  Sometimes it's nicer to volunteer... just saying!

We had so much happening this week, hope I can remember it all!

We welcomed visitors from St Annes, Poolbeg, Brickfields and London Valentines parkruns.  We hope you enjoyed your day with us.

We had a wonderful family join us for the first time (some for the second time), but I really enjoyed a chat with them afterwards at the finish line and young Penny even got to press the big button to process the results.

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Gremlins unfortunately got to work in cyberspace giving me a rather large headache, but thankfully Philip was on hand to sort it all out in the blink of an eye.  Gosh, the poor guy couldn't even get a day off after a visit to Poolbeg parkrun.  Sorry Philip and thanks for coming to my rescue.

We had lots of milestones to celebrate this week.

Paul Foy received his v25 certificate (25 times volunteering).

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Conor Fitzpatrick also received his v25 certificate

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Alan Kavanagh completed his 50th parkrun.  He's pictured below with his daughter Laura.  Laura is doing remarkably well at running this year after only completing her couch to 5k programme.  Well done to both of you.

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We'd a very proud mommy showing of Ciara's jr 10 milestone certificate.  Well done Ciara.

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Our first three male finishers this week were:  Cian O'Shaughnessy, Liam King and Ryan Van Haeften.

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First three ladies were:  Sheila O'Byrne, Eileen Hoare and Shauna Dunne.

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We welcomed 16 first-timers and 18 of you recorded new Personal Bests.  That's impressive stuff guys!!!

While 188 of you ran, walked or jogged the route 20 volunteers enjoyed a fair bit of fun behind the scenes.  Gosh, we really enjoyed ourselves!  Give it a go guys, you dunno what you're missing.

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Thank you to all of this weeks amazing volunteers:

Brian MC  •  Emily ROCHE  •  Enda MARTIN  •  Fidelma CRONIN  •  Fiona BARR  •  Fiona MCHENRY  •  Grace PIERCE  •  Jenny SMYTH  •  John O'LONE  •  Kim O'LONE  •  Marian FAGAN  •  Nicola ROCHE  •  Paul FOY  •  Philip SLATTERY  •  Rachael BARR  •  Sean CORRIGAN  •  Sharon ASHMORE  •  Penny Lavin  •   Simon LANG  •  Tom COPPINGER  •  Zoe BARR

How do you volunteer?  Check out our volunteering page and don't hesitate, pop us a line now!

This weeks results are listed here.

In other news... Celbridge AC are hosting their annual 5k race on 22nd August 2019.  There's a very nice piece of bling to be earned.

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Hop on over to their Facebook page for full details.  Entries can be made via Pop up Races link.  It's always a great night, and you'll see lots of your parkrun buddies there too.

What's not to like.

Anyway, that's it for this week.

Your Run Director, Sharon.