Last Saturday saw Castletown host its 188th parkrun as we gradually come towards the end of the holiday season.
With parkrun Tourism on the rise, we were lucky enough to have visitors running in Castletown from a number of other parkruns, including Ballymena, Naas, Skerries, Dunboyne, Germany and had a bubbly group of 6 ladies from Ardgillan with their 4 legged friend.
In all, we had 16 1st timers parkrunners and 16 parkrun tourists running for the first time in Castletown, so in all we had 32 running Castletown for their first time.
In total, 213 runners braved the wind, with 22 of those getting PBs aided by our excellent volunteering Pacers who always help folks who are trying to give it that extra push.
First Finishers - Mens
1. Edwin Koenck
2. Michael Comer
3. Ryan Van Haeften
First Finishers – Ladies
1. Sheila O’Byrne (Crossing the line first for the 3rd time in 4 weeks!!!)
2. Aisling Byrne (1 More run before she gets her 50 Runs T-Shirt!!!)
3. Tersa Doherty (First time running in Castletown!!!)
As always, these events can only happen due to the ongoing support from our parkrun Heros. This week we were supported by the following volunteers who did an excellent job in making the event a success.
Anne LANG • Brian BEATTIE • Caroline MULLALLY • Catherine COTTER-MELIA • Eavan CONNOLLY • Finola MOORE • Gay HOARE • Hazel TIMMINS • Jo CORRIGAN • John DIXON • Karl MITCHELL • Kevin ECOCK • Laura MURRAY • Marc AUGUSTIN • Marian FAGAN • Matthew HOGAN • Paddy MCDONNELL • Ro CHARLTON • Ronan LEAHY • Sean VALLELY • Sharon ASHMORE • Thomas QUINN
We looking forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks,
Yours in Running,
Castletown parkrun #188 RD