Event #189, 24th August 2019.

We got the most wonderful surprise on Saturday morning when summer returned.  Phew it was hot on base and that was before 9 am.  The volunteers were all delighted not to be running.

With a 10 mile race happening in the Phoenix park and lots of people still recovering from the amazing 5k hosted by Celbridge AC this week, we expected our participant numbers to be quite low, but nope, we'd 234 of you eager to get going.  Thankfully there was a nice breeze along the river to give a little time to recover before heading back across the little wooden bridge and back to the sun and heat.

We had 23 amazing first timers and incredibly 20 of you recorded personal bests.

One incredible lady was so excited to be celebrating her 50th parkrun that she shot off like a bullet and finished as first lady!  Congratulations to Aisling Byrne of Celbridge AC.



For a full list of results check our the listings at www.parkrun.ie/parkrun/castletown/results.

We struggled terribly this week to fill our volunteer roster, so a special thank you goes to the people who volunteered (many of them for the first time), enabling all of you to enjoy a timed parkrun.

Alida BOSCH  •  Conor CAMPION  •  Doreen POLLARD  •  Elaine DOUGLAS  •  Ger DOOLEY  •  Hailey MCKENNA  •  Ivan YU  •  John REGAN  •  Kay MACKEN  •  Marc AUGUSTIN  •  Marian FAGAN  •  Nicole BOSCH  •  Olive SWEETMAN  •  Philip SLATTERY  •  Robbie REIDY  •  Sharon ASHMORE  •  Sheila HYNES  •  Tara CAMPBELL  •  Vanessa MCKENNA

If you think you could help out even for a short time during an event, please do get in contact with our team at castletown@parkrun.com.  Without volunteers we simply can't host an event.  We are looking for additional help with background work too as some of our team are going on holidays soon.  You'll learn lots and the experience is great if you may be job hunting or just wishing to get involved in something different.  Why don't you talk to ED Philip next time you're at parkrun.  We'd be delighted with the extra hands.

We are very grateful to all of you for another amazing event this week.  Wonder what's instore next week....!

Your Run Director for this week,

Marian Fagan.