Last Saturday saw Castletown host its 191st parkrun and if the results are anything to go by, conditions were absolutely perfect for park running.
Although it was a quiet week for first timers, with 7 folks completing their first parkrun, the trend in parkrun tourism continues with a further 9 regulars from other park runs completing their first run at Castletown. These included visitors from Lough Key in Roscommon and Poppintree in Dublin.
In total, we had 224 runners, with an impressive 48 of those getting PBs on the day.
We had one special Milestone this week which has to impress even the most hardened of runners. Ewan Jackson (below), who is 11 years old, not only reached his 50th Parkrun, but along the way has completed a further 27 Junior Parkruns. With 77 runs by the age of 11, and still going strong, it’s hard to imagine the numbers Ewan will manage to reach in time.
First Finishers - Mens
1. Michael Carton (Note : Only Michael’s 8th Parkrun, and his 3rd time crossing the line 1st)
2. John Regan (Consistency knows no bounds, as John has done 63 Parkruns…and his average finishing position is 2.67)
3. Eamonn Spillane (42 runs completed and this is Eamonn’s 3rd PB in 3 weeks)
First Finishers - Ladies
1. Aoife Ni Mhaoileoinn (28th Parkrun, but Aoife’s first time running in Castletown)
2. Shauna Dunne (9th PB in 15 runs at Castletown).
3. Fiona McHugh (Also a PB at Castletown for Fiona).
Below is a selection of Photos from the ladies crossing the finish line
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 GOUGH • Breige WALDRON • Brian KIERNAN • Brid CONNOLLY • Caroline DEVANE • Caroline O'CONNOR • Catherine REILLY • Cian DEVANE • Ethan DEVANE • Fearghal FITZMAURICE • Finola MOORE • Gerry DUFFY • Karl MITCHELL • Katelyn KIERNAN • Kim O'LONE • Mary KIERNAN • Pauline O'SULLIVAN • Roisin KIERNAN • Sara NOLAN • Sharon ASHMORE • Sheila HYNES