Event #192, 14th Sept 2019

Geansais, 50ths and Volunteering

Drop us a note if you think that your barcode might not have scanned this week - the low sun interfered a little bit, but most of the results should be there.

As mentioned in the briefing, last Tuesday there was a program on RTE, An Geansai, which featured a number of parkrun events in the course of the 30 minute program - Inch Beach in Kerry, Tymon, and Clonbur Woods. Each had that great sense of community and welcome that you’d see at every parkrun every Saturday morning. Well worth a view if you have 30 minutes - subtitles on the program .... and the joy is infectious.

There is a link to the program on the RTE Player here.

We had visitors from Griffeen, Waterford, Holland and farther afield, and more than a dozen first timers.

To paraphrase the Roman phrase attributed to Julius Caesar
Veni - I came

Vidi - I saw

Vici - I Conquered

For each of you, and those of you doing your first parkrun, you should conquer:
For the rest of you, parkrun should be

Veni - I came (on time)

Vidi - I saw (some friends)

Vici - I conquered ( a PB or your target for the morning)

Volunteerii - I volunteered.

Each event is run by you, the participants, not anyone else, so when it suits, please put your name down to help out some weekend.

So - a quick selection the the few photos from the week:

We managed to catch up with the first 3 ladies home

Event 192 First Ladies home

Event 192 First Ladies home

We had a few milestones, with 50 celebrations being the order of the day.

Niall and Daughter Kate 50th

Niall and Daughter Kate 50th

Niall Geraghty with daughter Kate celebrated 50 parkruns - of which 49 were in Castletown.
We'll have to find out where the tourism was.
{ And congratulations to younger sister Una celebrating her 19th parkrun....on her 10th birthday! }


Liam Moriarty and sibings

Liam Moriarty and sibings


We also had Liam Moriarty celebrate his 50th parkrun:

We'll try and do it again next week....don't forget your barcode!!

Declan Hynes
Run Director, Event #192
Castletown parkrun

Castletown parkrun
Event number 192
14th September 2019

This week 213 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Philip SLATTERY • Caroline DEVANE • Declan HYNES • Eleanor KENNEDY • Laura MURRAY • Brendan MOONEY • Kevin LAWLOR • Ethan DEVANE • Lesley THOMSON • John Paul CARNEY • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Gerry DUFFY • Karl MITCHELL • Catherine MCGOWAN • Cian DEVANE • Mary FOLEY • Stefania RIGILLO • Simon LANG

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 5,627 participants have completed 37,498 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,490 km, including 6,946 new Personal Bests. A total of 744 individuals have volunteered 4,076 times.