parkrun #196 12 October

After being away for the last 2 parkruns it felt a little odd being back in Castletown for this weeks event. 218 of ye joined us for the event.

There was 20 first timers and tourist from as near as Griffeen and Naas and as far away as Australia. 29 of ye managed personal bests.

For anyone who heard my prerun briefing you will be aware how close we came to an untimed event at Castletown. Currently 12% of runners at Castletown have volunteered. If we increase this to 75% you would need to volunteer once every 2.5 years now that does not sound to bad does it.

We dont want to be cancelled the event in the next  few week as we have some fun  lined up

  • We have Castletown's 4th birthday and Halloween fancy dress on 26 October
  • At the moment on 2 November we will have the first person to run their 250th parkrun at Castletown
  • We will celebrate our 200th parkrun on 9 November

Our first finisher last Saturday came to try out the event but was not registered but assured us he would be back with a barcode

First finisher

We had 3 people enter the 100 club last Saturday. Well done Kevin Daly, Sara Nolan and Catherine Gavigan O'Keefe. We only got a photo with 2 of you.

100 Club M100 Club W


Good Luck to our DCM runner as they enjoy there taper period after all the hard training to date.

Philip Slattery
RD for Event #196