Event 205- December 14th

I want to start this run report by thanking our amazing volunteers,
Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Caroline DEVANE • Liam MCNIFFE • Eleanor KENNEDY • Donal GILMAN • Aileen CARTWRIGHT • Kevin LAWLOR • Sandra MCLAUGHLIN • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Caoimhin MACCIONNAITH • Dorothy DUFFY • Karl MITCHELL • Keith HALLIGAN • Niamh O'LONE • Conor FITZPATRICK • Sam MURPHY who endured what must have been one of the coldest mornings at Castletown in quiet some time, they ensured that 159 runners, joggers and walkers got a safe timed event,I hope you all defrosted quickly enough.

We welcomed visitors from Australia , Dunshaughlin, Rathoath and my own son, John and his girlfriend Panda who are visiting us from Auckland for Christmas.

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"It doesn't get this cold in Auckland"

First 3 men home were Lee Van Haeften, John Regan and Michael Comer.

 

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First 3 women home were Deirdre O'Toole, Claire Millar and Bernie Stapleton.

 

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14 of you recorded new PB's.

Congratulations to Cliona Fagan and Deirdre Sheehy on completing your 50th parkrun and   Donal Gilman on your 100th, well done to the 3 of you and the cakes were delicious. Don't forget to claim those milestone tee shirts, they are hard earned.

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Next week is Christmas week ( as if anyone needs reminding ) so dig out those Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, its also pacer week if anyone fancies pacing with times from 20 to 40 minutes to choose from.

The volunteer roster has lots of slots waiting to be filled over the holiday period if anyone is available, check out "future roster" on the Castletown web page. See the open jobs here https://www.parkrun.ie/castletown/futureroster/

Looking forward to seeing you all next week for some festive fun especially the 14 of you who joined us for their first parkrun this week.

If you are looking to get your running fix on Christmas Day 13 venues including our friends as Waterstown will be donig an Christmas morning parkrun. For a list of the venues please follow the link https://www.parkrun.ie/special-events/

Yours in sport,

John O'Lone.

Run director event 205.