Event #206, 21st December 2019.

There is magic in the air...."Ho, Ho, Ho"

Somewhere in the days before Spotify there was a song with lyrics along the lines of “three is the magic number”. This week at Castletown there was a certain amount of magic in the air, and a lot of numbers that were laying claim to the crown of the most magic number of parkrun event 206.

We had 6 pacers.


We had 13 first timers.


We had a participant from Banagher, but living in London, who was doing his 100th different parkrun.
Doing their 100th different parkrun

Doing their 100th different parkrun

We had 13 first timers.


We had 25 personal bests.


And I’m not certain, but there may have been a turtle dove or two, or perhaps a partridge in a pear tree somewhere.


We had our 145th finisher - who marked the 40,000 parkruns to be completed at Castletown.
That milestone means that we have done 200,000 km of walking, jogging and running at Castletown parkrun over the past 4 and a bit years.


Today we were aided by 30 volunteers.


Now 30 is a pretty magic number for people to pitch in and to help create the event every week.


They are the folks who are wishing you a “Merry Christmas” and a resounding “Ho, Ho, Ho” as you made your way around the course.

There was of course the magic of Santa Claus being our tail walker - and there are some amazing photos on the Facebook page that capture that.


We hope you enjoyed Event 206 on the 21st, and hope to see you all 181 of you again, and more on the 28th for Event 207!

Special Events

parkrun has some “Special Events” every year - and on the 25th, if you want to run a parkrun, Waterstown parkrun (https://www.parkrun.ie/waterstown/)  is the nearest one to Castletown.
On New Years day - possible to do 2 events in Ireland, and a visitor from Cabinteely mentioned that they are starting @9:00 am as are a few other events, and then some @ 10:30 and some @11. The full list is on the page, and you could do Griffeen @9:30, Corkagh @11:00 or the only parkrun in Kildare on New Years day is Kilcock @11.
See you all next week and enjoy the break - until this coming Saturday !!


Declan Hynes
Castletown parkrun
Run Directory Event #206



Castletown parkrun Event number 206

21st December 2019

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Sharon ASHMORE • Cliona FAGAN • Declan HYNES • Derek CULLEN • Mark LYNCH • Owen MULVANEY • Eleanor KENNEDY • Suzie MILLER • Finola MOORE • Caroline O'CONNOR • Laura MURRAY • Brian BEATTIE • Andrea FLEISCHER • Brendan MOONEY • Kevin DALY • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Gerry DUFFY • Niamh KILCULLEN • Tara CAMPBELL • Christopher SHERRY • Santa CLAUS • Karl MITCHELL • Sean MURRAY • Michael KILCULLEN • Anna KILCULLEN • Simon LANG • Anne LANG • Paul FITZGIBBON • Rebecca 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 5,875 participants have completed 40,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 200,180 km, including 7,278 new Personal Bests. A total of 781 individuals have volunteered 4,375 times.