A nice mild January morning greeted 322 runners, joggers and walkers to this week's edition of parkrun. Week 2 of Parkwalk saw a noticeable increase in the numbers walking the event.
37 first timers joined us and hopefully we will see you all back with us next week. We had visitors from Cornwall, London,Waterford,Kilcock,Fairview and St Annes Park.
Brian Kiernan ran his 100th parkrun . Brian, wife Mary and their two girls Katelyn and Roisin have over 400 runs between them and are regular volunteers at Castletown. They are also regular volunteers at Castletown.
Castletown and Royal canal parkrun regular Donal Gilman received his 25 volunteering certificate from event director Phillip.
First finisher in the mens section was unknown, second home with a new pb was Marcus Bishop and third ,also with a pb was Barney Kelly.
Sandra McLoughlin led home the women, second was Shauna Dunne and third was Claire Millar. Sandra and Claire both had Pb's each knocking 30 seconds off their previous best.
Big thank you to the 27 volunteers without whom today would not have gone ahead, Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Caroline DEVANE • Sheila HYNES • Derek CULLEN • Marian FAGAN • Caitriona FLYNN • Eleanor KENNEDY • Sophie ROSS • Kevin LAWLOR • Stephen DEVANE • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Vinny BROWNE • Theresa CORBETT • Dorothy DUFFY • Carol LEEMAN • Karl MITCHELL • Dervala LEAHY • Cian DEVANE • Conor FITZPATRICK • Miriam CAGIGAL • Hazel KINSELLA • Maxwell KINSELLA • Martina O SULLIVAN • Sam MURPHY • Aoife OCONNOR.
Special thanks to Marian and Eleanor for dealing with the car park so well. Once again we appeal to people to car pool ,walk or cycle were possible due to the large numbers attending and give yourself plenty of time to make it to the start area for the run safety briefing at 9.20.
Run director, Event 211.