Event # 216

This weekends event celebrated International Women's Day. Out of the 224 finishers ninety five women and girls finished.  So, along with the  men who know them  jogging and walking the course, we had 35  first timers but  zero new Personal Bests, but more about that later. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

We welcomed some of the pupils ,teachers and parents from the Salesian college and visitors from London, Cork and Hartstown. Hope you enjoyed your time at Castletown.

Well done to the ever smiling Brendan Mooney on your 25th volunteering occasion and congratulations  to junior runner Sarah Walsh on your 10th outing. Don't forget to claim those milestone Tee Shirts.

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Core team member Declan Hynes ran his 200th , not an official milestone but well done  Declan.

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First 3 ladies home were Grace Buggle, Esther Bayon and Sandra McLoughlin.


The men were led home by Marcus Bishop, Alex O'Brien and unfortunately I don't have a name for third finisher.


After 215 events at Castletown #216 was the first untimed one.  Despite appeals on facebook and email the roster was still 2 volunteers short . A safe run is the priority and that requires 5 marshals and a tail walker. To credit participants 2 barcode scanners, a finish tokens person and a finish tokens support person are required. When all these rolls are filled  the timekeepers can be assigned, then there is the run director and results processor, and managing all these is the volunteer co-ordinator who also deals with communications throughout the week leading up to the event.

The event was made possible by the following volunteers:

Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Siobhan O'BRIEN • John REGAN • Eavan CONNOLLY • Marcus BISHOP • Sheila HYNES • Declan HYNES • Dwyer EAMONN • Brian BEATTIE • Brendan MOONEY • Kevin LAWLOR • Marc AUGUSTIN • Paul BENNETT • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Joann BOWES • Aoibhe DUNNE • Sam MURPHY • Suzanne YEATES


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).

Best regards,

John O'Lone

Run director Event #216.

Castletown parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 6,202 participants have completed 42,556 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,780 km, including 7,570 new Personal Bests. A total of 809 individuals have volunteered 4,602 times.

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