Run Report#79, 15th April 2017

There was a carnival atmosphere at the park on Saturday with a mini fairground set up between our start and finish areas as well as an Easter Egg hunt taking place just as parkrun ended. The crowds were out in big numbers and 190 completed the 5k. An impressive 55 recorded a new personal best in the sunny conditions. Thanks to all of you who volunteered this week. We really appreciate it. If you would like to volunteer please contact us through our facebook page or email to Donabatehelpers@parkrun.com

Many congratulations to Michelle Dowling who completed her milestone 50th parkrun. Sorry our camera didn't manage to snap Michelle.

Pictured below are Teresa Taaffe and Sinead Morrissey of Dublin Bay Running Club enjoying the sunshine.
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It was nice to see our elder statesman John O'Brien with his two sons. Here they are before the start.
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A large group from Balbriggan Roadrunners included Georgiana Langan with sister Maria Carolan and her two sons Darragh and Aaron. They were enjoying a few well earned refreshments from the cafe after completing their first parkrun.
After run coffee

The first finisher results were as follows;
Male placings:
Stephen CONROY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:07
Pat CUSSEN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:23
Colm MC DONALD (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:01

Female placings:
Eabha TULLY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 22:05
Katie HALPIN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 22:31
Suzanne GORE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 22:46

Hope to see you all again soon.

Sean Greensit
Event Director