This weekend at Fairview parkrun we welcomed our first parkwalk Leader George & team, the ChangeforLife crew from the NEIC, our Lord Mayor ,visitors from Dorset , Johannesburg ,Carlow parkrun and our regular particpants it was a super morning .Thank you all very much for visiting and participating in Fairview parkrun we are sure our new arrivals to the new ' Fairview Village' in the park were cheering everyone along skipping between the Daffodils,Crocuses and long grass following the particpants around the course . We set up early and placed extra caution ribbon down at Gallaghers Corner just in case our new residents were disturbed .When we tiptoed passed each time we did not meet anyone however our other residensts the family of Cranes didnt spend to much time near the new village path and stretched their legs near the river instead !
This week 122 people walked, jogged and ran the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.
The event was only made possible by 17 volunteers, thank you all for your time and help on Saturday it was very much appreciated by everyone :
Muriel WEEKES • Leonie WEEKES • Marguerite SMITH • Edel LEAHY • Nial RING • Peter CARNEY • Muriel Philomena WEEKES • Tom MCKIERNAN • Margaret HANNICK • Mary RUSSELL • Fiona MARTIN • George MCSHEFFREY • Vinny O'REILLY • Ciaran QUINN • Ryan MCSHEFFREY • Ferdia DONOHOE • Joyce MURRAY
Congratulations and well done to each particpant including :
Aoife Mulroy (23.04) was our first female finisher and Jonathon Eadie was our first male finisher in (19.50) well done to you both .
This weekend we launched the first week of our parkwalk intiaitve George our fantastic walk leader together with Tom our Tail Walker guided the group around the course well done to everyone ,George will be our team /walk leader for the next 5 weeks . We had participants from the ChangeforLife NEIC prgram leaading out to launch our event .Congratulations and well done to all involved.The park walkers meet beside the First Timer Tree at the Meeting point Tree everyone is welcome .
We welcomed a number of first timers to Fairview parkrun and to their first parkrun event including we hope to see you again at Fairview parkun-Fiona Wong, Felix Martinez, Martha Guinovart,Susan Meir, Jeremy Odor, Agne Stankeviciute, Sahiuna ONeill, Michael Armstrong, Mary Lynch, Brenda Osbourne, Sharon Maloney, Brenda Dowdall, Deirdre Ryan, Caroline Carr, Marie Rice, Catherine Wall, Cian Potter, Celine Madden, Louise Flynn, Elizabeth Hooper and Brenda Dunne.
Personal Bests (PB)
Well Done and Congratulations to -Damien Kelly, SamBurgess, Cian Stanley, Carol Friel, Oisin Potter, John Baine, Oliver Power, Joe Lee, Leslie Doherty, Brenda Crosbie, Damian OFarrell , Mary Mangan, Catriona Nic Govain, Ciara Drumgoole, Ruth OBrein, Frances Gilsenan, Cliona Garvin and Patricia Nolan .
Event Milestone Celebrations
Congratulations to Peter Carney on his 50th event, Brenda Crosbey on her 20th event and to Jonathon Eadie,Ramon Faldi, Aidan Kenny, Eavan Muldoon, Maria OSullivan and Charleen MC Guane on their 10th event at Fairview parkrun .
Fairview parkrun News and updates
We would like to thank the Lord Mayor for launching our park walk initiative and congratulate all of the participants on the ChangeforLife programme and to Bruce McDevitt and community teams for including Fairview parkun on the timetable .
Our park walk event is aimed at encouraging walking particpants to Fairview parkrun over the next 5 weeks we have nominated park walk leaders to meet ,chat and support regular walkers and new particpants to Fairview parkrun.
Each week we actively encourage participants on the morning to put their name forward for the coming weeks volunteer roster ,the green roster board is available each week at the barcode scanning area , we will be emailing the current roster needs out over the next few days .Thank you to the particpants who have come forward already and put their name down.
The female record is held by Catriona Frances MACDONALD who recorded a time of 19:23 on 5th August 2017 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Samuel BLAKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 18th November 2017 (event number 19).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 84.90% (24:37) on 7th April 2018 (event number 38).
Fairview parkrun started on 15th July 2017. Since then 2,311 participants have completed 6,632 parkruns covering a total distance of 33,160 km, including 1,229 new Personal Bests. A total of 202 individuals have volunteered 1,095 times.
Hope you all have a good week
Wishing pakrun and our particpants continued success
Shane will be our Run Director on Saturday , see you all then