Fairview parkrun Run Report # 133-’ Dennis sets the pace !’-14/02/2020

Fairview parkrun Run Report # 133-' Dennis sets the pace !'

Arriving at Fairview park on Saturday morning we arrived earlier than usual to check out the course happily the course was in good condition and the event was good to go.The volunteers and participants this week were outstanding thanks to everyone for their time and help volunteering, setting up, encouraging the participants, keeping them safe around the course and closing down in weather conditions that were really remarkable.Thanks also to all of our regular participants,first time participants and visitors from neighbouring parkruns including a great team from Waterstown ( Michael,Robert and Amelia),Emma from Sheffield, Mark from Sydney , Jennifer from Darndale parkrun, Orla from Malahide parkrun , Bartek from Poland and Martina from Hartstown.Very many congratulations to Susan who celebrated and completed her 50th parkrun event and milse stone at Fairview parkrun.

Standing and balancing at the start area it was clear that  Dennis had suddenly arrived nearly late for the 930 start and even getting a welcome at the brief !As Dennis arrived he pushed  just ahead of the 81 participants growling to go at 929, on cue the bunting whistled with a further gust Dennis took the lead  swooped in and was off through the start line stepping on the  pop up banner to set the gruelling pace for the participants.As I was anchored on the main pathway for the first lap a lasting memory is of  the yellow hi viz colours dotted around the course all bravely bracing against the strength of the gales in between clapping,cheering  and of the participants turning on to the main pathway into the full strength of the wind and rain- looks of total determination, disbelief and mild amusement  facing into the first of 3 gruelling laps. it was great to see everyone through the finish funnel timed ,scanned and congratulated by our volunteers everyone soaked and windswept but delighted .

Our participants

Congratulations and well done to each participant this week including Bartek Falkowski our first male finisher (18.55), Orlaith Sweeney our first female finisher (26.19), Marguerite Smith and Patrick J Brady our respective tail walkers and park walk leaders for this week's event .

 Fairview parkrun Results Page.

Our Volunteers

Thank you all for your time and help at Fairview parkrun #133 only for the following 19 people your parkwalk and parkrun would not have been at all possible,  it was very much appreciated by all of the participants thank you all very much -

  Noel KELLY • Muriel WEEKES • Leonie WEEKES • Ailish LALLY • Marguerite SMITH • Aine NI GHLOINN • Martina CARROLL • Peter CARNEY • Muriel Philomena WEEKES • Emma BRODERICK • Caitríona NIC GÓRÁIN • Tom MCKIERNAN • Mary MANGAN • Eugene BENNETT • Mary RUSSELL • Mary Ellen HARNEDY • Joyce MURRAY • Oliver POWER • Patrick J BRADY

Milestone events at Fairview parkrun

Congratulations to Susan Moggan who celebrated her super 50th parkrun event this week , Susan is also a regular volunteer for Fairview parkrun .Conor Brennan,Bartek Falkowski marked their 10th event, Faichra Mac Aodha and Trevor Halpin marked their 20th event this week also.

News & Updates

Everyone! volunteering your help and time is absolutely essential to maintaining our event we have emailed the roster in advance of February and March please give your time to the event so others can participate.If everyone volunteered once and gave up their own parkrun event one in ten events or once every two months  the rolling roster would be full.

Please approach the run director or look at our future roster to pick your volunteer slot see link -

https://www.parkrun.ie/fairview/futureroster/

Leonie RD # 133 ( 13/02/2020)