Fairview parkrun Run Report #135 -29th of February 2020 ‘ The Leap Year Event & Les !

Fairview parkrun Run Report #135 -29th of February 2020 ' The Leap Year Event & Les !
This week at Fairview parkrun we marked a unique event for parkrun a first , a Saturday Leap Year event we will not have a leap year occuring like this for another 48 years ! With this in mind the question had to be asked of the crowd .... does everyone have their barcode ! ? -This was quickly followed by a quick invitation for anyone to ask any further questions ( emphasising the day that was in it ) alas there were no takers but there was  a nervous chuckle , watch checks and a quick tap of the ground by some of the participants,  followed  a very warm applause for Les congratulating his 50th event finished the run brief . We had lots of parkrun visitors this weekend and visitors from neighbouring parkruns including -Orna, Emily, Anthony, Lee, Callum,Ciara & Stewart, Alan, Belinda, Dan & Joanna, Ian and Declan and of course our regular participants.This week 135 people walked,ran and jogged  the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
Our participants
Well done and congratulations to each participant including Alix Ramsier  our first male finisher over the line in (17.40), Johanna Vickers our first female finisher in (19.50) , to Margaret and PJ our tail walker and respective parkwalker leader .
Our Volunteers
Very many thanks to each of the 16 volunteers for their time and help this weekend, who made your parkwalk,parkrun and park jog happen this week , only for each of the volunteers coming forward this week the event could not have proceeded iit was very much appreciated by each participant thank you all.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Joe DELANEY • Louise BOWDEN • Shane ROE • Jane MITCHELL • Muriel WEEKES • Leonie WEEKES • Ailish LALLY • Muriel Philomena WEEKES • Emma BRODERICK • Tom MCKIERNAN • Eugene BENNETT • Margaret HANNICK • Mary Ellen HARNEDY • Michael HANNON • Joyce MURRAY • Patricia CLOSE

 Milestone event celebrations

We were delighted to congratulate Leslie Doherty on reaching his super 50th parkrun milestone at Fairview parkrun Leslie is also a regular volunteer .We wish him continued success and happy parkrunning .
Well done also to each new participant who joined us for their first parkwalk,run and jog we wish you all continued success . Emily Woods & Marguerite Bourke  marked their  10th event, Ramon Gomez marked  20th event,Niamh Kiernan marled a 30th event,Mel Lynam & Geraldine Lynn marled a 60th event,Seamus Aylward marked his 70th event and Orla Deighan marked her 150th !
News & Updates for Fairview parkrun
Everyone we cannot emphasise the importance of volunteering at Fairview parkrun , your time and help ensure the event is sustained also it facilities each of the regular volunteers to have an opportunity to also participate  . At each event the future roster is available please approach any of the volunteers or the Run Director on the day to look at the roster and consider a date that will suit you to give back . We ask that if every person gave up their own parkrun, walk or jog 1 in 10 events or once every couple of months the roster would be filled each week .Volunteering is fun training is given on the day and it is a really positive way to participate also it alleviates the pressure each week for the volunteer team on duty .
We go to Kennedys on Fairview Strand each week to process the results after the event is closed down and packed away , everyone is welcome to join us, we do not have a set time each week .
We will be celebrating International Women's Day this week , we would like to thank all of the volunteers and Gents who came forward to support the volunteer team .
Muriel will be Run Director this week
See you all for #136
Wishing you all continued success
Leonie RD#135