Father Collins parkrun – Event number 220 – 30th November 2019

Father Collins parkrun - Event number 220 - 30th November 2019

This week it was a cold, cold Saturday morning for the 82 people who ran, jogged and walked the course around Father Collins. We hope the 10 first timers had a warm welcome because it was a cold enough morning and well done to the 9 people who recorded new Personal Bests. There was also representatives of 9 different clubs who took part.

We were joined on the morning by a group from the nearby Portmarnock Triathlon Club who only had one discipline to worry about even though we have plenty water (not suitable for swimming in) and a cycle path in the park.

On writing the run report, I had planned to bring back that great award that everyone wants to receive - ‘The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Time of the Week’ but we sadly didn’t have enough awards to go around as three people managed to achieve such a pleasing time. So well done to Helen Moore (32:32), Alan Sheehan (28:28) and Matt Cranley (21:21). What are the odds for such a feat taking place I wonder?

As always, we would all be in our beds on such a cold morning if we didn’t have volunteers to make it all happen so a big thanks to the 12 volunteers who made it all possible: Alice FLAHERTY • Alan FOLEY • Mary MARTIN • Maebh MONAHAN • Louise O'SULLIVAN • Conor BUCKLEY • Matthew TOBIN • Aoife MCCARTHY • Theresa TAYLOR • Michael P CLANCY • Graeme CLINTON • Martin LEONARD

We still have some roles for this Saturday so if you want to blow off the sleepiness from your Christmas party, volunteering is the way to go!

Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Father Collins parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:30 on 18th June 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by Ray HYNES who recorded a time of 15:36 on 6th January 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Declan POWER who recorded 89.98% (16:08) on 3rd August 2019 (event number 203).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 3,016 participants have completed 17,272 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,360 km, including 2,931 new Personal Bests. A total of 399 individuals have volunteered 2,493 times