28th December

28th December 2019

Last parkrun of the year. As expected of the date, it was cold, a bit windy and not too crowded. Just 49 people from 10 different clubs ran, jogged and walked the course, 3 of which recorded Personal Bests. Also, there were 5 that decided to start new year resolutions early and came as first timers.

It has been quite a year, starting with our record attendance on the New Year’s double, which we are doing again next Wednesday, starting at 9:30. Will we break our current attendance record? Be there are witness it!

Another record was broken this year (actually past week). The Age Grade course record is now held by Declan POWER who recorded 90.35% (16:04) on 21st December 2019 (event number 223). That is some serious running!

We had our birthday celebration -which happens every year, as you can imagine- but this time we had the VHI roadshow, which was slightly more flashy that previous ones, Yoga mats and all.

On the less typical celebration, we also had some cool costumes for Halloween.

Not every year is May the 4th a Saturday. This year it was, and we got a takeover from the swans, which was reported on the form of Star Wars rolling credits.

Another year without anyone falling behind the waterfall, let’s keep it that way.

And as always, a big thanks to the volunteers, Christmas and summer are the most difficult times to fill all the roles. This weeks there was 11 of them which names are:

Carmel O HARE • Roisin BARRETT • Alan WORTHINGTON • Anton SWEENEY • Adrienne DELANEY • Aisling KEYES • Guus LEEUW • Murray WILSON • Nicholas LAWLESS • Erkan KARACAY • Michelle RADFORD

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

The other records that were not broken this year are:

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).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 3,043 participants have completed 17,577 parkruns covering a total distance of 87,885 km, including 2,962 new Personal Bests. A total of 403 individuals have volunteered 2,536 times.

 And that’s a wrap for 2019 at Father Collins Parkrun. See you next year

Raul