Father Collins parkrun – Event number 229 – 1st February 2020

Father Collins parkrun - Event number 229 - 1st February 2020

And just like that Spring has sprung! The first of February marks Saint Bridget’s day and traditionally the beginning of spring! While there may not have been a reed cross in sight at Father Collins we did have 139 people who joined us for parkrun this week who ran, jogged and walked the course and of whom 22 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part. While there was no Bridget’s making their way around our 5k course we did have some lovely tourists from Castletown and Kilkenny!

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Gaetan MEISTER • Rachel MARKEY • Maebh MONAHAN • Matthew TOBIN • Aoife MCCARTHY • Ita O'HANLON • Patricia KELLY • Tara RUSSELL • Sadhbh MCCARTHY • Monika SULIK • Martin LEONARD • Marius GHERMAN

Our able run director Aoife took charge and was ably assisted by her lovely daughter Sadhbh who is making her way towards her prestigious 25 volunteer shirt! We had two volunteer milestones today – a massive well done to both Martin Leonard and Monika Sulik!

And indeed well done to our 18 superstars who achieved a PB on Saturday:
1. Darragh KITT
2. Shane COYLE
3. Naoise DORAN
4. Dafina NIKOLOVA
5. Deirdre WRIGHT
6. Marianne O'FARRELL
7. Michael MULLARNEY
8. Alan BREATHNACH
9. Peter O'BYRNE
10. John HOWLETT
11. David BARTLEY
12. Jennie MURRAY
13. Nicola RISPIN
14. Alex O'DWYER
15. Cliodhna O FARRELL
16. Brian SMAILS
17. Martin RAFTERY
18. Avril RAFTERY

Today'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 Mary LYNCH who recorded 91.57% (23:32) on 1st January 2020 (event number 225).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 3,224 participants have completed 18,461 parkruns covering a total distance of 92,305 km, including 3,070 new Personal Bests. A total of 419 individuals have volunteered 2,615 times.

Well done to everyone who took part today and remember your barcode will work at any parkrun in any country in the world. There are parkruns all over the world including Australia, South Africa, Japan, USA, Denmark, Germany and the UK!

Do let us know if you end up doing any tourism – some of our run directors will be checking out Navan parkrun this week and will even manage a certain amount of clucking around the course to mark a certain lady’s hen weekend!

See you soon,
Rachel