Gorey parkrun No. 58 Run Report

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We had resident photography back in action today after being on puddle duty last week, so there is a good selection of photographs on our facebook page.

It was a very cold and windy morning at Gorey Town Park this morning for the 56 participants and .15 volunteers who joined us for the first Gorey parkrun of 2018, including 9 first timers. It was great to see new faces, we hope to see you back again next week. 

It was a very tight tussle between our first 3 men finishers who were shoulder to shoulder for most of the run. At the finish, there was only 11 seconds between the three of them. Great running Pat Foley, Mark Poole and Paul Lynch, very impressive running.

It was similarly close between the first 3 ladies home, with only 18 seconds separating the 3. Well done Anna Bushe, Suzanne Keane and Ciara Jones, superb running by all of you.

Everyone who took part said that the stiff, cold headwind on the back straight of the park made it a much tougher run than usual, or perhaps it was down to excessive festivities over the Christmas break. Despite the tough conditions, 5 people managed to record personal bests. Well done to everyone who took part and put in a huge effort in the very testing conditions. You should all be very proud of your efforts.

Spare a thought for our fine volunteers who were stood out in the baltic winds for an hour while making sure everyone got home safe and sound. I hope all you volunteers have defrosted and are nice and toasty warm. Thanks to each and every one of you for you efforts this morning. If you'd like to repay their efforts by allowing them to run by you volunteering, please contact us at goreyoffice@parkrun.com. All volunteer roles are really straight forward and we will give you all the training that you need. 

We hope to see you all again next week, especially those who took part for the first time today. We are hoping for a boost in numbers next week with the start of Operation Transformation so there should be a great atmosphere. See you next Saturday.

Well done folks, great work by everyone. #loveparkrun

Gareth Mitchell
Event Director