It’s definitely starting to feel like winter as 136 of you ran, jogged and walked our course on a cold, (but at least dry!) morning. There were 9 first timers and 27 of you recorded new Personal Bests, that’s almost one in five participants!
Joe Maher and Cillian Ryan both completed their 25th parkrun so hopefully we’ll see them in the purple milestone t-shirts in the coming weeks. This isn’t Cillian’s first purple milestone though as he already has an incredible 34 volunteer credits to his name.
We also had John Collins and Julie McMullen completing their 250 parkrun on Saturday so there was great celebrations. And cake of course…
The morning was made possible by our 20 volunteers so thanks again to Anita Hughes, Brian Vaughan, Dermot O'Rourke, Gary Denner, Daragh Doyle, Emma Collins, Barry Murphy, Philomena Duke, Gareth O'Neill, Ray McTernan, Niamh Murphy, Katelyn Murtagh, Eimear Smyth, Kate Yurmanovych, Hannah Osinuga, Gerard Gabor, Róisín Duddy, Eabha OCONNOR and Bharath Raj Kanthimathinathan
I’m not sure any of us volunteers were prepared for the cold snap and there was a lot of numb fingers and toes by the time we closed up.
A lot of our volunteers over the last few weeks have been Transition Year students and they have been an incredible help each week, so I’d like to say an extra thanks to them. Their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved in all the different roles gives us reassurance that parkrun will be in safe hands in the future.
Speaking of the future of parkrun, we’ll sign off this report with 7 year old Tom who completed his first 5km parkrun on Saturday, accompanied by his very proud mum.
Paula is back as Run Director tomorrow so see you all then.