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Run Report: Event #27 (4th Feb 2017)

Event #27
4th February 2017
Event Photos: [Click here]

It was a cold damp start to this week's parkrun, more so for the volunteers who bared the worst of it! However the weather dried up just in time for the start and we still had a large turnout.

211 people joined us this week, of which 93 were Female, 87 Male and 31 without barcodes / un-registered.

We had 43 first-timers this week and 48 new PB's were set by our regulars.


 


 

PB CLUB!

Another huge list this week! Congratulations to all the following, who recorded a new personal best:

  • Alacoque FREANEY
  • Alex CANAVAN
  • Anita DONOGHUE
  • Anita TALBOT
  • Assumpta WALSH
  • Brenda REYNOLDS
  • Brian TRAVERS
  • Caroline DARCY
  • Catherine CAREY
  • Ciara TIERNEY
  • Ciaran FAHY
  • Damien RIDGE
  • Darrah DOYLE
  • Donna HALLINAN
  • Ej BREEN
  • Ellen GILL
  • Emily JORDAN
  • Emma SHAUGHNESSY
  • Eoin TIERNEY
  • Evan O'ROURKE
  • Fiona MCANESPIE
  • Geraldine HANLEY
  • Hannah FUREY
  • Helen MORAN
  • Helena GLAVIN
  • Hugh KELLY
  • Jonathan CORMICAN
  • Lorna SHAUGHNESSY
  • Mark DAVIS
  • Martin HOLLAND
  • Mary FAHERTY
  • Mary THORNTON
  • Melissa DONOHUE
  • Micheal WALSH
  • Oisin DAVIS
  • Oisin FUREY
  • Ruth BURKE
  • Sarah CURRAN
  • Sarah SILKE
  • Shaun BURKE
  • Sinead HOLLAND
  • Siobhan QUINN
  • Teresa HANNON
  • Tom GRIFFIN
  • Trevor CASSERLY
  • Una FINN
  • Veronica MCKEON

 


 

POINTS

The points system is being retired by parkrun in the coming weeks. This will be our first and last yearly points table.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

  • Ann LYONS, 1910 pts
  • Mary CONNOLLY, 1874 pts
  • Sinead WALSH, 1742 pts

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  • Mark FLAHERTY, 1657 pts
  • Fergal COFFEY, 1593 pts
  • John O'NEILL, 1423 pts

 


 

ATHLETICS CLUBS

A total of 9 different athletics clubs were represented this week by walkers and runners:

  • 2017 Operation Transformation
  • Athenry Athletics Club
  • Castlegar AC
  • Craughwell AC
  • Galway City Harriers
  • Maree AC
  • Midleton AC
  • South Galway Athletics Club
  • South Melbourne AC

Remember, you can update your parkrun profile to include an athletics club if your a member of one. You will need to login to your account at parkrun.com and update your personal details.

 


 

VOLUNTEERS

A massive thanks to everyone who volunteered this week and contributed to another successful event:

Adam LEADBETTER, Bernie ROGERS, Brendan SHEEHY, Brian ROGERS, Bryan BRENNAN, Christopher TALBOT, Claire TALBOT, Edel KELLY, Fiona DWYER, John CURRAN, Mark MCCORMICK, Norina COPPINGER, Sean DEVANEY

We have a number of volunteer roles we need to fill over the month of February. If you can help out on one of the weeks, please get in contact. Send us a message on Facebook, or email oranmorehelpers@parkrun.com.

The volunteer roster can be viewed here:
http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore/futureroster

 

Run Report: Event #24 (14th January 2017)

Event #24
14th January 2017
Event Photos: [Click here]
Event Videos: [Video1, Video2]

Wow, what a day! We smashed our attendance record this week, 310 of you joined us for a walk, jog and run in Rinville park.

Leading up to this weeks event we were worried about icy conditions, but thankfully the temperatures improved. It was a clear fresh morning for a parkrun event 24.

This week marked the start of the Operation Transformation parkrun events. As well as our regular participants, we were joined by large groups of walkers and joggers who follow the TV series. We hope you enjoyed the event and see you again soon.

We were joined by many tourist runners this week, including:

  • Wendy Tan & Amelia Tan, all the way from Australia!
  • Martin McCauley from Lisburn

Unfortunately with it being so busy, we didn't get to welcome all our tourist runners. But if I missed anyone we would be glad to hear from you and add you to our list :)

 


 

OVERVIEW

310 people turned out this week, of which:

  • 137 Female
  • 86 Male
  • 87 without barcodes
  • 96 First-timers
  • 46 new PB's recorded

While it was great to see such high numbers this week, it was a shame we were unable to record results for the 87 of you without barcodes. Well done none the less :)

 


 

PB CLUB!

Huge number this week, so quite a big list! congratulations to all of you who set a new PB:

  • Aidan O'DWYER
  • Alex CANAVAN
  • Anthony MCDONAGH
  • Anthony MCLAUGHLIN
  • Ashley FLEMING
  • Brenda GAVIN
  • Caoimhe JOYCE
  • Catherine DUFFICY
  • Cian NOONE
  • D'arcy MCNALLY
  • Darrah DOYLE
  • Diarmuid BRANDON
  • Donna KILGANNON
  • Fiona DWYER
  • Gabriel BRENNAN
  • Heather FORDE
  • Helen CONNAUGHTON
  • Helen FINN
  • Helen MCDERMOTT
  • Henry KENNY
  • Jacinta DIVILLY
  • Jacqueline CAULFIELD
  • John CONNOLLY
  • Joseph GAFFNEY
  • Kerstin HARRINGTON
  • Killian GOTTSCHE
  • Linda BUCKLEY
  • Lorna O'REGAN
  • Lorna SHAUGHNESSY
  • Majella KILLEEN
  • Maria BURKE
  • Mark SHAUGHNESSY
  • Martin GLYNN
  • Martin HOLLAND
  • Niamh TUOHY
  • Orlaith BRADY
  • Pat BURKE
  • Pat O DONNELL
  • Patricia BLADE
  • Paul CONNAUGTON
  • Paul FITZMAURICE
  • Rynal BROWNE
  • Sharon DALY
  • Sinead HOLLAND
  • Tom KELLY
  • Tomas BOYLE

 


 

POINTS

The points system is being retired by parkrun in the coming weeks. This will be our first and last yearly points table.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sinead WALSH, 1671 pts
Ann LYONS, 1621 pts
Mary CONNOLLY 1578 pts

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark FLAHERTY 1509 pts
Fergal COFFEY 1416 pts
John O'NEILL 1293 pts

 


 

VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers had a busy day! A massive thanks to everyone who volunteered this week and contributed to another successful event:

Aaron BRENNAN, Adam LEADBETTER, Aisling MARTYN, Alan DONNELLY, Bernie ROGERS, Bradley ROWLES, Brendan SHEEHY, Cathal MCBRIDE, Eoin O'SULLIVAN, Fergal COFFEY, Gerard HALL, Mark MCCORMICK, Maureen DEVANEY, Paul MCDONAGH, Philip CRIBBIN, Rob PARTRIDGE, Sean DEVANEY, Sinead WALSH, Thomas MCSTAY, Trisha ROVIRA

For the next few weeks we really need your help! Extra volunteers are needed to cope with the large numbers we expect to maintain for the duration of Operation Transformation.

The volunteer roster can be viewed here:
http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore/futureroster

Please get in contact if you can help one of the weeks. Send us a message on Facebook, or email oranmorehelpers@parkrun.com.

 

New to parkrun? – continue reading…

This week marks the start of the Operation Transformation parkrun events. We will be hosting the same FREE, weekly 5k event, but we expect to welcome larger numbers than normal.

We have summarised some information and commonly asked questions below.

If you are a follower of Operation Transformation and plan on joining us this week, we look forward to welcoming you to our event.

 


 

Facebook page

As well as the information on this web site, we regularly post updates to our Facebook page. If you have Facebook, then make sure to like and follow our page:

 
Event photographs: [HERE]
Event Video recordings: [HERE]

 


 

What is parkrun?

  • Series of weekly 5k walking/running events
  • now over 1000 events globally!
  • Totally FREE! Register online and turn up at your local event
  • Timed events - providing you bring your barcode
  • Timed 5km run, jog or walk (whichever your comfortable with)

 


 

Where is Oranmore parkrun?

  • Rinville Park, Oranmore
  • Find us on Google maps - https://goo.gl/maps/tUCR2JWW53F2
  • Meeting point is by the entrance to the forest / at the crossroads section of the footpath
  • Keep a look out for our volunteers in green high vis vests

 


 

Is there car parking?

There are several locations for parking at Rinville park, however we expect to be extra busy for the next few weeks. Should you decide to drive to the event, please consider:

  • Car sharing if possible
  • Familiarising yourself with the car parking locations
  • Arriving early to find a space
  • Car parking locations have been marked in the following image:

    (The green lines represent the walk from the car parks to the meeting point)

    Parking location 1 - This is a car park located parallel to the coast. It will be on your right hand side as you approach. It is the closest parking location to our meeting point in the park.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/znN3wtY9wXM2

    Parking location 2 - There are a number of parking spaces on the right hand side of the road as you approach parking point 1. These are also quite close to the meeting point.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/AqHNDWBMfCo

    Parking location 3 - This is another car park located at the front of Rinville Park. To access it, you need to take an earlier right turn when approaching the park from Oranmore. You will need to allow extra time to make it to the meeting point if using this car park.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/oedabPLVEQR2

    Parking location 4 - This is the furthest away car parking area. It is located next to the Galway Bay Sailing club. Should only be used as an overfill. Allow an extra 10 minutes to get to make it to the meeting point in time for the briefing at 9:20am.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/c1qYVR1esdk

     


     

    When does it start?

    • 9:20am for the pre-event briefing (important for first timers)
    • Allow time for getting parked and making your way to the start
    • The event starts at 9:30am sharp

     


     

    Do I need to register?

    Yep! but only the once and its also free. If you registered for a previous parkrun event, then you use the same barcode.

    If you haven't registered before, you can do so from here:

  • https://www.parkrun.ie/register
  • Make sure you print your barcode and bring it on the day. If you forget to register or bring your barcode, we don't have the ability to record your time.

     


     

    What do I need to bring?

    • You need to register online (https://www.parkrun.ie/register)
    • Upon registering, print your unique barcode. Bring it on Saturday
    • You can run without your barcode, but we can't record your time

    Your barcode needs to be printed. Our scanners will not work with mobile phone screens

     


     

    How fast do I need to be?

    • Walk, jog or run the course at your own pace
    • We have a tail walker who stays at the back and always finishes last, ensuring no-one is left behind

     


     

    Can I bring a child / dog?

    • Children under 11 must be at arms reach of an adult for the duration of the event
    • If your child stops you must also stop - children can not be left unaccompanied
    • Dog walkers are welcome (maximum 1 dog). Must be kept on a short lead
    • You can push a buggy, but exercise extra caution

     


     

    Overview of the day

    1. Pre-event briefing @ 9:20am
    2. Event starts @ 9:30am
    3. Two full laps of Rinville park (plus an extra 200 metres to make the full 5k)
    4. Cross the finish line
    5. Handed a finish token
    6. Get barcode and token scanned (make sure to give back the token)

    Remember we don't have exclusive use of the park. Please give way to other park users as a priority.

     


     

    How do I get my results?
    Providing you brought your barcode and were scanned on the day...

    • You will receive an email a few hours following the event
    • Results will be posted to our web site (http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore)

     


     

    Any Questions?

    If you have any additional questions, please get in contact:
    Email: oranmoreoffice@parkrun.com
    Send us a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oranmoreparkrun

     

    Run Report: Christmas eve (Event #21, 24th Dec 2016)

    Event #21
    24th December 2016
    Event Photos: [Click Here]


    Today was the first Christmas parkrun at Oranmore and it was also Christmas eve! Despite all the talk of Storm Barbara, it was another fine clear morning for a parkrun. It was also our first event using the new course layout (more detail in below section).

    116 of you tuned out this week looking very christmasy. Be sure to check out the photos! The breakdown was as follows - 43 Females, 54 Male and 19 without barcodes. 38 of you were first-timers to Oranmore. 8 new PB's were set this week - congratulations.

    We also topped 1000+ total registrations this week with Oranmore parkrun, a great way to end the year. Just don't all show up at once though!

     


     

    PB CLUB!

    Congratulations to the following, who set new PB's this week:

    • Cormac TUOHY
    • Denis O'SULLIVAN
    • Eleanor LEADBETTER
    • Joey CANNON
    • Leah RABBITT
    • Megan WING
    • Patricia MCCARTHY
    • Rebecca DERRANE

     


     

    POINTS TABLE

    The points table is being retired by parkrun next year, so this will be our first and last at Oranmore parkrun.

    Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

    • Sinead WALSH: 1493 pts
    • Ann LYONS: 1336 pts
    • Emer MAUGHAN: 1282 pts

     

    Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

    • Mark FLAHERTY: 1348 pts
    • John O'NEILL: 1205 pts
    • Barry MAGUIRE: 1136 pts

     

    Remember, the first three times you volunteer you get 100 points. So if your keen to finish top of our last ever points table, make sure you volunteer ;)

    http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore/results/malepointstable
    http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore/results/femalepointstable

     


     

    NEW COURSE LAYOUT

    As Oranmore parkrun continues to grow, we are continuously look at ways of making improvements. One of the areas we are reviewing is the location of the start.

    January is a busy month for parkrun events. Operation Transformation is also returning to TV so we are expecting numbers to soar. Starting with todays event, we made the following changes:

    1. The START will be at the crossroads part of the path (previously the finish)
    2. The FINISH will be at the castle
    3. The course will be run in the opposite direction

    Our pre-event briefing is at the crossroads, which is the same location as our new start. For any regular runners out there, make sure you don't go to the castle as you will miss the start.

    Here is a map summarising the changes:

     


     

    VOLUNTEERS

    A massive thanks to this weeks awesome volunteers:

    D'arcy MCNALLY, Elder GUTKNECHT, Jonathan CUNNINGHAM, Mark CAMPBELL, Mark FLAHERTY, Mark MCCORMICK, Maureen DEVANEY, Norina COPPINGER, Pat BURKE, Paul HANNIFFY, Philip CRIBBIN, Sean DEVANEY, Sharon DALY, Tom TUOHY, Trevor JENNINGS

    We have a number of volunteer positions in the coming weeks. If you can help out, please get in contact oranmorehelpers@parkrun.com, or send us a Facebook message.

    The roster can be viewed here:
    http://www.parkrun.ie/oranmore/futureroster

     

    Run Report: Event #20, (17th Sept 2016)

    Event #20
    17th December 2016
    Event Photos: [Click Here]


     

    Thanks to the 81 of you that turned out today for event #20.

    18 new PB's were set. Fergal Walsh was our first Male across the line in 18:07. Our first Female over the line was Mary Connelly in 23:26. Congratulations to you all.

    A special thanks to the members of the south Galway Athletics club who joined us this week. A lovely group of runners and we hope you will join us again soon.

    We were joined by some tourist runners this week, one of them was Kerry Constant, all the way from Cork. Today was run number 101 for Kerry! It was great to meet you and the core team enjoyed our post event coffee with you.

    Remember, next week is Christmas eve parkrun! So dust off your Christmas hats and jumpers and join us. We will have some post event refreshments to mark the occasion, so be sure to stick around for a while. Why not bring along your friends and family? Remember, walkers are welcome too.

    (Sorry - brief run report this week, brought to you from my smart phone in Belfast