High winds and high tides this morning built a backdrop of rolling grey waves and white horses beyond the quieter waters by our start-finish point on Blackberry Lane that we shared the sea birds sheltering on the gentle undulations. It is hard to imagine that back in the 1930s this was identified as a potential site for Dublin Airport (fact of the day).
From the start of the event we were treated to a showcase of Irish windy weather, with gusts and flurries arranging themselves in such a way as you were always running into them. The pièce de résistance undoubtedly was the combination of sea and wind at the bottom of The Hill where the breakers against the rocks doused a lucky few with salty spray.
A big shout out for Poolbeg regular, Fiona Bane, who absolutely knocked it out of the park in her debut as Run Director today. We also got to see Darina Scully get her 25 Volunteer milestone. Well done ladies! Volunteers make the parkrun world go round. If you’re interested in volunteering, we would love to have you. Just contact us at an event, through our social media, or at email@example.com.
One of our finisher tokens, Number 72, decided to go for an adventure for himself. If you come across our intrepid barcode could you drop him to us at an event. Thanks.
Today was the 126th running of the Poolbeg parkrun. We had several tourists from Scotland, Italy, Delamere parkrun in England, as well as the length and breadth of Ireland join us this morning. There were 202 walkers, joggers, triathletes, runners, and 16 volunteers join us today who represented 14 different clubs, and took home 18 Personal Bests, and an amazing 46 first timers. Welcome!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Poolbeg parkrun Results Page.