It was a blustery and at times wet morning inPoolbeg but if anything this morning showed how special parkrun is as there wasn’t a frown in sight and it was all smiles from all our participants as well as the volunteers! We were one of the more fortunate parkruns this weekend in that we not only could go ahead but also that we had a full volunteer roster, thanks to our friends from T3 Triathlon Club who provided us with 3 volunteers. Some of you may have seen the desperate volunteer appeal posts from our sister parkruns in Castletown parkrun Celbridge and Bushy Dublin parkrun in the last week or so. All parkruns are community based and volunteer led and while we have had record numbers of participants throughout the country, none of this would happen without the help of our volunteers. So a special thanks to all volunteers, especially on a day like today where the weather is less favourable!
This week a grand total of 204 people ran, jogged and walked our course, of whom 41 were first timers and 19 recorded new PBs which is pretty amazing considering the wind! Representatives of 21 different running and triathlon clubs took part, amongst which a group from Belpark Tri Club for whom it was the last weekend of their winter parkrun league.
We had loads of visitors from near and far, with weather refugees from other cancelled parkruns as well other Irish ones and parkruns from the UK, Scotland and Italy! Hope you had a good time all and sorry about the wind and weather in general!!!
There are a few slots to fill on our roster for next week (and the week after) so if you want to and are able to help out please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay safe and see you next week!