Run report run no 133: 29/02/20

Today’s run report brought to you by Lynne Zabek (thanks Lynne!):

Poolbeg parkrun #133
29th February 2020

The Leap year One !!!!

We leaped across the Irish sea from Scotland to do this one.

I felt very excited walking to parkrun this am, we have been trying to bag an Irish parkrun for years. We left Scotland last night, we both volunteer at Loch Leven parkrun in Scotland (if anyone wants to visit please let us know)

We took ages deciding which Dublin parkrun we were going to do, we picked Poolbeg for the beach and scenery, it didn't disappoint, it was beautiful, and the friendliness of my Irish parkrun family didn't disappoint either.

What I wasn't expecting was to be on the scene of a love story, how utterly amazing. Huge congratulations once again to RDs Mark and Mari. Everyone loves a happy ending.

We chatted away to everyone and anyone waiting for run brief, including wee Basil the spunky Jack Russell whose wee legs go like the clappers !!!

Anyway, run brief over, and we were under starters orders !

It was a mostly tarmac 2 loop, 2 lap course, with a little elevation, 111ft to be exact.
I was thinking I must have done a mile and was surprised when I looked at my watch and had done 1.7 miles, that tells you about the course.88013850_849700785453192_6046309462996680704_n

First home was a first timer, first lady home was also a first timer ! well done Joseph O' Donoghue and Eimear O Connor.

Congratulations to John Allen on his 50th parkrun, brilliant !

Nice to see Sai Anwita Changalvala, Emer O'Sullivan, Seana Skeffington, Sarah Cummins, Tadhg Connolly, Katie Horgan, Dara Mccrea Paulo Lemos Neto, Louise Conway, Richard Lacken, Robbie Hamilton, Darren Obrien and Ronan Elwood making their parkrun debuts, welcome to the parkrun family.

272 people walked, skipped or ran this morning.
54 first timers, 34 pbs
22 different clubs took part.

And now for the important bit !! parkrun was made possible by the following high viz heroes……..
Claire BURNS, Mary BUTLER, Lisa COGAN, Olivia DARCY, John ENGLISH, Clodagh FAGAN, Anthony FALLON, Mari HANSEN, Ashley HAYES, Mark HEANEY, Kevin KENNY, Kathrin KOBUS, Eamon MACFHIONNLAOICH, Maureen MCGINLEY, David O'DONNELL, Julie O'NEILL, Tarlach QUINN, Sharon WOODS, Leonard ZABEK, Lynne ZABEK

Finally, a huge thankyou for making us feel so welcome and letting us sort your tokens.
Which reminds me,, there were four went on a wee walkabout this week, please bring them back and pop them in the box, they miss their little friends and get very lonely and sad.