Poolbeg parkrun is cancelled on 31 October 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run report run no 129: 01/02/20

Happy St Bridgids day to you! Or rather happy first day of Spring 2020! It was a blustery but dry morning out in Poolbeg for the 262 people who ran, jogged and walked with us today. Of these a whopping 72 were first timers and of those returning 35 recorded new PBs, which is no mean feat considering the wind. Representatives of 18 different running and triathlon clubs took part.

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One of our regular runners and volunteers Niamh clocked up her 50th run today. Congrats Niamh on reaching this milestone, looking forward to seeing you in your red T-shirt soon!

Today was made possible by RD Ashley and his team of 14 volunteers. Thanks very much to all for making Poolbeg parkrun possible, we wouldn’t be able to do it without you! We had a good number of visitors today, with some of them heading to the rugby match this afternoon. Hope you enjoyed your Dublin parkrun and that you will enjoy your stay and the match!

We lost a few tokens today-if you find one of these in your pocket or the filter of the washing machine, can you please bring them back next weekend? Finish tokens are property of parkrun and we reuse them every week, replacing a few each week costs us money so please don’t take the tokens home!!! Numbers to be on the lookout for: 189, 196 and 208.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you next week for more parkrun fun!

 

Run report run no 128: 25/01/20

This was our last parkrun at Poolbeg of this winter and you can really feel the seasons changing. There’s an extra hour of daylight in the day since Christmas and we’re gaining 3 minutes day on day.We were treated to a beautiful bright still morning on the running of today’s 128th Poolbeg parkrun. We had bumper 270 walkers, joggers, triathletes, runners, and 20 lovely volunteers made this event happen.

83106869_825954751161129_249587528892416000_nT3 Triathlon Club joined us to do the parkrun as part of one of their training sessions. Running, obviously. We had a number of new volunteers as well as regular, Clodagh Fagan, who deserves a big congratulations for completing her Silver Gaisce Award. Bravo, well done, Clodagh!

Big shout outs to David O'Donnell, and Christopher Elms who reached their 50th parkrun milestone today. Great work, guys!

We had parkrun tourists from as far away as Italy, America, the Netherlands, Poland as well as several from Britain, other parts of Ireland and exotic Mullingar join us this morning. Of the 270 parkruners, we had representatives of 20 different clubs who took part, as well as 60 Personal Bests, and 58 first timers.

If you’re interested in volunteering. There are 3 types of roll to be filled for next week, Barcode Scanning, Marshall, and Tail Walker. These rolls involve scanning barcodes, standing and pointing, and walking respectively. If you’re interested just contact us at an event, or through our social media, or at poolbeg@parkrun.com

Today a few of our finisher tokens decided to go adventuring. If you find one of these (numbers 127, 135, 143, 148, 221, 222, and 226), could you drop it to us at an event. The tokens are property of parkrun and we reuse them every week so we kind of need them back. Thanks.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Poolbeg parkrun Results Page.

 

Run report run no 127: 18/01/20

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Amazing views and running conditions this morning, be it a bit chilly with a touch of morning frost. The good weather definitely got the numbers out as we set a new record attendance today! For the first time we had over 300 participants as 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course! We had 71 first timers and of those returning 55 recorded new PBs. Representatives of 18 different running and triathlon clubs took part. Today was the start of parkwalk as well-parkrun is for everybody so we welcome walkers, joggers and runners!

We had loads of visitors from parkruns all around the UK including the home of the parkrun Bushy. Hope you had a good time guys and spread the world at home!

Poolbeg parkrun is community based and volunteer led and this week we had a big of a struggle filling the volunteer roster. In the end it worked out on the day and our volunteer team was 16 strong. However we would like to have the roster filled before parkrun morning so if you haven’t volunteered in a while please consider putting your name down for next week or any of the weeks after as safety first at parkrun. As such we will always make sure we can go ahead safely before we look at timing. Not enough volunteers might mean your run may not be timed one day which is not what we want so please help us not make it happen!
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week for more parkrun fun!

 

Run report run no 126: 11/01/20

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.

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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 poolbeg@parkrun.com.

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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.

 

Run report run no 125: 04/01/20

Our first Saturday parkrun of 2020, and another bumper crowd, and another smashing sunrise over Dún Laoghaire. This week we took a few pictures, not that we are showing off or anything!

Despite the amazing backdrop, our participants were able to focus their attention in the opposite direction at the wonderful Alice who made her debut in the role of run director. Duck to water stuff, a natural. Well done.

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Today was the 125th running of the Poolbeg parkrun. We had 211 walkers, joggers, triathletes, runners, and of course 18 lovely volunteers made this event happen.

We had several tourists from Britain, sunny South Africa, and sunnier Gorey join us this morning. Of the 211 parkrunners, we had representatives of 17 different clubs who took part, as well as 27 Personal Bests for those returning, and 48 first timers.

Congratulations to Poolbeg regular, Keenan Furlong, who completed his 50th parkrun today in style by matching his parkrun PB time. Well done. Your red tshirt will look great with your pink trainers!

If you’re interested in volunteering, we would love to have you. Tasks range in difficulty from pushing a button, to scanning barcodes, and standing and pointing. If you feel up to this, we can make it happen. Just contact us at an event, or through our social media, or at poolbeg@parkrun.com.

Today a few of our finisher tokens decided to go home with their finisher. Ye must be great company. If you find one of these (numbers 164, 165, 168, & 171), could you drop it to us next week or at any other future event. The reward is a free parkrun! Thanks.

Attention stat nerds! January is the month in which you can complete the most parkruns by virtue of the New Years Day double. This year you can enjoy 6 parkruns in January 2020.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Poolbeg parkrun Results Page.