Wow what a stunning morning we had for our New Years Day run also known as our first run of 2020 and our first run of the new decade! We were the 2nd run in the double header with Cabinteely today but we also had people coming to Poolbeg after having done Fr Collins and Bushy! The map with double connections will no doubt be out later this week and show all the connections and options people picked !
We had 274 people joining us this morning to run, jog and walk the course, which means that our attendance record from last year already was broken on the 1st of January! We had 103 first timers and ideal running conditions meant that 39 recorded new PBs. Representatives of 29 different running and triathlon clubs took part.
Russell chose today to do his 50th parkrun and it would be wrong not to give a shot out to Tara also as she did her 100th run this weekend just gone at Delaware parkrun in the states! Fair play to both of you! Looking forward to see you in your respective milestone T-shirt’s soon!
The extra crowds meant that we put on extra marshals and extra scanners to make the whole event run smooth, in total 18 volunteers were on hand to help RD Kevin who made his run director debut this day last year and now has first dibs when it comes to the run director role for New Year’s Day!
As we expect big crowds for the rest of January and into February also-please drop us a line if you can help us and volunteer as without volunteers we are nowhere! Have a great rest of your day and well done on starting 2020 with parkrun! See you Saturday (you might as well continue what you started today!)!