Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock is cancelled on 2021-03-06 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock 07/03/2020 Event #49

As we March forward and start to see the spring flowers blooming around us, the birds getting busy building their nests and the lambs hopping about the fields, we also celebrate our 49th Parkrun this week. This week is a very special one as it is on the weekend of International Women's day. Shout out to all you incredible women who come out and join us every week.

This week we 208 participants. We had 42 first timers, 34 people recorded personal bests and 16 different clubs participated under the stewardship of run director Patrick Wheeler.

Our parkrun award winning volunteer Dermot Kelly as always captured the day beautifully in photos.

Where there is a woman, there is magic and with that in mind here are the some of the fabulous women who came to Royal Canal Kilcock parkrun on the weekend of International Womens Day! 

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Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we support them, may we raise them!

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A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink (and sometimes wears pink!).


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Be the woman who fixes another woman's crown without telling the world it was crooked.

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A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd, she is herself!

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A woman is like a teabag - you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.

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Well behaved women rarely make history.

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Representing the cause all wearing pink tshirts today. Pink and proud!

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I am a women, what's your superpower?

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When women support women, incredible things happen.

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The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

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In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.

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Little girls with dreams become women with a vision.

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She believed she could, so she did.

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Thanks for coming along everyone, good bye for this week!

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This event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Gary CAHILL, Henry CAHILL, Ashleigh CONNORS, Louise CORCORAN, Noel DAVIES, Conor DEVANEY, Darvree DOWNEY, Gretta DUIGNAN, Breda HAYDEN, Dermot KELLY, Elaine RYAN, Sarah RYAN, Ann Maria SLATTERY, Tommy WALSH, Mary WHEELER
Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock Results Page.
The female record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded a time of 18:08 on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).The male record is held by Alexander WALLACE who recorded a time of 16:22 on 29th February 2020 (event number 48).The Age Grade course record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded 92.46% (18:08) on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).
Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,774 participants have completed 6,605 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,000 km, including 1,247 new Personal Bests. A total of 170 individuals have volunteered 684 times.

 

Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock 29/02/2020 Event #48

The parkrun weather gods were looking down on us again this week as storm Jorge held off allowing 266 people to “take the leap" to run, jog and walk the course. Your next opportunity to parkrun on a February 29th leap day will be 2048!
This week we had 48 first timers, 41 people recorded personal bests and 16 different clubs participated under the stewardship of run director Patrick Wheeler.

Our parkrun award winning volunteer Dermot Kelly as always captured the day beautifully in photos. 88163847_786390998517203_719543752363868160_o
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Alexander Wallace was on fire this week, he smashed the course record coming in as first male with an amazing time of 16:22. Jane Bandila was the first lady home, Jane also achieved a new PB. They make it look so easy!!
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This week we were joined by Clane AC's couch to 5k group as they completed their graduation 5k. Well done to all!
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We also had a large contingent from our near neighbours Castletown parkrun
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Gary O'Daly and John Durrad joined us as they included Royal Canal parkrun as part of their 50km run in aid of Focus Ireland.
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The buggies were out in force.
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Plenty of waves and thumps up.
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Some of our barkrunners this week.
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You cannot beat the parkrun support at the finish line.
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Next week parkrun Ireland is celebrating International Women’s Day. Why not bring a female friend, colleague or family member to join in on the parkrun fun?

A big thank you to our hi- viz heroes for this week. We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming weeks. If you are interested please email us at royalcanalkilcockhelpers@parkrun.com
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This event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Gary CAHILL • Henry CAHILL • Paul HAWKINS • Larry KELLY • Elaine RYAN • Andrew HERRING • Joan E RYAN • Mary WHEELER • Patrick WHEELER • Gordon MULLALLY • Graham SPILLANE • Patrick BROPHY • Meghan CONNOLLY • John RYAN • Ann Maria SLATTERY • Dermot KELLY • Caroline MALONE • Jonathan WARD • Nora WYER
Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock Results Page.
The female record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded a time of 18:08 on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).The male record is held by Alexander WALLACE who recorded a time of 16:22 on 29th February 2020 (event number 48).The Age Grade course record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded 92.46% (18:08) on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).
Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,734 participants have completed 6,400 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,000 km, including 1,247 new Personal Bests. A total of 170 individuals have volunteered 684 times.

 

Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock 22/02/2020 Event #47

This week our 172 parkrunners were in the very capable hands of vertern Run Director Dymphna Stynes, abely assisted by Paul Schweppe. Thanks to the encouragement of our volunteers and their fellow parkrunners 27 people achieved a PB. We were also thrilled to welcome 27 first timers to our course. In exciting news one of our first timers, Louise Long, also secured 8th position in the overall fastest female finishers this week. A superb achievement Louise, well done. To our parkrun tourists, you were very welcome. To those of you who are local, we hope you make Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock part of your regular Saturday routine.

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Over the past month it has been a privilege to welcome so many completing the 100 miles for the Mater challenge. We are thrilled that you chose our course to add to your tally. Well done to all!

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Last month saw our resident parkrun photographer, Dermot Kelly, recognised for his tireless contribution to our weekly parkrun. Hail, rail or shine Dermot is there to capture the true essence of parkrun. Each smile, thumbs up, grin and grimace is captured giving us a continuous catalogue of our weekly parkruns.

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Are you going to take the leap (ugh, groan!) and join us as a volunteer this Saturday 29th February?? Is so, please email royalcanalkilcockhelpers@parkrun.com so we can include you on the roster

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Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock 15/02/2020 Event #46

We were fearful this week that Storm Dennis might scupper our parkrun plans. However the parkrun Gods were shining on us as the weather held off and we had 91 well-prepared people participate in this weeks parkrun. FB_IMG_1582134267793

We had 9 First Timers join us this week and an impressive 11 new PBs. Well done to all!

This week our eagle-eyed photographer snapped many parkrunners giving the 'double thumbs up'. Is there proof that this technique makes our parkrunners ergonomically faster? Or, perhaps they are just really taken with our flat, friendly and fast-paced course?

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This week we had runners from our local St. Coca's running club using their local parkrun as part of their Saturday long run.

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It's hard to believe that this time last year we had yet to bring parkrun to Kilcock and now, 46 weeks in it is hard to remember a time before parkrun.

A huge thank you to each and every one of you who come out to walk, jog or run our course and an even bigger thank you to those who volunteer, ensuring that parkrun can go ahead eadh week. Your support is much appreciated.

If you would like to volunteer but are unsure of what it involves please do not hesitate to get in touch via social media or email royalcanalkilcockhelpers@parkrun.com

 

Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock 08/02/2020 Event #45

Storm Ciara didn't stop 176 people making it to Kilcock this Saturday, 08th February 2020 for Royal Canal's 45th parkrun.  Of those of you who ran, jogged and walked the course this weekend, 28 were first timers and 15 of you chose Royal Canal to be your first ever parkrun - thank you! 43 runners recorded new Personal Bests this week. Well done to you all. 13 different clubs were represented.

Our first finisher for event 45 was core team member, GARY CAHILL.  Perhaps Gary was so speedy because he was rushing over to Donadea Forest Park to support his clubmates, who were taking part in the Irish 50k Championship race.  Well done to all who tackled the 10-lap course on Saturday morning!

Here is Gary earlier on at parkrun and then later in the day supporting his brother Henry in Donadea:

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Another parkrun regular who was dividing his time between canal and forest on Saturday was our resident photographer DERMOT KELLY.  Did you know that Dermot has photographed 42 out of our 45 events? That is an amazing statistic - thank you, Dermot!

Run Director PATRICK WHEELER has everything under control:

84920646_772160729940230_3344456974304542720_oThere were lots of barkrunners again this week.  Royal Canal parkrun is a dog-friendly event and we love seeing your furry friends each week:

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 This February many people are taking on the '100 miles in a month' challenge to raise much-needed funds for The Mater Foundation. We would like to wish all of you the best of luck with the challenge.  As the Foundation itself says, taking on the 100 miles "will help critically ill people and will keep you healthy too!"

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No run can happen without the help of our volunteers. Our 'hi-viz heroes'. Our knights and dames in reflective waistcoats! Thank you again to you all, without you this run wouldn't have been possible.  You too can be a hero, just email royalcanalkilcockhelpers@parkrun.com

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15 volunteers made this event happen: Gary CAHILL • Lorna CULLEN • Sarah GRIFFIN • Ian O'MAHONY • Dympna STYNES • Mary WHEELER • Patrick WHEELER • Gary RUSSELL • Laura MULLEN • Andrew PURCELL • John RYAN • Dermot KELLY • Aoibhinn RUSSELL • Chris FITZGERALD • Caroline GILBOY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock Results Page.

The male record is held by Alexander WALLACE who recorded a time of 16:28 on 11th May 2019 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded a time of 18:08 on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded 92.46% (18:08) on 4th January 2020 (event number 40).

Royal Canal parkrun, Kilcock started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,651 participants have completed 5,871 parkruns covering a total distance of 29,355 km, including 1,168 new Personal Bests. A total of 159 individuals have volunteered 640 times.

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