Week 2 back ! Run report 10th October 2021, Event 150

The morning started out foggy, but the fog soon lifted and the sun shone as we welcomed 65 junior parkrunners to our second week back in beautiful St Anne’s.

We were delighted to see 14 first timers joining us and I hope they will be back again soon! And we had an amazing 31 PB’s!

As always, the junior parkrun couldn't happen without our wonderful volunteers! Please let us know if you would like to help out any week, all are welcome and much appreciated.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Orla BYRNE, Sinead CAPRANI, Kate CARMODY, Laura CLARKE, Aengus COULTER, Paddy DALY, Eoin KENNY, Gary KENNY, Gillian KENNY, Molly KENNY, Kevin MC DAID, Siobhan MCHUGH, Grace MEIKLE, Denis MURPHY, Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN, Anna PRINGLE, Conor PRINGLE, Paddy PRINGLE, John SWEENEY

Next week, Amanda will be your run director so please get in touch if you would like to help.

Thanks everyone and see you next week!



Run Report 3rd October 2021 – St. Anne’s junior return

St Annes junior parkrun return - Run Report 3rd October 2021

After a night of torrential rain, it was great to wake up this morning and see no rain and a nice crisp morning for our return since we have been out of action for over a year and half now.

It was superb to welcome 55 of you back and fantastic to see all our volunteers cheering you along your parkrun, the atmosphere was exciting and we had missed you all. Great to see so many happy, smiley faces enjoying themselves this morning.

Our milestone award this weekend was presented to Adam Killeen who was waiting patiently since Covid to receive his Marathon Award. Super running Adam. Adam celebrated this morning with his Mum, Dad, sister, nanny and grandad cheering him on today. Nice start to their Sunday morning after celebrating birthdays yesterday.

Aisling carried out our junior warm up and then the kids heading over to the start line.

Welcome to all our 1st timers, hope to see you again, same time, same place next weekend were our Run Director Anna will be looking after you.

Can't thank todays volunteers enough, thank you for stepping up and helping us out today to bring the event back to the community. Shout out to Thanks to this week's volunteers
Aisling CRETARO • Alan FOLEY • Anna PRINGLE • Anthony CARROLL • Barry NOLAN • Ciara CARROLL • Darren MEIKLE • Denis MURPHY • Eoin KENNY • Fiona GILLIGAN • Gary KENNY • Geraldine CLEMENTS • Gillian KENNY • Grace MEIKLE • Jamie PLUMMER • Kevin MC DAID • Lyndon LEGGATE • Molly KENNY • Paddy DALY • Siobhan FOLEY • Trish MCCARTHY • Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN

Thanks to the Core Team at St. Annes juniors who work tirelessly to make sure that we can bring a fun and safe event each week.

Take Care
See you soon
Gillian Kenny - Event Director


Event #146: Run Report

Hello again everyone,
We had 130 runners with us this morning, including visitors from places as far-flung as Finland and Donegal!  All our first timers were very welcome... remember to bring your printed barcode to be sure of getting your time.

30 runners achieved new PB's... wow, very impressive!  We also had lots of children achieving milestones... half marathon, marathon, and ultra.  Special shout out to Olivia Meikle, whose Dad Darren is one of our Run Directors, for getting to Ultra.  Her sister Grace led our warmup and did barcode scanning and her brother ran today too... junior parkrun for all the family!  If you didn't hear your name called out for a wristband, do let us know next week.

We are lucky to have volunteers who step up every week... please remember to take your turn, it's easy and it means that junior parkrun can continue to be safe and fun for the hundreds of kids who come along.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Christof BODEAlan FOLEYFiona GILLIGANFlorian GNIECHEoin KENNYGary KENNYGillian KENNYMolly KENNYCian LAVINRoss MACNALLYTrish MCCARTHYDarren MEIKLEGrace MEIKLEDenis MURPHYGregory Paul O'BEIRNEDerek O'MAHONEYAnna PRINGLEJenny RINGKen RINGSinead TRAVERS

Thanks everyone and see you all next week, when the A-team of Ken & Jenny will be your hosts!

Anna (Run Director)


Event 145 – 16th Feb 2020

Hi Guys,

Dennis tried its best, but couldn’t deter our 107 Junior parkrunners from blowing off the cobwebs, storming around the course and running like the wind (we do love a pun at St Anne’s Junior parkrun!) to complete our 2k run around the beautiful St Anne’s park, right here in Raheny.

Hero of the day was Joe Brennan, who stepped forward when we needed an extra marshal and made his first (and hopefully not last) appearance as a volunteer, allowing our run to proceed in a safe and fun environment for all of our children.

Closely behind in the hero stakes were our 2 teenage volunteers, Eoin Kenny and Grace Meikle, who jumped in when needed to help scan the children’s barcodes and enable us to provide the children with their times, including an amazing 11 PB's!

Well done also to the 7 runners, who ran our course for their first time.

This week was a real struggle to get volunteers, so a big thank you to all of our high-vis heroes, without who these runs simply would not happen.

Ask anyone, volunteering is so easy and really fun!

Alan FOLEY  •  Anthony CARROLL  •  Barry NOLAN  •  Darren MEIKLE  •  Derek O'MAHONEY  •  Emer KILFEATHER  •  Eoin KENNY  •  Fiona GILLIGAN  •  Gary KENNY  •  Grace MEIKLE  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Jenny RING  •  Kevin MC DAID  •  Molly KENNY  •  Paddy DALY  •  Paddy O'CONNOR  •  Róisín FINUCANE  •  Siobhan FOLEY  •  Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN

I'm off for a well-earned cup of tea, so I'll hand over to the wonderful Anna for next week’s event.

Have a great week.



3rd Birthday Celebrations – 2nd February 2020



2nd February 2020


Afternoon Folks,


What a fabulous morning to host our 3rd Birthday Celebrations.   Thankfully the rain held off and there was a glimmer of sunshine which brought smiles to many a face. 233 incredible junior parkrunners joined the celebrations this morning.


I am extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful Core Team and Event.   The work they do weekly is very impressive, huge thank you to all our Core Team who do huge amount of work every week to bring the event to the community.     Thank you -John, Ken, Darren, Jamie, Aisling, Anna, Jenny, Amanda and Dearbhail.


Thanks to everyone who volunteered this morning, you make our weekly runs happen and without your help we would not happen such a great event so we are grateful for all the help you give us weekly. Today’s volunteers were

Charlotte Clements, Geraldine Clements, Kevin McDaid, Criona Marks, Stephen Tynan, Una Ni Chribin, Paddy O Connor, Dearbhail Butler, Aisling Cretaro, Paul Hyland, Eoin Kenny, Madeleine Lowery, Barry Nolan, Aoife Tynan, Grainne Broaders, Gary Kenny, John O’Connor, Ken Ring, Christof Bode, Sharon Carrabin, Ava Carrabin, Sinead Dillon, Paul Duffy, Anna Duffy, Roisin Finucane, Ruth Gahan, Cian Lavin, Trish McCarthy, Padhraig O H-Iarnain, Derek O’Mahoney, Austin O’Sullivan, Katharine Teeling, Molly Kenny, Jamie Plummer, Dylan Evenden, Deryck Vincent, Ethan Cretaro



Congrats to our Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon juniors who received their Awards today.

Ultra – Naomi Cleary

Marathon – Megan Balbirnie Nolan, Cillian Ahearne, Kate Duncan

Half Marathon – Cara Kelly, Megan Ashton, Megan O Sullivan



To all our parkrunning families – thanks for continuing to support our community event and for continuing to encourage your children to participate and have fun. I am sure it’s a great social outlet on Sunday mornings and a huge part of many of our weekly activities. It is so wonderful to see the children enjoying themselves and making new friends too.


Thank you to today’s photographers Deryck and Dylan. Stay tuned into facebook for today’s photographs, please remember these will be posted in an album on our facebook page and if you would like photos removed feel free to contact us.


Thanks to Local Sports Officer John Sweeney for organising the Sports Coaches (Mushy) and (Stephen) to join us after the Event.   Thanks to John and Gary for looking after the obstacle course.   Think you will all agree the children were so engaged in trying out all the activities and it looked like they were having superb fun.


Thanks to the local running club for their support too.


We wrapped up the morning celebrating with a gorgeous Birthday Cake hosted in Olive’s Room.



Thanks to everyone for making the day very special.


Here is the link to the results   https://www.parkrun.ie/stannes-juniors/results/latestresults/



Cheers guys, see you all at the same time, same place next Sunday.


Kind regards

Gillian Kenny - Event Director


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