St Anne’s Parkrun Event # 21 – Run Report (15/02/2014)

We have now reached our 21st run. And in true 21st fashion, we received the key to St Anne's...well not quite, but we are allowed run there every week...still!

Saturday was a changeable day weather wise - one minute dry, one minute the heaven opened, but 148 parkrunners started their weekend the best way possible, with a 5km run around St Anne's park.

Again, the volunteers are so crucial to the event, so a huge thank you to all of you, especially Jamie KENNY, who volunteered for his tenth event in a row! Thanks Jamie! The rest of the lovely volunteers were:

Catherine FLYNN  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KENNY  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Jim EDGHILL  •  Leah OWENS  •  Louise CAULFIELD  •  Nicole ROECHERT  •  Noel KELLY  •  Peter DANIEL  •  Peter O'TOOLE  •  Susan HOLMGREN  •  Ursula CORDIAL

If you want to volunteer any week, please email us through Facebook ( ) or at Remember, the event can't run without volunteers. Full training is given, no task is too difficult and most importantly, it's fun!

This week, Fiona ROCHE (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first overall with a time of 17:36 on her first appearance. Mairead LAING (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 21:49. Mairead was first to finish once before. Jenny COLBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:20.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

  • Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1655 pts.
  • Leah OWENS (Unattached) 1341 pts.
  • Gillian KENNY (Unattached) 1283 pts.

In the men's Derek LAWLOR (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 17:58. This was his first time in 3 appearances. Ciaran BANNAN (SM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 18:30. Karl CHATTERTON (SM30-34) of Sportsworld, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  • Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1301 pts.
  • Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1193 pts.
  • David SHIEL (Unattached) 1175 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Fiona ROCHE (SW30-34) was graded 84.19% for the time 17:36 (first overall).
  • Paul CONROY (VM45-49) was graded 74.98% for the time 18:55 (5th overall).
  • Derek LAWLOR (SM35-39) was graded 73.84% for the time 17:58 (second overall).

This week there were 148 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 1,291 different runners, including participants from 52 athletics clubs, have completed 3,902 runs covering a total distance of 19,510 km, and there have been 948 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1). The men's record is held by Eoin CALLAGHAN who ran in a time of 00:15:45 on 2013-10-19 (event number 4). The Age Grade course record is held by Mick TRAYNOR who recorded a 91.78% run (15:49) on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).

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

See you next Saturday - hopefully with a functioning megaphone, so I don't have to shout again!

Jamie Plummer | Run Director