A lovely morning is St. Anne's, despite the warnings from MET Eireann, greeted our 53rd parkrun event.

It was a special day too as we got to unveil Paddy O'Connor as Ireland's parkrun of the month. Proving that St. Anne's is indeed the best parkrun in Ireland, and some say in the world!! Also proves that our runners are talented and dedicated and Paddy is a shining example of this. Congratulations to him :-)

All the results and stats are below and we look forward to seeing you all for another great event on Saturday 25th at 9:30 AM.

Keep running,

John O'Connor
Run Director

Men's placings:

Ciaran BANNAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51
Richard MANNION (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:03.
George ZACK (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:26.


Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Connor JENNINGS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 364 pts.
John O'CONNOR (Unattached) 343 pts.
Eamon TRAYNOR (Unattached) 281 pts.
Women's placings:

Alex HORGAN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) in 20:41
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) in 21:39
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) in 21:52.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 389 pts.
Claire FARRELLY (Unattached) 377 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 346 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

John FREIR (VM50-54) was graded 78.32% for the time 18:50 (5th overall).
Mary MARTIN (VW70-74) was graded 78.31% for the time 28:26 (140th overall).
George ZACK (VM45-49) was graded 76.94% for the time 18:26 (third overall).

This week there were 226 runners, of whom 52 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,873 different runners, including participants from 94 athletics clubs, have completed 11,320 runs covering a total distance of 56,600 km, and there have been 2,830 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 Mark KIRWAN who ran in a time of 00:15:03 on 2014-07-26 (event number 41).

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