St Anne’s parkrun – Event # 60 (06/12/2014)

St Annes parkrun
Event number 60
6th December 2014

The festive season is upon us, Christmas parties are widespread, yet 175 warriors still made it out for the weekly run here in St. Annes.
It was an eventful day for a good and bad reason.

Bad reason being that because one of our barcode scanning devices was not working, a lot of people didn't initially get a time posted in the results. I can only offer my sincere apologies for this, and hope that we don't see a repeat. Thankfully, most (I think) people got in touch with their position and I was able to rectify it. If you are still off the list then please get in touch and we will try to get you back in.

Good news is that St. Annes has nominated DEARBHLA WOODS as parkrunner of the month. She has ran and volunteered numerous times and does either one happily and enthusiastically. So best of luck to her that she gets the national recognition we feel she deserves.

The weeks results and current standings are below.

Big thanks to all our volunteers, without whom (we cannot stress enough) the event would NOT happen. Our heroes this week were:

Dearbhla WOODS • Denise KELLEHER • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Jamie PLUMMER • Jenny COLBERT • John O'CONNOR • Judith MCMAHON • Keishia TAYLOR • Keith COADY • Keith FLEMING • Padraig O FAININ • Richard O'CONNOR • Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN

Thanks again to our volunteers and our athletes and I hope to see you all at another event soon.

John O'Connor
Run Director

Men's placings:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:38 - second time in 3 appearances.
Cathal ÓCLÉIRIGH (JM15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:29.
Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:31.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 823 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 703 pts.
Connor JENNINGS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 702 pts.

Women's placings:
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:28 - second time in 22 appearances.
Shanice VALLELY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 21:56.
Claire POWELL (SW30-34) of Coogee Triathlon Club, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:04.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Claire FARRELLY (Unattached) 944 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 802 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 779 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) was graded 83.27% for the time 16:38 (first overall).
John BROOM (VM40-44) was graded 79.47% for the time 17:42 (4th overall).
Mary MARTIN (VW70-74) was graded 78.13% for the time 28:30 (113th overall).

This week there were 175 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,121 different runners, including participants from 107 athletics clubs, have completed 12,782 runs covering a total distance of 63,910 km, and there have been 3,142 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 the St Annes parkrun Results Page.