St Anne’s parkrun – Event number 70 21st February 2015

Hi all,

We had a great field of 266 runners, who braved the cold and windy day to make this weekend's parkrun.
We also had a great team of volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly.
Another great thing is that we did not lose any of our tokens.

One apology to make, that we did not acknowledge Keith Fleming who completed his 50th Parkrun last Saturday. Congratulations Keith.

Nici Roechert (Run Director)

Men's placings:

David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:56 - third time in 5 appearances.
Brian O'KELLY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:25.
Aonghus O'CLEIRIGH (VM55-59) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:45.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1425 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1312 pts.
Keith COADY (Unattached) 1176 pts.

Women's placings:
Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) of Metro St Brigid's, was first (5th overall) over the line in 17:53 - first time in 2 appearances.
Sarah DUDGEON (VW35-39) of Serpentine RC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:35.
Aoife BRADY (SW30-34) of Sportsworld, was third (24th overall) over the line in 20:02 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1709 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1637 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1494 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Aonghus O'CLEIRIGH (VM55-59) was graded 86.57% for the time 17:45 (third overall).
Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) was graded 82.95% for the time 17:53 (5th overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) was graded 82.18% for the time 25:49 (124th overall).

This week there were 266 runners, of whom
38 were first timers and
57 recorded new Personal Bests.
Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,485 different runners, including participants from 117 athletics clubs, have completed 15,099 runs covering a total distance of 75,495 km, and there have been 3,537 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.