A glorious morning greeted our 250 parkrun warriors and 20 volunteer heroes for our 85th event. Was great to see so many of you answering the call to deck yourselves out in the green and tri-colours in support of Ireland...shame about the result though grrrr.
Special mention also (even though he wasn't there) to Rob Clarke who was St. Annes parkrunner of the month for March but was recently upgraded to be parkrunner of the month for Ireland. Congratulations Rob.
Anyway the pack was lead home by Dermot Gorman of Raheny Shamrocks, but he had Brian Purcell hot on his heels!!
our first lady of the day was Aine Crimin also of Raheny Shamrocks...I'm starting to spot a trend here
Our coveted and much sought after 98th place was claimed by first timer Eavan Connolly. Congratulations to you all.
Like every other event, this one could NOT....NOT happen without our hard working and dedicated volunteers who made everything run perfectly. This weeks hereos were:
Allan O'Brien, Anne Mc Comish, Caitriona Rooney, Ciara Malone, Connor Jennings, Deirdre O'Dwyer, Gillian Kenny, Helen O'Shaughnessy, John O'Connor, Nicola Mooney, Peter Daniel, Robbie Beggs, Scott Love, Stella Kuit, Susan Moloney, Tara Sweetman, Tommy Crampton, Una Cherry, Úna Ní Chribín and Valerie Hand.
Thanks very much to all of you *bualadh bos*
The rest of the stats are below. See you all again next week for another great St. Annes parkrun event
Dermot GORMAN (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:44 - third time in 6 appearances.
Brian PURCELL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:47.
Alan FOLEY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 18:03.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2179 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 2096 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1935 pts.
Aine CRIMIN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (26th overall) over the line in 20:35 - first time in 5 appearances.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 20:57 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Geraldine CLEMENTS (VW40-44) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:21.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2448 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2343 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 2190 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Attracta HAYDEN (VW65-69) was graded 85.83% for the time 24:21 (91st overall).
Brian PURCELL (VM35-39) was graded 79.05% for the time 16:47 (second overall).
Dermot GORMAN (SM30-34) was graded 77.99% for the time 16:44 (first overall).
This week there were 250 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,070 different runners, including participants from 137 athletics clubs, have completed 19,069 runs covering a total distance of 95,345 km, and there have been 4,363 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).
The male 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 at http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/