Following some mixed weather over the past week or so, the sun was shining on beautiful St. Anne's Park on Saturday morning. On what was a warm day, we welcomed 321 runners, of whom 58 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. We had visitors from South Africa, North American and UK, and some people in town for the Ironman 70.3 the following day - visitor Matt Mollen hit the 50 parkrun milestone, ahead of the triathlon the next day.
Bernard DUGGAN (SM30-34) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was first over the line in 16:25 - first appearance. Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) second over the line in 17:01 (Deirdre was first female - her 26th time in 26 appearances). Jody GILHOOLY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second male (third overall) over the line in 17:26. Brian KELLY (VM50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third male (4th overall) over the line in 17:30 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Claire EGAN (VW35-39) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was second female (20th overall) over the line in 19:55 - was first to finish once before. Fionnuala KEANE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third female (38th overall) over the line in 20:47 - was first to finish once before.
This week's parkrun was brought to you by: Adrienne ATKINS • Alan FOLEY • Alicia MCGIVERN • Aoife QUINN • Brendan ATKINS • Caroline FARRELLY • Connor JENNINGS • Damien MARTIN • Dermot COFFEY • Eleanor SAMMON • Emer NOLAN • Gillian KENNY • Jamie KILLEEN • Jamie PLUMMER • Niamh O'MALLEY • Philip BOYLAN • Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN
As we approach the end of our second year at St. Anne's, the annual points competition is hotting up:
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 2594 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2588 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2513 pts.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2714 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2535 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2458 pts.
Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found here