St. Anne’s parkrun – Run Report – Event #93

Hello St. Annes parkrunners!!!

Another lovely morning greeted our 316 parkrun warriors on Saturday.

Regular runner and volunteer Deirdre Byrne was first across the line for the 2nd time in a whopping personal best time of 16:56..only 4 seconds off the long standing female record set by Aoife Talty at our very 1st event...maybe not the record for much longer

Our first male finisher (2nd overall) didn't record his name with us.

Also a big shout out to Colette Madigan who had a special milestone occasion as she completed her 50th parkrun. So a big congratulations to Colette who I am sure is eager to go for the next 50!

As I mentioned in the pre-run briefing, volunteers seem to be very hard to come by these days. This can lead to delays for everyone at the end and more chance of mistakes being made if we don't have enough people to ensure a smooth running. This is your event...our event...everybody's event, so if you enjoy it and would like to see it continue, then we need to get more people helping out. If you would like to help ensure the future of St. Annes parkrun, then you can contact us at, get in touch via our facebook page or speak to us in person at any of the events. This week's volunteer heroes were:

Alan Foley, Anne McComish, Connor Jennings, Damien Martin, Deirdre Byrne, Dermot Coffey, Eddie McGovern, Gary Kenny, Jamie Plummer, John O'Connor, Mark McComish, Nicole Roechert, Ollie Power, Philip Boylan, Richard O'Connor, Tommy Crampton and Una Cherry who was also the PROUD inductee 98th position hall of fame!! So a big BIG thank you to you all!

The full results list can be found at

The rest of your stats are below, and I look forward to seeing you all at another great St. Annes parkrun in the near future.

John O'Connor
Run Director

Female placings:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 16:56 - 27th time in 27 appearances.
Nora BYRNE (VW45-49) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 21:05.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 21:25 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2798 pts.
Ann MCDONNELL (Unattached) 2538 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2535 pts.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Richard MANNION (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 18:16.
Killian BARRY (SM30-34) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 2684 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2652 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2613 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) was graded 87.60% for the time 16:56 (first overall).
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 86.67% for the time 23:23 (87th overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) was graded 83.69% for the time 25:45 (140th overall).

This week there were 316 runners, of whom 50 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,419 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 21,177 runs covering a total distance of 105,885 km, and there have been 4,773 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).