Saturday 5th September brought us parkrun No. 96, only 3 more to birthday no. 2 and 4 to our 100th parkrun.
The day had multiple key moments.
The run where Una Ní Chribin was announced as parkrunner of the month and completed her 50th parkrun. Congratulations Una on your achievements.
The run where Deirdre O'Grady completed her 50th parkrun. Congratulations Deirdre.
The run where we had all the volunteer slots filled by Thursday morning, much to the relief of the Run Director. This was a great result for us all as volunteers and runners are vital to the continued success of the run. We would recommend that everyone gets involved in volunteering. Only then will you be told about the secret handshake and given the keys of the kingdom. Thank you very much to the amazing volunteers we had on the day.
The day where our photographer took over 370 amazing photographs and yours truly took over a day to download and upload them. Worth the wait we are sure you agree.
Along with all this we had 271 runners taking on our fine course, including several first timers and also tourists from Manchester. Congratulations to you all.
All the statistics are included below, se you all on Saturday for our next run.
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was first over the line in 17:01 - first time in 2 appearances.
Aonghus O'CLEIRIGH (VM55-59) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:23 - was first to finish once before.
Dermot HICKS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:49.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 2958 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2860 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2775 pts.
Yasmin CANNING (VW40-44) of Drogheda and District Athletcic Club, was first (31st overall) over the line in 20:00 - first appearance.
Sinead HARTNETT (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second (32nd overall) over the line in 20:03 - was first to finish once before.
Orla GORMLEY (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (35th overall) over the line in 20:16.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2973 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2746 pts.
Ann MCDONNELL (Unattached) 2635 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Aonghus O'CLEIRIGH (VM55-59) was graded 88.40% for the time 17:23 (second overall).
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) was graded 87.37% for the time 17:01 (first overall).
Orla GORMLEY (VW50-54) was graded 83.72% for the time 20:16 (35th overall).
This week there were 271 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,567 different runners, including participants from 151 athletics clubs, have completed 22,091 runs covering a total distance of 110,455 km, and there have been 4,969 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).
The full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Annes parkrun Results Page.