The sun was shining on St. Anne's parkrun for Event #102. We welcomed visitors from Holland, South Africa and the UK to the undisputed best parkrun in the world. The immensely good looking field of runners was led home by Wesley O'Brien, followed by a further 271 runners. Leading the ladies was Kate O'Neill (3rd overall), while our pacers Kieran Martin (20 mins) and Damien Martin (25 mins) led a number of runners to their goals. Paul Grant finished in the highly coveted 98th place.
Congratulations to Aine Kelly and Elma Keane on reaching their 50th parkrun - what an achievement - well done ladies.
Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - first time in 5 appearances. Aidan JONES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:31 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Steve REEVES (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:48.
Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) of Metro St Brigid's, was first (third overall) over the line in 17:39 - second time in 4 appearances. Lorraine BYRNE (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:29 - was first to finish once before.
A big thanks to all of our volunteers this week:
Aidan JONES • Alan O' FLYNN • Alice O NEILL • Ann Marie GRAHAM • Christopher NEWELL • Connor JENNINGS • Damien MARTIN • Dan WALLACE • Gregory O'BEIRNE • Jamie KILLEEN • Jeremy SKILLINGTON • Kieran MARTIN • Ollie POWER • Sean HESSION • Teresa TALBOT • Tommy CRAMPTON
We always need volunteers - there are many regular runners who have not volunteered yet. The event's continued success depends on you stepping forward to help out, so please do. If everyone volunteered at least once per year, we would have a full roster every week many times over!
One final note: please do not take the plastic tokens home - we need them!
This week there were 272 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
This week's full results can be found here.
Until next time, keep on running!
Event Director, Jamie Killeen