Rain was promised but thankfully we were restricted to only a few drops as the freaks and ghouls of Dublin came out to set St. Anne's alight for our 104th event. In addition to those bedecked in Halloween ensembles, a number of our runners wore their marathon finisher t-shirts, basking in the afterglow of 26.2 miles of blood, sweat and tears endured last Monday in Dublin. Well done to all of you who completed the marathon, here's to many more.
Geraldine CLEMENTS (VW40-44) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was first (39th overall) over the line in 21:36 - first time in 4 appearances. Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (40th overall) over the line in 21:39 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions. Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (48th overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 545 pts.
Adrienne ATKINS (Unattached) 542 pts.
Aine NI GHLOINN (Unattached) 473 pts.
Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - second time in 6 appearances. Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was second over the line in 17:05. Ronan O'FLYNN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:11.
A check in on the current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Aidan JONES (Unattached) 496 pts.
Declan ROBINSON (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 478 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 470 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 88.44% for the time 22:55 (73rd overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM55-59) was graded 84.57% for the time 18:48 (12th overall).
Dave CARROLL (VM50-54) was graded 82.52% for the time 18:01 (8th overall).
Thanks to this week's volunteers:
Aidan JONES • Anne MC COMISH • Brian HANNEY • Connor JENNINGS • Gemma KILLEEN • Jamie KILLEEN • Jamie PLUMMER • Karen SLYE • Laura BRAYDEN • Orla CONNOR • Ruth FORMAN • Sabrina RYAN • Sinead LYONS • Una CHERRY • Valerie CLINTON • Valerie HAND
This week there were 306 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,855 different runners, including participants from 159 athletics clubs, have completed 24,172 runs covering a total distance of 120,860 km, and there have been 5,383 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 on the St Annes parkrun Results Page.
See you again soon!
Jamie Killeen, Event Director