St.Anne’s parkrun Event #114

We had a lovely day this Saturday. The weather held out with no rain insight, albeit the paths being a little muddy and the wind was non-existent. Even with a little token mix-up we managed to have a good amount of people for the second parkrun of 2016. We appreciated your patience in sorting out the results and look forward to seeing you all again at St.Anne's.

I'd like to thank the volunteers again for helping out, as well as those who offered to help out in the morning. It was greatly appreciated by the Run Director and the core team.

Male placings:
Dermot GORMAN (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:05 - 6th time in 10 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was third over the line in 17:52.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1194 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1118 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1078 pts.

Female placings:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 18:02 - first appearance.
Luisa VERLING (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (56th overall) over the line in 23:09.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (58th overall) over the line in 23:14 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1281 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1177 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1173 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) was graded 82.62% for the time 18:02 (6th overall).
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) was graded 79.38% for the time 17:52 (third overall).
D MATTHEWS (VM45-49) was graded 78.41% for the time 18:13 (9th overall).

This week there were 363 runners, of whom 53 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,083 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 26,127 runs covering a total distance of 130,635 km, and there have been 5,600 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).

And as everyone knows, parkrun is run each week entirely by your fellow runners who take turns volunteering to ensure we have a fantastic event with marshals, time keepers, scanners and barcode wranglers and more. If you haven’t volunteered lately, please reach out to us at and let us know which week would be good for you. Volunteering takes less than an hour of your time and parkrun can’t happen without you!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Annes parkrun Results Page.

Nici Roechert | Run Director