Another hectic morning in St Anne's with 403 hardy souls braving a blustery chilly morning to kick start their weekend at the best parkrun in Ireland.
2 of the top 3 male finishers were St Anne's first timers. 1st male was John Kelly in an impressive time of 16:05 while 3rd male was Eoin Cassidy in 18:01 with last week 1st male finisher Brian Leahy from Raheny Shamocks sandwiched between them finishing in 16:54.
The camera shy Bláithín Sheil lead our female runners home in a time of 19:23 with Helen Carr (20:10) and Niamh Lennon (21:13) completing the list of top 3 female finishers today. Helen deserves a little extra special mention as not only was she 2nd female home, she also completed 50th parkrun and managed a PB to boot. Good day at the office, Helen. Well done.
The latest addition to the #98 hall of fame is Paul Hand. Enjoy your moment of glory, Paul.
Well done to all who joined us today and completed another parkrun whether you ran, walked or crawled!!
And last but by no means least a big THANKS to today's volunteer crew on another sterling job. As we all hopefully know at this stage none of this would happen without those parkrunners who step up each week to volunteer and swap their runners for hi-vis jackets. Today's crew included:
Alan KILMARTIN • Ann Marie GRAHAM • Anne MC COMISH • Anthony CARROLL • Carmel CASSIDY • Colm KERNAN • Connor JENNINGS • Denis MURPHY • Eugene MEEGAN • Fia MOORE • Gillian KENNY • Jamie PLUMMER • Linda ROWDEN • Mark MCCOMISH • Mary LYNCH • Nicole ROECHERT • Orla BYRNE • Paul DUFFY • Paul DWYER • Richard O'CONNOR • Rob CLARKE • Susan HOLMGREN • Valerie HAND
We will throw up a few photos during the course of the next couple of days as we get them. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your weekend. See you next week.........SAME TIME SAME PLACE!!
Mark McComish - Run Director
Bláithín SHEIL (SW20-24) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:23 - second time in 3 appearances.
Helen CARR (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 20:10 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Niamh LENNON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:13 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1467 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1452 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1362 pts.
John KELLY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:05 - first appearance.
Brian LEAHY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 16:54 - was first to finish once before.
Eoin CASSIDY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:01.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1503 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1479 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1396 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John KELLY (VM40-44) was graded 87.46% for the time 16:05 (first overall).
Brian LEAHY (VM35-39) was graded 78.99% for the time 16:54 (second overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 77.46% for the time 23:22 (70th overall).
This week there were 403 runners, of whom 49 were first timers and 91 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,428 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 27,858 runs covering a total distance of 139,290 km, and there have been 5,886 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.