St. Anne’s parkrun – Run Report – Event #126 – 9th April 2016

Event Number 126 was the first on the new course at St. Anne's. Due to building works which will be ongoing for c. 6 months, we have had to change our course. Happily, due to having such a large resource on our doorstep, we were able to find an alternative route without resorting to out-and-backs etc., and still maintaining a fair, interesting route through the park. The feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive, runners enjoying the views over Dublin Bay, before enduring the push back up towards the playground on each lap. 

Firstly a big thanks to our volunteers this week, who handled the change of circumstances professionally and without breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, two volunteers who were on the roster just didnt bother to show up on Saturday - no notice or anything. It left us short on marshals and scanners. 

Anna PRINGLE  •  Aoife QUINN  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor CASSIDY  •  Damien MARTIN  •  Denise KELLEHER  •  Dermot GORMAN  •  Emma FINN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Karen SLYE  •  Keith MOYNES  •  Mark DEVINE  •  Niamh DONNELLAN  •  Patrick O'SHEA  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Valerie HAND

Congrats to Caitriona Costello on being St. Anne's parkrunner of the month for March. 

Full results as follows:

Male placings:
Paul GAIMSTER (VM40-44) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was first over the line in 16:31 - first appearance. Alan O' FLYNN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 18:28. Colin MCDONNELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:53.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2046 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1995 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1716 pts.

Female placings:
Helen CARR (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:23 - 4th time in 15 appearances. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:34 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions. Fionnuala KEANE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 21:20 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2262 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1919 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1721 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 85.75% for the time 23:38 (49th overall).
Paul GAIMSTER (VM40-44) was graded 83.85% for the time 16:31 (first overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM60-64) was graded 77.02% for the time 20:49 (22nd overall).

This week there were 268 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Annes parkrun Results Page.