St Anne’s Run Report – Event #132 – 21st May 2016

It'll be alright on the night or at least in the morning. At 8.30 on Saturday morning we had 5 volunteers but by 9.30 and the start of our run we had a full team. I would like to offer my full gratitude to those who stepped away from their run to make sure that everyone else could run.

We had 268 runners who turned out in the glorious sunshine, 2 new entrants to the 50 club (Denis Murphy and Karen Slye), congratulations guys.

See you all for pacer Saturday and don't forget your barcode.

Male placings:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:02 - 6th time in 9 appearances.
Steve REENAN (VM40-44) of North East Veterans AC, was second over the line in 17:40.
John THUILLIER (SM30-34) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third over the line in 17:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2520 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2491 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2237 pts.

Female placings:
Sandra ARMSTRONG (VW40-44) of Sportsworld, was first (27th overall) over the line in 20:52 - first appearance.
Aileen CONNOLLY (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 21:15.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:17.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2757 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2383 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2263 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 88.09% for the time 23:22 (66th overall).
David BYRNE (VM40-44) was graded 82.00% for the time 17:02 (first overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) was graded 79.77% for the time 27:01 (144th overall).

This week there were 268 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,952 different runners, including participants from 195 athletics clubs, have completed 32,325 runs covering a total distance of 161,625 km, and there have been 6,787 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).