St Anne’s parkrun # 259 – 24/11/2018

Oh my God, Oh my God OMG.

There was more going on in St Annes on November 24th than in a full series of Fair City.

It started with the annual Piranha Memorial run where the members of Piranha Triathlon Club joined forces with us once more. They provided us with plenty of colour, noise, photographs, runners and volunteers, including pacers. As it happens, John Kearney of Piranha managed to grab the much vaunted #98 token in his debut run with us. Welcome to the legend of 98 club John.

We had some massive milestones with Eamon and Aoibhean Dunne hitting that magical 100 run mark and Eamonn Byrd celebrating his 50th run.

We welcomed the Running Chicks for their first outing since the Beaujolais weekend and we hope it was both Beau and jolais. You are always welcome to St. Annes.

Once again we were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Niall Ring to our run. Niall has become a regular at our run and we are glad to offer him the marvellous park that we have as he strives to reach his 50th run during his term in office. Only 15 to go.

Where to next, the only place we can go. Last Saturday of the month is of course Pacer Saturday. With the help of the Piranha team we had another great team looking to lead the runners out, covering 15 time slots between 20 and 35 minutes. There is always a great atmosphere for pacer Saturday where you can almost taste the determination to see the PBs fall amidst the pacer encouragement. If you would like to give it a go, please let us know. We had a number of first time pacers last Saturday and no-one ever only paces once. It is a most enjoyable volunteer slot, done by regular parkrunners.

Another example of first time volunteering was Colm O'Toole who was a VI guide for the first time. Over the past year we have held a number of VI Guide training sessions thanks to the amazing Joan Ryan from Castletown / Fairview parkrun and her husband, the long suffering Andy (LSA). Joan devotes a lot of her time to this and was as proud as anyone to see Colm put the training into practice. Colm guided John on his second visit to St. Annes and both had a really enjoyable run. Special thanks go to Niamh who volunteered to collect John from home, drive him to parkrun and after a stop in Olives for coffee (sure isn't it the only reason we run) drove John home again. The biggest hurdle to Visually Impaired participation is the act of getting to and from the run.

If being a VI guide sounds like something you would like to get involved in please let us know and we can organise further training. As an incentive Joan makes the most delicious flapjacks, sorry Olives, and she brings two containers to every training session.

We have mentioned volunteers three times so far. The parkrun would be nothing without the amazing volunteers who make it happen every week. It is a real community event, held by the community for the community. Last Saturday we had 56 people in volunteer roles which has to be a new record. These included people who volunteer and run - pre event set up, pacers, token sorting etc. We do need people who are willing to give up their run for the day and generally we have no issues with volunteers. Normally a full roster is about 22 people. On Saturday we had approximately 1 volunteer for every 10 runners and this is a ratio we would like to see maintained in number of volunteers to runs for people. If you have yet to break your volunteering duck or it has been a while, please contact any of the team and grab yourself a volunteer slot. Christmas and the new year are busy times for the run so it will be greatly appreciated. There are no difficult roles, full training is given and there are always a number of people around to help if anything happens.

Finally, as I feel I have written 5km so far, we have to celebrate the fact that 536 people crossed the start and finish line last Saturday.536 people. It is a new record attendance  for St. Anne's and on the day was the highest attendance of any parkrun in Ireland.

Thank you to all who made it a very special day.

Richie

Run Director

This week 536 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 56 volunteers:

Denise KELLEHER • Una CHERRY • Keith MOYNES • Joseph CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Sinead LYONS • Darragh KITT • Hugh LARKIN • Christy REILLY • Martie DUIGNAN • Dara LAWLOR • Jamie PLUMMER • Gabriel BYRNE • Caroline CURRAN • Aidan JONES • Dan WALLACE • Mark MCCOMISH • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Rob CLARKE • Paul DUFFY • Declan CONNOLLY • Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN • Niamh DONNELLAN • Shane GAVIN • Caroline FARRELLY • Adrienne ATKINS • Sue O'TOOLE • Keith COMISKEY • Darrell REAMSBOTTOM • Kevin GREENE • Lorraine CARRABIN • Ross DOLAN • Ellen COLBERT • Declan BOYLE • Karen BATES • Patricia EADIE • Ger FENNELLY • Margaret WALLNUTT • Vanessa FENTON • Colm O'TOOLE • Dara MAC RIOCAIRD • Anna O'DRISCOLL • Kevin MC DAID • Mark QUINN • Sharon FEERICK • Diarmuid MELDON • Aiden FEERICK • David BRADISH • Patricia OCLEIRIGH • Andreea O'BRIEN • Mathilde FAILLY • Cormac O BRIEN • Regina BOWE • David HATTON • Conor PURSUN

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

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 94.58% (22:26) on 29th September 2018 (event number 251).

St Anne’s parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,650 participants have completed 77,170 parkruns covering a total distance of 385,850 km, including 13,542 new Personal Bests. A total of 919 individuals have volunteered 5,047 times.

 

Run Report Event #256 – 3rd November 2018

St Anne’s parkrun  -  Event number 256  -3rd November 2018

Thankfully the weather was on our side for event number 256 at St. Anne’s. We celebrated many events.

 

Shout out to our regular parkrunners who reached their 100 milestone – well done Rachel Ormrod (who dodged the lovely celebration head band and the feather boa, we will have to get her on the next one), also congrats to Brendan Atkins on reaching the big 100.

 

Our 50 milestoners where Patricia Howley and Donal Egan.   Huge congrats, we hope you enjoyed your morning.

 

Welcome to our visitors from Rickmansworth parkrun in London. Matt and Hannah a big St. Annes welcome and delighted to hear you enjoyed the route. Hopefully we can welcome you both again.

 

Susan Brodigan arrived at parkrun this morning in full hen party attire.   Susan we hope you have a fab day & delighted you started you hen party off with a good aul parkrun.

 

We had a huge gathering of all our DCM 2018 participants wearing their fab finisher tops, massive well done to each and everyone of you.   Round of applause to all the marathon runners, pacers, cheerleaders and bag drop volunteers – we have a wonderful community event here and so nice to see everyone out to encourage and help out in some shape or form.

 

Nice to acknowledge and congrats to National medal recipients for DCM this year, few of our regular parkrunners received these. Congrats to Caroline, Rose, Mary L, Elaine, Mary W, Tara & Mick – you are all awesome.

 

This week 465 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

 

Our volunteers were amazing as usual and some doubling up on volunteer roles and some running and jumping in to volunteering after, huge thank you. The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Una CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Christy REILLY • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Kieran TUMMON • Una HERON • Ronald STAEPS • Bill DONNELLY • Ollie POWER • Ciaran DORAN • Ellen COLBERT • Patrick COOKE • Lucy BARRETT • Dara MAC RIOCAIRD • Richard O'DRISCOLL • Kevin MC DAID • Sharon FEERICK • Graham O'DWYER • Andreea O'BRIEN • Conor PURSUN

 

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

 

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 94.58% (22:26) on 29th September 2018 (event number 251).

 

St Anne’s parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,542 participants have completed 75,866 parkruns covering a total distance of 379,330 km, including 13,379 new Personal Bests.

 

Many thanks & over to Dexterous Dec for next weeks event.

Cheers

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

 

 

Run Report 13th October 2018

Wet & gloomy for this mornings parkrun on the 13th October. The bad conditions did’nt put off our superb volunteers & 245 hardy parkrunners.

Huge, huge, huge thank you to all our volunteers today who once again made today’s run a success.

Shout out to our amazing milestones today -

Sean Hession celebrated his 200th run.

Barry Nolan celebrated his 150th last week (he thought he would escape the paparazzi but you can always rely on a loyal pal Colm O Toole to ensure his buddies milestone was celebrated.

100 parkrun’s completed by Bill Brophy & Jim Eviston.

50th milestone celebrated by Paul Thornton.

Our latest member to the 98 Hall of fame is James Duffit.

1st male was Ian Conroy & 1st female was Niamh Kearney.

David Boyle returned for holidays & was presented with his award for volunteer of the year by new Event Director Jamie Plummer. Well deserved David.

Overall, enjoyable event, we hope you enjoyed your run.

Many thanks

Gillian - Run Director

 

Saturday the 22nd of September

St Anne’s parkrun
Event number 250
22nd September 2018
Another perfect day for a park run, this week 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. There were a number of mile stones today Hugh Cronin and Fiona Donnellan celebrated their 100th park run. Carrie Peyton Junior park runner celebrated her 50th park run. Terry Finnegan was the 98th park run position. We announced the engagement of Laura Clarke and Patrick, Laura is a regular runner and volunteerer in St. Anne’s. We welcomed visitors from Cambridge Alan and Marge. We also invited to our 5th Birthday next Saturday which should be a great day for the park run at St. Anne’s. .
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Una CHERRY • Joseph CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Catherine GILLANDERS • Anne MC COMISH • Orla BYRNE • Laura BRAYDEN • Richie O'CONNOR • Sue O'TOOLE • Daniel MCKONE • Keith COMISKEY • Kevin GREENE • Ellen COLBERT • Mary BARRETT • Lucy BARRETT • Dara MAC RIOCAIRD • Mark QUINN • Andrew MURPHY • Francis STRUTT • Alannah BRAYDEN • Alan WINTER • Conor PURSUN Thank you to all the volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne’s parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 94.51% (22:27) on 15th September 2018 (event number 249).
St Anne’s parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,337 participants have completed 73,507 parkruns covering a total distance of 367,535 km, including 13,008 new Personal Bests.

 

St Anne’s parkrun # 242 – 28/07/2018

All good things must come to an end and so the amazing weather ended at about 12:00am on parkrun day. The rain came down and bathed St. Annes parkrun with a gentle spray of lashing rain. Safe to say that when I got to the park at 8.30 everything was looking a little bleak.

Then the parkrun magic happened.  With the rain falling the shamrocks sprouted from the greenery. Event 242 was the 2nd Raheny Shamrock takeover day and was amazingly supported by the 55 club members who turned up to provide all the normal volunteer roles and a few that had to be made up to cater for the demand. Connor and Mark started the day at 8:45 with the event set up and it all went from there. However hard it is to motivate yourself to run in the rain, think of those who have chosen to come long and stand in one place.

As the last Saturday in July it was pacer Saturday and there were pacers for every minute from 18 to 35 minutes in the now familiar bibs. A couple of the times had doubled up pacers to provide twice the motivation. A number of the pacers were pacing for the first time so all the more credit to them.

At just after 9.30, following a moment to remember Johnny Fennell, Caitríona on lead bike took to the paths with 232 runners and walkers taking off behind her - phase 1 complete, all we had to do then was get everyone home. The finish area had all the usual volunteers with funnel managers, timekeepers, token people and some of the barcode scanners, some of the scanners ran first and then jumped in. But then came the surprise and the new volunteer roles - 3 spot prize co-ordinators, Anne, Laura and David, with a multitude of prizes to give out. As it happens, due to the number of people who took part in the run, 1 in 6 people went home with an unexpected prize.

Tony Hand celebrated his 50th parkrun with a PB and parkrun RD Laura notched up her 15oth parkrun. Well done guys.

I would like to thank the following for providing the prizes, Pat, Christy, Nora, Nikki, Marianne and Clontarf Castle, Sean Reid in Ignite Fitness, Zoe Quinn of Zoetrope Fitness and also Connor and Zurich Insurance.

I would like to thank all the runners and walkers who braved the rain to complete event 242 and the amazing volunteers who were actually 4.5% of the total volunteers last weekend in Ireland. Special thanks go to George for stepping in as tail walker at the last minute. You made another great event on St Annes, see you all again on Saturday, same time, same place

Richie

Run Director of the day.

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 55 volunteers:

Liz KEARY • Denise KELLEHER • Helen CARR • Alan FOLEY • Desmond LYONS • Maura LYNSKEY • Connor JENNINGS • Steven John ROWE • Aileen HOOPER • Sinead LYONS • Zara ROGERS • Bernadette MANLEY • Orla LAMBE • Sarah QUIGLEY • Nora BYRNE • Louise KEOGH • Christy REILLY • Gabriel BYRNE • Eimear O'KEEFFE • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Dan WALLACE • Laura CLARKE • Shay NEARY • Mark MCCOMISH • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Colm NUGENT • Niamh DONNELLAN • Nicola MOONEY • William WALSH • Bláithín SHEIL • Adrienne ATKINS • Marianne FANNING • Brendan ATKINS • Wesley GRANT • Ollie POWER • Caitriona COSTELLO • Helena CORCORAN • Philip KEOGH • Amanda LANGAN • Rose MOORE • Valerie HAND • Maeve DEVLIN • Kate MARTIN • Karen BATES • Catherine GROVES • Kevin MC DAID • Simon DEVENNEY • Bob QUINN • Tara KENNEDY • Mark LACEY • David BOYLE • George MCSHEFFREY • Darren MEIKLE

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

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 93.74% (22:38) on 12th May 2018 (event number 232).

St Anne’s parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,046 participants have completed 70,387 parkruns covering a total distance of 351,935 km, including 12,545 new Personal Bests.

 

 

St. Annes park run Event 241 21st July

Another enjoyable park run back in St. Anne’s after our break for the rose festival. The park looked great basking in the summer sun shine.
A special mention to all the volunteers listed below, we all really appreciate your efforts. The roster was looking a bit bare but thanks to a number of great people that came forward on the day, park run went very smoothly.
A BIG SHOUT OUT to Lucy Barrett who was completing her Gaisce Gold president’s award today. She has volunteered over 70 times in all kinds of weather with great enthusiasm. We will miss her and hope to see her back running and volunteering again soon. She volunteered during her leaving certificate exams and also took on the role of guest run director. We wish her well in her future endeavors.
Keith Fleming celebrated his 200th Park run. Amanda Groarke was our 98th park runner.
389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 Super volunteers:

Connor JENNINGS • Vikki BARRETT • Eamon TRAYNOR • Christy REILLY • Rachel ORMROD • Laura BRAYDEN • Ronald STAEPS • Niall O'NEILL • Maeve DEVLIN • Patrick COOKE • Dylan EVENDEN • Lucy BARRETT • Catherine GROVES • Kevin MC DAID • Alan FOLEY • Janet DAY • Alannah BRAYDEN • Annette GREHAN • Conor PURSUN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne’s parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 93.74% (22:38) on 12th May 2018 (event number 232).

 

People of parkrun May 2018

Name : Marianne Fanning

 Age : SW30-34 :)

 Local parkrun: St Anne's parkrun

 No of parkruns completed : 117 and 104 of these at St Anne’s parkrun

 No of times volunteered : 15

 How did you get involved in parkrun :

My best friend Aoife brought me along to my first parkrun. It was my first ever attempt at trying to run. Aoife took me around the 5k route. We jogged and walked for most of it. Honestly I thought I would never go back and now I am 117 runs in! The feeling you get when one day you go from not being able to run 5k to competing with yourself for a PB is very exciting.

 What do you love about parkrun :

The people, the volunteers and the run directors. There is not a minute that goes by during a parkrun that you don't get a cheer or a good morning from a fellow runner. I have made lifelong friends as a result of parkrun. The atmosphere and the kindness of other runners (who help me achieve a PB on pacer Saturdays) make parkrun my favourite pastime.

 

Who do you participate with :

 My fiance Ollie who is my biggest supporter. Attached is a photo of a trophy he gave me for my 100th parkrun. I participate with so many friends - its a big family to me now.

 How has parkrun impacted positively on your family outside of 9.30 on a Saturday :

I now compete in other local runs because of parkruns and I am also a member of the local running club Raheny Shamrock AC (talk to Pat Hooper at the finishing funnel for more info!).

I love the energy running gives me and of course not forgetting the lovely cup of tea from Olive's and maybe a cheeky almond croissant or Pauline's lemon slice

 

 

 

 

People of parkrun April 2018

Name : Kevin McDaid

Age : 68 (69 next week but I'm not boasting about it !!)

Local parkrun: St Annes

No of parkruns completed :3

No of times volunteered : 36, I've become a serial volunteer because I can't run !

How did you get involved in parkrun :

Well, it was recommended as part of my parole conditions! No seriously, it was thanks to some of my friends in Raheny Shamrocks that I first heard about parkrun.
What do you  love about parkrun?
It gets me out in all kinds of weather, I get to meet lots of nice, friendly people & it keeps me reasonably fit & out of trouble. I participate with my wife Mary Lynch ( not much choice there!!) I have got to know so many through parkrun I now feel part of a big family & look forward to it on Saturday mornings.


 

RUN REPORT – St Anne’s parkrun # 233 – 19/05/2018

The week started with a roster that was 90% full - dream week.

1 shout out on Thursday and bingo, full roster and an RD that slept easy the whole week. Then to top it all off the sun shone and the temperature spiked on Saturday morning.

We had 411 sun worshippers that hit the tarmac for their weekly parkrun fix and they were looked after by the amazing 26 volunteers who stood on corners, clicked the watches, scanned the barcodes, organised the new v funnel and gave out and sorted tokens.

Cherie Hyland became the centre of attention for her 100th parkrun so massive congratulations to Cherie - it is a great milestone, well earned.

The latest member of the 98 club is John Kerins.

We were delighted to welcome Nadine as our VIP, who was guided through the course by Jenny. There was an admission at the end that the chatting may have taken precedence over the time aspect but sure what else would you do on such a glorious day. Nadine is the first Visually Impaired participant since the roll out of the guide training and we thank her for coming to our park and hope that there are many more VIPs who will visit. We have a large number of trained guides and we can cater for almost any requirement in terms of time ranges for VI runners / walkers.

Remember the rules - don't forget your barcode and don't bring the token home.

Thank you all again for a great morning, it was a privilege to co-ordinate the day and thanks again to the magnificent volunteers - you made my day so straight forward and comfortable.

Here come the stats.

Richie (RD for the day)

This week 411 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Connor JENNINGS • Catherine GILLANDERS • Jenny COLBERT • Christy REILLY • Tommy CRAMPTON • Eilis O BROIN • Mark MCCOMISH • Richie O'CONNOR • Maire O'MAHONY • Caroline FARRELLY • Allan O'BRIEN • Sharon MCDAID • Paula LEHANE • Marie HIGGINS • Dylan EVENDEN • Mary BARRETT • Aine DELANEY • Lucy BARRETT • Colin MCGOVERN • A T MC GOWAN • Grace O'DONNELL • Magdalena SUPERNAT • Ciaran BRIODY • Francis STRUTT • Mark LACEY • Donal MURPHY

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

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 93.74% (22:38) on 12th May 2018 (event number 232).

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 9,683 participants have completed 66,890 parkruns covering a total distance of 334,450 km, including 12,066 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Park run 21st April

St Anne's parkrun
Event number 229
21st April 2018
It was a cracking sunny day for all 443 park runners and most welcome. The park looked amazing, the sun brought out the best in everyone loads of happy smiling faces. A large enthustic volunteer group made the event run very smoothly and contributed to the great atmosphere on the day. They also made my job a lot easier. Thank you all.
Pia Penser celebrated her 100th park run. Christy Reilly got a special mention for park run person of the month. He couldn’t help himself but after his run helped in ensuring the smooth running of the funnel. With big numbers it is hectic in the funnel until all the runners come through the finish line.
This week 30 runners or walker were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by the following 24 volunteers:

Connor JENNINGS • Robbie BEGGS • Christy REILLY • Sean HESSION • Brighid SMYTH • Meryl DIAB • Simon DIAB • Laura BRAYDEN • Colin GRIFFIN • Adrienne ATKINS • David O'CONNOR • Jean DUNNE • Geraldine STRUTT • Dylan EVENDEN • Richard O'DRISCOLL • Kevin MC DAID • Tara CLEMENTS • Sharon FEERICK • Andrew MURPHY • Michael GOODMAN • Francis STRUTT • Alannah BRAYDEN • Grainne HEALY • Frances KINSELLA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne's parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 14:46 on 6th May 2017 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 92.68% (22:33) on 13th May 2017 (event number 182).
St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 9,530 participants have completed 65,215 parkruns covering a total distance of 326,075 km, including 11,818 new Personal Bests.

Run Director,

See you in the am,

Laura Brayden