January the 5th parkrun St. Annes event 266

St Anne’s parkrun
Event number 266
5th January 2019

Wow a record for St,Annes oarkrun ..this week 584 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 76 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part. this was the second park run of 2019. A great way to start the year with perfect weather conditions. A full roster of volunteers that coped seamlessly well with the big numbers.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Una CHERRY • Maura LYNSKEY • Connor JENNINGS • Jenny COLBERT • Simon LOUGHREY • Christy REILLY • Damien MARTIN • Rachel ORMROD • Mark MCCOMISH • Laura BRAYDEN • Richie O'CONNOR • Louise O'REILLY • Nora BYRNE • Daniel MCKONE • Ellen COLBERT • Ciaran MCGOWAN • Colm O'TOOLE • Kevin MC DAID • Andrew MURPHY • Alannah BRAYDEN • Paul COLBERT • Birgit KRETSCHMANN • Conor PURSUN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne’s parkrun Results Page.
Sean Harding finished in position 98. we had a large group of visitors from Leicester.
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 10,973 participants have completed 80,006 parkruns covering a total distance of 400,030 km, including 13,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 929 individuals have volunteered 5,226 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. 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.


 

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

 

People of parkrun March 2018

Name: Christy “Smooth Operator” Reilly

Age:  61

Local parkrun:  St. Anne’s parkrun

Number of parkruns completed:  53 parkruns (41 of these at St. Annes)

Number of times volunteered: 32 times

How did you get involved in parkrun?

I got involved with parkrun as I am life long member of local running club “Raheny Shamrocks”. St Annes parkrun started up in the local park and what better way to incorporate a weekly 5k into your training runs.

What do you love about parkrun?

People, Atmosphere, the sense of real community spirit, the parkrun buzz. The post run chats over a cuppa in Olive’s Room.

Who do you participate with?

I participate with my fellow parkrunners and my club mates. That’s the beauty of parkrun, you can just turn up, do a little warm up & run amongst all other parkrunners. Don’t be afraid to turn up on your own, you can run, walk, jog it and there are plenty of people to participate with. It’s not a race, it’s a fun run.

How has parkrun impacted positively on your family outside of 9:30 am on a Saturday?
As Declan Robinson would say “a Model Husband” I make the breakfast every Saturday morning for the family before I leave to head out for the parkrun

What was your best funnel experience?

All 32 times that I have volunteered at parkrun, as I am “King of the Finish Funnel”

What advice would you give to someone looking at getting into funnelling?

If you are getting into Finish Funnelling you have big shoes to fill, ONLY JOKING ….. but my advice would be watch out for the Funnel Ducker, this is the runner who crosses the finish line and ducks out from the funnel and does not take the finish token. Tip is don’t be a Funnel Ducker continue through the funnel and take the unwanted finish token and return it to the scanners tubs.

Also don’t be a Double Crosser, a Double Crosser is a No No…. This is when parkrunners run through the funnel, then they run back to help/encourage and motivate fellow parkrunners in true parkrun spirit, however, they get caught up in the moment and come through the finish funnel again!

Qualities needed to be a successful funnel manager –

1) you need to be a smooth operator,

2).your need eyes in the back of your head

3) Tour Guide to remind parkrunners which direction they need to go

4). you need a big voice as the role includes communications between timekeepers and
finish token volunteers to make sure all running positions are in sync..

 

St. Annes park run 17th March 2018 St. Patricks day

Event number 225

It was a chilly day for all the 313 runners and 21 volunteers who took park in the park run on this special day. It will be the year 2029 before St. Patrick’s day falls on a park run day again. Not to mention the fact that this day will go down in history as the day Ireland beat England to win the grand slam. it was also great to see so many people going green for the run and getting in to the festive spirit. even though festivities moved alsong very quickly to Olives for some nice hot refreshments.
We had 2 mile stones Valerie Clinton and Richard O’ Driscoll who celebrated their 50th park run. Congratulations to them. Jonathan Boyle was a 98th park run finisher. We also had 2 visitors from Stockholm who helped out and 1 visitor from Valentines park run in London. Some great phhotos are on the facebook page.
The event was made possible by these great volunteers who stood out in the cold and the light snow (a few little flurries) to ensure you all had a good run.
Connor JENNINGS • Shane ROE • Orla BYRNE • Laura BRAYDEN • Richie O'CONNOR • Fiona DONNELLAN • David O'CONNOR • Keith COMISKEY • Jean DUNNE • Agnes FLYNN • Lucy BARRETT • Kate BIELINSKI • Carol GEOGHEGAN • Ciaran MCGOWAN • Paul KELLY • Andrew MURPHY • Nicholas WOOD • Francis STRUTT • Alannah BRAYDEN • Louise MAHER • Henrik ISAKSSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne's parkrun Results Page.

Run director,
Laura Brayden

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