St Anne’s parkrun # 274 – 02/03/2019

Before you run tomorrow let's take a minute to reflect on last week.

The roster was full from the Thursday evening so off we went.

The biggest relief was that it was dry, it always makes for a more enjoyable run, I'm sure you'd agree.

The biggest news of the day was that the launch of Park Walk, a 6 week initiative to entice many to join in parkrun, was launched. Jamie, Louise and Conor were on hand to welcome all of those who were taking that first step, with Louise and Conor acting as co-ordinators throughout the event.

Celebrations aplenty were taking place with Colm (one of the latest recruits to the core team) and Rachel O'Toole jointly celebrating their 100th parkrun. Joining them on this milestone was Declan Boyle. Congratulations guys on reaching this great milestone.

We welcomed Steve Beddoe from Bakewell parkrun visited our parkrun in between some serious concerts in the Olympia Theatre and promptly scooped the legendary #98 token.

Celebrity watch was in full flow for some of our female runners and they were not disappointed when Virgin One's weatherman Deric Ó hArtagáin burst into our world at the last minute, fitting in some photographs both before and after the run, with a bit more time to chat after the run. Even managing to fit in a bit of filming while the runners assembled for the start.

After siren start the rest was poetry in motion. The volunteers, who we are always grateful for did their thing and 547 people completed the course and got their results - after the team managed to catch a bit of refreshment in the ever welcoming Olives Room café.

See you all in the morning, don't forget your barcode and don't duck out of the funnel before getting your position token which you will not bring home.

The stats are below

Richie

This week 547 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Una CHERRY • Joseph CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Jenny COLBERT • Nora BYRNE • Christy REILLY • Jamie PLUMMER • Damien MARTIN • Mark MCCOMISH • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Louise O'REILLY • John BYRNE • Ruth COLBERT • Bill DONNELLY • Marianne FANNING • Francis O REILLY • Jean DUNNE • Valerie HAND • Ellen COLBERT • Lucy BARRETT • Catherine HILLIARD • Andrew MURPHY • David MCDONNELL • Paul COLBERT • Mary MARTIN • David BOYLE • 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 11,393 participants have completed 84,409 parkruns covering a total distance of 422,045 km, including 14,460 new Personal Bests. A total of 971 individuals have volunteered 5,491 times.

 

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 199 – 16th September 2017

St Anne's parkrun
Event number 199    -    16th September 2017

Firstly, thanks for your patience guys, had a slight tech glitch but results are up on the system now.

 

The weather stayed nice and fine for this morning’s 199th run at St. Anne’s.   Lovely atmosphere, hope you all smiled big for photographer Tomás Greally.

 

 

We welcomed our 1st time parkrunners, we also had a visit from Frank Greally & Tomás Greally from Irish Runner magazine, thanks for giving them a nice warm welcome.   Delighted to have met our visitor Roger Stamcliffe all the way from Cooks River parkrun in Sydney, Australia.   We hope you enjoyed your visit and the route.  

 

 

Congratulations to Robert Lynch & Ronald Staeps who celebrated their 100th parkrun milestone, also celebrations for Jamie Tarpey completing his 50th milestone, superb achievements, well done.

 

 

Our newest member to the 98 Hall of Fame was Kevin Greene. 

 

 

 

BIG Shout Out to our parkrunner of the month – Sue O’Toole, congratulations on being parkrunner of the month and also for volunteering todayJ

 

 

This week 378 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

 

We have an amazing dedicated Core Team at St. Anne’s & we would like to thank all our weekly volunteers, you all play an important part of our event & we value and appreciate your time & help.  We only happen because you help make it happen.

 

 

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Denis MURPHY • Una CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Shane MCDONNELL • Brian KELLY • Anna PRINGLE • Maia MOORE • Sean HESSION • Anne MC COMISH • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Mark MCCOMISH • Colm KERNAN • Orla BYRNE • Brendan ATKINS • Sue O'TOOLE • Michael FARRELL • Billy MOORE • Ronan MOORE • Dylan EVENDEN • Carol GLEESON • Kevin MC DAID • Dolores O'HAGAN SKELLY • David BOYLE  • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING

 

 

If you haven’t volunteered before, we would love to hear from you on email stanneshelpers@parkrun.com or on our facebook page.  Promise you will enjoy it.

 

 

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

 

 

Male placings:
Graham O'DWYER (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 16:37 - 7th time in 31 appearances.
Simon DEVENNEY (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 16:55 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was third over the line in 17:15 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Caitriona COSTELLO
(VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 20th time in 104 appearances.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 21:08 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Aine NI GHLOINN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 21:16.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Mary LYNCH
(VW65-69) – 90.15% for the time 23:11 (85th overall).
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) – 87.63% for the time 17:15 (third overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) – 81.31% for the time 21:08 (43rd overall).

 

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 8,497 participants have completed 53,770 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,850 km, including 10,248 new Personal Bests.

 

Passing you over to Declan who will be your Run Director next week, so see you all same time, same place

 

Kind regards

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

 

Run Report #180 – 29th April 2017

 

Run Report  #180 -   29th  April  2017

 

This morning we hosted parkrun Event #180 at St. Anne’s park.   Thankfully the weather stayed nice and dry for this morning’s parkrun.

 

 

It was a hub of activity as it was our famous Pacer Saturday plus we had a good few  St. Anne’s parkrunner milestones being celebrated in St. Anne’s Style – balloons, feather boa’s & the “Car Far” lap of honour started off our milestone celebrations for Jenny Colbert celebrating 100 runsSinead Lyons & our junior parkrunner, Juliette Dowd celebrating both their 50th runs.     Juliette we didn’t spot you in the crowd when we announced your milestone achievement, we did have feather boa & balloon for you too but if you would like your picture snapped next week let us know, we love our parkrunners celebrating their milestones.   Congrats to all on their superb achievements.

 

 

All of our parkrun first timers got their lovely St. Anne’s welcome this morning along with our parkrun tourists from Castlebar/ Westport, Co. Mayo parkruns – Freddie & Ger Collins.  We hope you enjoyed your visit.

 

 

Our  newest member to the Token 98 Hall of Fame is Ben Kokjohn.

 

Congrats to Colm Kernan, Dan Wallace & Fia Moore on completing London Marathon recently.

 

 

Shout out to our Event Director Jamie Killeen and parkrunners Ciaran O’Conluain & Gary Kenny who are participating in Limerick Marathon & Half Marathon this weekend.  St. Anne’s parkrun send each one of you the Best of Luck.

 

 

Think you will all agree that our legendary pacers did a superb job today, we hope that they helped you reach your Happy Pace.

 

 

Our finish funnel was extremely busy this morning but this was well looked after by #keepyourplace crew – Orla Byrne, Christy Reilly & Eva O’Beirne.  Thanks for keeping everyone in the correct order coming through the funnel.

 

 

Our parkrun only functions with the help of you guys, so we love hearing from you on our email- stannesoffice@parkrun.com or on facebook.

 

So don’t forget,  if you do want to lend a hand but don’t want to give up your run, Token Sorting is one of the volunteer roles that allows you to run & volunteer.

 

A double thanks to Anne Mc Comish who filled 2 volunteer roles.

Our Super Heroes this weekend where Adrienne ATKINS  •  Aine NI GHLOINN  •  Ann Marie GRAHAM  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Brendan ATKINS  •  Carol GLEESON  • Caroline  FARRELLY   Christy REILLY  •  Ciaran O CONLUAIN  •  Colm KERNAN  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  David BYRNE  •  Deirdre O'DWYER  •  Denis MURPHY  •  Dylan EVENDEN  •  Eva O'BEIRNE  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Gregory Paul O'BEIRNE  •  Helen LEAHY  •  Jean FOGARTY  •  Juliette O'BEIRNE  •  Keith FLEMING  •  Marianne FANNING  •  Mark MCCOMISH  •  Nicholas WOOD  •  Nora BYRNE  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Robbie BEGGS  •  Theresa TAYLOR  •  Una CHERRY

 

This week 399 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers.

 

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

 

Male placings:
Joseph O' DONOGHUE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51 - first time in 2 appearances.
Terry KEOGH (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 17:53.
Alastair HIGGINS - 17:58

 

Female placings:
Sarah KELLY
(SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:46 - second time in 9 appearances.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:04 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Elaine MCNULTY (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 20:19 - was first to finish once before.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) – 84.27% for the time 20:04 (20th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) – 82.04% for the time 22:22 (67th overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) – 80.61% for the time 27:10 (211th overall).

 

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who recorded a time of 00:16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mark KIRWAN who recorded a time of 00:15:03 on 26th July 2014 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded 92.05% (17:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 172).

 

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 7,769 participants have completed 46,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 234,975 km, including 9,089 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Thank’s everyone, we hope you enjoyed your parkrun & we will see you all same time, same place, next week.

 

 

Cheers

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

 

 

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Event #124

Before we embark on run number 125 for St. Annes, let us travel back one week in time for the inspiration of run 124.

We had a magnificent 300 runners who turned out on a cold morning but the run soon heated up. We had the VHI Mini Marathon ladies bringing additional glamour and brightness all the way from Marlay Park.

Hugely inspirational milestones on the day for Keith Fleming (100th parkrun), Maia Moore, Eleanor Sammon, Philip Harrison (all 50th parkrun) and finally Eve Coffey who completed a 10th parkrun. Congratulations all.

To top it all off we had 80 new PBs within our runners, over 20% of the runners.

And finally to the amazing volunteers, without whom the run can not happen.

Happy Easter all and here come the statistics.

See you all soon

Richie (Run Director)

Male placings:
Bernard ROE (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:02 - first time in 2 appearances.
Turlough CONWAY (VM40-44) of Rathfarnham WSAF, was second over the line in 17:18 - was first to finish once before.
Aidan BRENNAN (VM50-54) of North East Runners, was third over the line in 17:46 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1849 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1820 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1703 pts.

Female placings:
Fiona STACK (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:09 - first appearance.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:23 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Edel MCNAMARA (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:26.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2063 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1731 pts.
Aine NI GHLOINN (Unattached) 1683 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Aidan BRENNAN (VM50-54) was graded 84.33% for the time 17:46 (third overall).
David CORCORAN (VM50-54) was graded 82.23% for the time 18:23 (6th overall).
Turlough CONWAY (VM40-44) was graded 80.73% for the time 17:18 (second overall).

This week there were 300 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,707 different runners, including participants from 180 athletics clubs, have completed 30,002 runs covering a total distance of 150,010 km, and there have been 6,424 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).

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