Event number 297 – 31st August 2019

Event number 297  -   31st August 2019

Glorious morning for PACER Saturday this morning.

 

We had a fabulous 525 parkrunners out enjoying their parkrun.    Massive THANK YOU to our amazing pacers who helped you through your paces, think you will all agree they did a superb job.

 

We welcomed our 1st timers and visitors.  Shout out to our visitors who visited from Australia and the UK.  Welcome Garrett & Eloise from OxfordAnn Keogh and Aileen from Sydney, Australia and  Alli from Dorset.  We hope you enjoyed your parkrun experience at St. Anne’s and we look forward to welcoming you again.

 

Some parkrun regulars reached their milestones:-

Shout out to the newest members to the 100 Club Sue O’Toole, Tony Hand, Catherine McGowan, Mary McGuirk.

 

Ronan Moore, Ciara Hoban, Theresa Cloonan, Grainne Healy, Louise Maher, Alice Jorgensen and Kate Cregan all joined the 50 milestone club.

 

Happy Birthday to Kate Cregan who not only completed her 50th Run but was celebrating a milestone birthday too.  We hope you had a fun morning celebrating with your brother, sister and St. Anne’s parkrun family.

 

Happy Birthday to Run Director – Richie O’Connor who couldn’t be with us today as he off sunning himself on holidays.  We hope you having a fab time.

 

Folks, if you reached a milestone recently and haven’t volunteered yet, it would be absolutely super if you can volunteer one week to give a little back to our community event.

 

REMEMBER:  parkwalk starts next Saturday and Jamie Plummer is the parkwalk leader so pass the word around if you know anyone that may be interested.  parkwalk will take part every Saturday morning for 6 weeks.

 

Our Event only can happen with the help of volunteers.  The event was made possible by 36 volunteers today:

Una CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Jenny COLBERT • Gabriel BYRNE • Barry NOLAN • Ciara NÍ BHROIN • Dan WALLACE • Cliodhna HUGHES • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Mark MCCOMISH • Keith FLEMING • Rob CLARKE • Paul DUFFY • Emer COLL • Niamh DONNELLAN • Mark MAC SWEENEY • Marianne FANNING • Barbara FLOOD • Molly KENNY • Ruth CARROLL • Mary BARRETT • Lucy BARRETT • Patricia LORIGAN • Colm O'TOOLE • Kevin MC DAID • Simon DEVENNEY • Morwenna QUINN • Lorraine MCMAHON • Paul KELLY • Andrew MURPHY • Patricia OCLEIRIGH • Alberto POBLACION • Carmen MARTIN • Conor PURSUN • Deirdre NI CHAOMHÁNAIGH

 

THANK YOU to the volunteers that did multiple volunteer roles, it was huge help and the event runs smoother.

 

Todays photos credits go to: Ruth Carroll, Kevin McDaid and Gillian Kenny.

 

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 Garry CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 14:44 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 277).
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 12,380 participants have completed 95,106 parkruns covering a total distance of 475,530 km, including 15,830 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,039 individuals have volunteered 6,189 times.

Remember:-   next week Mark McComish is Run Director so there will be no hanging around.   Start 9:30am sharp !!!!!

Have a great weekend

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

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.

 

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 Anne’s parkrun Event #215 – 01/01/2018

2 for 1, get it here, 2 for 1, one off chance, today only, last time this year.

In the middle of storms Dylan and Eleanor we got to experience our own perfect storm. The traditional New Years Day double header, 9.30 in St Anne's park and 11.00 in Father Collins park blew into 2018 with 292 people in St Annes and then 244 people in Father Collins.

Eager as people were to get the year off to a great running start, the first people arrived before 9.00 while the set up was taking place. The new year atmosphere continued to build as participants flooded towards the briefing point. There were parkruns from all over the country represented. In no particular order Tralee, Ardgillan, Donabate, River Valley, Ardgillan and Malahide were represented. We also had a number of first timers - both to St Annes and to parkrun - so we want to extend a massive welcome to all those who are now parkrunners.

Congratulations to Ailish Cassidy who recorded her 50th parkrun. Thank you also to the fabulous volunteers who have brought parkrun into another year. As we always recognise, the success of parkrun is dependent on the ongoing contributions of their own time that volunteers give, week after week. It will always be appreciated and never taken for granted.

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for the warm congratulations given to me while volunteering for the 100th time. And thank you to all the members of the core team who help keep the run going. It is not every day that I would be comfortable standing in the middle of a public park wearing a pink boa, but for some reason it felt right on New Years Day.

Our 215th run took off at 9.30 and a number of people headed off on a journey that would end up being a 5k run, a 10k run with a 5k drive and for some a 15k run by running to Father Collins park for 11.00. I know there were a number of people who got through the first 5k and were drawn by the lure of Olives Cafe, fresh coffee and the smell of baked scones. The rest of us headed to Father Collins park for round 2.

Did I mention that Ardgillan parkrun were here.

So ended the St Annes leg of the double and I leave you with the only rule of parkrun. DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE. No barcode means no time on that day.

The stats for the day are below, so congratulations to the 54 first timers and 22 PBs.Not a bad start to the year.

See you next Saturday

Richie

This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Jamie KILLEEN • Connor JENNINGS • Robbie BEGGS • Catherine GILLANDERS • Jenny COLBERT • Christy REILLY • Declan ROBINSON • John O'CONNOR • Meryl DIAB • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Richie O'CONNOR • Molly KENNY • Carmel CASSIDY • Kevin MC DAID • Eamonn BYRD • Alannah BRAYDEN • Linda NI GHORMAIN • David O CONNOR

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Anne's parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/

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 8,981 participants have completed 59,335 parkruns covering a total distance of 296,675 km, including 11,094 new Personal Bests.

 

St Anne’s parkrun # 203 – 14th October 2017 – Shamrock parkrun

I took a little bit of time to myself before writing this as I needed a little time for reflection.  Approximately 11 weeks ago St Annes parkrun and Raheny Shamrock AC sat down to plan Shamrock parkrun and the time between that and October 14th was spent planning and arranging and fine tuning.

The intent of Shamrock parkrun was to bring together two of the many organisations that are striving to enhance the community spirit and community engagement of the lovely area of Raheny / Clontarf and environs.  There is a huge crossover in membership with many starting with involvement in one and then becoming involved in the other.

Both organisations are thriving at the level they are on the back of an army of dedicated volunteers with the added bonus that the volunteers will vary from week to week.  The plan for the day was that all volunteer roles would be provided by Raheny Shamrock AC.  I have to admit to seizing the opportunity here and looking for volunteers in every possible role that has been seen in St Annes and also a number that were made up on the spot.  I looked for 45 volunteers for the day, which appeared optimistic, until after day 1, 34 of them were filled. At this stage it was still only the 6th of October.  So I added in some more roles, which were duly filled.  This meant that the weekly call to duty did not happen on the parkrun Facebook page.  The message went out to all - no volunteers needed this week - everybody can run.

To the day itself.  Wind and rain on Friday night abated at approximately 8.00 and gave way to some lovely sunshine with a nice breeze.  Perfect running weather and literally the calm before the storm.

Set up began at approximately 8.30 and the rest of the volunteers began arriving from 8.45 onwards.  The Raheny Shamrock army really turned out in numbers, by 9.20 all 53 volunteers were present. Yes, 53 volunteers.  We had pacers covering every time from 18 to 35 minutes and have been inundated with great messages of thanks from many runners praising the positivity that the pacers brought.  For the record, not counting the pacers means that 1 in 6 people set a PB on Saturday.  That is a phenomenal number and no coincidence either.  The other 35 volunteers ensured a smooth run with nothing but good feedback noted by all.

The new additions to the roster were the spot prize co-ordinators which we hope brought a new joy to those finishing as the presence of the spot prizes was only announced as runners were finishing.  There were 32 spot prizes distribute throughout the field.  I would like to thank Cherie, Úna and Caitríona for majestically negotiating the crowds to ensure the prizes found a good home.  Special thanks go to Pat Hooper, Connor Jennings, Marianne Fanning, Nikki McMullen and Rachel Ormrod for providing the prizes.  A lot of happy runners went home with more than they left the house with.

Thank you also to Paul for providing the photography allowing us to uploads hundreds of pictures to remember the event with.  Thanks to Pat for his words during the briefing, Mick for officially starting the run, Christy, Brendan, Simon and Colm for manning the finishing funnel, Liz for taking the pressure of being in charge of the watch, Sarah and Anne for getting the tokens to the right people and all the volunteers between Jim on lead bike and Nikki and Janet as tail walkers.  The marshalls deserve special recognition for the job they in keeping people on the run route aware of the tide that is coming their way.

Congratulations go to Colm Kernan (the Crusader amongst the Shamrocks) on celebrating his 50th birthday and also to Áine Ní Ghloinn who completed her 50th parkrun on the day.

Thank you to everyone who took part in what turned out to be a great morning in St. Annes and resulted in a very happy Run Director once the results were posted.

The science bit is below. See you all on Saturday

Richie (Run Director, St Annes parkrunner and Raheny Shamrock AC member)

This week 409 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 53 volunteers:

Liz KEARY • David O HARA • Sean MCGOLDRICK • Desmond LYONS • Una CHERRY • Mary PURDUE-SMYTH • Connor JENNINGS • Valerie CLINTON • Robbie BEGGS • Aileen HOOPER • Jim KEOGH • Sinead LYONS • Deirdre O'DWYER • Louise KEOGH • Christy REILLY • Damien MARTIN • Brighid SMYTH • Elaine MCNULTY • Tommy CRAMPTON • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Fiona COYLE • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Richie O'CONNOR • Mary-Rose MC MULLAN • Colm DELANEY • Nicola MOONEY • Conall MURPHY • William WALSH • Caroline FARRELLY • Lorraine BYRNE • Glenn ATKINS • Marianne FANNING • Brendan ATKINS • Nora BYRNE • Cherie HYLAND • Caitriona COSTELLO • Keith COMISKEY • Amanda LANGAN • Mary WALSH • Paul HYLAND • Valerie HAND • Jody GILHOOLY • Paul CULLEN • Fiona STACK • Mary LYNCH • Simon DEVENNEY • Sarah QUIGLEY • Mark LACEY • Mick CLOHISEY • David O CONNOR • Janet FOLAN

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

Male placings:
David KIRWIN (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 16:41 - third time in 6 appearances.
Graham O'DWYER (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 17:00 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was third over the line in 17:21 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Ailis MURTAGH (SW18-19) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 18:07 - second time in 4 appearances.
Joyce O'HARE (SW30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:51 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Aine NI GHLOINN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 21:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) – 87.13% for the time 17:21 (third overall).
Ailis MURTAGH (SW18-19) – 82.61% for the time 18:07 (7th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) – 82.60% for the time 22:13 (76th 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 8,639 participants have completed 55,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 276,250 km, including 10,522 new Personal Bests.

 

 

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

 

 

St Anne’s parkrun Event number 183 20th May 2017

Amidst the now normal perma sunshine that inhabits St Annes parkrun we had 398 athletes take to the tarmac to complete the 183rd parkrun in St Annes Park.

They came from far and wide to see what all the fuss was about - in fact Joacim Jansson and Per Stenmark travelled from Sweden for their first parkrun ever, so they have started with the best one. Plymouth Triathlon Club, Garda Athletic Club, Norfolk Gazelles and clubs from as far away as Sportsworld, Drumcondra, Crusaders and Clonliffe Harriers made the trip.

Special mention goes to Peter Smyth who completed his 50th parkrun and marked the occasion with a new PB. Special special mention goes to Orla McLarnon who having completed 31 runs in St. Annes, moved to London but came back to celebrate her 50th parkrun back in her home course. Many congratulations to you both.

While we are giving special mentions, Meghan Traynor famously declared that it is all about the base but for us it is all about the volunteers. Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers. Having slept soundly on Friday night with a full roster in my back pocket, there were 3 people who showed up on Saturday morning looking to help and a role was quickly found for them. Your parkrun can not function without the volunteers behind it. They are highly visible on the day and deserve great credit and thanks. Everyone can be that person in the hi-vis vest. All of the roles are straight forward and are easily explained. There is nothing complicated involved and the reward is a great sense of fulfilment and community involvement.  Contact the run on stannesoffice@parkrun.com or the Facebook page to get involved. There is a special reserved table for volunteers in Olives after the run.

Don't forget it is pacer Saturday tomorrow so you can volunteer and still run.

All the stats from the 20th of May are below.

See you tomorrow,

Richie

This week 398 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Joseph O' DONOGHUE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:42 - was first to finish once before.
Bobby BEDFORD (VM55-59) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:28.

Female placings:
Sarah KELLY (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 20:15 - third time in 10 appearances.
Helen CARR (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 20:26 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Ciara SULLIVAN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (48th overall) over the line in 21:34.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Bobby BEDFORD (VM55-59) – 88.74% for the time 17:28 (third overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) – 81.77% for the time 26:47 (180th overall).
Dave WOODS (VM50-54) – 80.92% for the time 18:31 (8th 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 Mick CLOHISEY who recorded a time of 00:14:46 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 7,891 participants have completed 48,100 parkruns covering a total distance of 240,500 km, including 9,274 new Personal Bests.

Richie

 

 

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 # 166 – 14/01/2017

The air was freezing, parts of the course were slippy and covered in frost as a lone run director parked the car and started to unload the equipment. Our pre event set up regular Conor arrived with an update on the condition of some of the shaded areas - they were passable, parkrun was a go. Then the runners started to gather........

The crowds swelled, Operation Transformation participants arrived and there was a large crowd surrounding our new runners briefer - the delights of St. Annes parkrun being passed on to a new generation of parkrunners. the delights of the hill but only at the end of a lap, that downhill section along Watermill Road. All those joys ahead of them.

After the run directors briefing, where Paul Duffy was applauded on his Irish parkrunner of the month award, all headed to the start. There was a short delay while the time keeper was found and they were off. John Sharry started his 50th parkrun along with what seemed like thousands of runners and walkers. Jamie Plummer and Lucy Barrett took the roles as Operation Transformation ambassadors, encouraging and supporting as they made their way around the course, which was populated by 6 marshals to remind everyone about frost, park users but most importantly pointing the way. We had a number of people who achieved their goal of doing the first lap, 2.5km done and congratulations to you all for making this step.

Lap 2 complete and the participants made their way through the extended funnel, past the 2 time keepers and 5 funnel managers, through to the loving care of our token team and then into the arms of the barcode scanners. Clockwork has nothing on our team. John Sharry has now completed 50 runs and his milestone t-shirt awaits. Meanwhile Sarah Kelly became the latest member of our 98 club.

When the dust finally settled we had a new St. Annes parkrun record, suitably marked by a 5 yard sprint to be the person who broke the previous record. 492 people crossed the finish line and history was made. The day was captured by Meryl who posted her superb photos in the afternoon with the tagging and comments commencing.

28 volunteers kept everything running so smoothly that you would think we were on ice. As always we would like to thank them all for the support. For anyone who is looking to get involved please get in touch. The good news is that the rosters are filling up fast and long may it continue.

The details of the day are below. See you all again on Saturday wgere we may break the 500 mark. Keep running all.

Richie

Male placings: Aidan JONES (SM25-29) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 17:14 - 8th time in 25 appearances. Colin GRIFFIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:34 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Conall MURPHY (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third over the line in 17:43.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Brendan JOHNSON (Unattached) 1289 pts. Dean KEOGH (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1274 pts. Keith FLEMING (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1152 pts.

Female placings: Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 20:43 - first time in 73 appearances. Elaine MCNULTY (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (45th overall) over the line in 21:30. Crona BRADY (SW30-34) of Sportsworld, was third (59th overall) over the line in 21:54 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1491 pts. Adrienne ATKINS (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1188 pts. Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1163 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) was graded 81.90% for the time 20:43 (32nd overall). Aidan JONES (SM25-29) was graded 74.85% for the time 17:14 (first overall). Colin GRIFFIN (SM30-34) was graded 74.67% for the time 17:34 (second overall).

This week there were 492 runners, of whom 97 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 7,087 different runners, including participants from 251 athletics clubs, have completed 41,538 runs covering a total distance of 207,690 km, and there have been 8,133 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 28th September 2013 (event number 1). The male record is held by Mark KIRWAN who ran in a time of 00:15:03 on 26th July 2014 (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).

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

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Run Report Event #160 – 10/12/2016

Saturday, 10th of December saw the 160th staging of St. Anne’s parkrun. My day started with a bang when I arrived down to the park to set up the finish funnel only to notice that I had a rear tyre puncture. Thoughts of spending my post-parkrun time attempting to remedy same were thankfully banished by two able volunteers – Dylan Evenden and Simon Diab, who stepped up to save the day for me and allow me to get on with what I do best… run direct.

As usual, big thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we would not be able to stage such a magnificent event.

Adrienne ATKINS  •  Ann Marie GRAHAM  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor BEGGS  •  Dylan EVENDEN  •  Eamonn BYRD  •  Eva O'BEIRNE  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Jean DUNNE  •  John O'CONNOR  •  Lucy BARRETT  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Petra WOODS  •  Simon DIAB

Results as follows (39 PBs!), full comprehensive list available here:

http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/

Graham O'DWYER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:21 - second time in 11 appearances. Karl NOLAN (SM30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second over the line in 17:38 - was first to finish once before. Peter O'TOOLE (VM35-39) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third over the line in 18:00 - was first to finish once before.

Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:07 - 7th time in 10 appearances. Elaine MCNULTY (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:17. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 21:30 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.

We had 202 participants on the day, with Niamh Donnellan running her 50th event - well done Niamh!

As we start to bring 2016 to a close, we look forward to a bumper parkrun program over the festive period:

  • Christmas Eve parkrun, 9:30 am, Saturday 24th December
  • New Year’s Eve parkrun, 9:30 am, Saturday 31st December
  • New Year’s Day parkrun (St. Anne’s), 9:30 am, Sunday 1st January
  • New Year’s Day parkrun #2 (Fr. Collins – c.5km away from St. Anne’s), 11am, Sunday 1st January

New Year’s Day is the only day where (a) you can run and get credit for two parkruns and (b) we have a degree of control over what time we stage the runs at – thereby facilitating two runs. Why not do the double? Or the triple, including NY Eve?

All events will go ahead subject to safe conditions and sufficient volunteers – please help out if you can – keep an eye on our facebook page for further details and announcements. Note we have no vehicular access to the park on those days so direction arrows and other infrastructure etc. are likely to be kept to a minimum.

Finally, it gives me great pleasure to pass on the news that St. Anne’s junior parkrun (2km, 4-14 year olds) will be starting on Sunday, 5th February, 2017 at 9:30am. Follow St. Anne’s junior parkrun on facebook for further information.

Jamie Killeen, Run Director

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