St Anne’s parkrun # 292 – 27/07/2019 Run Report

Well the first thing that went our way was the weather.

This was the 3rd time that we had a Raheny Shamrock "takeover" day and after the deluge that hit us last year, it was great to see the sunshine this year. The main purpose of the takeover is that all the volunteers are provided by our local athletics club, Raheny Shamrock AC and the regular volunteers get to take the day off and maybe get a run in themselves.  parkrun is very much a volunteer event and can be a little harder to resource during the holiday period.

As such it was great to be able to turn up on Saturday morning knowing that there were over 50 volunteers to arrive before 9:15 in the morning.

While it was the 3rd day in conjunction with the Shamrocks, there was a slightly sombre tone. It was the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Johnny Fennel, a runner who would be well known to most of the Shamrocks and someone who was regularly involved in parkrun. With this as a backdrop there were a number of things that magically happened on the day. 476 people participated in the run, an incredible 93 earned PBs on the day, including fellow RD Colm O'Toole, everyone was silent of the briefing (which was a first) but more amazingly no-one headed to the start line before the briefing was finished. Hopefully the briefing left everyone with a couple of thoughts - enjoy life and your running and remember those that have passed on for the things that they enjoyed. Remember them when they were happy.

We had a number of people celebrating their 50th parkrun - Fran O'Reilly, Raimunda Vasconcelos Siqueira, Eve Horgan and Tom O'Regan. Congratulations to you all.

We had visitors from across the globe, Ray  from Cairns, Peter, Julie, Chloe and Sophie Hartley Green who visited from Swansea, Steven Swan from Bristol, Brian Moore from Hampshire plus a sprinkling from other parkruns in Ireland. We hope you all enjoyed your run in St. Annes and look forward to your return.

Micheael Lindon grabbed the coveted #98 token and the prize that went with it.

Speaking of prizes, we had a large number of spot prizes donated to us for the day and our great thanks go to those who donated. Thank you to Pat Hooper, Christy Reilly, Val Hand, Brian Kelly and Nora Byrne from the Shamrocks, Sean Reid from Ignite Gym, Connor Jennings from Zurich Insurance and Helen Carr from The O'Brien Press. Congratulations to all those who went home with these prizes, a nice treat for a Saturday morning. As if parkrun wasn't treat enough.

AND it was pacer Saturday too, which probably helped the PBs that were hard earned.

As always, it was a pleasure to be your Run Director for the day. I really enjoyed myself and I hope you did too. I couldn't have done it without the team of volunteers I had helping me so a massive thank you to them.

See you all, same time, same place on 3rd August.

Keep running

Richie

This week 476 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 55 volunteers:
Liz KEARY • Denise KELLEHER • Helen CARR • Desmond LYONS • Connor JENNINGS • Brian KELLY • Jenny COLBERT • Sinead LYONS • Bernadette MANLEY • Anna PRINGLE • Orla LAMBE • Sarah QUIGLEY • Deirdre O'DWYER • Nora BYRNE • Christy REILLY • Gabriel BYRNE • Siobhan KINSELLA • John CLOHISEY • Damien MARTIN • Elaine MCNULTY • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Dermot COFFEY • Dan WALLACE • Laura CLARKE • Fiona COYLE • Shay NEARY • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Orla MANLEY • Emer COLL • Maire O'MAHONY • Nicola MOONEY • Ruth COLBERT • Adrienne ATKINS • Brendan ATKINS • Sue O'TOOLE • Caitriona COSTELLO • Keith COMISKEY • Helena CORCORAN • Jean DUNNE • Valerie HAND • James D'ARCY • Karen BATES • Fiona STACK • Ciaran MCGOWAN • Lisa MCCARTHY • Simon DEVENNEY • De O'CONNOR • Andrew MURPHY • Edel FARRELL • David BOYLE • Darren MEIKLE • Conor PURSUN • Pearse KIERAN

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 12,192 participants have completed 92,794 parkruns covering a total distance of 463,970 km, including 15,569 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,029 individuals have volunteered 6,055 times.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

St Anne’s parkrun Event # 172 – 25/02/2017

Friday is here bringing the end of the parkrun week. As we are ready to start another parkrun week it is the perfect time to look back on last weeks run.

Pacer week for February brought what seemed like an eternal string of yellow / green bibs into the arena with pacers for 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 28, 29, 30 and 32 minute pacers. I want to applaud and thank  all of those people who volunteered to fill these roles. It was a pleasure to be able to introduce them to the crowd of runners who had gathered. Especially those who were pacing for the first time, results don't lie and all of our pacers did an amazing job. There were a number of compliments paid afterwards for their motivation skills and the help they gave to get people up that final hill. And indeed to all the volunteers. Including the pacers, there were 29 volunteers last week, that is 1 for every 14 people who ran last week. The volunteers are the heart of parkrun and it was certainly beating hard last week. Again we thank you all.

After all of that we had an amazingly quick run and would like to thank Feidhlim Kelly, Catherina McKiernan and the rest of their group for running with us, and for the photographs afterwards. Thank you to everyone who walked, ran, got out of bed, visited us for the first time and especially those who were at parkrun for the first time. Never forget your barcode and always hand back your position  token.

See you all in the morning.

The stats are below.

Richie (Run Director)

Male placings:
Eoin STRUTT (SM20-24) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 15:40 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
Feidhlim KELLY (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third over the line in 16:30 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dean KEOGH (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1732 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1561 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1495 pts.

Female placings:
Catherina MCKIERNAN (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 17:36 - first appearance.
Deirdre NIC CANNA (SW20-24) of monaghan phoenix ac, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:47.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (27th overall) over the line in 20:39 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1980 pts.
Fionuala LENNON (Unattached) 1529 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1442 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Catherina MCKIERNAN (VW45-49) was graded 92.05% for the time 17:36 (6th overall).
Eoin STRUTT (SM20-24) was graded 83.19% for the time 15:40 (first overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) was graded 82.16% for the time 20:39 (27th overall).

This week there were 401 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 7,428 different runners, including participants from 265 athletics clubs, have completed 44,131 runs covering a total distance of 220,655 km, and there have been 8,640 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 Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded a 92.05% run (17:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 172).

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Run Report – Event #93

Hello St. Annes parkrunners!!!

Another lovely morning greeted our 316 parkrun warriors on Saturday.

Regular runner and volunteer Deirdre Byrne was first across the line for the 2nd time in a whopping personal best time of 16:56..only 4 seconds off the long standing female record set by Aoife Talty at our very 1st event...maybe not the record for much longer

Our first male finisher (2nd overall) didn't record his name with us.

Also a big shout out to Colette Madigan who had a special milestone occasion as she completed her 50th parkrun. So a big congratulations to Colette who I am sure is eager to go for the next 50!

As I mentioned in the pre-run briefing, volunteers seem to be very hard to come by these days. This can lead to delays for everyone at the end and more chance of mistakes being made if we don't have enough people to ensure a smooth running. This is your event...our event...everybody's event, so if you enjoy it and would like to see it continue, then we need to get more people helping out. If you would like to help ensure the future of St. Annes parkrun, then you can contact us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.ie, get in touch via our facebook page or speak to us in person at any of the events. This week's volunteer heroes were:

Alan Foley, Anne McComish, Connor Jennings, Damien Martin, Deirdre Byrne, Dermot Coffey, Eddie McGovern, Gary Kenny, Jamie Plummer, John O'Connor, Mark McComish, Nicole Roechert, Ollie Power, Philip Boylan, Richard O'Connor, Tommy Crampton and Una Cherry who was also the PROUD inductee 98th position hall of fame!! So a big BIG thank you to you all!

The full results list can be found at http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=93

The rest of your stats are below, and I look forward to seeing you all at another great St. Annes parkrun in the near future.

John O'Connor
Run Director

Female placings:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 16:56 - 27th time in 27 appearances.
Nora BYRNE (VW45-49) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 21:05.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 21:25 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2798 pts.
Ann MCDONNELL (Unattached) 2538 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2535 pts.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Richard MANNION (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 18:16.
Killian BARRY (SM30-34) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 2684 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2652 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2613 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) was graded 87.60% for the time 16:56 (first overall).
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 86.67% for the time 23:23 (87th overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) was graded 83.69% for the time 25:45 (140th overall).

This week there were 316 runners, of whom 50 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,419 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 21,177 runs covering a total distance of 105,885 km, and there have been 4,773 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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