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 # 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

 

St Anne’s parkrun Event number 148 17th September 2016

With 300 athletes, 22 super volunteers and an absolutely stunning day our weekly pilgrimage to St Annes park, worshipping at the altar of parkrun, for the 148th time kicked off. I have to thank all the volunteers for another superb job. We had a surprise afterwards when Meryl Diab sent us a link of the photographs she had taken during the run, which are amazing.

It was a special day for junior parkrunner Dylan Folan as he celebrated his 10th parkrun qualifying him for his 1st milestone t-shirt. Congratulations on your achievement Dylan and welcome to your first parkrun official club.

Melbourne, London, Hastings and Weymouth came calling. Manchester came calling and brought along a birthday girl for the day. We love to have visitors to our run and all people were very welcome. There were a substantial number of first timers to our run, some on their first ever parkrun and all were also very welcome.

This was also the last week of our official year so the final points positions were decided with the prizes being given out at our birthday bash on the 1st of October. This will be our 3rd birthday. Our official birthday is the fourth Saturday in September but our celebration is delayed until the following week as the Dublin Race Series Half Marathon takes place on September 24th with a number of our core team and regular runners taking part. So please join us on October 1st.

Don't forget top cast your vote in the parkrunner of the year poll which is now underway.

Now concentrate, here comes the science bit.

Male placings:
Ernie RAMSEY (SM30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first over the line in 17:27 - 4th time in 19 appearances.
Mark MURPHY (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:36 - was first to finish once before.
Graham O'DWYER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:58.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3554 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3483 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 3212 pts.

Female placings:
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (30th overall) over the line in 20:36 - 11th time in 72 appearances.
Kasia LACHOWICZ (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (61st overall) over the line in 22:17.
Olivia CLUXTON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (65th overall) over the line in 22:37.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 4141 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 3216 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3137 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gerry BRADY (VM60-64) was graded 80.70% for the time 19:52 (15th overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM60-64) was graded 76.96% for the time 20:50 (33rd overall).
Ernie RAMSEY (SM30-34) was graded 75.17% for the time 17:27 (first overall).

This week there were 300 runners, of whom 44 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,479 different runners, including participants from 217 athletics clubs, have completed 36,547 runs covering a total distance of 182,735 km, and there have been 7,468 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).

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

 

 

St. Anne’s parkrun #116 – Run Report

The 16th January marked our biggest ever attendance at St. Anne's parkrun, but this was topped a week later on 23rd January as a whopping 486 participants completed the 5k course, the second highest in Dublin and third highest in Ireland on the day. It was a pleasure to welcome a number of newcomers to the parkrun, some spurred on by Operation Transformation, others by January motivation and others coming along to see just how awesome St. Anne's parkrun is.

Adrienne Atkins, one of our regular participants and volunteers was 98th person home on Saturday. She accepted the giant token with grace and delight. Congratulations to Richard O'Driscoll who celebrated his 70th birthday with his family - both his immediate family and his parkrun family - on Saturday morning.

We'll be back again on Saturday, where Gillian Kenny will be Run Director. Don't forget to register online here: http://www.parkrun.ie/register/ and print off and bring along your barcode on Saturday.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has stepped up and volunteered with us over the past few weeks, helping us out where we have increased attendance figures. We've seen a few new people step up - I hope you have enjoyed the experience, and please spread the good word!

Thanks to this week's volunteers:

Aine NI GHLOINN  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Barbara MCMULLEN  •  Carmel CASSIDY  •  Ciaran O MURCHU  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Deirdre O'DWYER  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Hugh CRONIN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Mark DEVINE  •  Mary BARRETT  •  Nicole ROECHERT  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Orla DEIGHAN  •  Rachel ORMROD  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Sean POWER  •  Teresa TALBOT  •  Valerie HAND

The results from 23rd January:

Male placings: Simon RYAN (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - first appearance. An unknown runner was second. James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:46 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings: Jacqui DUNPHY (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:42 - third time in 3 appearances. Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 21:01. Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (52nd overall) over the line in 21:19 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

This week there were 486 runners, of whom 117 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,318 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 27,081 runs covering a total distance of 135,405 km, and there have been 5,725 new Personal Bests.

Full results available here: http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=116

 

St. Anne’s parkrun #111 – Run Report

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, 'tis off to parkrun we go... or so the song goes. 207 runners joined an outstanding volunteer team at St. Anne's parkrun on Saturday morning. Some were bedecked in Christmas hats, jumpers, tinsel etc., while others decided to leave the festive clobber at home for another day. Congrats to Ann Marie Graham on her 50th parkrun at St. Anne's on Saturday. Ann Marie and family are regular volunteers and runners at St. Anne's and we are delighted for her, achieving this milestone. Despite the hangovers, lots of PBs were recorded, so well done to all of you!

We're back again on St. Stephen's Day, 26th December at 9:30 am and 2nd January at 9:30am - we need volunteers for both of those days so please step forward and help us if you can, email: stanneshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? The Annual 'Dash Down the Avenue' is on at 11am in St. Anne's.

The results:

Male placings:

David BROPHY (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was first over the line in 17:53 - first time in 30 appearances. An unknown runner was second. Andrew HYLAND (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was third (5th overall) over the line in 18:32.

Female placings:

Paula GRANT (VW40-44) of Portlaoise AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:12 - second time in 3 appearances. Sharon GRANT (VW35-39) of Portlaoise AC, was second (third overall) over the line in 18:19. Barbara MURRAY (VW40-44) of Donore Harriers, was third (7th overall) over the line in 19:29 - was first to finish once before.

Thanks to this week's volunteers:

Aileen HOOPER  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Attracta HAYDEN  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  Declan ROBINSON  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Gregory O'BEIRNE  •  Hugh CRONIN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Keith FLEMING  •  Mark MCCOMISH  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Paul WILLIAM  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Una CHERRY

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 932 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 919 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 866 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1012 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 995 pts.
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 900 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 86.12% for the time 23:32 (79th overall).
Paula GRANT (VW40-44) was graded 84.52% for the time 18:12 (second overall).
Sharon GRANT (VW35-39) was graded 81.62% for the time 18:19 (third overall).

This week there were 207 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,985 different runners, including participants from 169 athletics clubs, have completed 25,345 runs covering a total distance of 126,725 km, and there have been 5,553 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).

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

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #106

Rain was promised for November 14th parkrun and unfortunately delivered on that promise. It was a wet morning but that did not deter the 170 runners who made it to St. Annes for their weekly fix of parkrun, or the run director who was quite happy under his umbrella.

We welcomed the Forget the Gym running chicks and the Irish Life 5k graduation runners. And the Evening Herald were there to capture the spirit and magic of parkrun. Get a copy of Monday's paper for the article. We will also post to the facebook page.

We had visitors from Hastings, Wimbledon and London who were very welcome with one of the Wimbledon runners making St. Annes his 84th different parkrun, an amazing achievement in itself. It is great to hear parkrun tourists loving the park and getting a new pb too.

A massive thank you to the volunteers who braved the rain to allow the run take place, we would be lost without them. For those of you who have not experienced the joy of volunteering please step forward as it is your run and we are all responsible for keeping it going.

Thank you all for your understanding with regard to the results. They may not have been up to our normal speed but it was an issue beyond our control.

See you all next Saturday, 9.20 at the finish area for the briefing. Good news, good weather is expected, so get out and volunteer or run, just be there.

Richie (Run Director)

The statistics are below -

Male placings:
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 15:53 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Paul Cowhie was second.
David GRANGE (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 17:44 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 634 pts.
Declan ROBINSON (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 578 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 548 pts.

Female placings:
Orla MANLEY (SW20-24) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 20:28 - first time in 2 appearances.
Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Laura MORROGH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 22:02.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 730 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 657 pts.
Adrienne ATKINS (Unattached) 642 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 87.36% for the time 23:12 (57th overall).
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) was graded 83.00% for the time 15:53 (first overall).
Brian KELLY (VM45-49) was graded 79.39% for the time 18:26 (6th overall).

This week there were 170 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,893 different runners, including participants from 163 athletics clubs, have completed 24,558 runs covering a total distance of 122,790 km, and there have been 5,459 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).

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

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #73 – 14th March 2015

It was a cool morning on Saturday, as we welcomed 294 runners to St. Anne's for parkrun #73. Many were decked out in green to mark St. Patrick's Weekend and in support of Ireland for the rugby match with Wales later that afternoon... the less said about that the better! We had a few runners celebrating their 50th parkrun too: Nici Roechert, Craig McMullen, Emma Feehan and Emer Fanning, while James Hyland joined the 10 club (junior category). Congrats guys!

Might I also take this opportunity to congratulate Eleanor Sammon on not only finishing in the coveted 98th position on Saturday, but also being awarded Irish parkrunner of the month. Read Eleanor's story on the latest parkrun Ireland newsletter:
http://www.parkrun.ie/news/2015/03/16/monthly-newsletter-18th-march-2015/

Men's placings:
Anthony MULHOLLAND (SM25-29) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 17:14 - first time in 2 appearances.
Conor DELANEY (VM40-44) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second over the line in 17:52.
Eoin CALLAGHAN (SM25-29) of Star of the Sea, was third over the line in 18:13 - was first to finish once before.

Women's placings:
Niamh CORRY (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:24 - first appearance.
Aine CRIMIN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 20:33.
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1526 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1517 pts.
Keith COADY (Unattached) 1424 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1986 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1842 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1742 pts.

This week there were 294 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part. This week's event was brought to you by:

Ann Marie GRAHAM • Austin O'SULLIVAN • Connor JENNINGS • Declan ROBINSON • Diarmuid BYRNE • Emer FANNING • Fia MOORE • Gillian KENNY • Gregory O'BEIRNE • Jamie KILLEEN • Leonie WEEKES • Maia MOORE • Mia MAC MAHON • Muriel WEEKES • Noeleen SALTER • Ruby MURPHY • Sinead Margaret O'NEILL • Teresa TALBOT • Una CHERRY

Remember parkrun is a community event so if you want to volunteer, please email us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.com or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stannesparkrun It's fun, you're giving something back to the St Anne's parkrun community, and you are also edging closer to getting a free TShirt! What more could you want! Check out the future roster page for more details.

REMINDER: There is no parkrun on 28th March due to the BHAA race taking place in the park on that day. If you are not taking part in that, why not take a trip south to Cabinteely or Shanganagh parkrun which both start on that day.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,627 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 15,959 runs covering a total distance of 79,795 km, and there have been 3,728 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).
The men's 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).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St. Anne's results page, Event #73

Jamie Killeen,
Event Director

 

St Anne’s parkrun – Event #71, 28th February 2015

Hi parkrunners

A new dawn on 28th February in St. Annes Park allowed me to make my debut as Run Director and all nerves were blown away by
- bright sunshine
- a team of 15 amazing volunteers, who I could not have done without and
- 293 athletes who took on the course
A massive thank you to all 308 of you.

Congratulations to Bernie O'Donoghue Hynes who completed her 50th parkrun today.
Thank you to the Bank of Ireland runners, led by Conor Patton, for visiting our run today and well done on taking our "token 98" in the form of Paul Murray and also to the parkrun Personal Best Group.

Also to Mike Thompson who visited us from Marlow Striders in the UK.

See you all next week.

Richie O'Connor (Run Director)

Todays statistics are

Men's placings:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:41 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
David JACKSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:26 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Declan DOHERTY (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:38.

Women's placings:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 17:32 - 17th time in 17 appearances.
Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) of Metro St Brigid's, was second (5th overall) over the line in 17:45 - was first to finish once before.
Mo MO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 20:00.

Current standings

Men's annual points competition:
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1517 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1378 pts.
Keith COADY (Unattached) 1245 pts.

Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1799 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1726 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1579 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) was graded 84.60% for the time 17:32 (third overall).
Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) was graded 83.57% for the time 17:45 (5th overall).
David BYRNE (VM40-44) was graded 83.02% for the time 16:41 (first overall).

This week there were
293 runners,
66 first timers and
59 recorded new Personal Bests.
Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,551 different runners, including participants from 119 athletics clubs, have completed 15,392 runs covering a total distance of 76,960 km, and there have been 3,597 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).
The men's 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).

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

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #50 – First Birthday!

We were blessed with tremendous conditions on Saturday morning as 276 runners descended upon St. Anne's park for the 50th running of St. Anne's parkrun, which more importantly marked the first birthday of our event. As Event Director, looking back over the last 12 months and the c. 6 months lead up to the start of our first parkrun back in September 2013, I'm proud of the event this has become, proud of the contribution of the volunteers and event team to the continuity of the event and also proud of the community event this has become. Well done everyone, let's keep this event going and continue to grow!

To mark the occasion, we presented 6 prizes to very deserving recipients who have performed to an exceptional level at both volunteer and/or running level. Dublin City Council Sports and Recreation Section, our sponsor, kindly donated the prizes that we used - a big thanks to Aideen O'Connor and all at DCC for those.

The six prizewinners were as follows:

Parkrunner of the Year - Jamie Kenny; Winners of the Male and Female Points Competition - David Shiel and Una Cherry; Most Improved Parkrunner - Brian Murtagh and Volunteers of the Year - Richie O'Connor and Stella Kuit. Congratulations to all.

We had a very special guest join us to mark the occasion - The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke presented the prizes and also addressed the runners, before officially starting the event. Near FM were also present and recorded some of the day's proceedings - listen out for some clips from them on this Saturday morning's sports show with Fergus Carroll.

Piranha Tri Club also joined us in great numbers - as runners and as volunteers, incorporating their yearly 5km race into our parkrun in honour of their former coach John Davis who sadly passed away in 2007. Thank you Piranha for providing 2 of our 3 pacers, all the bike marshals and a number of on course marshals too!

Malahide parkrun Run Director and Friend of St. Anne's, Eoin Fegan took hundreds of top quality photos on Saturday, which can be seen on our facebook site - thanks Eoin.... you are welcome back anytime and everytime.

Tir na nOg cafe at the Red Stables hosted a get-together for all parkrunners afterwards - thank you Tir na nOg - your gift of all those scones went down a treat!

Thanks to our volunteers this week:

Aine MYLER  •  Brian CHRISTENSEN  •  Catherine KILLEEN  •  Chloe FARRELL  •  Colm O'BRIEN  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  David SHIEL  •  David VAVASOUR  •  Eoin FEGAN  •  Gavin DUFFY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Hugh LARKIN  •  Ivan PEDRAZZINI  •  Jamie KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  John MARTIN  •  John O'CONNOR  •  Judy MAHON  •  Pablo PEREZ  •  Paddy QUIRKE  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Peter O'TOOLE  •  Sean HESSION  •  Sinead LAMBE  •  Steven MOODY  •  Susan HOLMGREN  •  Una CHERRY

Men's placings:
Brendan O'BRIEN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 16:37 - first appearance.
Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was second over the line in 16:44.
Conall MURPHY (SM30-34) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:31.

Women's placings:
Tara WHYTE (SW30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first (18th overall) over the line in 19:45 - first appearance.
Helen CARR (VW35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (27th overall) over the line in 20:38 - was first to finish once before.
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:05 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

This week there were 276 runners, of whom 55 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

 

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,762 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 10,646 runs covering a total distance of 53,230 km, and there have been 2,685 new Personal Bests

 

See you on Saturday!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

⇐ Newer Tagged Posts