St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #102

The sun was shining on St. Anne's parkrun for Event #102. We welcomed visitors from Holland, South Africa and the UK to the undisputed best parkrun in the world. The immensely good looking field of runners was led home by Wesley O'Brien, followed by a further 271 runners. Leading the ladies was Kate O'Neill (3rd overall), while our pacers Kieran Martin (20 mins) and Damien Martin (25 mins) led a number of runners to their goals. Paul Grant finished in the highly coveted 98th place. 

Congratulations to Aine Kelly and Elma Keane on reaching their 50th parkrun - what an achievement - well done ladies. 

Male placings:

Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - first time in 5 appearances. Aidan JONES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:31 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Steve REEVES (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:48.

Female placings:

Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) of Metro St Brigid's, was first (third overall) over the line in 17:39 - second time in 4 appearances. Lorraine BYRNE (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:29 - was first to finish once before.

A big thanks to all of our volunteers this week:

Aidan JONES  •  Alan O' FLYNN  •  Alice O NEILL  •  Ann Marie GRAHAM  •  Christopher NEWELL  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  Dan WALLACE  •  Gregory O'BEIRNE  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jeremy SKILLINGTON  •  Kieran MARTIN  •  Ollie POWER  •  Sean HESSION  •  Teresa TALBOT  •  Tommy CRAMPTON

We always need volunteers - there are many regular runners who have not volunteered yet. The event's continued success depends on you stepping forward to help out, so please do. If everyone volunteered at least once per year, we would have a full roster every week many times over!

One final note: please do not take the plastic tokens home - we need them!

This week there were 272 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

This week's full results can be found here.

Until next time, keep on running!

Event Director, Jamie Killeen

 

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 # 43 – 09/08/2014

So, not only did I arrange good weather for St Anne’s parkrun’s 43rd event, I also organised a big funfair for our lovely runners. But seriously, there was a lot of extra traffic in the park because of the family fun day out, so I appreciate you all giving way to them. 237 lined up for what I personally believe is the parkrun EVER! We have a few parkrun tourists and we gave them a great warm welcome. John Pennifold from Slough ran with a Go Pro, and has kindly put together a video of the event. You can find it here: http://youtu.be/yBHykxwezTk Thanks John! John also posted up some great pictures on our facebook page.

The volunteers this week played a blinder with such a busy event,and it was great to see so many first timers. This week legends were:

Adrienne ATKINS  •  Alice WHITTAKER  •  Alison DAVIDSON  •  Bernie O'DONOGHUE HYNES  •  Cathal MCCRORY  •  Chloe FARRELL  •  Cora ABBOTT  •  Emer HICKEY  •  Eugene MEEGAN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Jenny COLBERT  •  Laura BRAYDEN  •  Laura O'CONNOR  •  Michelle FARRELL  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Rob CLARKE

We need volunteers every week to sustain the event, so please give a bit back to your parkrun, by volunteering at least once a year. There are even some positions that you can do PLUS partake in the run, so you don’t have to sacrifice your run. Please email stanneshelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer for a future date, or through our facebook page www.facebook.com/stannesparkrun Along with the fun of the event, the satisfaction that you hae contributed to ths sustainability of the event and meeting new people, you also get 100 points for the annual points competition. We are fast approaching the finish line in the first annual points competition at St. Anne's which leads me to the current standings:

No change to the Men's annual points competition with David SHIEL (Unattached) who will be hard to beat with 2714 pts. Our favourite newlywed Run Director Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) is next with 2298 pts. While parkrun regular Gregory O'BEIRNE (Unattached) is on 2189 pts.

In the Women's annual points competition the duel is underway. Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) is top of the leaderboard with 3138 pts, but nipping at her heels is Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) with 3122 pts. (Perhaps a bit of volunteering will help close the distance ladies!) Next after Jenny is Emer FANNING (Unattached) with a respectable 2809 pts.

To see all the results from Saturday’s event have a look at, http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/. You can also see a complete event history there too. This week’s first finishers were:

Men's placings:
Anthony FLANNERY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:21 - first appearance.
Frank MANGAN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:24.
Kieran CONDON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:27.

Women's placings:
Karen CROSSAN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (5th overall) over the line in 18:34 - first appearance.
Aisling RUANE (SW30-34) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:11.
Anna REIDY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 20:38.

Some important notes:
It’s worth repeating last week’s important notes:

  • We are losing 3-5 tokens on average per week. We have lost well over 100 tokens since the event started 43 weeks ago due to people not returning them. Tokens cost money. We don't get paid for parkrun, so the cost to replace these comes out of our pockets!
  • We will be continuing to enforce the 'No barcode, no result' policy. Previously we have accommodated runners as much as possible but adding the names manually is adding considerable workload for the volunteers.
  • We always need volunteers, please don't assume someone else will do it! Check out the roster for gaps, and sign yourself up! http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/futureroster/
  • Our first anniversary run will take place on 27th September. Put the date in your diary!

See you Saturday! Happy running!

Jamie Plummer, Run Director

 

St.Annes parkrun Event #38 28/06/2014

With many of the runners at the Irish Runner 5 mile race in the Phoenix Park, we thought that the crowd at St.Anne's would only number a few. Instead we had a great turnout of 230 runners! The weather in the Phoenix Park was not so great, whereas the sun-god shone down on St.Anne's parkrun and held off with the rain. Aren't we lucky?!

Our run report is as follows:

Men's placings:
John REIDY (SM20-24) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was first over the line in 16:33 - second time in 3 appearances.
David JACKSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:08.
Thomas Christopher MARTIN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:11.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David SHIEL (Unattached) 2265 pts.
Gregory O'BEIRNE (Unattached) 2070 pts.
Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1996 pts.

Women's placings:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 18:30 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Jenny COLBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:04.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2861 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2824 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 2533 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) was graded 80.09% for the time 18:30 (11th overall).
Mary MARTIN (VW70-74) was graded 79.38% for the time 28:03 (130th overall).
Fraser MCINDOE (VM45-49) was graded 78.25% for the time 18:42 (13th overall).

This week there were 230 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,252 different runners, including participants from 73 athletics clubs, have completed 8,057 runs covering a total distance of 40,285 km, and there have been 2,034 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 Eoin CALLAGHAN who ran in a time of 00:15:45 on 2013-10-19 (event number 4).
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.

Nicole Roechert | Run Director

 

St.Annes parkrun – Event 16 – Run Report

Once again it was a glorious day, with no rain clouds in sight and the sun peeking through, providing enough warmth for the runners. We welcomed an astounding 318 runners to St.Anne's Park. As well as having reached over 700 facebook likes. A record breaking Saturday!

Men's placings:
Finbar O'GRADY (SM25-29), with a time of 17:24, recording a new PB.
Ciaran TONER (SM35-39), with a time of 18:11
Donal QUINN (SM45-49), from the Raheny Shamrocks Athletic Club,with a time of 18:36

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1193 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1035 pts.
Steven John ROWE (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 854 pts.

Women's placings:
Joyce O'HARE (SW30-34), from the Clonliffe Harriers Athletic Club, with a time of 20:22
Alison O'SULLIVAN (SW35-39), also from the Clonliffe Harriers, with a time of 20:48
Bronah O'HARA (SW30-34), another Clonliffe Harrier, with a time of 21:14

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1178 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1071 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 963 pts.

The following runners recorded best Age Grade scores:
Martin KELLY (VM50-54), was graded 77.77% out of the time 19:07; (9th overall)
Joyce O'HARE (SW30-34), was graded 72.67% out of the time 20:22; (22nd overall)
Fionn O'CUANACHAIN (JM14), was graded 59.83% out of the time 24:51; (112th overall)

This week we had 318 runners, of whom 91 recorded new New Personal Bests, and 99 First Timers.
Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

I would like to remind everyone, we always need volunteers. By volunteering you are contributing the sustainability of an event which is greatly valued in the community. This is YOUR event, so everyone should help out at least once. As well don't forget you get 100 points when you volunteer. All volunteer positions are easy and full training will be provided!

Nici Roechert, Run Director
 

 

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