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 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 Event number 152 15th October 2016

On what can only be described as a horrendous morning in the pi**ing of rain in St Annes we still had a very commendable 187 runners who turned to take on our course. Of course it was a lovely day by the time coffee was over.

It was a very cosmopolitan group with a number of first time parkrunners as well as a number of people running in St. Annes for the first time and the Evening Herald were there to capture the event on camera as part of their ongoing parkrun tour.

We offered a warm (in the cold) welcome to Andrea and Theresa who visited us from Leigh on Sea Striders in Southend and also to visitors from Maitland, Australia.

We could not forget our own Gillian Kenny's birthday and also Eva O'Beirne who was one of our many volunteers, to whom our full appreciation goes out every week.

All was going so well until we realised that there were no tokens, (holding up hand as guilty) so we went with plan B which involved the forming of lines with everyone prompting the scanners with their position number. I want to thank all those who jumped into action to help out here. It was the first time ever that we had a 42 way tie for 1st finisher. I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding and as some parkrunners have commented, it kept everyone in the same place chatting so I hope that everyone met someone new and it can be claimed as a mini success. Hopefully everyone who ran has got their result at this stage, if not let me know.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, we have asked if the water can be turned off for the morning with the heat turned up a little.

Richie

Here are the results

Male placings:
Anthony DOYLE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:31 - first time in 4 appearances.
Mark LALLY (SM30-34) of Beckenham RC, was second over the line in 17:52 - was first to finish once before.
Graham O'DWYER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gareth SHAW (Unattached) 389 pts.
Gary KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 375 pts.
Dean KEOGH (Unattached) 361 pts.

Female placings:
Mairead O'SHAUGHNESSY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:18 - first appearance.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:12 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.
Jo PRATT (SW25-29) of Casey Cardinia Athletics, was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:17.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Adrienne ATKINS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 398 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 397 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 388 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 91.14% for the time 22:35 (35th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 80.80% for the time 22:24 (31st overall).
Paul CONROY (VM45-49) was graded 75.28% for the time 19:17 (6th overall).

This week there were 187 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,590 different runners, including participants from 220 athletics clubs, have completed 37,545 runs covering a total distance of 187,725 km, and there have been 7,613 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).

 

Run Report 11th June 2016 – Event #135

More sunshine greeted us on 11th June for the 135th running at St. Anne's. 307 runners joined us, including a great looking group from Forget the Gym, while the cameras of Near TV were down reporting on the event for a forthcoming feature on St. Anne's Park and the Rose Festival. Look out for that in late July. Carl Conroy and Siobhan Eviston made it a Raheny Shamrock-dominated event in terms of the first place finishes, but well done to all who took part - there were 59 new personal bests recorded on the day!

Thanks to our volunteers on the day:

Attracta HAYDEN  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Carol SINGLETON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor BUCKLEY  •  Declan ROBINSON  •  Denis BEAKEY  •  Eleanor SAMMON  •  Eugene MEEGAN  •  Finn EMMA  •  Geraldine DUNNE  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jean DUNNE  •  Laura CLARKE  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Paul DUNNE  •  Richard Joseph DUNNE  •  Simone HIGGINS  •  Una CHERRY  •  Valerie HAND

Full details as follows:

Male placings:
Carl CONROY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:18 - first time in 2 appearances. Christopher CAREY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:36. Colm DUNNE (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 17:57.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2711 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2493 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2400 pts.

Female placings:
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 18:49 - second time in 2 appearances. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 21:21 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions. Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 3055 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2573 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2454 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 87.84% for the time 23:26 (60th overall).
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) was graded 78.83% for the time 18:49 (10th overall). Carl CONROY (VM35-39) was graded 78.32% for the time 17:18 (first overall).

This week there were 307 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,055 different runners, including participants from 201 athletics clubs, have completed 33,179 runs covering a total distance of 165,895 km, and there have been 6,943 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 here:

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

See you next week!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

St Anne’s Run Report – Event #132 – 21st May 2016

It'll be alright on the night or at least in the morning. At 8.30 on Saturday morning we had 5 volunteers but by 9.30 and the start of our run we had a full team. I would like to offer my full gratitude to those who stepped away from their run to make sure that everyone else could run.

We had 268 runners who turned out in the glorious sunshine, 2 new entrants to the 50 club (Denis Murphy and Karen Slye), congratulations guys.

See you all for pacer Saturday and don't forget your barcode.

Male placings:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:02 - 6th time in 9 appearances.
Steve REENAN (VM40-44) of North East Veterans AC, was second over the line in 17:40.
John THUILLIER (SM30-34) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was third over the line in 17:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2520 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2491 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2237 pts.

Female placings:
Sandra ARMSTRONG (VW40-44) of Sportsworld, was first (27th overall) over the line in 20:52 - first appearance.
Aileen CONNOLLY (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 21:15.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:17.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2757 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2383 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2263 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 88.09% for the time 23:22 (66th overall).
David BYRNE (VM40-44) was graded 82.00% for the time 17:02 (first overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) was graded 79.77% for the time 27:01 (144th overall).

This week there were 268 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,952 different runners, including participants from 195 athletics clubs, have completed 32,325 runs covering a total distance of 161,625 km, and there have been 6,787 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).

 

St Annes parkrun Event # 129 – Run Report

Once again a staggering 22 volunteers turned up and offered there time and support to the dream that is parkrun. Volunteers are the heartbeat of parkrun as nothing happens without them. 315 participants got the benefit of this on a gorgeous morning in St. Annes and I thank them all, makes the run director job so easy.

It was a day of so many good things.

Pacer Saturday with 6 separate times paced which hopefully everyone got a lift from.

Mark Devine hit the golden 100 runs and received a well deserved round of applause.

Congratulations also to Sorcha Curran and and Niall Weldon who are junior parkrunners and reached their first milestone of 10 runs. Don't forget to watch out for your link to get your milestone t-shirts.

We also had a large number of first time runners so welcome to them all. See you all next time.

Now concentrate, here comes the science bit.

Male placings:
Colin GRIFFIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:10 - second time in 5 appearances.
Niall LARKIN (VM35-39) of Kilcoole AC, was second over the line in 17:29.
Barry LENNON (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 17:32.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2330 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2240 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1967 pts.

Female placings:
Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:39 - first time in 12 appearances.
Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:48 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2560 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2100 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1987 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 89.11% for the time 23:06 (69th overall).
Maura FARRELL (VW50-54) was graded 78.10% for the time 22:18 (54th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 77.91% for the time 23:14 (72nd overall).

This week there were 316 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,863 different runners, including participants from 192 athletics clubs, have completed 31,502 runs covering a total distance of 157,510 km, and there have been 6,675 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).

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Event #124

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Easter all and here come the statistics.

See you all soon

Richie (Run Director)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The female record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mark KIRWAN who ran in a time of 00:15:03 on 2014-07-26 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mick TRAYNOR who recorded a 91.78% run (15:49) on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).

 

St. Anne’s parkrun #115 – Run Report

5 days later and I think the excitement of last week has finally started to subside.

We had an amazing morning with a little bit of coldness but that was soon forgotten when we got down to business. 468 people turned up from first timers to people with over 100 parkruns, walkers to sprinters. That is the magic of parkrun is that everyone is equal, you challenge yourself and see how you fare.

It was a magnificent turnout out due to Operation Transformation, the Lord Mayor and the 5 Alive crew and our regular runners, Raheny Community First Responders and Raheny GAA. Noticed that the GAA crew were a little worried about 6 in the evening as to how long more one of their crew would be before they finished.

Then there was the volunteers, the magnificent volunteers who make it look like everything is a piece of cake, which it is as long as we have volunteers. And speaking of cake we also had Olives café afterwards.

To top it all off the post about the run reached over 7500 people so we are officially famous.

Obviously the reference in the briefing to "heroes just for one day" was a reference to David Bowie, and the "I will count to 3, there will not be a 4" was Alan Rickman as "Hans Gruber" in Die Hard, we had some movie nerds (like me) who got this.

Now here is the science bit, the stats from last week are

Male placings:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:26 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:37 - was first to finish once before.
Conall MURPHY (SM30-34) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1286 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1215 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1142 pts.

Female placings:
Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 19:59 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (46th overall) over the line in 21:08.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (63rd overall) over the line in 21:53 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1367 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1271 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1177 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) was graded 84.61% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Martin KELLY (VM50-54) was graded 78.73% for the time 19:12 (12th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 77.46% for the time 23:22 (105th overall).

This week there were 468 runners, of whom 118 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,201 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 26,595 runs covering a total distance of 132,975 km, and there have been 5,640 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.

Congratulations to all of us who made it such a great day and roll on #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

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