We had a glorious ushering in of spring on Saturday, which made it a lovely day for a parkrun. The temperature was mild and we had over 404 runners!
John Freir who is one of our regulars got to 50 parkruns over the weekend and Ronald Steaps also achieved the 50 milestone.
Mary Jennings for ForgetTheGym led a warmup for the group and the beginners of their CouchTo5K programme were graduating that morning.
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 15:40 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
David GRANGE (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:16 - was first to finish once before.
Dara O CLEIRIGH (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:36.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1753 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1734 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1703 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (31st overall) over the line in 20:14 - third time in 51 appearances.
Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (47th overall) over the line in 21:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Alison O'SULLIVAN (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was third (56th overall) over the line in 21:30 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1963 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1731 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1640 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) was graded 84.68% for the time 15:40 (first overall).
David GRANGE (VM40-44) was graded 81.47% for the time 17:16 (second overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM60-64) was graded 78.28% for the time 20:29 (37th overall).
This week there were 404 runners, of whom 59 were first timers and 120 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,675 different runners, including participants from 179 athletics clubs, have completed 29,702 runs covering a total distance of 148,510 km, and there have been 6,344 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.
I wanted to thank the volunteers again for helping out and mention that without them we wouldn't be able to have the event take place every week. Another thanks goes to those who came up on the morning to ask if they could help out, as we were a little stuck for volunteers. So if you want to help out but also run, there are certain roles which allow you to do that. Get in touch with us through facebook or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nici Roechert | Run Director