Run Report – Event #219 – 27/01/2018

Our morning started off with 446 parkrunners arriving to run their weekly 5k fix. 43 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

We all welcomed the Operation Transformation crew who where attending our wonderful event at St. Anne’s parkrun. We had our local Operation Transformation Leader Felicity Moroney in attendance accompanied by Kathryn Thomas and Rebecca Fox who were onsite to encourage and support Felicity every step of her way. Such an inspirational morning. Everyone at St. Anne’s parkrun is so proud of you, well done Felicity.

The atmosphere was electric as our pacers lined up to guide everyone around the parkrun route and encourage you all to reach your target goals. Thanks to Damien, Michael, Dylan, Keith, Richie, Eleanor, Una and Laura who all did a fabulous job.

Huge celebrations for our parkrun milestone recipients. A stalwart and Run Director on our Core Team, Ann Marie Graham celebrated her 100th parkrun in style with husband Greg, her sister Sarah and pal Christina to enjoy the run alongside her.

Philip Harrison also completed his 100th parkrun today, 77 of these runs where completed in the lovely St. Anne’s park.

Simon Diab and Pawel Luczejko both completed their 50th parkrun milestones. Simon has completed 43 runs at St. Anne’s and Pawel has completed 41 runs.

Well done to the students from 100 minds for Temple Street who completed their 5k run at this mornings event.

Our Hi-Vis heroes this week are,:- Carol GEOGHEGAN • Caroline FARRELLY • Connor JENNINGS • Damien MARTIN • Dara CARR • David CHERRY • Declan BOYLE • Dylan EVENDEN • Eleanor SAMMON • Frances KINSELLA • Gary KENNY • George MCSHEFFREY • Gillian KENNY • Jean DUNNE • Karen BROOKS • Keith COMISKEY • Keith FLEMING • Kevin MC DAID • Laura CLARKE • Lucy BARRETT • Marie UI IARNAIN • Mark LACEY • Mary BARRETT • Mary LYNCH • Michael FARRELL • Michael P CLANCY • Patricia LORIGAN • Paul DUNNE • Richie O'CONNOR • Sean HESSION • Sebastian CHIRITA • Sue O'TOOLE • Una CHERRY • Jamie KILLEEN • MERYL DIAB

Thank you for making our run a huge success

Graham O’Dwyer for 1st male and Hannah Craddock was first lady.

Newest member to our 98 Hall of fame is James Hyland.
Best of luck to all our parkrunner’s who are participating in the local Raheny 5 race today.

Same time, same place next week – see you all then.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Many thanks
Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

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).

 

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 #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 Event #114

We had a lovely day this Saturday. The weather held out with no rain insight, albeit the paths being a little muddy and the wind was non-existent. Even with a little token mix-up we managed to have a good amount of people for the second parkrun of 2016. We appreciated your patience in sorting out the results and look forward to seeing you all again at St.Anne's.

I'd like to thank the volunteers again for helping out, as well as those who offered to help out in the morning. It was greatly appreciated by the Run Director and the core team.

Male placings:
Dermot GORMAN (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:05 - 6th time in 10 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was third over the line in 17:52.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1194 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1118 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1078 pts.

Female placings:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 18:02 - first appearance.
Luisa VERLING (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (56th overall) over the line in 23:09.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (58th overall) over the line in 23:14 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1281 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1177 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1173 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) was graded 82.62% for the time 18:02 (6th overall).
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) was graded 79.38% for the time 17:52 (third overall).
D MATTHEWS (VM45-49) was graded 78.41% for the time 18:13 (9th overall).

This week there were 363 runners, of whom 53 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,083 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 26,127 runs covering a total distance of 130,635 km, and there have been 5,600 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).

And as everyone knows, parkrun is run each week entirely by your fellow runners who take turns volunteering to ensure we have a fantastic event with marshals, time keepers, scanners and barcode wranglers and more. If you haven’t volunteered lately, please reach out to us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.com and let us know which week would be good for you. Volunteering takes less than an hour of your time and parkrun can’t happen without you! http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/futureroster/

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

Nici Roechert | Run Director

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