St Anne’s parkrun # 292 – 27/07/2019 Run Report

Well the first thing that went our way was the weather.

This was the 3rd time that we had a Raheny Shamrock "takeover" day and after the deluge that hit us last year, it was great to see the sunshine this year. The main purpose of the takeover is that all the volunteers are provided by our local athletics club, Raheny Shamrock AC and the regular volunteers get to take the day off and maybe get a run in themselves.  parkrun is very much a volunteer event and can be a little harder to resource during the holiday period.

As such it was great to be able to turn up on Saturday morning knowing that there were over 50 volunteers to arrive before 9:15 in the morning.

While it was the 3rd day in conjunction with the Shamrocks, there was a slightly sombre tone. It was the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Johnny Fennel, a runner who would be well known to most of the Shamrocks and someone who was regularly involved in parkrun. With this as a backdrop there were a number of things that magically happened on the day. 476 people participated in the run, an incredible 93 earned PBs on the day, including fellow RD Colm O'Toole, everyone was silent of the briefing (which was a first) but more amazingly no-one headed to the start line before the briefing was finished. Hopefully the briefing left everyone with a couple of thoughts - enjoy life and your running and remember those that have passed on for the things that they enjoyed. Remember them when they were happy.

We had a number of people celebrating their 50th parkrun - Fran O'Reilly, Raimunda Vasconcelos Siqueira, Eve Horgan and Tom O'Regan. Congratulations to you all.

We had visitors from across the globe, Ray  from Cairns, Peter, Julie, Chloe and Sophie Hartley Green who visited from Swansea, Steven Swan from Bristol, Brian Moore from Hampshire plus a sprinkling from other parkruns in Ireland. We hope you all enjoyed your run in St. Annes and look forward to your return.

Micheael Lindon grabbed the coveted #98 token and the prize that went with it.

Speaking of prizes, we had a large number of spot prizes donated to us for the day and our great thanks go to those who donated. Thank you to Pat Hooper, Christy Reilly, Val Hand, Brian Kelly and Nora Byrne from the Shamrocks, Sean Reid from Ignite Gym, Connor Jennings from Zurich Insurance and Helen Carr from The O'Brien Press. Congratulations to all those who went home with these prizes, a nice treat for a Saturday morning. As if parkrun wasn't treat enough.

AND it was pacer Saturday too, which probably helped the PBs that were hard earned.

As always, it was a pleasure to be your Run Director for the day. I really enjoyed myself and I hope you did too. I couldn't have done it without the team of volunteers I had helping me so a massive thank you to them.

See you all, same time, same place on 3rd August.

Keep running

Richie

This week 476 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 55 volunteers:
Liz KEARY • Denise KELLEHER • Helen CARR • Desmond LYONS • Connor JENNINGS • Brian KELLY • Jenny COLBERT • Sinead LYONS • Bernadette MANLEY • Anna PRINGLE • Orla LAMBE • Sarah QUIGLEY • Deirdre O'DWYER • Nora BYRNE • Christy REILLY • Gabriel BYRNE • Siobhan KINSELLA • John CLOHISEY • Damien MARTIN • Elaine MCNULTY • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Dermot COFFEY • Dan WALLACE • Laura CLARKE • Fiona COYLE • Shay NEARY • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Orla MANLEY • Emer COLL • Maire O'MAHONY • Nicola MOONEY • Ruth COLBERT • Adrienne ATKINS • Brendan ATKINS • Sue O'TOOLE • Caitriona COSTELLO • Keith COMISKEY • Helena CORCORAN • Jean DUNNE • Valerie HAND • James D'ARCY • Karen BATES • Fiona STACK • Ciaran MCGOWAN • Lisa MCCARTHY • Simon DEVENNEY • De O'CONNOR • Andrew MURPHY • Edel FARRELL • David BOYLE • Darren MEIKLE • Conor PURSUN • Pearse KIERAN

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 Garry CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 14:44 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 277). 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 12,192 participants have completed 92,794 parkruns covering a total distance of 463,970 km, including 15,569 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,029 individuals have volunteered 6,055 times.

 

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 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 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 Event #143, 13th August 2016

Great day at St. Anne's on Saturday - lovely to see over 300 runners descend upon the park for the 143rd running of our fabulous event. Craig McMullen (100), Alan O'Flynn and Brian Hanney (50) were celebrating milestone runs, and no better day for it. The field was led home by Alan and Eamon Traynor, who crossed hand in hand before exchanging a warm, sweaty embrace. On the female side, Lucy Barrett blazed the trail, leading home the ladies.

Thanks to all our volunteers this week - in particular those who participated in an impromptu token sort at the start of the run... yes, more than 400 tokens came off the token stacker and had to be put back on, in order, which they were, before the first runners came in. Well done to everyone on the courage under pressure!

Thanks also to Valerie for all the photos - check out the facebook page for more details.

Advance notice - our third birthday party will take place on 1st October - mark it in your diary.

This week's run was brought to you by:

Ashley PEARSON  •  Brendan ATKINS  •  Caitriona COSTELLO  •  Catherine GILLANDERS  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  Declan BOYLE  •  Eoin O'MALLEY  •  Ferdia KELLY  •  Gareth SHAW  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Paul DUNNE  •  Una CHERRY  •  Valerie HAND

Male placings:
Eamon TRAYNOR (VM45-49) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 18:26 - first time in 58 appearances. Alan O' FLYNN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 18:27. An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 3199 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3197 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2810 pts.

Female placings:
Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:16 - 5th time in 8 appearances. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 20:48 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions. Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (39th overall) over the line in 21:32.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3643 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3043 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 3019 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 88.09% for the time 23:22 (76th overall).
Liam O'HARE (VM65-69) was graded 80.48% for the time 21:26 (35th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 78.98% for the time 22:55 (68th overall).

This week there were 302 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,333 different runners, including participants from 213 athletics clubs, have completed 35,343 runs covering a total distance of 176,715 km, and there have been 7,275 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.

See you next week!

Jamie Killeen, Run Director

 

St.Annes Run Report – Event #130

 

We had a good turnout of 229 runners, despite the rainy weather and the Darkness into Light walk earlier on Saturday morning.

Congratulations go out to Conor Cassidy again for being our parkrunner of the month. He is a very dedicated volunteer and we thank him greatly for being part of parkrun.

Male placings:

Dermot J GORMAN (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:45 - 8th time in 12 appearances.
Ernie RAMSEY (SM30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second over the line in 17:23 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Declan ROBINSON (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 18:19 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2330 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2322 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2052 pts.

Female placings:
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 18:32 - first appearance.
Fiona MC GREEVY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 19:53.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 20:18 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2658 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2192 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2077 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 88.85% for the time 23:10 (51st overall).
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) was graded 80.04% for the time 18:32 (4th overall).
Dermot J GORMAN (SM30-34) was graded 78.31% for the time 16:45 (first overall).

This week there were 229 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,888 different runners, including participants from 193 athletics clubs, have completed 31,731 runs covering a total distance of 158,655 km, and there have been 6,693 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).

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. They are our heroes who make parkrun happen!

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 stanneshelpers@parkrun.com

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

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

 

St. Annes’s parkrunner of the month April 2016

 

parkrun pic
Name: Conor Cassidy
Club: None
Age: 17
Home parkrun: St. Anne's
Occupation: 5th year student
Number of runs: 57
Favourite volunteer role: I enjoy barcode scanning as you get to see all of the runners come in and it's (relatively) stress free!
What do you do at parkrun: I usually get to the park at around 9:20. I run around for a bit and pretend that I know how to warm up properly! I listen to the briefing and then I get ready for the 2 laps of pain!
How has parkrun changed your running?: I never ran before I started parkrun. In Transition Year one of my teachers suggested that I do parkrun for the physical challenge part of my Gaisce award. I managed to do the 26 weeks required and I have kept it up since. I now run a few times a week and have even done a few 10ks.
What do you like about parkrun?: I love the community that exists around the whole event. It's also great to see your progress each week and to compare yourself against other regulars. But the best part is that it's all free!
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?: I busted my gut one Saturday morning and came in just ahead of a certain female parkrunner who had beaten me every previous week. I thought I was great until seconds after crossing the line I heard her say that she 'found that one tough' because she was 5 months pregnant. That put me back in my box!

 

 

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 #123

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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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 stanneshelpers@parkrun.com

 

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

St. Anne’s parkrunner of the month – February 2016

Home parkrun: St.Annes

Occupation: School

Number of Runs: 56

Favourite Volunteer Role: Token sorting,you still get to run and its in the warm cafe

What do you do at parkruns?: When I arrive I'll usually do a quick warm up to get ready for the run. Then after the run briefing I'll go to the front of the start line and get ready to go. After the run I might go to the market for a cake or two before heading off to train again.

How has parkrun changed your running?: Before parkrun I did no running but after my first parkrun I started to train more and more as the weeks went by and slowly got better and better.

What do you like about parkrun?: It gives you a platform to improve your running as you can see weekly if your improving or if you had a bad week of training. You also meet other runners of your ability who you can chat to and run with.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?: Beating my 'running partner' and friend in a fiercely competitive run. He led for the first 3k but then I caught up and we were neck and neck until the last 200m when I decided to make an early sprint and luckily I just about held on for the win!

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