St. Anne’s parkrunner of the month – April 2015

The latest runner to be inducted into the St Anne's parkrunner of the Month Hall of Fame is Deirdre Byrne. Our April winner is a St Anne's regular runner and volunteer. With an impeccable record of 20 runs and 20 times being 1st female across the finish line with 18 overall top ten finishes and 1 overall first place finish.
Read more about Deirdre below:

Name: Deirdre Byrne

Club: Sli Cualann

Age: 32

Home parkrun: St Anne's Parkrun

Occupation: Teacher and Running Coach at RunWithMe.ie

Number of Runs: 20

Favourite Volunteer Role: I like scanning the barcodes at the finish, even though there's usually a big queue due to my inability to operate the barcode scanner effectively. There's a definite knack which I have yet to master!

What do you do at parkruns?: I usually run over and do a few stretches. Then listen to any announcements before the fog horn goes off. The St. Anne's Parkrun is 2 laps which I like. There's always great support as you are running around.

How has parkrun changed your running?: I love doing the Parkrun on Saturday mornings and it has definitely become part of my running routine. I'm not naturally a morning person so sometimes when the alarm goes off I spend a few minutes convincing myself to get up. I have yet to regret dragging myself out of bed!

What do you like about parkrun?: It's amazing to see the numbers that turn up every week to it and fair play to the race directors for all the effort they have to put in to making sure everything runs smoothly every week.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?: Most memorable was being there to see my friend and colleague Martina complete her first 5k. She is an absolute inspiration to anyone thinking about taking up running.

 

St. Anne’s parkrunner of the month – March 2015

The latest runner to be inducted into the St Anne's parkrunner of the Month Hall of Fame is Rob Clarke. Our March winner is a St Anne's regular runner and volunteer. Read more about Rob below:

Name:
Rob Clarke

Club:
I'm currently available on the transfer market.

Age:
34

Home parkrun:
St Anne's, Raheny

Occupation:
IT Consultant

Number of Runs:
41

Favourite Volunteer Role:
Marshall, definitely. It's the just the right level of responsibility for early on a Saturday morning and also let's me offer 'friendly encouragement' as friends jog by!

What do you do at parkruns?:
I seem to spend a lot my time at parkrun drinking coffee and talking about running! When the hooter goes off, I like to run as fast as I can for the first lap and then slowly crumble on lap 2. Like I said last year, I think this could be the year I get my pacing right.

How has parkrun changed your running?
Running for me had always been a solo activity. Parkrun has turned my group of friends from hardened pub-goers into hardened race-goers. It's shocking to think we're all far fitter now than we were in our 20s! Having friends who are prepared to show up in the wind and rain definitely helps with the motivation to put the runners on and get outside the door.

What do you like about parkrun?:
I think it's fantastic that a free, community driven event has been so successful and become part of the weekly routine for so many people. It's also the social aspect that keeps us coming back week after week.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?:
I was overtaken on the home straight by a guy running in sandals! There's nothing like being dressed for the occasion.

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #73 – 14th March 2015

It was a cool morning on Saturday, as we welcomed 294 runners to St. Anne's for parkrun #73. Many were decked out in green to mark St. Patrick's Weekend and in support of Ireland for the rugby match with Wales later that afternoon... the less said about that the better! We had a few runners celebrating their 50th parkrun too: Nici Roechert, Craig McMullen, Emma Feehan and Emer Fanning, while James Hyland joined the 10 club (junior category). Congrats guys!

Might I also take this opportunity to congratulate Eleanor Sammon on not only finishing in the coveted 98th position on Saturday, but also being awarded Irish parkrunner of the month. Read Eleanor's story on the latest parkrun Ireland newsletter:
http://www.parkrun.ie/news/2015/03/16/monthly-newsletter-18th-march-2015/

Men's placings:
Anthony MULHOLLAND (SM25-29) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 17:14 - first time in 2 appearances.
Conor DELANEY (VM40-44) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second over the line in 17:52.
Eoin CALLAGHAN (SM25-29) of Star of the Sea, was third over the line in 18:13 - was first to finish once before.

Women's placings:
Niamh CORRY (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:24 - first appearance.
Aine CRIMIN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 20:33.
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1526 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1517 pts.
Keith COADY (Unattached) 1424 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1986 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1842 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1742 pts.

This week there were 294 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part. This week's event was brought to you by:

Ann Marie GRAHAM • Austin O'SULLIVAN • Connor JENNINGS • Declan ROBINSON • Diarmuid BYRNE • Emer FANNING • Fia MOORE • Gillian KENNY • Gregory O'BEIRNE • Jamie KILLEEN • Leonie WEEKES • Maia MOORE • Mia MAC MAHON • Muriel WEEKES • Noeleen SALTER • Ruby MURPHY • Sinead Margaret O'NEILL • Teresa TALBOT • Una CHERRY

Remember parkrun is a community event so if you want to volunteer, please email us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.com or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stannesparkrun It's fun, you're giving something back to the St Anne's parkrun community, and you are also edging closer to getting a free TShirt! What more could you want! Check out the future roster page for more details.

REMINDER: There is no parkrun on 28th March due to the BHAA race taking place in the park on that day. If you are not taking part in that, why not take a trip south to Cabinteely or Shanganagh parkrun which both start on that day.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,627 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 15,959 runs covering a total distance of 79,795 km, and there have been 3,728 new Personal Bests.

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

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the St. Anne's results page, Event #73

Jamie Killeen,
Event Director

 

St Anne’s parkrunner of the Month – December 2014

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Name: Connor Jennings

Club: Raheny Shamrock AC

Age: 44

Home parkrun: St Anne's

Occupation: Insurance Underwriter

Number of Runs: 83

Favourite Volunteer Role: Pre-Event set up as I still get to run

What do you do at parkruns?: If volunteering, arrive at about 8.45am to put out the signs. Then try and get around as fast as possible. There are usually quite a few running from the Club so there is a lot of friendly rivalry. Afterwards back for coffee in the Red Stables Café,swapping gossip with the Sportsworld gang.

How has parkrun changed your running?: No more lie ins on Saturday mornings! I have been running for about 4 years now and the 5K on Saturdays is a good warm up before the long run with the Club on Sunday mornings.

What do you like about parkrun?: Fosters a great community spirit & encourages people of all running abilities. A few people that started out doing the 5K parkrun have now progressed onto running marathons and many have joined their local athletics clubs.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?: Aoife Talty beating all the lads & finishing in 1st position last January.

 

St Anne’s parkrun – Event # 60 (06/12/2014)

St Annes parkrun
Event number 60
6th December 2014

The festive season is upon us, Christmas parties are widespread, yet 175 warriors still made it out for the weekly run here in St. Annes.
It was an eventful day for a good and bad reason.

Bad reason being that because one of our barcode scanning devices was not working, a lot of people didn't initially get a time posted in the results. I can only offer my sincere apologies for this, and hope that we don't see a repeat. Thankfully, most (I think) people got in touch with their position and I was able to rectify it. If you are still off the list then please get in touch and we will try to get you back in.

Good news is that St. Annes has nominated DEARBHLA WOODS as parkrunner of the month. She has ran and volunteered numerous times and does either one happily and enthusiastically. So best of luck to her that she gets the national recognition we feel she deserves.

The weeks results and current standings are below.

Big thanks to all our volunteers, without whom (we cannot stress enough) the event would NOT happen. Our heroes this week were:

Dearbhla WOODS • Denise KELLEHER • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Jamie PLUMMER • Jenny COLBERT • John O'CONNOR • Judith MCMAHON • Keishia TAYLOR • Keith COADY • Keith FLEMING • Padraig O FAININ • Richard O'CONNOR • Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN

Thanks again to our volunteers and our athletes and I hope to see you all at another event soon.

John O'Connor
Run Director

Men's placings:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:38 - second time in 3 appearances.
Cathal ÓCLÉIRIGH (JM15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:29.
Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:31.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 823 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 703 pts.
Connor JENNINGS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 702 pts.

Women's placings:
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:28 - second time in 22 appearances.
Shanice VALLELY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 21:56.
Claire POWELL (SW30-34) of Coogee Triathlon Club, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:04.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Claire FARRELLY (Unattached) 944 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 802 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 779 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David BYRNE (VM40-44) was graded 83.27% for the time 16:38 (first overall).
John BROOM (VM40-44) was graded 79.47% for the time 17:42 (4th overall).
Mary MARTIN (VW70-74) was graded 78.13% for the time 28:30 (113th overall).

This week there were 175 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,121 different runners, including participants from 107 athletics clubs, have completed 12,782 runs covering a total distance of 63,910 km, and there have been 3,142 new Personal Bests.

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

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

 

ST. ANNES PARKRUN # 53 – 18TH OCTOBER 2014

A lovely morning is St. Anne's, despite the warnings from MET Eireann, greeted our 53rd parkrun event.

It was a special day too as we got to unveil Paddy O'Connor as Ireland's parkrun of the month. Proving that St. Anne's is indeed the best parkrun in Ireland, and some say in the world!! Also proves that our runners are talented and dedicated and Paddy is a shining example of this. Congratulations to him :-)

All the results and stats are below and we look forward to seeing you all for another great event on Saturday 25th at 9:30 AM.

Keep running,

John O'Connor
Run Director

Men's placings:

Ciaran BANNAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51
Richard MANNION (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:03.
George ZACK (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:26.

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Connor JENNINGS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 364 pts.
John O'CONNOR (Unattached) 343 pts.
Eamon TRAYNOR (Unattached) 281 pts.
Women's placings:

Alex HORGAN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) in 20:41
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) in 21:39
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) in 21:52.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 389 pts.
Claire FARRELLY (Unattached) 377 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 346 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

John FREIR (VM50-54) was graded 78.32% for the time 18:50 (5th overall).
Mary MARTIN (VW70-74) was graded 78.31% for the time 28:26 (140th overall).
George ZACK (VM45-49) was graded 76.94% for the time 18:26 (third overall).

This week there were 226 runners, of whom 52 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,873 different runners, including participants from 94 athletics clubs, have completed 11,320 runs covering a total distance of 56,600 km, and there have been 2,830 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).

The men's record is held by Mark KIRWAN who ran in a time of 00:15:03 on 2014-07-26 (event number 41).

The Age Grade course record is held by Mick TRAYNOR who recorded a 91.78% run (15:49) on 28th September 2013 (event number 1).

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/

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