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.

 

Run Report Event Number 151

What a glorious morning and a wonderful atmosphere, that’s the beauty of Saturday mornings and parkrun.   This week there were 323 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 78 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

 

IMPORTANT  NOTICES THIS  WEEK

Huge congratulations to parkrunner Carol Gleeson, Carol was nominated as our “Volunteer of   the Year” unfortunately Carol was unable to attend last weekend’s celebration so needless to say her award presentation this morning was a lovely surprise.  Carol enjoys running at St. Anne’s parkrun, she also has given up her run on numerous occasions with our weekly team to help make sure our run goes ahead.  She is also known for stopping or slowing down along the route to encourage some of her fellow parkrunners.   A well deserved award and many congratulations to you.

 

 

We had 2 of our parkrunners reaching their 50 milestone, huge congrats to Amanda Langan & Valerie Hand.  Here’s to many more parkruns.  Unfortunately, our famous feather boa and sash is AWOL at the moment so our 50 balloons where the prop for today.

 

 

Our newest member to the Token #98 is Ronald Staeps.  Welcome to our prestigious 98 Hall of Fame Club.

 

 

Special shout out to Junior parkrunner Erik Sammon on joining us today and completing his for St. Anne’s parkrun, we hope to see you again.

 

 

Congrats to Anna Pringle who became a member of the “25 Volunteer Club” today, Anna had her eye on the lovely purple 25 Club Volunteer top, so today was the day that Anna reached that milestone.  We can’t wait to see you model your nice new top shortly

 

 

Our parkrun visitors today was Patrick Welnhofer from Frankfurt Germany and Lynne Cowden from Portobello, Edinburgh.  Absolutely pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again.

 

 

Our parkrunners gave a lovely warm welcome to the Richard & the Piranha Triathlon Club who joined us again for their Annual run for Irish Cancer Society and in memory of their team mate John Davis.  It is always a pleasure to welcome you all & we thank Richard and Piranha Triathalon Club for providing some marshals, pacers and lead bike for this event.

 

 

Our newest member to the parkrun family is Edenmore Junior parkrun making its debut tomorrow.  This event is for 4 – 14 year olds.  Register online, print your individual athlete barcode and go along to and have fun.  The link to Edenmore Junior parkrun is on our facebook page.  Wishing you all the best of luck from St. Annes parkrun community.

 

 

It was fantastic this week as our volunteer roster was full from Tuesday this week, can’t emphasise how great this is and to thank you as this makes our jobs as Run Directors that bit easier.    So please feel free to contact us through the usual channels via email, facebook or after a parkrun event.  MASSIVE   SHOUT  OUT  to our volunteers for today :-  Adam GOSLIN  •  Adrienne DALY  •  Anna PRINGLE  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Barry NOLAN  •  Caitriona COSTELLO  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor BEGGS  •  David BRADISH  •  Dermot COFFEY  •  Dylan EVENDEN  •  Eva O'BEIRNE  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Hugh LARKIN  •  Jean DUNNE  •  Juliette O'BEIRNE  •  Laura GREHAN  •  Lucy BARRETT  •  Mary LYNCH  •  Megan BALBIRNIE-NOLAN  •  Nora BYRNE  •  Orla DEIGHAN  •  Richard DOYLE  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Richie DOOLEY  •  Robbie BEGGS  •  Sebastian ABURTO  •  Una CHERRY

 

 

 

Special thank you to my wing man today, the McGyver of our team – Mark McComish, thanks for sorting out the last scanner, you’re a legend.

 

 

 

Junior parkrunner Megan Nolan was to make her debut volunteering on finish tokens alongside her dad Barry.  However, Megan was poorly this morning so her Dad Barry brought her younger sister Emily to fill her shoes.   Thank you Emily you did a fabulous job on finish tokens today.  We appreciate your hard work xx.

 

 

Our Gaisce volunteers today were Eva O’Beirne, Conor Beggs and Lucy Barrett, many thanks for your contribution today.

 

 

 

Male placings:
Aidan JONES (SM25-29) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 16:21 - 7th time in 24 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Maros JAKAB (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:17.

 

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gary KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 300 pts.
Gareth SHAW (Unattached) 292 pts.
Dylan EVENDEN (Unattached) 274 pts.

 

 

Female placings:
Aine CRIMIN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:04 - second time in 6 appearances.
Anne MCGARR (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (32nd overall) over the line in 20:52.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (35th overall) over the line in 21:01.

 

 

 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Adrienne ATKINS (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 298 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 298 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 291 pts.

 

 

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gerry BRADY (VM60-64) was graded 81.94% for the time 19:34 (13th overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) was graded 80.73% for the time 21:01 (35th overall).
Aidan JONES (SM25-29) was graded 78.90% for the time 16:21 (first overall).

 

 

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,576 different runners, including participants from 220 athletics clubs, have completed 37,358 runs covering a total distance of 186,790 km, and there have been 7,591 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.

 

 

Hopefully we have included everyone and all the activities from this mornings run, see you all same time next week.

 

Thanks a mill

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

St Anne’s Event #109 – 5TH DECEMBER 2015

St Annes parkrun
Event number 109
5th December 2015
 
 
It was a great pleasure to meet & greet all of you hardy runners at this mornings parkrun.  A big well done, we hope you all enjoyed the run in those blustery, wet conditions.  Storm Desmond didn't stop all you troopers.
 
 
This week there were 115 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
 
 
BIG  ANNOUNCEMENTS  AT  THIS  MORNINGS  PARKRUN
Congrats to "Carmel Cassidy" our parkrunner of the month for November 2015.  It was super to see you there this morning enjoying the run.
 
A big congrats to regular parkrunner "Una Cherry" who completed her 100th parkrun this morning - super achievement & well done Una.  For those of you that don't know Una, Una is our leading lady of the ladies points table for 2 consecutive years :)  This lady is on a mission.
 
Shout out to Raheny Shamrocks Athlete "Ciaran McGrath" on completing his 50th parkrun.  Super achievement, looking forward to seeing your nice new 50 club parkrun top real soon.
 

Today our 25000th parkrunner crossed the line, she came in at 61st place, "Fionnuala NI BHROIN" from Piranha TC.   Thank you to "Olive's Room Cafe" for providing a treat for Fionnuala.

 

Warm welcome to our parkrun tourists from Bushy parkrun in the UK.  Carol, Ann, Brigid, Jan & Julie joined us to experience the loving at St. Anne's parkrun.  They all enjoyed the run & to add the cherry to the pie - Brigid Hibberd was our 1st lady to cross the line. 
 
James Cassidy was 1st male, Brigid Hibberd was 1st female, Brian Killeen was the lucky recipient of the #98 token.
 
Being honest, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes of parkrun, so please please please don't be shy, I can't stress how important it is to step up every once and while & volunteer.  
 
I can't thank the volunteers enough, thank you for standing in those weather conditions to encourage and support all our parkrunners and to still have big smiles after the run.  A massive massive thank you.   
 
Our heroes on International Volunteer Day were :- JAMIE KENNY, SCOTT MCMULLEN, JENNY COLBERT, MARK GILLERAN, ORLA GORMLEY, GARY KENNY, KAREN BATES, AISLING CONROY, ELMA KEANE, UNA CHERRY, UNA NICHRIBIN, CONNOR JENNINGS, MARIANNE FANNING AND JOSEPH CHERRY
 
Male placings:
James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:23 - first time in 20 appearances.
Andrew HYLAND (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 18:32.
An unknown runner was third.
 
 
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 824 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 735 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 724 pts.
 
 
Female Placings:
Brigid HIBBERD (VW50-54) of Stragglers, was first (27th overall) over the line in 22:35 - first appearance.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 23:23 - was first to finish once before.
Una CHERRY (VW50-54) of Garda Athletic Club, was third (45th overall) over the line in 23:51.
 
 
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 848 pts.
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 820 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 813 pts.
 
 
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 83.92% for the time 24:09 (49th overall).
Michael GYGAX (VM50-54) was graded 77.59% for the time 19:38 (6th overall).
Attracta HAYDEN (VW65-69) was graded 75.72% for the time 27:36 (84th overall).
 
 
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,949 different runners, including participants from 168 athletics clubs, have completed 25,054 runs covering a total distance of 125,270 km, and there have been 5,526 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.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all next week.
 
Thanks
Gillian Kenny - Run Director
 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #104

Rain was promised but thankfully we were restricted to only a few drops as the freaks and ghouls of Dublin came out to set St. Anne's alight for our 104th event. In addition to those bedecked in Halloween ensembles, a number of our runners wore their marathon finisher t-shirts, basking in the afterglow of 26.2 miles of blood, sweat and tears endured last Monday in Dublin. Well done to all of you who completed the marathon, here's to many more. 

Female placings:
Geraldine CLEMENTS (VW40-44) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was first (39th overall) over the line in 21:36 - first time in 4 appearances. Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (40th overall) over the line in 21:39 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions. Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (48th overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 545 pts.
Adrienne ATKINS (Unattached) 542 pts.
Aine NI GHLOINN (Unattached) 473 pts.

Male placings:
Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - second time in 6 appearances. Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was second over the line in 17:05. Ronan O'FLYNN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:11.

A check in on the current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Aidan JONES (Unattached) 496 pts.
Declan ROBINSON (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 478 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 470 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 88.44% for the time 22:55 (73rd overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM55-59) was graded 84.57% for the time 18:48 (12th overall).
Dave CARROLL (VM50-54) was graded 82.52% for the time 18:01 (8th overall).

Thanks to this week's volunteers:

Aidan JONES  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Brian HANNEY  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Gemma KILLEEN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Karen SLYE  •  Laura BRAYDEN  •  Orla CONNOR  •  Ruth FORMAN  •  Sabrina RYAN  •  Sinead LYONS  •  Una CHERRY  •  Valerie CLINTON  •  Valerie HAND

This week there were 306 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,855 different runners, including participants from 159 athletics clubs, have completed 24,172 runs covering a total distance of 120,860 km, and there have been 5,383 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.

See you again soon!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #100

St Annes parkrun -  Event number 100
3rd October 2015

What a beautiful morning to celebrate our 100th parkrun at St. Anne's.  This week there were 271 runners, of whom 51 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Well done to our 1st man - Damien Martin from Raheny Shamrocks, 1st lady Tara Whyte, latest recipient of the famous token #98 is our parkrunner of the year "Connor Jennings", congrats to Una Cherry our leading lady on the points table who received her award this morning & shout out to our latest parkrunner to join the 50's club "Ollie Power" - well done.

We welcomed the Piranha Triathalon Club who hosted their annual run to commemorate their team mate & running coach John Davis who sadly passed away in 2007. Thank you for choosing St Anne's parkrun as the location for the past 2 years to host the John Davis remembrance run in honour of your friend John.  We would like to thank all the Club members that volunteered on the day, they were a huge help.

Great to see all the Under 11's Raheny GAA team out in force this morning - they all did a great job.

Shout out to Cabinteely parkrun Run Director - Ben Watt & his son Callum who visited St. Anne's to celebrate our 100th run.

Remember your event needs you, so please feel free to volunteer every once and a while so that everyone has a chance to enjoy parkrun.

Hip Hip Horray for this weeks volunteers  - Andi SZILAGYI • Anne MC COMISH • Anthony MULHOLLAND • Brianne MULVIHILL • Ciaran O CONLUAIN • Connor JENNINGS • Dan WALLACE • Daniel O'DWYER • Deirdre O'DWYER • Fergal DALY • Gillian KENNY • Hugh LARKIN • Jamie KENNY • Laura BRAYDEN • Marco VIAPPIANI • Margaret O'SULLIVAN • Megan SMITH • Michael GRIMES • Miklos BERENCSI • Muiriosa RYAN • Niamh TUCKER • Nicola MOONEY • Orla GORMLEY • Paddy TUITE • Pat LINEHAN • Rob CLARKE • Una CHERRY . MAGS WALNUTT

Male placings:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:35 - second time in 6 appearances.
Colum O'LEARY (SM20-24) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 16:55 - was first to finish once before.
Enda MARREN (SM30-34) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:01.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 200 pts.
Colum O'LEARY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 199 pts.
Eamon TRAYNOR (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 190 pts.

Female placings:
Tara WHYTE (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first (21st overall) over the line in 19:29 - second time in 2 appearances.
Sinead HARTNETT (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second (22nd overall) over the line in 19:34 - was first to finish once before.
Ciara BRADY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Orla GORMLEY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 200 pts.
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 200 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 196 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) was graded 88.94% for the time 16:35 (first overall).
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 88.82% for the time 22:49 (74th overall).
Michael GYGAX (VM50-54) was graded 78.06% for the time 19:22 (18th overall).

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,713 different runners, including participants from 154 athletics clubs, have completed 23,072 runs covering a total distance of 115,360 km, and there have been 5,182 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.

See you all next weekend.

Regards

Gillian Kenny

Run Director

 

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 parkrun # 62 – 20/12/2014

182 runners joined us for the 62nd edition of St. Anne's parkrun on 20th December. Conditions were ideal for the run, with 29 personal bests recorded despite the proliferation of sore heads as a result of pre-Christmas over-indulgence. A number of our elves and runners alike were decked out in festive garb, adding to the seasonal atmosphere around the event. Brian Christensen and Una Cherry (in a fabulous Mrs. Claus outfit) fulfilled pacing duties at 25 mins and 30 mins respectively.

This was my first time back directing at St. Anne's since the birth of my twins 11 weeks ago and it was great to be back to oversee proceedings once again. It is thanks to the strong team of run directors and volunteers that I was able to step away from the onsite direction over the past few weeks, knowing that the event is in safe hands! So I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian Christensen, Mark McComish, Nici Roechert, Jamie Plummer, Susan Holmgren, Gillian Kenny, and John O'Connor for your hard work and special contribution to St. Anne's parkrun over the past 62 events.

We had a number of runners making their debut at St. Anne's (28 first timers), including a group from the Runners Support Page. We hope you all enjoyed the event and will see you back here soon.

Congratulations also to Dearbhla Woods, another parkrunner from St. Anne's who has gone on to become Irish parkrunner of the month.... I think this is our 7th winner, a super return and a great reflection on our runners here. Well done Dearbhla.

    Men's placings:

David JACKSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:14 - second time in 5 appearances. Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was second over the line in 17:19. Eamon TRAYNOR (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:39.

    Women's placings:

Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 17:37 - a remarkable 13th time as first finisher in her 13 appearances at St. Anne's parkrun - a 100% record. Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 22:04 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions. Sonia CAREY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 22:29.

Full results here: http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=62

    This week's event was brought to you by our volunteers:

Ann Marie GRAHAM • Anne MC COMISH • Catherine KILLEEN • Ciaran O CONLUAIN • Connor JENNINGS • Craig MCMULLEN • Eleanor SAMMON • Emer FANNING • Jamie KILLEEN • Jamie PLUMMER • Kathryn KILLEEN • Keith MOYNES • Sean POWER • Una CHERRY

We'll be back for our last run of the year on 27th December.

Wishing all parkrunners and your families a Happy Christmas and many PB's for 2015.

Jamie Killeen
Event Director

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #50 – First Birthday!

We were blessed with tremendous conditions on Saturday morning as 276 runners descended upon St. Anne's park for the 50th running of St. Anne's parkrun, which more importantly marked the first birthday of our event. As Event Director, looking back over the last 12 months and the c. 6 months lead up to the start of our first parkrun back in September 2013, I'm proud of the event this has become, proud of the contribution of the volunteers and event team to the continuity of the event and also proud of the community event this has become. Well done everyone, let's keep this event going and continue to grow!

To mark the occasion, we presented 6 prizes to very deserving recipients who have performed to an exceptional level at both volunteer and/or running level. Dublin City Council Sports and Recreation Section, our sponsor, kindly donated the prizes that we used - a big thanks to Aideen O'Connor and all at DCC for those.

The six prizewinners were as follows:

Parkrunner of the Year - Jamie Kenny; Winners of the Male and Female Points Competition - David Shiel and Una Cherry; Most Improved Parkrunner - Brian Murtagh and Volunteers of the Year - Richie O'Connor and Stella Kuit. Congratulations to all.

We had a very special guest join us to mark the occasion - The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke presented the prizes and also addressed the runners, before officially starting the event. Near FM were also present and recorded some of the day's proceedings - listen out for some clips from them on this Saturday morning's sports show with Fergus Carroll.

Piranha Tri Club also joined us in great numbers - as runners and as volunteers, incorporating their yearly 5km race into our parkrun in honour of their former coach John Davis who sadly passed away in 2007. Thank you Piranha for providing 2 of our 3 pacers, all the bike marshals and a number of on course marshals too!

Malahide parkrun Run Director and Friend of St. Anne's, Eoin Fegan took hundreds of top quality photos on Saturday, which can be seen on our facebook site - thanks Eoin.... you are welcome back anytime and everytime.

Tir na nOg cafe at the Red Stables hosted a get-together for all parkrunners afterwards - thank you Tir na nOg - your gift of all those scones went down a treat!

Thanks to our volunteers this week:

Aine MYLER  •  Brian CHRISTENSEN  •  Catherine KILLEEN  •  Chloe FARRELL  •  Colm O'BRIEN  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  David SHIEL  •  David VAVASOUR  •  Eoin FEGAN  •  Gavin DUFFY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Hugh LARKIN  •  Ivan PEDRAZZINI  •  Jamie KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  John MARTIN  •  John O'CONNOR  •  Judy MAHON  •  Pablo PEREZ  •  Paddy QUIRKE  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Peter O'TOOLE  •  Sean HESSION  •  Sinead LAMBE  •  Steven MOODY  •  Susan HOLMGREN  •  Una CHERRY

Men's placings:
Brendan O'BRIEN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 16:37 - first appearance.
Rory O'SULLIVAN (VM35-39) of Piranha TC, was second over the line in 16:44.
Conall MURPHY (SM30-34) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:31.

Women's placings:
Tara WHYTE (SW30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first (18th overall) over the line in 19:45 - first appearance.
Helen CARR (VW35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (27th overall) over the line in 20:38 - was first to finish once before.
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:05 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

This week there were 276 runners, of whom 55 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

 

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,762 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 10,646 runs covering a total distance of 53,230 km, and there have been 2,685 new Personal Bests

 

See you on Saturday!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

 

St Anne’s parkrun – Event #14 – Run Report

Soggy leaves, muddy puddles and even a fallen tree blocking part of the route couldn't deter the 81 athletes (determined to start their New Year's Resolutions early!), who ran the last St Anne's parkrun of the year. The high winds and belting rain that had ravaged Dublin over the previous few days, cleared just in time to make for quite a pleasant morning.

David GRANGE (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line with a time of 17:38 in his first appearance at St Anne's parkrun. Next came Michael MCGLOIN (SM35-39) of Piranha TC, clocking in at 17:53, and also managing a Personal Best. Peter O'TOOLE (SM30-34) of Crusaders A C Dublin, rounded up the podium positions with a time of 18:04.

Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was the first woman home (18th overall) in a time of 22:08, her second time in 4 appearances. Sharon WOODS (VW40-44) of Crusaders Athletic Club, was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:57. Just after Sharon, came Mary PURDUE-SMYTH (VW45-49) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, taking the third female position (27th overall) clocking a time of 23:03.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Alan HUGHES (VM55-59) was graded 79.90% for the time 19:14 (7th overall). David GRANGE (VM40-44) was graded 78.54% for the time 17:38 (first overall). Johnny FENNELL (VM50-54) was graded 77.16% for the time 19:16 (8th overall).

This week there were 81 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

As we come to the end of the year, it's interesting to have a look over the statistics since we began. St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 938 different runners, including participants from 47 athletics clubs, have completed 2,402 runs covering a total distance of 12,010 km, and there have been 635 new Personal Bests.

On the St Anne's event website, we have an Annual Points Table for both male and female. While we haven't completed a full year yet, the tables make for interesting reading. These can changes drastically throughout the year, so keep running parkrunners!

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1193 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 939 pts.
Steven John ROWE (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 818 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 991 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 963 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 889 pts.

Don't forget, you get 100 points when you volunteer...

Speaking of volunteers, as always, we need them. By volunteering you are contributing the sustainability of an event which is greatly valued in the community. This is YOUR event, so everyone should help out at least once. We need some help for the first run of 2014 (4th January) and of course on into the new year. You can volunteer by sending us an email to: stanneshelpers@parkrun.com or through the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/stannesparkrun/ All volunteers positions are easy, and full training will be given - it's also fun!

Thank you to this week's volunteers:

Andrew BRADLEY  •  Anne Marie FIDGEON  •  Catherine FLYNN  •  Colm KERNAN  •  Denis MURPHY  •  Gary KENNY  •  Jamie KENNY  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  John FREIR  •  John O'CONNOR  •  Nicole ROECHERT  •  Susan HOLMGREN

Thanks for your continued support throughout the past few months, and hopefully 2014 will be a year of PBs, First Timers and great running conditions (we can hope!)

See you on the 4th January for the start of a parkrun-filled year.

Jamie Plummer, Run Director

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