Hi Ho, Hi Ho, 'tis off to parkrun we go... or so the song goes. 207 runners joined an outstanding volunteer team at St. Anne's parkrun on Saturday morning. Some were bedecked in Christmas hats, jumpers, tinsel etc., while others decided to leave the festive clobber at home for another day. Congrats to Ann Marie Graham on her 50th parkrun at St. Anne's on Saturday. Ann Marie and family are regular volunteers and runners at St. Anne's and we are delighted for her, achieving this milestone. Despite the hangovers, lots of PBs were recorded, so well done to all of you!
We're back again on St. Stephen's Day, 26th December at 9:30 am and 2nd January at 9:30am - we need volunteers for both of those days so please step forward and help us if you can, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? The Annual 'Dash Down the Avenue' is on at 11am in St. Anne's.
David BROPHY (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was first over the line in 17:53 - first time in 30 appearances. An unknown runner was second. Andrew HYLAND (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was third (5th overall) over the line in 18:32.
Paula GRANT (VW40-44) of Portlaoise AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:12 - second time in 3 appearances. Sharon GRANT (VW35-39) of Portlaoise AC, was second (third overall) over the line in 18:19. Barbara MURRAY (VW40-44) of Donore Harriers, was third (7th overall) over the line in 19:29 - was first to finish once before.
Thanks to this week's volunteers:
Aileen HOOPER • Anne MC COMISH • Attracta HAYDEN • Carol GLEESON • Connor JENNINGS • Damien MARTIN • Declan ROBINSON • Gillian KENNY • Gregory O'BEIRNE • Hugh CRONIN • Jamie KILLEEN • Jamie PLUMMER • Keith FLEMING • Mark MCCOMISH • Orla BYRNE • Paul WILLIAM • Richard O'CONNOR • Una CHERRY
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 932 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 919 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 866 pts.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1012 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 995 pts.
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 900 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 86.12% for the time 23:32 (79th overall).
Paula GRANT (VW40-44) was graded 84.52% for the time 18:12 (second overall).
Sharon GRANT (VW35-39) was graded 81.62% for the time 18:19 (third overall).
This week there were 207 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.
St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,985 different runners, including participants from 169 athletics clubs, have completed 25,345 runs covering a total distance of 126,725 km, and there have been 5,553 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.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Jamie Killeen, Event Director