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 # 242 – 28/07/2018

All good things must come to an end and so the amazing weather ended at about 12:00am on parkrun day. The rain came down and bathed St. Annes parkrun with a gentle spray of lashing rain. Safe to say that when I got to the park at 8.30 everything was looking a little bleak.

Then the parkrun magic happened.  With the rain falling the shamrocks sprouted from the greenery. Event 242 was the 2nd Raheny Shamrock takeover day and was amazingly supported by the 55 club members who turned up to provide all the normal volunteer roles and a few that had to be made up to cater for the demand. Connor and Mark started the day at 8:45 with the event set up and it all went from there. However hard it is to motivate yourself to run in the rain, think of those who have chosen to come long and stand in one place.

As the last Saturday in July it was pacer Saturday and there were pacers for every minute from 18 to 35 minutes in the now familiar bibs. A couple of the times had doubled up pacers to provide twice the motivation. A number of the pacers were pacing for the first time so all the more credit to them.

At just after 9.30, following a moment to remember Johnny Fennell, Caitríona on lead bike took to the paths with 232 runners and walkers taking off behind her - phase 1 complete, all we had to do then was get everyone home. The finish area had all the usual volunteers with funnel managers, timekeepers, token people and some of the barcode scanners, some of the scanners ran first and then jumped in. But then came the surprise and the new volunteer roles - 3 spot prize co-ordinators, Anne, Laura and David, with a multitude of prizes to give out. As it happens, due to the number of people who took part in the run, 1 in 6 people went home with an unexpected prize.

Tony Hand celebrated his 50th parkrun with a PB and parkrun RD Laura notched up her 15oth parkrun. Well done guys.

I would like to thank the following for providing the prizes, Pat, Christy, Nora, Nikki, Marianne and Clontarf Castle, Sean Reid in Ignite Fitness, Zoe Quinn of Zoetrope Fitness and also Connor and Zurich Insurance.

I would like to thank all the runners and walkers who braved the rain to complete event 242 and the amazing volunteers who were actually 4.5% of the total volunteers last weekend in Ireland. Special thanks go to George for stepping in as tail walker at the last minute. You made another great event on St Annes, see you all again on Saturday, same time, same place

Richie

Run Director of the day.

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 55 volunteers:

Liz KEARY • Denise KELLEHER • Helen CARR • Alan FOLEY • Desmond LYONS • Maura LYNSKEY • Connor JENNINGS • Steven John ROWE • Aileen HOOPER • Sinead LYONS • Zara ROGERS • Bernadette MANLEY • Orla LAMBE • Sarah QUIGLEY • Nora BYRNE • Louise KEOGH • Christy REILLY • Gabriel BYRNE • Eimear O'KEEFFE • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Dan WALLACE • Laura CLARKE • Shay NEARY • Mark MCCOMISH • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING • Colm NUGENT • Niamh DONNELLAN • Nicola MOONEY • William WALSH • Bláithín SHEIL • Adrienne ATKINS • Marianne FANNING • Brendan ATKINS • Wesley GRANT • Ollie POWER • Caitriona COSTELLO • Helena CORCORAN • Philip KEOGH • Amanda LANGAN • Rose MOORE • Valerie HAND • Maeve DEVLIN • Kate MARTIN • Karen BATES • Catherine GROVES • Kevin MC DAID • Simon DEVENNEY • Bob QUINN • Tara KENNEDY • Mark LACEY • David BOYLE • George MCSHEFFREY • Darren MEIKLE

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 93.74% (22:38) on 12th May 2018 (event number 232).

St Anne’s parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 10,046 participants have completed 70,387 parkruns covering a total distance of 351,935 km, including 12,545 new Personal Bests.

 

 

St Anne’s parkrun # 203 – 14th October 2017 – Shamrock parkrun

I took a little bit of time to myself before writing this as I needed a little time for reflection.  Approximately 11 weeks ago St Annes parkrun and Raheny Shamrock AC sat down to plan Shamrock parkrun and the time between that and October 14th was spent planning and arranging and fine tuning.

The intent of Shamrock parkrun was to bring together two of the many organisations that are striving to enhance the community spirit and community engagement of the lovely area of Raheny / Clontarf and environs.  There is a huge crossover in membership with many starting with involvement in one and then becoming involved in the other.

Both organisations are thriving at the level they are on the back of an army of dedicated volunteers with the added bonus that the volunteers will vary from week to week.  The plan for the day was that all volunteer roles would be provided by Raheny Shamrock AC.  I have to admit to seizing the opportunity here and looking for volunteers in every possible role that has been seen in St Annes and also a number that were made up on the spot.  I looked for 45 volunteers for the day, which appeared optimistic, until after day 1, 34 of them were filled. At this stage it was still only the 6th of October.  So I added in some more roles, which were duly filled.  This meant that the weekly call to duty did not happen on the parkrun Facebook page.  The message went out to all - no volunteers needed this week - everybody can run.

To the day itself.  Wind and rain on Friday night abated at approximately 8.00 and gave way to some lovely sunshine with a nice breeze.  Perfect running weather and literally the calm before the storm.

Set up began at approximately 8.30 and the rest of the volunteers began arriving from 8.45 onwards.  The Raheny Shamrock army really turned out in numbers, by 9.20 all 53 volunteers were present. Yes, 53 volunteers.  We had pacers covering every time from 18 to 35 minutes and have been inundated with great messages of thanks from many runners praising the positivity that the pacers brought.  For the record, not counting the pacers means that 1 in 6 people set a PB on Saturday.  That is a phenomenal number and no coincidence either.  The other 35 volunteers ensured a smooth run with nothing but good feedback noted by all.

The new additions to the roster were the spot prize co-ordinators which we hope brought a new joy to those finishing as the presence of the spot prizes was only announced as runners were finishing.  There were 32 spot prizes distribute throughout the field.  I would like to thank Cherie, Úna and Caitríona for majestically negotiating the crowds to ensure the prizes found a good home.  Special thanks go to Pat Hooper, Connor Jennings, Marianne Fanning, Nikki McMullen and Rachel Ormrod for providing the prizes.  A lot of happy runners went home with more than they left the house with.

Thank you also to Paul for providing the photography allowing us to uploads hundreds of pictures to remember the event with.  Thanks to Pat for his words during the briefing, Mick for officially starting the run, Christy, Brendan, Simon and Colm for manning the finishing funnel, Liz for taking the pressure of being in charge of the watch, Sarah and Anne for getting the tokens to the right people and all the volunteers between Jim on lead bike and Nikki and Janet as tail walkers.  The marshalls deserve special recognition for the job they in keeping people on the run route aware of the tide that is coming their way.

Congratulations go to Colm Kernan (the Crusader amongst the Shamrocks) on celebrating his 50th birthday and also to Áine Ní Ghloinn who completed her 50th parkrun on the day.

Thank you to everyone who took part in what turned out to be a great morning in St. Annes and resulted in a very happy Run Director once the results were posted.

The science bit is below. See you all on Saturday

Richie (Run Director, St Annes parkrunner and Raheny Shamrock AC member)

This week 409 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 53 volunteers:

Liz KEARY • David O HARA • Sean MCGOLDRICK • Desmond LYONS • Una CHERRY • Mary PURDUE-SMYTH • Connor JENNINGS • Valerie CLINTON • Robbie BEGGS • Aileen HOOPER • Jim KEOGH • Sinead LYONS • Deirdre O'DWYER • Louise KEOGH • Christy REILLY • Damien MARTIN • Brighid SMYTH • Elaine MCNULTY • Tommy CRAMPTON • Anne MC COMISH • Rachel ORMROD • Fiona COYLE • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Richie O'CONNOR • Mary-Rose MC MULLAN • Colm DELANEY • Nicola MOONEY • Conall MURPHY • William WALSH • Caroline FARRELLY • Lorraine BYRNE • Glenn ATKINS • Marianne FANNING • Brendan ATKINS • Nora BYRNE • Cherie HYLAND • Caitriona COSTELLO • Keith COMISKEY • Amanda LANGAN • Mary WALSH • Paul HYLAND • Valerie HAND • Jody GILHOOLY • Paul CULLEN • Fiona STACK • Mary LYNCH • Simon DEVENNEY • Sarah QUIGLEY • Mark LACEY • Mick CLOHISEY • David O CONNOR • Janet FOLAN

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

Male placings:
David KIRWIN (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 16:41 - third time in 6 appearances.
Graham O'DWYER (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 17:00 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was third over the line in 17:21 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Ailis MURTAGH (SW18-19) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 18:07 - second time in 4 appearances.
Joyce O'HARE (SW30-34) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:51 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Aine NI GHLOINN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 21:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) – 87.13% for the time 17:21 (third overall).
Ailis MURTAGH (SW18-19) – 82.61% for the time 18:07 (7th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) – 82.60% for the time 22:13 (76th overall).

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 92.68% (22:33) on 13th May 2017 (event number 182).

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 8,639 participants have completed 55,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 276,250 km, including 10,522 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report 199 – 16th September 2017

St Anne's parkrun
Event number 199    -    16th September 2017

Firstly, thanks for your patience guys, had a slight tech glitch but results are up on the system now.

 

The weather stayed nice and fine for this morning’s 199th run at St. Anne’s.   Lovely atmosphere, hope you all smiled big for photographer Tomás Greally.

 

 

We welcomed our 1st time parkrunners, we also had a visit from Frank Greally & Tomás Greally from Irish Runner magazine, thanks for giving them a nice warm welcome.   Delighted to have met our visitor Roger Stamcliffe all the way from Cooks River parkrun in Sydney, Australia.   We hope you enjoyed your visit and the route.  

 

 

Congratulations to Robert Lynch & Ronald Staeps who celebrated their 100th parkrun milestone, also celebrations for Jamie Tarpey completing his 50th milestone, superb achievements, well done.

 

 

Our newest member to the 98 Hall of Fame was Kevin Greene. 

 

 

 

BIG Shout Out to our parkrunner of the month – Sue O’Toole, congratulations on being parkrunner of the month and also for volunteering todayJ

 

 

This week 378 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

 

We have an amazing dedicated Core Team at St. Anne’s & we would like to thank all our weekly volunteers, you all play an important part of our event & we value and appreciate your time & help.  We only happen because you help make it happen.

 

 

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Denis MURPHY • Una CHERRY • Connor JENNINGS • Shane MCDONNELL • Brian KELLY • Anna PRINGLE • Maia MOORE • Sean HESSION • Anne MC COMISH • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Mark MCCOMISH • Colm KERNAN • Orla BYRNE • Brendan ATKINS • Sue O'TOOLE • Michael FARRELL • Billy MOORE • Ronan MOORE • Dylan EVENDEN • Carol GLEESON • Kevin MC DAID • Dolores O'HAGAN SKELLY • David BOYLE  • Richie O'CONNOR • Keith FLEMING

 

 

If you haven’t volunteered before, we would love to hear from you on email stanneshelpers@parkrun.com or on our facebook page.  Promise you will enjoy it.

 

 

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

 

 

Male placings:
Graham O'DWYER (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 16:37 - 7th time in 31 appearances.
Simon DEVENNEY (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 16:55 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) of Civil Service Hrs and A.C., was third over the line in 17:15 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Caitriona COSTELLO
(VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 20th time in 104 appearances.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 21:08 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Aine NI GHLOINN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 21:16.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Mary LYNCH
(VW65-69) – 90.15% for the time 23:11 (85th overall).
Paul COWHIE (VM50-54) – 87.63% for the time 17:15 (third overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) – 81.31% for the time 21:08 (43rd overall).

 

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 92.68% (22:33) on 13th May 2017 (event number 182).

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 8,497 participants have completed 53,770 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,850 km, including 10,248 new Personal Bests.

 

Passing you over to Declan who will be your Run Director next week, so see you all same time, same place

 

Kind regards

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

 

 

Run Report #180 – 29th April 2017

 

Run Report  #180 -   29th  April  2017

 

This morning we hosted parkrun Event #180 at St. Anne’s park.   Thankfully the weather stayed nice and dry for this morning’s parkrun.

 

 

It was a hub of activity as it was our famous Pacer Saturday plus we had a good few  St. Anne’s parkrunner milestones being celebrated in St. Anne’s Style – balloons, feather boa’s & the “Car Far” lap of honour started off our milestone celebrations for Jenny Colbert celebrating 100 runsSinead Lyons & our junior parkrunner, Juliette Dowd celebrating both their 50th runs.     Juliette we didn’t spot you in the crowd when we announced your milestone achievement, we did have feather boa & balloon for you too but if you would like your picture snapped next week let us know, we love our parkrunners celebrating their milestones.   Congrats to all on their superb achievements.

 

 

All of our parkrun first timers got their lovely St. Anne’s welcome this morning along with our parkrun tourists from Castlebar/ Westport, Co. Mayo parkruns – Freddie & Ger Collins.  We hope you enjoyed your visit.

 

 

Our  newest member to the Token 98 Hall of Fame is Ben Kokjohn.

 

Congrats to Colm Kernan, Dan Wallace & Fia Moore on completing London Marathon recently.

 

 

Shout out to our Event Director Jamie Killeen and parkrunners Ciaran O’Conluain & Gary Kenny who are participating in Limerick Marathon & Half Marathon this weekend.  St. Anne’s parkrun send each one of you the Best of Luck.

 

 

Think you will all agree that our legendary pacers did a superb job today, we hope that they helped you reach your Happy Pace.

 

 

Our finish funnel was extremely busy this morning but this was well looked after by #keepyourplace crew – Orla Byrne, Christy Reilly & Eva O’Beirne.  Thanks for keeping everyone in the correct order coming through the funnel.

 

 

Our parkrun only functions with the help of you guys, so we love hearing from you on our email- stannesoffice@parkrun.com or on facebook.

 

So don’t forget,  if you do want to lend a hand but don’t want to give up your run, Token Sorting is one of the volunteer roles that allows you to run & volunteer.

 

A double thanks to Anne Mc Comish who filled 2 volunteer roles.

Our Super Heroes this weekend where Adrienne ATKINS  •  Aine NI GHLOINN  •  Ann Marie GRAHAM  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Brendan ATKINS  •  Carol GLEESON  • Caroline  FARRELLY   Christy REILLY  •  Ciaran O CONLUAIN  •  Colm KERNAN  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  David BYRNE  •  Deirdre O'DWYER  •  Denis MURPHY  •  Dylan EVENDEN  •  Eva O'BEIRNE  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Gregory Paul O'BEIRNE  •  Helen LEAHY  •  Jean FOGARTY  •  Juliette O'BEIRNE  •  Keith FLEMING  •  Marianne FANNING  •  Mark MCCOMISH  •  Nicholas WOOD  •  Nora BYRNE  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Robbie BEGGS  •  Theresa TAYLOR  •  Una CHERRY

 

This week 399 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers.

 

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

 

Male placings:
Joseph O' DONOGHUE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51 - first time in 2 appearances.
Terry KEOGH (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 17:53.
Alastair HIGGINS - 17:58

 

Female placings:
Sarah KELLY
(SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:46 - second time in 9 appearances.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:04 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Elaine MCNULTY (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 20:19 - was first to finish once before.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) – 84.27% for the time 20:04 (20th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) – 82.04% for the time 22:22 (67th overall).
June COMISKEY (VW65-69) – 80.61% for the time 27:10 (211th 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 Mark KIRWAN who recorded a time of 00:15:03 on 26th July 2014 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded 92.05% (17:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 172).

 

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 7,769 participants have completed 46,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 234,975 km, including 9,089 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Thank’s everyone, we hope you enjoyed your parkrun & we will see you all same time, same place, next week.

 

 

Cheers

Gillian Kenny – Run Director

 

 

 

 

St Anne’s parkrun Event # 172 – 25/02/2017

Friday is here bringing the end of the parkrun week. As we are ready to start another parkrun week it is the perfect time to look back on last weeks run.

Pacer week for February brought what seemed like an eternal string of yellow / green bibs into the arena with pacers for 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 28, 29, 30 and 32 minute pacers. I want to applaud and thank  all of those people who volunteered to fill these roles. It was a pleasure to be able to introduce them to the crowd of runners who had gathered. Especially those who were pacing for the first time, results don't lie and all of our pacers did an amazing job. There were a number of compliments paid afterwards for their motivation skills and the help they gave to get people up that final hill. And indeed to all the volunteers. Including the pacers, there were 29 volunteers last week, that is 1 for every 14 people who ran last week. The volunteers are the heart of parkrun and it was certainly beating hard last week. Again we thank you all.

After all of that we had an amazingly quick run and would like to thank Feidhlim Kelly, Catherina McKiernan and the rest of their group for running with us, and for the photographs afterwards. Thank you to everyone who walked, ran, got out of bed, visited us for the first time and especially those who were at parkrun for the first time. Never forget your barcode and always hand back your position  token.

See you all in the morning.

The stats are below.

Richie (Run Director)

Male placings:
Eoin STRUTT (SM20-24) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 15:40 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
Feidhlim KELLY (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third over the line in 16:30 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dean KEOGH (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1732 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1561 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1495 pts.

Female placings:
Catherina MCKIERNAN (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 17:36 - first appearance.
Deirdre NIC CANNA (SW20-24) of monaghan phoenix ac, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:47.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (27th overall) over the line in 20:39 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1980 pts.
Fionuala LENNON (Unattached) 1529 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1442 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Catherina MCKIERNAN (VW45-49) was graded 92.05% for the time 17:36 (6th overall).
Eoin STRUTT (SM20-24) was graded 83.19% for the time 15:40 (first overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) was graded 82.16% for the time 20:39 (27th overall).

This week there were 401 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 7,428 different runners, including participants from 265 athletics clubs, have completed 44,131 runs covering a total distance of 220,655 km, and there have been 8,640 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 Catherina MCKIERNAN who recorded a 92.05% run (17:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 172).

 

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 – Run Report Event #164 – 01/01/2017

Hey all

We kicked off the new year of 2017 in the best way possible. the only thing better than 1 parkrun is to have 2. St Annes kicked of the double at 9.30 before all moved to Father Collins for 11.00.

We had a great turn out of 183 people who managed to drag themselves out of bed after the festivities the night before or some who managed to drag themselves into the run on their way home from the festivities the night before. The run was undertaken with a huge element of fun throughout where we welcomed en masse tourists from Ardgillan, Cabinteely, Castletown, Malahide and Marley parkruns along with the crew from Father Collins Park who came searching for tips for later and to borrow our megaphone. We loved seeing so many groups in one place doing what we do best. We hope all enjoyed the run and would love to see you return.

We ended up with a bit of a race at the end where we had the first 4 runners crossed the line within 2 seconds of each other. We then had Darryl Thomas of Ardgillan parkrun become the latest member of the #98 club by pure coincidence in his 98th run, a true sign of the stars aligning on New Years Day.

This brings us to the real heroes of the day, the people we can not do without. However hard it was to get there for a run, we can only applaud the volunteers who made the run happen. Joseph Taylor, visiting from Glasgow, who also turned up early to do pre event setup, marshals, scanners, time keepers etc including those who volunteered to go in to the quiet, warm coffee shop afterwards and token sort while the run director hit the tarmac in Father Collins Park. Also our volunteers provided us with photographs from all around the course which provided everyone with sufficient ammo to comment on throughout the rest of the day.

Best New Years Day ever!!!!!!

Here comes the science bit, so concentrate.

Male placings:
Stephen NOLAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:08 - first time in 3 appearances.
Conor MCGLYNN (SM30-34) of IRISH LIFE AND CANADA LIFE RUNNING CLUB, was second over the line in 18:08 - was first to finish once before.
Owen FLETCHER (SM30-34) of Dunboyne AC, was third over the line in 18:10.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brendan JOHNSON (Unattached) 1202 pts.
Dean KEOGH (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1188 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1077 pts.

Female placings:
Ciara O'NEILL (SW30-34) of Dunboyne AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:00 - first appearance.
Helen CARR (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:15 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Elaine MCNULTY (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 21:19.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1391 pts.
Adrienne ATKINS (Raheny Shamrock AC) 1088 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1064 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 86.79% for the time 23:43 (71st overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 80.19% for the time 22:53 (53rd overall).
Stephen NOLAN (VM40-44) was graded 75.28% for the time 18:08 (first overall).

This week there were 183 runners, of whom 44 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,919 different runners, including participants from 243 athletics clubs, have completed 40,596 runs covering a total distance of 202,980 km, and there have been 8,052 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).

 

Run Report – Event 157 – 19th November 2016

St Anne's parkrun - Event number 157
19th November 2016

Thanks to all our volunteers and parkrunners for making today an extra special event.  Well done on braving the super cold conditions.

 

This week there were 248 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

 

A lot of activity this morning – firstly a big welcome to our first timers, we hope you had a super time and will be back again.

 

Shout out to our parkrun tourists today – Event Directors from up the road but still parkrun tourists Ruth Bannon from Malahide parkrun and Alan Foley from Fr. Collins parkrun, John Frankcksen, Event Director from Chipping Sodbury, Nigel Cronin from Peterborough also visited us, Nigel has completed 95 parkrun tourist events now so he may just reach to the 100 parkrun tourism before the end of 2016 – keep us posted Nigel, Derry Heron all the wayfrom South Africa parkrun and lastly the two young ladies from Jog Belfast, Tracy Lenzi and Shauna Benson.  Hopefully you will all be back to visit us real soon.

 

Special thanks to all the parkrunners who joined in with the family & friends of Wes, Sandra & Callum O’ Brien to celebrate and remember their beautiful daughter Sophie who would have been celebrating her 4th Birthday this week and thank you for choosing St. Anne’s parkrun to mark this beautiful event.

 

1st Male today – Ian Conroy – Raheny Shamrocks

1st Lady today – Jenny Mulry – Raheny Shamrocks

Our newest member to the token ~98 Hall of Fame is a junior runner Shane Byrd.

 

Have to say the volunteers today were absolutely super and thanks for enduring the cold weather, I know most of your fingers were blue with the cold.  This event can’t function without you guys so we can’t thank you enough.   Feel free to volunteer through the usual channels – on email, facebook or in person at an event.

Our volunteers today were - Anne MC COMISH  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor BEGGS  •  Dara MAC DONAILL  •  Eleanor SAMMON  •  Eva O'BEIRNE  •  Franky KEANE  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Gregory O'BEIRNE  •  Juliette O'BEIRNE  •  Laura BRAYDEN  •  Laura CLARKE  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Patrick DALY  •  Petra WOODS  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Una CHERRY

 

****  It is so important that athlete barcodes are printed and brought in the correct format in order for you to receive a timed run ****  Barcodes on phones and manually typed barcodes cannot be accepted.

 

Male placings:
Ian Christopher CONROY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first over the line in 15:39 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second over the line in 16:51 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third over the line in 17:17 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brendan JOHNSON (Unattached) 773 pts.
Dean KEOGH (Raheny Shamrock AC) 709 pts.
Gareth SHAW (Unattached) 680 pts.

 

Female placings:
Jenny MULRYQ (VW35-39) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:29 - first appearance.
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was second (28th overall) over the line in 20:43.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrock AC, was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:51 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.

 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Raheny Shamrock AC) 799 pts.
Aine DUFFY (Unattached) 703 pts.
Adrienne ATKINS (Raheny Shamrock AC) 695 pts.

 

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) was graded 86.02% for the time 17:17 (third overall).
Ian Christopher CONROY (VM35-39) was graded 84.24% for the time 15:39 (first overall).
Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) was graded 81.90% for the time 20:43 (28th overall).

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,770 different runners, including participants from 238 athletics clubs, have completed 38,989 runs covering a total distance of 194,945 km, and there have been 7,815 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.

 

Today’s event photos are courtesy of Anne Mc and Gillian K – they will be posted later on facebook.

 

Thanks for your time everyone & have a good weekend.

 

Gillian Kenny  - Run Director

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