St. Anne’s parkrun Event #143, 13th August 2016

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

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

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

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

This week's run was brought to you by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you next week!

Jamie Killeen, Run Director

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Run Report # 141

 

We had a skeleton crew of volunteers to begin the Saturday with and just before the run got under way we had a few more people come up to the Run Director to offer their volunteering services.
Even though it was a Bank Holiday we had 242 runners taking part. With visitors from Serpentine Running Club in London, Ranelagh Running Club (also from London) and a visitor from Cambridge parkrun. The weather was perfect for running.

I wanted to thank the volunteers again for helping us out. Without them the parkrun wouldn't be able to continue and if you haven't helped out before, we give you training on the day and make sure you are comfortable with the role.

A HUGE Thanks goes to:

 

 Adrienne ATKINS  •  Brendan ATKINS  •  Caitriona COSTELLO  •  Carmel CASSIDY  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Dara MAC DONAILL  •  Deirdre O'DWYER  •  Dylan EVENDEN  •  Kate LENNON  •  Keith FLEMING  •  Marie BATES  •  Nicole ROECHERT  •  Rob CLARKE  •  Ruth CARROLL  •  Úna NÍ CHRIBÍN  •  Valerie HAND

 

Male placings:

 

Ian Christopher CONROY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:27 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Peter HAARER (VM45-49) of Ranelagh Harriers, was second over the line in 16:33.
Andrew REEVES (VM45-49) of Serpentine RC, was third over the line in 16:42.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 3021 pts.
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 3003 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2730 pts.

Female placings:
Sarah PEMBERTON (SW30-34) of Serpentine RC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:11 - first appearance.
Victoria BROWN (VW40-44) of Serpentine RC, was second (37th overall) over the line in 20:52.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 21:01 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 3445 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2926 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2856 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 90.34% for the time 22:47 (66th overall).
Peter HAARER (VM45-49) was graded 87.71% for the time 16:33 (second overall).
Andrew REEVES (VM45-49) was graded 85.53% for the time 16:42 (third overall).

This week there were 242 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,244 different runners, including participants from 210 athletics clubs, have completed 34,749 runs covering a total distance of 173,745 km, and there have been 7,196 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.

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

 

Run Report 11th June 2016 – Event #135

More sunshine greeted us on 11th June for the 135th running at St. Anne's. 307 runners joined us, including a great looking group from Forget the Gym, while the cameras of Near TV were down reporting on the event for a forthcoming feature on St. Anne's Park and the Rose Festival. Look out for that in late July. Carl Conroy and Siobhan Eviston made it a Raheny Shamrock-dominated event in terms of the first place finishes, but well done to all who took part - there were 59 new personal bests recorded on the day!

Thanks to our volunteers on the day:

Attracta HAYDEN  •  Carol GLEESON  •  Carol SINGLETON  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Conor BUCKLEY  •  Declan ROBINSON  •  Denis BEAKEY  •  Eleanor SAMMON  •  Eugene MEEGAN  •  Finn EMMA  •  Geraldine DUNNE  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jean DUNNE  •  Laura CLARKE  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Paul DUNNE  •  Richard Joseph DUNNE  •  Simone HIGGINS  •  Una CHERRY  •  Valerie HAND

Full details as follows:

Male placings:
Carl CONROY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:18 - first time in 2 appearances. Christopher CAREY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:36. Colm DUNNE (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 17:57.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2711 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2493 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 2400 pts.

Female placings:
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 18:49 - second time in 2 appearances. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 21:21 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions. Adrienne ATKINS (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 3055 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2573 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 2454 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 87.84% for the time 23:26 (60th overall).
Siobhan EVISTON (SW30-34) was graded 78.83% for the time 18:49 (10th overall). Carl CONROY (VM35-39) was graded 78.32% for the time 17:18 (first overall).

This week there were 307 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 6,055 different runners, including participants from 201 athletics clubs, have completed 33,179 runs covering a total distance of 165,895 km, and there have been 6,943 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 here:

http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/latestresults/

See you next week!

Jamie Killeen, Event Director

 

St.Annes Run Report – Event #130

 

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

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

Male placings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wanted to thank the volunteers again for helping out and mention that without them we wouldn't be able to have the event take place every week. They are our heroes who make parkrun happen!

Another thanks goes to those who came up on the morning to ask if they could help out, as we were a little stuck for volunteers. So if you want to help out but also run, there are certain roles which allow you to do that. Get in touch with us through facebook or via email stanneshelpers@parkrun.com

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

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

 

St. Annes’s parkrunner of the month April 2016

 

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

 

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Event #123

We had a glorious ushering in of spring on Saturday, which made it a lovely day for a parkrun. The temperature was mild and we had over 404 runners!
John Freir who is one of our regulars got to 50 parkruns over the weekend and Ronald Steaps also achieved the 50 milestone.

Mary Jennings for ForgetTheGym led a warmup for the group and the beginners of their CouchTo5K programme were graduating that morning.

Male placings:
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 15:40 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
David GRANGE (VM40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second over the line in 17:16 - was first to finish once before.
Dara O CLEIRIGH (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1753 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1734 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1703 pts.

Female placings:
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (31st overall) over the line in 20:14 - third time in 51 appearances.
Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (47th overall) over the line in 21:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Alison O'SULLIVAN (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was third (56th overall) over the line in 21:30 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1963 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1731 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1640 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cillian O'LEARY (VM35-39) was graded 84.68% for the time 15:40 (first overall).
David GRANGE (VM40-44) was graded 81.47% for the time 17:16 (second overall).
Patrick COOKE (VM60-64) was graded 78.28% for the time 20:29 (37th overall).

This week there were 404 runners, of whom 59 were first timers and 120 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,675 different runners, including participants from 179 athletics clubs, have completed 29,702 runs covering a total distance of 148,510 km, and there have been 6,344 new Personal Bests.

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

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

I wanted to thank the volunteers again for helping out and mention that without them we wouldn't be able to have the event take place every week. Another thanks goes to those who came up on the morning to ask if they could help out, as we were a little stuck for volunteers. So if you want to help out but also run, there are certain roles which allow you to do that. Get in touch with us through facebook or via email stanneshelpers@parkrun.com

 

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

St. Anne’s parkrun #116 – Run Report

The 16th January marked our biggest ever attendance at St. Anne's parkrun, but this was topped a week later on 23rd January as a whopping 486 participants completed the 5k course, the second highest in Dublin and third highest in Ireland on the day. It was a pleasure to welcome a number of newcomers to the parkrun, some spurred on by Operation Transformation, others by January motivation and others coming along to see just how awesome St. Anne's parkrun is.

Adrienne Atkins, one of our regular participants and volunteers was 98th person home on Saturday. She accepted the giant token with grace and delight. Congratulations to Richard O'Driscoll who celebrated his 70th birthday with his family - both his immediate family and his parkrun family - on Saturday morning.

We'll be back again on Saturday, where Gillian Kenny will be Run Director. Don't forget to register online here: http://www.parkrun.ie/register/ and print off and bring along your barcode on Saturday.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has stepped up and volunteered with us over the past few weeks, helping us out where we have increased attendance figures. We've seen a few new people step up - I hope you have enjoyed the experience, and please spread the good word!

Thanks to this week's volunteers:

Aine NI GHLOINN  •  Anne MC COMISH  •  Barbara MCMULLEN  •  Carmel CASSIDY  •  Ciaran O MURCHU  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Deirdre O'DWYER  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Hugh CRONIN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Mark DEVINE  •  Mary BARRETT  •  Nicole ROECHERT  •  Orla BYRNE  •  Orla DEIGHAN  •  Rachel ORMROD  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Sean POWER  •  Teresa TALBOT  •  Valerie HAND

The results from 23rd January:

Male placings: Simon RYAN (SM25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - first appearance. An unknown runner was second. James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:46 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings: Jacqui DUNPHY (VW35-39) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:42 - third time in 3 appearances. Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 21:01. Aileen HOOPER (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (52nd overall) over the line in 21:19 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

This week there were 486 runners, of whom 117 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,318 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 27,081 runs covering a total distance of 135,405 km, and there have been 5,725 new Personal Bests.

Full results available here: http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=116

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Event #114

We had a lovely day this Saturday. The weather held out with no rain insight, albeit the paths being a little muddy and the wind was non-existent. Even with a little token mix-up we managed to have a good amount of people for the second parkrun of 2016. We appreciated your patience in sorting out the results and look forward to seeing you all again at St.Anne's.

I'd like to thank the volunteers again for helping out, as well as those who offered to help out in the morning. It was greatly appreciated by the Run Director and the core team.

Male placings:
Dermot GORMAN (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:05 - 6th time in 10 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was third over the line in 17:52.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1194 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1118 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1078 pts.

Female placings:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 18:02 - first appearance.
Luisa VERLING (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (56th overall) over the line in 23:09.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (58th overall) over the line in 23:14 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1281 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1177 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1173 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Emma DONLON (SW30-34) was graded 82.62% for the time 18:02 (6th overall).
Cian BOLGER (JM11-14) was graded 79.38% for the time 17:52 (third overall).
D MATTHEWS (VM45-49) was graded 78.41% for the time 18:13 (9th overall).

This week there were 363 runners, of whom 53 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,083 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 26,127 runs covering a total distance of 130,635 km, and there have been 5,600 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).

And as everyone knows, parkrun is run each week entirely by your fellow runners who take turns volunteering to ensure we have a fantastic event with marshals, time keepers, scanners and barcode wranglers and more. If you haven’t volunteered lately, please reach out to us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.com and let us know which week would be good for you. Volunteering takes less than an hour of your time and parkrun can’t happen without you! http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/futureroster/

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

Nici Roechert | Run Director

 

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

Congratulations to Declan Robinson, parkrunner of the month for October.

Name:  Declan Robinson

Club: Raheny Shamrocks

Age:  28

Home parkrun:  St. Annes

Occupation:  Insurance

Number of Runs:  56

Favourite Volunteer Role: Tough one; I love photographer, but when you're pacer, you get to run as well as volunteer. Plus I love seeing the thrilled faces (and the odd hand shake) when they will have gotten a PB.

What do you do at parkruns?: I am usually in turmoil most Saturday mornings. I make it out of the bed 90% of the time. Usually being a volunteer or agreeing to meet a friend guilts me into exiting the warm bed. I parkrun as an opportunity to meet up with friends. Post-run we always go to the market for some well earned almond pastries, coffees and catch up. Conversation usually overflows to whoever is sitting beside us and it goes from there. As a result of these events, I have ended up doing "MC" for a quiz night in aid of another parkrunners charity, who was effectively a stranger at the time!

How has parkrun changed your running?: parkrun has given me the confidence to join a club. I was struggling to run on my own and the social part of sport is the bit i love most. I am with my club 5 weeks now and I cant believe why I didn't make this decision sooner.  They cater for all levels, shapes and sizes and is a great laugh.

What do you like about parkrun?: The community. You arrive at parkrun having never met anyone before. You may have brought a friend. You quickly realise there are no strangers. Everybody is together sharing the same feel good ethos. These people have never met you, they may never meet you, yet they are shouting encouragement at you,
willing you on, taking your photo and congratulating you on your achievement.  What a wonderful experience.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment?: Even though I have run many parkruns since. My most memorable moment will always be running the very first St. Annes parkrun on the morning of my wedding; 28th September 2013. Here's hoping I can do the same for the Ruby!

 

St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #102

The sun was shining on St. Anne's parkrun for Event #102. We welcomed visitors from Holland, South Africa and the UK to the undisputed best parkrun in the world. The immensely good looking field of runners was led home by Wesley O'Brien, followed by a further 271 runners. Leading the ladies was Kate O'Neill (3rd overall), while our pacers Kieran Martin (20 mins) and Damien Martin (25 mins) led a number of runners to their goals. Paul Grant finished in the highly coveted 98th place. 

Congratulations to Aine Kelly and Elma Keane on reaching their 50th parkrun - what an achievement - well done ladies. 

Male placings:

Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - first time in 5 appearances. Aidan JONES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:31 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Steve REEVES (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:48.

Female placings:

Kate O' NEILL (SW30-34) of Metro St Brigid's, was first (third overall) over the line in 17:39 - second time in 4 appearances. Lorraine BYRNE (VW40-44) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Caitriona COSTELLO (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:29 - was first to finish once before.

A big thanks to all of our volunteers this week:

Aidan JONES  •  Alan O' FLYNN  •  Alice O NEILL  •  Ann Marie GRAHAM  •  Christopher NEWELL  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Damien MARTIN  •  Dan WALLACE  •  Gregory O'BEIRNE  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Jeremy SKILLINGTON  •  Kieran MARTIN  •  Ollie POWER  •  Sean HESSION  •  Teresa TALBOT  •  Tommy CRAMPTON

We always need volunteers - there are many regular runners who have not volunteered yet. The event's continued success depends on you stepping forward to help out, so please do. If everyone volunteered at least once per year, we would have a full roster every week many times over!

One final note: please do not take the plastic tokens home - we need them!

This week there were 272 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

This week's full results can be found here.

Until next time, keep on running!

Event Director, Jamie Killeen

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