St Anne’s parkrun Event #215 – 01/01/2018

2 for 1, get it here, 2 for 1, one off chance, today only, last time this year.

In the middle of storms Dylan and Eleanor we got to experience our own perfect storm. The traditional New Years Day double header, 9.30 in St Anne's park and 11.00 in Father Collins park blew into 2018 with 292 people in St Annes and then 244 people in Father Collins.

Eager as people were to get the year off to a great running start, the first people arrived before 9.00 while the set up was taking place. The new year atmosphere continued to build as participants flooded towards the briefing point. There were parkruns from all over the country represented. In no particular order Tralee, Ardgillan, Donabate, River Valley, Ardgillan and Malahide were represented. We also had a number of first timers - both to St Annes and to parkrun - so we want to extend a massive welcome to all those who are now parkrunners.

Congratulations to Ailish Cassidy who recorded her 50th parkrun. Thank you also to the fabulous volunteers who have brought parkrun into another year. As we always recognise, the success of parkrun is dependent on the ongoing contributions of their own time that volunteers give, week after week. It will always be appreciated and never taken for granted.

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for the warm congratulations given to me while volunteering for the 100th time. And thank you to all the members of the core team who help keep the run going. It is not every day that I would be comfortable standing in the middle of a public park wearing a pink boa, but for some reason it felt right on New Years Day.

Our 215th run took off at 9.30 and a number of people headed off on a journey that would end up being a 5k run, a 10k run with a 5k drive and for some a 15k run by running to Father Collins park for 11.00. I know there were a number of people who got through the first 5k and were drawn by the lure of Olives Cafe, fresh coffee and the smell of baked scones. The rest of us headed to Father Collins park for round 2.

Did I mention that Ardgillan parkrun were here.

So ended the St Annes leg of the double and I leave you with the only rule of parkrun. DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE. No barcode means no time on that day.

The stats for the day are below, so congratulations to the 54 first timers and 22 PBs.Not a bad start to the year.

See you next Saturday

Richie

This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Jamie KILLEEN • Connor JENNINGS • Robbie BEGGS • Catherine GILLANDERS • Jenny COLBERT • Christy REILLY • Declan ROBINSON • John O'CONNOR • Meryl DIAB • Gary KENNY • Gillian KENNY • Richie O'CONNOR • Molly KENNY • Carmel CASSIDY • Kevin MC DAID • Eamonn BYRD • Alannah BRAYDEN • Linda NI GHORMAIN • David O CONNOR

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

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 8,981 participants have completed 59,335 parkruns covering a total distance of 296,675 km, including 11,094 new Personal Bests.

 

St Annes parkrun Event # 129 – Run Report

Once again a staggering 22 volunteers turned up and offered there time and support to the dream that is parkrun. Volunteers are the heartbeat of parkrun as nothing happens without them. 315 participants got the benefit of this on a gorgeous morning in St. Annes and I thank them all, makes the run director job so easy.

It was a day of so many good things.

Pacer Saturday with 6 separate times paced which hopefully everyone got a lift from.

Mark Devine hit the golden 100 runs and received a well deserved round of applause.

Congratulations also to Sorcha Curran and and Niall Weldon who are junior parkrunners and reached their first milestone of 10 runs. Don't forget to watch out for your link to get your milestone t-shirts.

We also had a large number of first time runners so welcome to them all. See you all next time.

Now concentrate, here comes the science bit.

Male placings:
Colin GRIFFIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:10 - second time in 5 appearances.
Niall LARKIN (VM35-39) of Kilcoole AC, was second over the line in 17:29.
Barry LENNON (VM35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was third over the line in 17:32.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2330 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 2240 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 1967 pts.

Female placings:
Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:39 - first time in 12 appearances.
Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:48 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2560 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 2100 pts.
Jean DUNNE (Unattached) 1987 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW65-69) was graded 89.11% for the time 23:06 (69th overall).
Maura FARRELL (VW50-54) was graded 78.10% for the time 22:18 (54th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 77.91% for the time 23:14 (72nd overall).

This week there were 316 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,863 different runners, including participants from 192 athletics clubs, have completed 31,502 runs covering a total distance of 157,510 km, and there have been 6,675 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).

 

St.Anne’s parkrun Event #124

Before we embark on run number 125 for St. Annes, let us travel back one week in time for the inspiration of run 124.

We had a magnificent 300 runners who turned out on a cold morning but the run soon heated up. We had the VHI Mini Marathon ladies bringing additional glamour and brightness all the way from Marlay Park.

Hugely inspirational milestones on the day for Keith Fleming (100th parkrun), Maia Moore, Eleanor Sammon, Philip Harrison (all 50th parkrun) and finally Eve Coffey who completed a 10th parkrun. Congratulations all.

To top it all off we had 80 new PBs within our runners, over 20% of the runners.

And finally to the amazing volunteers, without whom the run can not happen.

Happy Easter all and here come the statistics.

See you all soon

Richie (Run Director)

Male placings:
Bernard ROE (SM30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:02 - first time in 2 appearances.
Turlough CONWAY (VM40-44) of Rathfarnham WSAF, was second over the line in 17:18 - was first to finish once before.
Aidan BRENNAN (VM50-54) of North East Runners, was third over the line in 17:46 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1849 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1820 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1703 pts.

Female placings:
Fiona STACK (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:09 - first appearance.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:23 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Edel MCNAMARA (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:26.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2063 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1731 pts.
Aine NI GHLOINN (Unattached) 1683 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Aidan BRENNAN (VM50-54) was graded 84.33% for the time 17:46 (third overall).
David CORCORAN (VM50-54) was graded 82.23% for the time 18:23 (6th overall).
Turlough CONWAY (VM40-44) was graded 80.73% for the time 17:18 (second overall).

This week there were 300 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,707 different runners, including participants from 180 athletics clubs, have completed 30,002 runs covering a total distance of 150,010 km, and there have been 6,424 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).

 

St. Anne’s parkrun #115 – Run Report

5 days later and I think the excitement of last week has finally started to subside.

We had an amazing morning with a little bit of coldness but that was soon forgotten when we got down to business. 468 people turned up from first timers to people with over 100 parkruns, walkers to sprinters. That is the magic of parkrun is that everyone is equal, you challenge yourself and see how you fare.

It was a magnificent turnout out due to Operation Transformation, the Lord Mayor and the 5 Alive crew and our regular runners, Raheny Community First Responders and Raheny GAA. Noticed that the GAA crew were a little worried about 6 in the evening as to how long more one of their crew would be before they finished.

Then there was the volunteers, the magnificent volunteers who make it look like everything is a piece of cake, which it is as long as we have volunteers. And speaking of cake we also had Olives café afterwards.

To top it all off the post about the run reached over 7500 people so we are officially famous.

Obviously the reference in the briefing to "heroes just for one day" was a reference to David Bowie, and the "I will count to 3, there will not be a 4" was Alan Rickman as "Hans Gruber" in Die Hard, we had some movie nerds (like me) who got this.

Now here is the science bit, the stats from last week are

Male placings:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first over the line in 17:26 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:37 - was first to finish once before.
Conall MURPHY (SM30-34) of Piranha TC, was third over the line in 17:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1286 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1215 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1142 pts.

Female placings:
Lucy BARRETT (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 19:59 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Mairead DOHERTY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (46th overall) over the line in 21:08.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (63rd overall) over the line in 21:53 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1367 pts.
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1271 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 1177 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Damien MARTIN (VM50-54) was graded 84.61% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Martin KELLY (VM50-54) was graded 78.73% for the time 19:12 (12th overall).
Jean DUNNE (VW55-59) was graded 77.46% for the time 23:22 (105th overall).

This week there were 468 runners, of whom 118 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 5,201 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 26,595 runs covering a total distance of 132,975 km, and there have been 5,640 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.

Congratulations to all of us who made it such a great day and roll on #116

 

 

St. Anne’s parkrun Run Report #79 – 05/5/2015

On a day when I thought I had gone mad to have climbed out of bed, it seemed that there were 129 athletes who were even more insane. They turned up in t-shirts and shorts. It was a magnificent run with 27 PBs. And also a big thank you to our parkrun tourists who visited for the day.

A special thank you, as always, goes to our amazing volunteers who were Una CHERRY, Geraldine CLEMENTS, Jody GILHOOLY, Valerie HAND, Susan HOLMGREN, Paul HYLAND, Cherie HYLAND, Connor JENNINGS, Anne MC COMISH, Mark MCCOMISH, Denis MURPHY, John O'CONNOR, Rachel ORMROD and Anna PRINGLE.

Without the volunteers we can not hold the run so we would encourage all to give it a go. Remember a volunteer role is like a PB, it only has to come along every now and again to give you that tingly feeling we all strive for.

Richie O'Connor (Run Director)

Our latest report reads as follows:

Male placings:
Malcolm MUIR (VM40-44) of Ilford AC, was first over the line in 16:29 - first appearance.
Aidan JONES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:58 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Brian HEALY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:06.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1797 pts.
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1788 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1694 pts.

Female placings:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 17:20 - 21st time in 21 appearances.
Helen CARR (VW35-39) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 20:30 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 2186 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2052 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2003 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) was graded 85.58% for the time 17:20 (5th overall).
Malcolm MUIR (VM40-44) was graded 83.42% for the time 16:29 (first overall).
Wesley O BRIEN (VM35-39) was graded 77.84% for the time 17:09 (4th overall).

This week there were 129 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,848 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 17,456 runs covering a total distance of 87,280 km, and there have been 4,033 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).

 

St Annes parkrun Event # 37 21/06/14

Twas a cracking summer's morning at St. Anne's as the midsummer event came upon us. 'Fresh' from having done a marathon at midnight and finished a mere 6 hours before the run kicked off, it was my pleasure to preside over 271 finishers on this glorious summer morning. We were pleased to welcome a parkrun tourist from the UK, who despite a few cheeky pints of Guinness the night before, pulled a storming performance out of the bag, to lead the runners home in what was an exciting battle with David Jackson and Kate Cronin.

Men's placings:
Michael MORLEY (VM45-49) of Birchfield Harriers, was first over the line in 17:09 - first appearance.
David JACKSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:14.
Martin MCKENNA (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Women's placings:
Kate CRONIN (SW30-34) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 17:15 - first appearance.
Cecile OLLAGNIER (VW35-39) of Sloggers to Joggers, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:55 - was first to finish once before.
Jenny COLBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 21:01.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David SHIEL (Unattached) 2265 pts.
Gregory O'BEIRNE (Unattached) 2070 pts.
Jamie KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1996 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 2861 pts.
Jenny COLBERT (Unattached) 2725 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 2443 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kate CRONIN (SW30-34) was graded 85.80% for the time 17:15 (third overall).
Michael MORLEY (VM45-49) was graded 85.33% for the time 17:09 (first overall).
Pat BYRNE (VM55-59) was graded 82.45% for the time 19:17 (14th overall).

Thanks to all of this week's volunteers:

Colm KERNAN  •  Connor JENNINGS  •  Declan MAUNSELL  •  Eilis O BROIN  •  Emer FANNING  •  Gary KENNY  •  Gillian KENNY  •  Jamie KENNY  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  John O'CONNOR  •  Maria BIENKOWSKA  •  Paul CONNOLLY  •  Rosie LENEHAN  •  Russell KEOGH  •  Stella KUIT

Special thanks to Rosie Lenehan for pacing the sub-30 group.

Advance notice there will be no run on the 19th July to accommodate the St Anne's Rose Festival.

This week there were 271 runners, of whom 51 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 2,209 different runners, including participants from 72 athletics clubs, have completed 7,827 runs covering a total distance of 39,135 km, and there have been 1,981 new Personal Bests.

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the St Annes parkrun Results Page.

Event Director, Jamie Killeen

 

St Annes parkrun Event # 36 14/06/14

It was a lovely morning on Saturday with a brief bit of rain showers to cool everyone down right at the start of the main event!  I want to thank everyone for sharing the park with the Bike Fest organisers. It was very nice of St. Anne’s Park to not cancel our run to make way for that special event and to allow us to go on as usual Saturday morning.  I think we proved that all 237 of us out there share nicely with the other park users, so thank you all so much for representing St. Anne’s parkrun well!

A very, very warm welcome to our 39 first-timers on Saturday – we certainly hope to see you all back this week for some new PBs!  Speaking of PBs, you guys were on fire this week with 88 new personal bests!  We even had two new timekeepers but I watched them closely and both Helen Keyes and Seán Power started those stopwatches the instant I got to “GO!” so there was no help there!  You all truly achieved it, so give yourselves a pat on the back!

A special congratulations to Fiona Ennis who is the most recent of our Juniors to achieve the “10 Club” with the special badge next to her name on the results page.  Well done, Fiona!

Results:
The men were led home by Martin CONROY in his second showing at St. Anne’s with a new PB of 16:18.  Incredible!  Let’s see how he gets on this week, can he beat  Eoin CALLAGHAN’s course record of 15:45? He must have pushed Alan FOLEY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) to a new PB as well to follow on at 17:23. First timer Fiachra CREAN (Clonliffe Harriers A.C.) was just a step behind Alan and must have been breathing down his neck as he crossed the line at 17:26.

The women were led home by Cecile OLLAGNIER (Sloggers to Joggers) who visited us from Malahide to cross the line in a blistering 20:04.  If that’s what you can get from slogging to jogging, sign me up! Aileen HOOPER (Raheny Shamrocks AC) brought in second place at 21:15 (with another PB!) and Jenny COLBERT nearly photo finished for third with the time of 21:16.

And of course our infamous # 98 place was taken by Liam FERGUSON in 25:09 with a new PB, too!

Volunteers:
parkrun is a volunteer run organisation and we couldn't go on each week without you volunteering your time to ensure we are a success.   We really encourage all of you to donate just one hour of your time in one of our volunteer roles (some you can even volunteer and run!) to keep St. Anne’s parkrun going!

A great big shout-out to our Volunteers this week:
Brian MURTAGH  •  Colm O'BRIEN  •  Dearbhla WOODS  •  Gregory HALL  •  Helen KEYES  •  Hugh CRONIN  •  Judith MCMAHON  •  Mark MCCOMISH  •  Paul DUFFY  •  Richard O'CONNOR  •  Sarah VERLING  •  Sean POWER  •  Stella KUIT  •  Susan HOLMGREN

How do I volunteer?  Glad you asked!  Check out the roster at http://www.parkrun.ie/stannes/futureroster/ .  Send us a facebook message or email us at stanneshelpers@parkrun.com.

Don't forget you can also follow us on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/stannesparkrun
and for St. Anne's parkrun on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/stannesparkrun

Susan Holmgren, Run Director

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