A cool crisp sunny morning greeted 304 runners and walkers to St. Anne's parkrun for the 77th running of the event. The field was led home by David Byrne and Deirdre Byrne in the male and female categories respectively. Neil MacDermott took home (or more pertinently, did not take home) 98th spot this week. Special mention to Deirdre Byrne who was first lady home for the 20th time in her 20 appearances at St. Anne's - she also scanned barcodes afterwards.... Well done Deirdre.
A big thanks to this week's volunteers for stepping forward:
Adrienne ATKINS • Anne MC COMISH • Brendan ATKINS • Connor JENNINGS • Deirdre BYRNE • Eleanor SAMMON • Emer LEONARD • Gillian KENNY • James CASSIDY • Jamie KILLEEN • Jenny COLBERT • John O'CONNOR • Mary PURDUE-SMYTH • Niamh DONNELLAN • Sharon MCDAID • Sue O'TOOLE • Una CHERRY • Valerie HAND
Please remember to support your parkrun by volunteering. If you haven't helped out yet, we would urge you to do so - all roles are easy and full training will be provided.
David BYRNE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:51 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
Colin GRIFFIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:57.
Brian HEALY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:19.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1738 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1694 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 1620 pts.
Deirdre BYRNE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 17:43 - 20th time in 20 appearances.
Aoife BRADY (SW30-34) of Sportsworld, was second (10th overall) over the line in 19:33 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Ann MCDONNELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:52 - 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) 1955 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1930 pts.
This week there were 304 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
As mentioned in the pre-run briefing, we will be sending all lost property held with us to charity at the end of April - so please claim it before then.
Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found at:
See you all again on Saturday!
St. Anne's parkrun