St. Anne’s parkrun – Event #73 – 14th March 2015

It was a cool morning on Saturday, as we welcomed 294 runners to St. Anne's for parkrun #73. Many were decked out in green to mark St. Patrick's Weekend and in support of Ireland for the rugby match with Wales later that afternoon... the less said about that the better! We had a few runners celebrating their 50th parkrun too: Nici Roechert, Craig McMullen, Emma Feehan and Emer Fanning, while James Hyland joined the 10 club (junior category). Congrats guys!

Might I also take this opportunity to congratulate Eleanor Sammon on not only finishing in the coveted 98th position on Saturday, but also being awarded Irish parkrunner of the month. Read Eleanor's story on the latest parkrun Ireland newsletter:

Men's placings:
Anthony MULHOLLAND (SM25-29) of Piranha TC, was first over the line in 17:14 - first time in 2 appearances.
Conor DELANEY (VM40-44) of Clonliffe Harriers A.C., was second over the line in 17:52.
Eoin CALLAGHAN (SM25-29) of Star of the Sea, was third over the line in 18:13 - was first to finish once before.

Women's placings:
Niamh CORRY (JW15-17) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:24 - first appearance.
Aine CRIMIN (SW25-29) of Raheny Shamrocks AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 20:33.
Jenny COLBERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Keith FLEMING (Unattached) 1526 pts.
Brian CHRISTENSEN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 1517 pts.
Keith COADY (Unattached) 1424 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitriona COSTELLO (Unattached) 1986 pts.
Emer FANNING (Unattached) 1842 pts.
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 1742 pts.

This week there were 294 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part. This week's event was brought to you by:

Ann Marie GRAHAM • Austin O'SULLIVAN • Connor JENNINGS • Declan ROBINSON • Diarmuid BYRNE • Emer FANNING • Fia MOORE • Gillian KENNY • Gregory O'BEIRNE • Jamie KILLEEN • Leonie WEEKES • Maia MOORE • Mia MAC MAHON • Muriel WEEKES • Noeleen SALTER • Ruby MURPHY • Sinead Margaret O'NEILL • Teresa TALBOT • Una CHERRY

Remember parkrun is a community event so if you want to volunteer, please email us at or on our Facebook page It's fun, you're giving something back to the St Anne's parkrun community, and you are also edging closer to getting a free TShirt! What more could you want! Check out the future roster page for more details.

REMINDER: There is no parkrun on 28th March due to the BHAA race taking place in the park on that day. If you are not taking part in that, why not take a trip south to Cabinteely or Shanganagh parkrun which both start on that day.

St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 3,627 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 15,959 runs covering a total distance of 79,795 km, and there have been 3,728 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Aoife TALTY who ran in a time of 00:16:51 on 2013-09-28 (event number 1).
The men's 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. Anne's results page, Event #73

Jamie Killeen,
Event Director


St Anne’s parkrun – Event #4 – Run Report

Thankfully the torrential rain we had on Friday didn't follow through into Saturday morning, meaning the runners for St. Anne's parkrun #4 could leave their snorkels and swimming gear on hold for a future opportunity. With Dublin City Marathon just over a week away, it was great to see a 187-strong crowd converge on St. Anne's for the run.

The runners were led home by Eoin CALLAGHAN of Star of the Sea in a course record time of 15:45. Eoin was followed home by Gerard MARTIN (Unattached) in 17:10 and Oliver HART of Totley AC in 17:28. The ladies were led home by Louise DOBBYN of Crusaders Athletic Club in 19:56, followed by club-mate Anna KING in 20:12 and Ciara RYAN (Unattached) in 22:18.

Well done to all runners, of all speeds. Remember, it is you against the clock, and you can plot your progress over your previous runs (both in St. Anne's and elsewhere), by looking up your results on the St. Anne's parkrun website search function.

It was heartening to see a reduction in the amount of 'borrowed' tokens this week. 2 tokens went missing, but one was returned to us in the cafe afterwards - thanks again Catherine!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has volunteered for us thus far. With 4 runs under our belt, we're starting to get into the groove of things and that's attributable to everyone pulling together and getting into the spirit of it. We're always looking for more volunteers so that we're not relying on the same people all the time - send us an email at , contact us on facebook, or come and see the Event team onsite before or after the run. When looking to volunteer, it needn't necessarily be for the week after, it can be for a future date if you'd prefer.

Thanks to all of this week's volunteers, with a special mention to Eoin Fegan. Many of our runners will know Eoin from Malahide parkrun, where he is a key part of the core team (that's what he tells us anyhow). Eoin committed to helping us get off the ground at St. Anne's, and it gave all of us great comfort knowing we had his knowledge and experience on hand to help us out in the early weeks. Unfortunately, those Malahide parkrun guys played hardball, and wouldn't let Eoin make the move on a permanent basis! On a serious note, thanks Eoin, and hopefully see you back soon.

Our other legends of the park this week were:

Brian CHRISTENSEN  •  Cathal GAHAN  •  Eoin FEGAN  •  Gemma KILLEEN  •  Jamie KILLEEN  •  Mark MCCOMISH  •  Pat HOOPER  •  Siobhan HOGAN  •  Vikki BARRETT

St. Anne's parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 475 different runners, including participants from 27 athletics clubs, have completed 798 runs covering a total distance of 3,990 km, and there have been 133 new Personal Bests.

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Jamie Killeen - Event Director

The event's full results can be found here:


Run Report – St Annes parkrun Event #1, 28/9/2013

A beautiful morning greeted the runners for the first St Annes parkrun, in Raheny, Dublin 5. Runners started arriving shortly after 9am, in eager anticipation of the new event. Following a few thank yous, course guide and safety briefing from the Run Director, the runners (all 233 of them) were on their way at 9:30am.

Less than 16 minutes after the siren sounded to see the runners off, the first person was finished - Raheny Shamrocks' Mick Traynor in a time of 15:49, setting a challenging bar, which others will no doubt try to better in the coming weeks. Mick also set the age-graded record (91.78%) for Irish parkruns. Mick was followed by Michael Kiely of Crusaders in 16:08 and Kieron Peters of Star of the Sea in 16:19.

Raheny Shamrocks' Aoife Talty was first over the line in the Women's Category (and was 5th overall), setting a new parkrun Ireland record of 16:51. Aoife was followed by Hannah Oldroyd (Airedale Dodgers) and Carly Derraven in 18:14 and 21:51 respectively.

Great conditions for running, and a number of satisfied faces seen refueling at the adjacent cafe afterwards. Well done to all participants - great performances all-round, we look forward to seeing you again as you seek to challenge yourself to beat your PB!

Finally, we would like to thank all this week's volunteers -

Brian CHRISTENSEN  •  Catherine KILLEEN  •  David COSTIGAN  •  Eoin FEGAN  •  Gareth BYRNE  •  Gemma KILLEEN  •  Gillian TARRANT  •  Jamie PLUMMER  •  Kevin BOYLE  •  Pat HOOPER  •  Peter VEALE   •  Niamh MULHERIN

We need a couple of extras for the coming weeks - please contact us at to put your name down!

Jamie Killeen

The event's full results can be found on the Stannes parkrun Results Page.

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