Event number 109
5th December 2015 It was a great pleasure to meet & greet all of you hardy runners at this mornings parkrun. A big well done, we hope you all enjoyed the run in those blustery, wet conditions. Storm Desmond didn't stop all you troopers. This week there were 115 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part. BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THIS MORNINGS PARKRUN Congrats to "Carmel Cassidy" our parkrunner of the month for November 2015. It was super to see you there this morning enjoying the run. A big congrats to regular parkrunner "Una Cherry" who completed her 100th parkrun this morning - super achievement & well done Una. For those of you that don't know Una, Una is our leading lady of the ladies points table for 2 consecutive years This lady is on a mission. Shout out to Raheny Shamrocks Athlete "Ciaran McGrath" on completing his 50th parkrun. Super achievement, looking forward to seeing your nice new 50 club parkrun top real soon.
Today our 25000th parkrunner crossed the line, she came in at 61st place, "Fionnuala NI BHROIN" from Piranha TC. Thank you to "Olive's Room Cafe" for providing a treat for Fionnuala.
Warm welcome to our parkrun tourists from Bushy parkrun in the UK. Carol, Ann, Brigid, Jan & Julie joined us to experience the loving at St. Anne's parkrun. They all enjoyed the run & to add the cherry to the pie - Brigid Hibberd was our 1st lady to cross the line. James Cassidy was 1st male, Brigid Hibberd was 1st female, Brian Killeen was the lucky recipient of the #98 token. Being honest, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes of parkrun, so please please please don't be shy, I can't stress how important it is to step up every once and while & volunteer. I can't thank the volunteers enough, thank you for standing in those weather conditions to encourage and support all our parkrunners and to still have big smiles after the run. A massive massive thank you. Our heroes on International Volunteer Day were :- JAMIE KENNY, SCOTT MCMULLEN, JENNY COLBERT, MARK GILLERAN, ORLA GORMLEY, GARY KENNY, KAREN BATES, AISLING CONROY, ELMA KEANE, UNA CHERRY, UNA NICHRIBIN, CONNOR JENNINGS, MARIANNE FANNING AND JOSEPH CHERRY Male placings:
James CASSIDY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:23 - first time in 20 appearances.
Andrew HYLAND (JM15-17) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 18:32.
An unknown runner was third. Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan O' FLYNN (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 824 pts.
Andrew HYLAND (Fingal Triathlon Club) 735 pts.
Ollie POWER (Unattached) 724 pts. Female Placings:
Brigid HIBBERD (VW50-54) of Stragglers, was first (27th overall) over the line in 22:35 - first appearance.
Caitriona COSTELLO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 23:23 - was first to finish once before.
Una CHERRY (VW50-54) of Garda Athletic Club, was third (45th overall) over the line in 23:51. Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Una CHERRY (Garda Athletic Club) 848 pts.
Gillian KENNY (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 820 pts.
Mary LYNCH (Unattached) 813 pts. The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary LYNCH (VW60-64) was graded 83.92% for the time 24:09 (49th overall).
Michael GYGAX (VM50-54) was graded 77.59% for the time 19:38 (6th overall).
Attracta HAYDEN (VW65-69) was graded 75.72% for the time 27:36 (84th overall). St Annes parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 4,949 different runners, including participants from 168 athletics clubs, have completed 25,054 runs covering a total distance of 125,270 km, and there have been 5,526 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. Looking forward to seeing you all next week. Thanks Gillian Kenny - Run Director