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)
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.
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).