We're just back from a Junior parkrun here in Albert College park. It's a great event for any children looking to try out running in a non-competitive way. My little lad loves it.
Also just some parkrun news, parkrun has become an official supporter of the Gaisce award which is an award from the President for self development. It's open to 15 to 25 year olds and is a great way to get your teenager engaged with community. parkrun is now included in the volunteering element and we always need volunteers! Gaisce is definitely worth mentioning to your child or your child's school. Here's the link to sign up or just see what it's all about.
This Saturday some of our runners took part in the newest parkrun on the block, Tyrellstown. We hope Tyrellstown had a great first event and really wish them every success, we've been so lucky to meet such great people at Tolka Valley and have such great support from our participants and volunteers, we hope Tyrellstown gets the same support. Laura grabbed a snap with the Taoiseach while she was there and also was faster than him. Bonus!!
Autumn was in the air on Saturday morning but the rain stayed away. 29 people ran, jogged and walked the course this week, of whom 8 were first timers, and 5 recorded new Personal Bests, well don, Gerry Thornbury, Fionnuala McCarthy, Sandra Cregan, Linda Hosey, and Samantha Hickey. Representatives of Clonliffe Harriers, Dublin Runners and Running Forever Running club took part.
Mick Bermingham blew around again and was first male finisher for the fourth time, with Ann Foran taking first female for the second week in a row.
We had visitors from Longrun Meadow parkrun in Somerset, Becky and Carlos, lovely meeting you guys and hope you're enjoying your day in Howth.
The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:
Peter DANIEL • Mary GAVIN • Louise O'DONNELL • John SMITH • Debbie HENVEY • Karen HENVEY • John MCDONNELL • Marie BRENNAN
We are extremely low on volunteers for the 22nd, most of the Core Team are away and so are many regular volunteers so please, please, please contact us asap if you can help out.
That's the craic,
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tolka Valley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Gerard MARTIN who recorded a time of 17:40 on 17th February 2018 (event number 1). The female record is held by Emma DONLON who recorded a time of 19:26 on 19th May 2018 (event number 13). The Age Grade course record is held by John TODD who recorded 82.46% (20:43) on 14th July 2018 (event number 21).
Tolka Valley parkrun started on 17th February 2018. Since then 605 participants have completed 1,371 parkruns covering a total distance of 6,855 km, including 283 new Personal Bests.