Report for Event 37

It was a warm and windy one on Saturday. There was a fair bitta trouble setting up the tent but we got shelter in the end.

First timer Philip Doyle had a great run  coming in with a time of 18:40 as our first male finisher. Sarah Lyons was our first female finisher.

This week 46 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were Tolka Valley first timers, with 2 parkrun first timers, you were all very welcome, thanks for joining us, spread they word!

5 people recorded new Personal Bests, well done to Aaron Mullen, Antoinette O'Donnell, Marian Kavanagh, Catherine Magoye and Elaine Hogan.

Representatives of 3 different clubs took part, Crusaders Athletic, Donore Harriers, Brothers Pearse AC.

It's been great to have so many young runners at the event, the girls from Erin's Isle are doing great as are the Deegan sisters, you're inspirational!

We have a new record for the youngest participant baby Kate joined us with Mam, Dad and Grandad for her first parkrun (getting pushed in a cosy pram) at just a month old! Well done all!

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This week we said goodbye to Core Team member Laura Murray. Laura, you were a great asset to Tolka Valley and your support, advice and help was much needed and readily given over the last few months, we appreciated it all. Thanks for everything, you legend! We wish you all the best for the future, Castletown are lucky to have you back.

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Laura MURRAY • Debby DWYER • David GOGARTY • Jack GLEESON • Sean BRENNAN • Debbie HENVEY • Karen HENVEY • Samantha FARRELL

We're really lucky at Tolka Valley to have such great support but always need more hands, especially as the Core team is just 2. If you're interested in helping out in the weekly organisation of the run let us know, everything is rotated and we'll train you up. Or if you're interested in trying out run director every now and then that's grand too. We won't make you do the results. :D

That's it for now,

See you Saturday.


Tolka Team

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 David MOSS who recorded 82.74% (19:13) on 29th September 2018 (event number 32).

Tolka Valley parkrun started on 17th February 2018. Since then 701 participants have completed 1,660 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,300 km, including 355 new Personal Bests.