parkrun #266 – Jimmy’s Report

Text message: 07.38 am. ‘Pre-event set up is complete, I am off to Mallow’. The job of Run Director at Tralee parkrun is made very easy when you have Pat Sheehy (thanks Pat).

6 vols09.00 am Job is made even more easy when volunteers appear, ready, very willing, and enthusiastic. Training is very straightforward and everybody pitches in to make sure we are all set for first timers briefing, cert presentation, and send off on time at 09.30 am.

5 MR50
(Maeve was at our first ever parkrun!)
Milestones achieved this week were: 100 parkrun by Maeve Ryan, who splits her runs between us and Dublin, and 50 runs by Mary Buckley. Congrats to both.
2 50 mb

8 start308 runners, walkers this week. First finisher was Arthur Fitzgerald in a blistering 17.23. First female was Mollie O Donnell in a pb of 20.36.
7 AF MOD
Great performances also by junior runners Oisin, Jack and Lucy. All the results are here and there are lots of photos taken by Mikey on our Facebook Page.

9a DC IM
(Darragh's target - 24 minutes. Finish time 23:59! Ian wasn't so good this week, he was a second late!)
A strong team of pacers were on hand to guide the ambitious. Special mention to junior pacer Darragh.

Thanks to all our volunteers.

This Saturday we celebrate our 5th Birthday - time flies - see you there. We would love people to bring along some Home Baking or other goodies, you can drop them to The Brandon between 08:30-09:00.

Jimmy Laide