parkrunners of the month – January 2020

POTM Jan 2020 800pix

2 NQ CF

Noreen Quirke & Carmel Foran

 


 

1 NQ D72_4805 QUIRKE Noreen FORAN CarmelName: Noreen Quirke

Club: Born to Run

Home parkrun: Tralee

Occupations: Home Maker

Number of runs: 145

4 NQ TWFavourite volunteer role: Tail Walker

What do you do at parkrun? Run and walk! I gather as many as I can to join me.

How has parkrun changed your running? It has given me a weekly routine and has become something I very much look forward to.

What do you like about parkrun? The social aspect and the rivalry to beat my weekly time

3 nQ PBMost memorable or funniest parkrun moment? My daughter Jennifer was due to give birth to her first baby any minute. I ran my absolute best run time in anticipation of a phone call that she had to go in!! Funnily she kept us waiting another week and I have not beaten the time since

How did you get involved with parkrun? I just turned up one Saturday over three years ago and I am there ever since.

Thank you again for this wonderful recognition.

Noreen.

 


6 cfName: Carmel Foran

Club: Born to Run

Home parkrun: Tralee

Occupation: Home Maker

Number of runs: 110 approximately

9 CF BODFavourite volunteer role: Guide runner with Barry who is visually impaired. A fantastic experience and I really enjoyed our run together.

What do you do at parkrun? Walk, run and lots of chat.

How has parkrun changed your running? It has improved my confidence.

9 cfWhat do you like about parkrun? The friends I have made.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment? It is the fun I have guide running with Barry. We make a great team little and large. While he burns the steps running I burn the ears talking.

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How did you get involved with parkrun? It was my friend Noreen who introduced me to parkrun and to Born to Run.

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