Here's a look back at some of the great moments of 2019... We had dozens of different people volunteering as photographers over the course of the year, I'm sorry we can't credit each one individually! Thanks for the memories...
01/01/19 • Our New Year's Day parkrun was the biggest Tralee parkrun ever, with 350 runners and walkers and another couple of dozen volunteering. It was also marked by a "mini-milestone" when our Supreme Leader ran her 150th! She can't be far off 200 by now...
12/01/19 • During 2019 both Ross Gallagher and Mairead O Mahony reached their 50 milestones - hopefully they'll both be joining us tomorrow.
26/01/29 • The pure joy of parkrun! (Part one)
05/02/19 • A great photo of Geoff Stacey at his best! He had a setback later in the year but updates us regularly on his great recovery and we're looking forward to having him back!
09/02/19 • Undisputed (well, slightly disputed) Queen of Brownies, Mary Devane-Crean.
16/02/19 • The first of our "Takeovers" this year was a "Lynch Takeover", with Jane as our Run Director! Well done to Mohamed Lynch-Eldahab for all his volunteering this year.
16/02/19 • Peter and Kate were honoured with a fun Award for "best parkrunners on wheels" - they feature later in the year too.
16/02/19 • Deirdre, like everyone in the local Media, has been a huge supporter of our parkrun - she and Olivia were our parkrunners of the month for January.
23/02/19 • In February we welcomed 5KYourWay - Move Against Cancer to parkrun - where we welcome patients and carers every week but especially on the last Saturday of the month.
23/02/19 • A great photo of the start line with Ross Gallagher ready to go as always and a slightly nervous looking Joan Ryan thinking she's about to be mown down!
28/02/19 • We missed Bairbre and Bertie when they were on their travels - Bairbre was the first Tralee parkrunner to complete all the parkruns in the Republic of Ireland (Bertie caught up with her later in the year). They're off to another new one this weekend.
02/03/19 • How could you not love the great Pat Sheehy?
06/04/19 • Don Esslemont was our first "Guest Run Director" for parkrun #222.
04/05/19 • A new Course Record for Conor O'Mahony
25/05/19 • Eileen & John from Hartstown parkrun joined us for a Pre-nuptial parkrun - little did they know Pauline had a special Run Briefing/Wedding Ceremony for them!
The couple that parkruns together, stays together!
15/06/19 • Pansy Power (Caroline's mom) came down to set an Age Category record!
15/06/19 • And joined our very unofficial "Senior 10" Club!
20/07/19 • A great show of support for the re-booted Killarney House parkrun for their inaugural event. It's on our doorstep, it's a beautiful location, and has the most stunning finish straight of any parkrun - a great place to stary your parkrun tourism.
20/07/19 • We're not the only mad yokes who tour around - this is our friends from Vandeleur parkrun - Kilrush who visited us in July. If you havent been there, make that one of your New Year's Resolutions.
03/08/19 • The Joy of parkrun - Part Two
17/08/19 • Another Takeover - this time the staff of University Hospital Kerry - our Angels of Mercy!
17/08/19 • And, apparently, one of their escaped patients!
05/10/19 • Emer Lardner's back garden (Note to self - don't be Run Director on a very wet day!)
12/10/19 • We had a visit from a huge gang of our friends from Born to Run, Tralee Marathon Club - they repaid our hospitality in spades with their great takeover in December.
12/10/19 • You'd know Pat Sheehy is a referee. There was no way parkrun was going to start until Tommy Horan got his toes behind that line!
19/10/19 • 250 parkruns - now that's a real Milestone!
19/10/19 • Call of Duty - Dan Pierse setting up by the light of dawn.
29/10/19 • Our favourite Superhero returns after conquering parkrun Ireland! He's also pur second scariest Run Director. (After John Conway, of course!)
21/12/19 • No parkrun year would be complete without the parkrun Warblers! Sharon Condon updated yet another Christms Carol for us at our pre-Christmas parkrun. Sharon was composer, choreographer, conductor and lead vocals!
Let's hope 2020 is just as good! Happy New Year everyone!