Father Collins parkrun – Event number 147 – 14th July 2018

Father Collins parkrun – Event number 147 – 14th July 2018

Another Saturday morning, another parkrun and another very warm morning for running. 23 degrees at 9 am with a beaming sun in the sky makes it warm in the park and would make you nearly miss the wet and cold mornings that we’ve had in the past and will probably have again in the not too distant future.

After a quick briefing from our Run Director Alan, off everyone went on their 5 km trip around the park. While we work our way around the route, we were (as always) cheered on by some of the volunteers while others got the finishing area ready and the very welcome cups of water ready at the finish for everyone. This week as our neighbouring parkrun at St Anne’s wasn’t going ahead, we were joined by some of their regulars. In total we had 94 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers. We hope that you’ll all come back and visit us again in the near future. Despite the heat, there was a very impressive total of 16 recorded new Personal Bests and we had representatives of 8 different clubs who took part.

And the Aesthetically Pleasing Time of the Week (I know we haven’t had such an award in ages!) goes to Kevin Greene with a time and a PB of 23:23. Well done Kevin.

As always if we had no volunteers, we would have no parkrun so a big ‘thank you’ to our 11 volunteers: Alan FOLEY • Yvonne CLARKE • Mai BARRETT • Rachel MARKEY • Paddy RYAN • Linda SLATTERY • Theresa TAYLOR • Declan O RIORDAN • Guus LEEUW • P WORTHINGTON • Avegel ARCENO.

Remember folks, if you haven’t volunteered for parkrun in a few weeks or months, please do so as without volunteers, there will be no parkrun.

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Father Collins parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:30 on 18th June 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by Ray HYNES who recorded a time of 15:36 on 6th January 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Matt SHIELDS who recorded 88.68% (18:15) on 3rd October 2015 (event number 1).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 2,032 participants have completed 10,197 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,985 km, including 1,874 new Personal Bests.

Run 210 14/07/18

Run 210 14/07/18

As I sit here to write this, the parkrun of this morning seems like a long time

Event number 45 – 21 July 2018

Event number 45 – 21 July 2018

Overall we had 63 runners, joggers and walkers

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