Castlewellan parkrun – Event Number 18 – 20th January 2018 – Run Director’s Report

It was a cold, wet and frosty morning in Castlewellan for Event 18 and conditions were not conducive to PBs. Today, 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part. We also had some parkrun tourists from Citypark Craigavon, Comber and Rostrevor. Well done to Rachel Hamilton who completed her 10th parkrun as a junior today. Aaron Branagan was our first male finisher (18:22 – his 4th first finish in Castlewellan) and Judith Nixon recorded a new PB to finish first female (21:56).

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
John PRYER • Francis TUMELTY • Carmel TUMELTY • Joe MCCANN • Richard RODGERS • Rita DEVLIN • Marguerite ROBINSON • Judith ROBINSON • Fionnuala SIMONS • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Donna DALY • Anne MCCORMICK • Rebecca MCCANN • Michelle GRAHAM • Justin MORGAN • Claire FITZSIMONS • Linda ROGAN • Victoria CANAVAN • Clara ROGAN

Our thanks, as usual, to the volunteers who gave up their own run to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Thanks also for the positive messages received after the event; it makes volunteering all the more rewarding. I include one message that sums up the appreciation for the participants: “A big thanks to all the volunteers this morning. It must have been a close call on whether to start, but with care exercised and instructions clearly given by marshals it was the correct call. Parkrun means so much to so many and many would have been disappointed to miss their weekly fix. But today’s conditions underline the need for volunteers. Their role in facilitating Parkrun certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.” Our roster is full for 27 January and 3 February, but we need volunteers for 10 February. Please let us know in the usual ways if you can help out. Many volunteers make great parkruns!!!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded 86.71% (17:18) on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 1,598 participants have completed 4,179 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,895 km, including 1,082 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 17 – 13th January 2018 Run Director’s Report

This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

Conditions were less than ideal, but this did not deter those who turned up for our 17th event. Wonderwall was adorned in white from head to toe, ideal gear for a day when muck was splattering everywhere. His gear was not white at the end. He also took tempo to a new level, becoming the first athlete I know to throw up after a tempo run!!! Aaron Branagan recorded back to back first finishes (18:02) and first timer Lauren Madine was the first female finisher (21:33). Well done to all who ‘braved the elements’ to take part – your perseverance, determination and resilience are admirable! Our sincere thanks and gratitude to the 18 volunteers listed below who braved the elements and got the proverbial soaking to the skin to make sure the event was its usual success. Some were a little less soaked that others due to the ingenuity of the Prophet, who parked the Transit van strategically to afford some shelter to the scanners and taken sorters.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers: Denise MCALARNEY • Bill CASH • Selena ROONEY • Jerome MCCRICKARD • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX • Monica MCCRICKARD • Hazel CRUDGINGTON • Rebecca MCCANN • Lauren MCCANN • Adrian BARON • Charisse POLAND • Andrew MCMURRAY • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Eddie MURNIN • Eddie Patrick MURNIN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded 86.71% (17:18) on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 1,570 participants have completed 4,033 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,165 km, including 1,054 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 16 6th January 2018 – Run Director’s Report

This week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part. Today we welcomed Trevor Wilson and his son Jamie Wilson from BARF and Liam Dean and David Adams from PACE Running Club who have now completed all 25 NI parkruns. Newcastle ACs Luis Donnelly completed his 10th parkrun as a junior. Well done to all. There were also 28 debutants completing their first ever parkrun – hopefully you will all come back to future events. Aaron Branagan was our first male finisher (17:38) and Kyla Henderson (21:28) was the first female finisher. Lots of photos taken by Michael McKenna are on the Facebook page.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers: Bill CASH • Benoit LE HOUEROU • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Noel GALLAGHER • Michael MCKENNA • Patricia SHIELDS • Rita DEVLIN • Noreen GALLAGHER • Jayne MCCRORY • Mairead MCCOMB • Stephen RICE • Rebecca MCCANN • Lauren MCCANN • Michelle MCKINNEY • Justin MORGAN • James KING • Damien MCDAID • Laurence HAMILTON

Thanks to all our volunteers who commit to making the event such a success each week. Please help out by volunteering when you can as this makes it possible for some of our more regular volunteers to complete the parkrun.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded 86.71% (17:18) on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 1,554 participants have completed 3,925 parkruns covering a total distance of 19,625 km, including 1,031 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 15 – Run Director’s Report – 1 January 2018

This week we had our first ever ‘special event’ outside of normal Saturday parkrun and 162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. Ciaran Clifford was the first male finisher in 18:18, having finished second at 4 previous Castlewellan events. Kirsti Foster was first female in 21:10. Well done to Gordon Porter and Aoife Cochrane who both completed their 10th parkrun as juniors.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Jerome MCCRICKARD • Nicola MATHERS • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Patricia SHIELDS • Tony NELLIS • Sean ARMSTRONG • Aine GOSLING • Donal SMITH • Laura LYNCH • Rebecca MCCANN • Lauranne MCMULLAN • Liam SMYTH • Philomena MORGAN • Aodhan SMITH • Sarah HODGE • Victoria CANAVAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded 86.71% (17:18) on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 1,480 participants have completed 3,694 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,470 km, including 1,001 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 13 – 23rd December 2017 Run Director’s Report

This week 234 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part. The milder weather brought the crowds out again and we expect numbers to rise steadily in the weeks ahead. We were delighted to see so many enter into the spirit of our festive themed event. Dylan Bailey Celebrated his 5th birthday by taking part and Pat Shields also celebrated her birthday, but being a true lady did not disclose her age. Being true gentlemen, we did not ask! Bill Cash led the troops out on his Life Adventure Centre sponsored electric bike dressed as Santa! Next Saturday is our last parkrun of 2017. Many of those taking part in the Christmas Cracker at 1pm are coming down early to have a run around our course first.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Francis TUMELTY • Bill CASH • Nicola MATHERS • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Richard RODGERS • Rita DEVLIN • Paul GOSLING • Gary CAIRNS • Donna DALY • Nikita BRYCE • Sheila CREANER • Rebecca MCCANN • Lauren MCCANN • Trudy BURKE • Linda ROGAN • Clara ROGAN • Aisling Louise MCCANN • Leanne GREENE TRIMBLE • Ann Maire MOORE
Thanks to our volunteers and remember you can be part of our volunteer team!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded 86.71% (17:18) on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 1,368 participants have completed 3,335 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,675 km, including 956 new Personal Bests.

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