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.