Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 41 – 7th July 2018 – Run Report

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. A few barcodes did not scan due to becoming wet and sweaty in pockets in the searing heat. Please make a new barcode if this applies to you or check out the different range of more durable barcodes available online.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Selena ROONEY • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX • Rita DEVLIN • Jayne MCCRORY • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Rebecca MCCANN • Michelle GRAHAM • Emma MCMULLAN • Grainne STACEY • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Eileen HARPER • Julie POWER • Martin MCMULLAN • Donal WARD • Francis MCALINDEN • Fiona DEVLIN

Thanks to our volunteers who make the event happen every week. Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Well done to Rita Devlin and Michelle McCann who joined the 25 Volunteer Club. Our Roster is full for 21 and 28 July, but we need volunteers for every week in August. If you are available please contact us by email or Facebook.

Well done also to Stuart Dickenson from Moira who completed his 50th parkrun in Castlewellan. We also had an international feel to the event with a few dressed as Mexicans at the finish line!!! We also had our first live Physio session as Big Trucker Ron got his knobbly knees seen to.

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 Patricia BROWN who recorded 87.57% (21:51) on 16th June 2018 (event number 38).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 2,509 participants have completed 8,409 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,045 km, including 2,128 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 40 – 30th June 2018 – Run Report

This week 149 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX • Rita DEVLIN • Julie HEALY • Mairead MCCOMB • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Jacqueline BARBOUR • Rebecca MCCANN • Shane MILLIGAN • Kieran MCKINNEY • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Julie POWER • Anne DORAN • Mary GORMAN • Linda ROGAN • Clara ROGAN • Sharon MCVEIGH • Donal WARD • Martin MCCOURT • Fiona DEVLIN

Thanks to all who responded to our Volunteer Appeal for July. The roster is filling up fast, but we still have a few spaces to fill. Remember, there is no parkrun in Castlewellan on 14 July. Why not visit Rostrevor or one of the other events in NI! If you manage to get to another event on 14 July, please send us your photos and we will post a ‘Castlewellan on tour’ feature!

A few notable mentions this week! We were delighted that Eamon Trainor joined us for his weekly fix of parkrun on his wedding day! We extend our best wishes to the happy couple. Well done to Ronnie Horrox who has become the 4th Castlewellan volunteer to reach the milestone of volunteering 25 times in Castlewellan in the 40 events to date. A few others are close to that impressive milestone. Well done also to Meabh McGloin who completed her 10th parkrun as a Junior and to Gavin Murray on reaching the milestone of 50 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 Patricia BROWN who recorded 87.57% (21:51) on 16th June 2018 (event number 38).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 2,462 participants have completed 8,223 parkruns covering a total distance of 41,115 km, including 2,090 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 39 – 23rd June 2018 – Run Report

This week 164 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

On a beautiful morning for running, we had our second ‘pacing’ week. Thanks to Benoit, Jonny, Ernie, Danny and Rita who did a splendid job. Not only did they stick very closely to their pacing schedules, but they offered wonderful support and encouragement to those who ran with them in search of a PB. With 60 PBs recorded, it is very much a case of a job well done. Our next pacing week will be on 21 July and we will be doing even numbers between 20 and 30 minutes. We also enjoyed some delicious Banana bread after the event donated by Patrick Smith, but definitely not baked by his delicate hands! Well done to Frank Silo who has now completed all parkruns in Northern Ireland.

If anyone has photos of Event 39 please send them to our email account.

REMINDER: NO EVENT ON 14 JULY

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Michael MURPHY • Ernest HALL • Bill CASH • Benoit LE HOUEROU • Danny O'BOYLE • Nicola MATHERS • Kieran MCMAHON • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX • Philip MURDOCK • Noel GALLAGHER • Rita DEVLIN • Aoife MCKIBBIN • Rebecca MCCANN • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Kerri VALENTINE • Dan MITCHELL • Julie POWER • Susan MCMULLAN • Clara ROGAN • Noel MORGAN • Jonathan WARD • Francis MCALINDEN • Martin MCCOURT

Thanks as always to our committed volunteers. We ask that everyone involved in our parkrun community makes a contribution to our volunteer roster. This means all our volunteers have the opportunity to take park on a regular basis.

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 Patricia BROWN who recorded 87.57% (21:51) on 16th June 2018 (event number 38).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 2,430 participants have completed 8,074 parkruns covering a total distance of 40,370 km, including 2,063 new Personal Bests.

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 38 – 16th June 2018 – Run Report

Conditions were less that favourable in the early morning, but improved remarkably by the time the pre-run briefing took place just before 9:30am (as confidently predicted in an early morning Facebook post by the RD!). We almost had a major crisis this week as the RD left home with the finish tokens on the roof of the car!! Thankfully, family members rectified the situation and recovered the tokens from the Middle Tollymore Road!!! No tokens were lost or harmed, but there was a considerable sweat for a few minutes!!!

This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. Our first finishers this week were David O’Flaherty (18:05 for his second time as first finisher) and Patricia Brown (21:52). Patricia also improved the long-standing Age Graded Record previously held by Kerry O’Flaherty’s (86.71% - Event 12) to 87.57%. Patricia became our 55th different first finisher. Surely it is only a matter of time before Wonderwall joins this club! We had no milestones this week, but were joined by parkrunners from Rostrevor, Comber, Stormont and Waterworks (and perhaps a few others that we do not know about!!). We also welcomed Paul Clarke who completed his 10th different parkrun as he continues in his challenge to complete all events in support of Dementia. We wish him well in his quest.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Gerard MCAULEY • Nicola MATHERS • Kieran MCMAHON • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Elaine MCAULEY • Fionnuala SIMONS • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Anne MCCORMICK • Rebecca MCCANN • Lauren MCCANN • Philomena MORGAN • Julie POWER • Clara ROGAN • Grace TRIMBLE • Adam TRIMBLE • Catherine MILLIGAN • Jonathan WARD
Thanks to our volunteers and please join our committed team if you can.

Following great feedback, next Saturday, 23 June, is a designated ‘pacer week’ and we will have pacers finishing in odd numbers between 20 and 30 minutes (21, 23, 25, 27 & 29). This is an opportunity to get some support if you are looking for a PB! We also remind you that there is no event on 14 July due to the Castlewellan Agricultural Show and encourage our regulars to go ‘on tour’ to a different 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 Patricia BROWN who recorded 87.57% (21:51) on 16th June 2018 (event number 38).

 

Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 37 – 9th June 2018 – Run Report

This week, in warm and sunny conditions, 218 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. Our first finishers this week were William D Simpson (16:30) in his first visit to Castlewellan and Pamela Bailey (21:59), her third first female finish. We had two participants celebrate milestones with us this week. Nathan Adams and Joshua Thompson both completed their 10th parkrun as juniors. Well done to both. We also noticed that some of our stalwart volunteers have passed the 20 mark and are getting ever closer to the coveted Volunteer 25 t-shirt.

We also joined in the national parkrun celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS and, as the photographs show, some of our participants entered into the spirit of the occasion by dressing appositely. However, they did complain about the heat in the heavy tunics, citing this are the reason for the lack of PBs!

This is the first notice that there will be no event in Castlewellan on Saturday 14 July due to the annual Agricultural Show. Exhibitors enter the park via the Crow Road and so the course cannot be accessed. We are having an ‘away day’ to Portrush to visit their event and would encourage our regulars to join us on the north coast at 9:30 or visit another event closer to home. Why not try the beautiful surroundings of Rostrevor or take in one of the 7 events in Belfast?

Event 37 was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Nicola MATHERS • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Philip MURDOCK • Rita DEVLIN • Ashlene MUSSEN • Ciaran Og MUSSEN • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Rebecca MCCANN • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Martin RAWLINSON • Julie POWER • Eddie MURNIN • Barney CUNNINGHAM • Francis MCALINDEN • Emily MCALINDEN
Once again we are indebted to our volunteers who give up their time so generously for the betterment of our parkrun. We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage people to come forward and help out whenever they can.

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 2,375 participants have completed 7,775 parkruns covering a total distance of 38,875 km, including 1,971 new Personal Bests.

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