This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part. The significant drop in numbers this week was undoubtedly due to the bad weather on the morning and in the day leading up to Saturday. Well done to those who braved the elements and came out anyway. Most agreed that when they got going they did not notice the damp conditions and that the course offered considerable shelter from the wind. Our first finishers this week were James Yeomans (18:41) and Kate Ferris (22:29). James has completed 38 different parkruns to date and hopefully will let us know how our event compares to the others he has done. Well done to Philomena Morgan who completed her 50th parkrun today – she has only missed 4 since we started (and she brought a note from home to explain her absence!!!). Philomena is also one of our 25+ volunteers as she often combines volunteering and participating either as a marshal or Tail Walker.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Benoit LE HOUEROU • Kieran MCMAHON • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX • Cliona O'BOYLE • Sarah MARTIN • Julie-Anne MCCRACKEN • Marcella BROGAN • Philomena MORGAN • Lewis RODGERS • Justin MORGAN • Linda ROGAN • Deborah CAMPBELL • Clara ROGAN • Connaire MCVEIGH • Laura MARTIN • Jonathan WARD • Donna WARD
We welcomed 8 new volunteers to our ranks this morning following our recent appeal to widen our pool of helpers and thank them for their help. All did a great job and are more than willing to help again. As we are light on volunteers for the next few weeks, we would greatly appreciate any help that new and old volunteers can give. You can email us or respond to this post. Next weekend is a busy one for racing and we would ask those racing later in the day to consider helping out at parkrun before heading off to Dundrum for the Gr8 or Comber for the first XC race of the year. We would also like to thank our volunteers who continue to manage the event behind the scenes each week by updating the rosters, writing the reports, responding to the emails, sending out the reminder notices, uploading the photographs and managing the webpage and Facebook page. Much of this work goes unnoticed, but is time consuming and crucial to the ongoing success of our event
Remember, next week, 20 October is our monthly pacer event (odd numbers this time) and we will have dedicated pacers for 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29 minutes. We hope that many who are looking for improvement will avail of the opportunity to be led by one of our very experienced 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 Matt SHIELDS who recorded 87.76% (18:56) on 22nd September 2018 (event number 51).
Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 2,961 participants have completed 10,747 parkruns covering a total distance of 53,735 km, including 2,626 new Personal Bests.