The Starting Line
No snow, no ice, it looked pleasant, but there was a wind that made it feel as cold as it's been all winter! Still, it was St Patrick's Day and 169 runners, joggers and walkers turned up at Tannaghmore Farm for the 281st City Park parkrun.
Given the chilly conditions we are particularly grateful to today's volunteers who only had the day's craic for warmth. We do need volunteers every week so if you could please help in the weeks ahead get in touch via Facebook, email or leave your name on the whiteboard at the scanning table.
|Run Director||Brendan LENNON|
|Finish Tokens||Ken SIMPSON|
|Finish Tokens||Cormac MCCRACKEN|
|Barcode Scanning||Brendan LENNON|
|Barcode Scanning||Eilish CASEY|
|Barcode Scanning||Caroline MCGURRAN|
|Tail Walker||Jonathan DEWART|
|Tail Walker||Heather BLAKE|
|Tail Walker||Hazel SERGEANT|
|Run Report Writer||Jonathan DEWART|
|Volunteer Co-ordinator||Ronald GEMMELL|
|Pre-event Setup||Dale MCCRORY|
|Pre-event Setup||Philip DAVISON|
|Post-event Close Down||Karl DUNN|
|Post-event Close Down||Eamon MCGURRAN|
|Post-event Close Down||Marina MCGURRAN|
|Funnel Manager||Francis REYNOLDS|
The First Timers
Nine first time runners at City Park, six of them completely new to the parkrun family!
35 PB performances, moving a bit sharper to ward off the cold?
|2||Simon LE BLEVEC||18:50|
A third time as first finisher for Conor. Simon another regular on the podium and Robbie, a visiting work colleague of mine, rounds out the podium.
|3||Eimear LE BLEVEC||23:42|
A 14th time as first lady for Emma with Roslyn and Eimear both regulars among the top places.
The top finishers mixed-and-matched in the age-grade standings.
One new 50-Club member this morning, well done to Elizabeth Deacon who completed her 250th parkrun km.
Well done to Gillian & co who successfully ran the first Lurgan Junior parkrun last Sunday. They'll be back in Lurgan Park again tomorrow for a 9:30 start if you'd like to take a youngster along.
You may have noticed that there are less trees and more fences around the watersport site. We are in constant communication with the council during the leisure centre build and disruption to our parkrun event should be kept to a minimum.
Citypark parkrun, Craigavon started on 11th August 2012. Since then 5,459 participants have completed 39,006 parkruns covering a total distance of 195,030 km, including 7,679 new Personal Bests.
Hope you all enjoyed the rugby!