A wet and miserable morning which along with the long weekend was reflected in our lower numbers, but still 150 faithful turned up, including this very enthusiastic lot from the latest Portadown C25K, led by Earl, well done to you all.
It looks like many of you haven't registered at parkrun yet, please do that, you can register at: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ and print off your barcode and some back and visit us again, we're here every week.
For those who have just graduated and are wondering what to do next. Please check out 'The Fitzone Foundation' on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFitzoneFoundation, they run a C25K in Craigavon based out of St. Anthony's Primary School and have just started a new social running group for those who have graduated recently and want to take their running to the next level.
Parkrun is run entirely by volunteers and a massive round of applause for all those who stood out in that awful weather this morning to help us out. If you can help us out in the coming weeks please let us know through facebook or sign up on our lovely whiteboard at the end of your run. Thanks to this week's very wet superstars:
|Run Director||Karl DUNN|
|Finish Tokens||Sam FOSTER|
|Finish Tokens||Jack BRANNIGAN|
|Barcode Scanning||Emma MCMURRAY|
|Barcode Scanning||Caroline MCGURRAN|
|Barcode Scanning||Susan MCNICKLE|
|Tail Walker||Heather BLAKE|
|Tail Walker||Hazel SERGEANT|
|Volunteer Co-ordinator||Ronald GEMMELL|
|Results Processor||Sheelin MCKEAGNEY|
|Token Sorting||Jason MCGURRAN|
|Pre-event Setup||Dale MCCRORY|
|Pre-event Setup||Philip DAVISON|
|Post-event Close Down||Eamon MCGURRAN|
|Post-event Close Down||Marina MCGURRAN|
|Funnel Manager||Ken SIMPSON|
You may have noticed a change in run director this morning. Thanks to Karl for stepping in this morning and doing a smashing job. Brendan is off to Galway on his hols this weekend, but he couldn't resist the call of the parkrun and popped into Portumna parkrun this morning:
We had 9 first timers to City Park today including 6 doing their first ever run, but quite a few unknowns too which are probably are graduates who haven't registered yet, welcome to:
We had 9 new PBs including a few very speedy ones, I don't know who you managed it with all those rivers that we have to run through round the course, well earned PB treats for:
The top three males, females and age grades were:
Our top 3 men in great form today and very close finish.
Judith topping the ladies for the 13th time.
Judith also topping the age grades this week.
We had two milestones this week both Glenn PHAIR and Ean Paul SIMCOX completed their 50th parkrun, congratulations.
Don't forget our junior parkrun over in Lurgan tomorrow morning, if anyone is at a loose end and can spare half an hour to volunteer for the juniors we'd be very grateful as many of our regulars are away. Thanks.