The Starting Line
Chilly morning at the Lakes this morning, with hearts warmed by the influx of graduates from the C25K groups from Fitzone, Banbridge and Portadown. Well done to you all, it is a great achievement to have got to the point of completing a 5k!
As always the event relies on our volunteers and we need a few extra to help our first timers through the experience. If you can help out in the weeks ahead please leave your name on the board at the scanning table or get in touch via Facebook or the volunteers page.
|Run Director||Brendan LENNON|
|Finish Tokens||Sam FOSTER|
|Finish Tokens||Martin MCCAULEY|
|Barcode Scanning||Caroline MCGURRAN|
|Barcode Scanning||Charlie MCKEAGNEY|
|Tail Walker||Heather BLAKE|
|Tail Walker||Emma PARSONS|
|Tail Walker||Hazel SERGEANT|
|Run Report Writer||Jonathan DEWART|
|Token Sorting||Jason MCGURRAN|
|Pre-event Setup||Dale MCCRORY|
|Post-event Close Down||Marina MCGURRAN|
|Post-event Close Down||Eamon MCGURRAN|
|Funnel Manager||Sheelin MCKEAGNEY|
We welcomed 48 first timers to the farm this morning, the majority as C25K graduates, but eight were existing members of the wider parkrun family. However you came to City Park this morning I hope you felt welcome and will come back and join us again soon.
|Louise O REILLY||32:49|
|Micheal O REILLY||32:49|
|Paula MC KEOWN||36:30|
Cool and not much wind made this morning an excellent one for PB performances, so well done to these 43 stars.
|Caoimhe HARDING LESTER||27:33|
|Keara MC CLAFFERTY||34:03|
|Meadhbh O NEILL||36:56|
|Victoria- Jane MCCANDLESS||39:45|
Adam records another PB to finish first for a second time.
Kathryn finishes first on her first visit to City Park, though she has previously been first lady at eight other different events.
Ken claims his regular top spot in the age-leagues, though he was “taking it easy” as part of his marathon recovery.
So back to the post-run party. Thanks to everyone that brought along treats and particularly to Gillian for once again marshalling the celebrations and baking the banana bread (which was excellent as always) and truffles (which I hear were good… hint, hint).
Well done to all those who took part in other events today. There was a healthy City Park contingent in Tollymore covering various distances and the Run-Chatters were off taking on Bangor parkrun.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details of other upcoming events. I’d always recommend trying something new or different.
There were loads of photos taken today, but I can’t get them uploaded at the minute! I’ll add them later if I can.