Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey Event number 129 - 18th February 2017
It’s always good to have parkrun tourists join us at the Valley. Yesterday we welcomed the Chadwell family from Cardiff. Ewen, Steve and Karen were sharing their half term break by parkrunning and then watching their beloved Cardiff Devils put the Belfast Giants to the sword - twice !!!!! We forgive you guys and hope you had a great time in Northern Ireland. We also welcomed 10 other new faces to the Valley a...nd you are all equally welcome. We look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you to all our Volunteers this week including 8 year old Sophie Davidson who took the photos. Dont forget without the Volunteers parkrun can not happen. If you want to run there are lots of roles that allow you to run and volunteer. Special thanks to Eadaoin Donaldson who normally helps at the Waterworks who processed the results yesterday.
Talking of the volunteers. A number of them attended first aid and AED (Defib) training during the week. We would like to thank Pam Bell for the brilliant training of the core team. Stephen will be organising further training so if you are interested in attending please let Stephen or one of the volunteers know. A reminder an AED is attached to the front door of the Pavillion adjacent to the start line.
So to the run itself
Ciaran MCKENDRY from Annadale was first over the line in 18:02 James KITCHIN of East Antrim Harriers AC, was second over the line in 18:27 with Patrick MCGUCKIN of Mallusk Harriers, was third over the line in 19:48.
Laura ROSE of Mallusk Harriers, was first over the line in 24:30 - first time in 31 appearances. Well done Laura , Carol ANNESLEY of County Antrim Harriers, was second over the line in 25:33 and Honorata SIERADZAN BANASIK was third over the line in 25:40.
This week we had 87 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
PB Roll of honour:
Have a great week of running see you next Saturday.