Run Report Event # 383

Nice calm cool morning at Waterworks this morning but thankfully not cool enough for frost.

Overall we had 228 participants with visitors from Australia, Clondalkin,  Carrickfergus, Castlewellan and Moscow. Yep that's Moscow Russia.

Milestones we had a junior 10, Jordan Coggle, and our tail walker Fra Hughes completed his 50th event. Well done Jordan and Fra.

Front runners this morning was all about the juniors and PB's with Piaras McShane PB, unknown then Locan McClean for the male and Geraldine McCotter PB, Fionnuala O'Hare PB, Orla Cash PB for the female.

Couple of final mentions. Firstly the volunteers without volunteers we have no event so thanks for donating your time. Finally maybe a mention for regular Waterworks volunteers twin sister Bernadette Brady and Philomena Donaldson belated happy birthday.

See you all next week


Festive Events

Waterworks will be running on Christmas day at 9:30am as usual and New Years day at 11:00am in case you don't get to bed early on new years eve. If you are planning a new years double Stormont and Valley we believe are running at 9:30am check their websites.


Run Report Event # 369


Our 7th anniversary was an amazing day regards both weather and turnout. Lots of help from the community and parkrun sponsors alike. Big thanks to the local Co-op who provided refreshments and Vitality Insurance who supplied us with the cake. Thanks also to Tony McNulty who provided the PA system. We also welcomed local clubs Mallusk Harriers, North Belfast Harriers and Olympic Triathlon club all contributing to building the day.

We had 33 first timers this week including visitors Ben Begley from Limerick, Rune Olsen from Denmark, Ryan Carlin from Derry, Ronan Rush from Armagh and Mark McCormack and Sharon Daley from Galway. Hope you all enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again sometime.

Milestones reached this week included Joe Eager junior 10, Jack McCready senior 50, Marian Hayes and High Brennan senior 100. This resulted off course in more cake which was duly dispatched.

Being the first Saturday in the month we had our pacers out Jim Clinton, Greg McClure and Phil McIlwrath. I am sure a least a few of the 37 pb's this week was due to their pacing.

Seems like the competition was pretty relaxed to as first and third male were unknown Conal McClean being the only one amongst the first three to scan in second place. On the female side it was Geraldine Branagh from Geraldine McCotter from Fionnuala O'Hare.

Finally thanks to our amazing team of volunteers without whom there would be no event and a special shout out for Joe and Jim the park staff who, unseen by most, prepare the park for us ever week.

The Waterworks Team


Run report event 368

We welcomed 226 runners and walkers to Waterworks this morning. The winds were brutal around the upper lake so the 14 superstars who managed PBs today really were fantastic.
Just seven first timers today. Well done to you all - please come back and join us again soon.
Today we had an unknown first finisher, followed by Connor McCann and Jack Bradshaw. The leading lady was Madison Bowyer, with Donna McLaughlin and Claireanne McAree just behind.
Our milestone runners today were Martin Brennan and Frank Bannon on 100 runs,  with Maureen Oliver joining the 50 club. Congratulations to you all!
Good luck to many of our regular participants who are taking part in tomorrow's Dublin Marathon alongside about 20,000 brave other runners. Just think, it's roughly 8.5 parkruns!!!!
Finally, just a wee reminder that next week is the big one! Seven years ago, Matt Shields brought parkrun to Ireland and our very own Waterworks is where it all began. So that seems like a good reason to have a party! Our friends at Co-op are kindly putting on a spread and supporting us with volunteers so it promises to be a great day. As usual, all donations are welcome and fancy dress is optional if you dare!  Spread the word... bring yourself,  your friends and family and your barcode!

Event # 363 – 23/09/17


This week 197 people put their trainers on to run, jog or walk the course, among these were 5 first timers and 33 new PBs.

First over the finish line was Conall MCCLEAN in 16:36 and a new PB, close behind in second place was Conor O'RAWE third Colin WILLETTS.

For the ladies it was Geraldine BRANAGH 21:26, Orla CASH secured second place and Marian O'Neill was third.

Congratulations to Gerry Robinson and Mathew Smith who joined the 100 club and to Joe Wilson who joined the 50 club well done.

Couple of finishing tokens went missing this morning, so if you brought yours home please bring it back next week.

Big thank you to all our volunteers, without them this event could not take place, if you haven't already done so please put your name on the rota you will enjoy the experience and get to wear one of our lovely yellow jackets.

Lastly see you all next week, don't forget your barcode, NO BARCODE-NO TIME

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