Castlewellan parkrun – Event number 83 – 4th May 2019 – Run Director’s Report

This week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part. The dip in numbers, occasioned by the awful weather last weekend proved to be a one off and normal service was resumed with another great turnout. Conditions were ideal as evidenced by the 61 PBs recorded today.

Our first finishers were Aaron McGrady (16:32 – on second outside his PB and the 6th fastest time ever recorded in the 83 events to date) who was second on Thursday nights Hill & Dale climb to the summit of Binnian and Briege Russell (21:48), who recorded a PB.
We welcomed some parkruns tourists from Oldbridge Parkrun in County Meath and hope they enjoyed our event. A few reminders: we still need some volunteers for the remaining Saturdays in May, our next pacer event is on 18 May and we have pacers for 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 32 minutes confirmed and there will be no parkrun on 13 July due to the annual Castlewellan Agricultural Show. Good luck to everyone taking part in the Belfast Marathon on Sunday 4 May.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Nicola MATHERS • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Michael MCKENNA • Dave WILSON • Megan CRUDGINGTON • Lorna CUNNINGHAM • Rebecca MCCANN • Emma MCMULLAN • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Terence CUNNINGHAM • Sara MITCHELL • Robin MITCHELL • Ian MCCRACKEN • Eddie Patrick MURNIN • Barney CUNNINGHAM • Laura MARTIN • Julie CUNNINGHAM • David HAWTHORNE
Our thanks as always to our volunteers who make parkrun possible each and every week. Please sign up as a ‘hi-viz hero’ and contribute to the long term sustainability of our wonderful event.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Eoghan TOTTEN who recorded a time of 15:49 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Kerry O'FLAHERTY who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16th December 2017 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Patricia BROWN who recorded 87.83% (21:47) on 1st January 2019 (event number 65).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then 3,952 participants have completed 16,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 84,975 km, including 3,927 new Personal Bests. A total of 304 individuals have volunteered 1,804 times.