Castlewellan parkrun – Event Number 89 – 15th June 2019 – Run Report

Conditions were awful on Saturday morning as parkrun hour approached. Nonetheless, despite the inclement and unseasonal weather, 133 turned up for their weekly parkrun fix. There were plenty of puddles to negotiate on the castle side of the lake, but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present, many of whom were following our dedicated pacers. Thanks to the following for being the first to model our swanky new pacer bibs: Daniel Molloy, Benoit Le Houerou, Danny O’Boyle, Joe McCann, Rita Devlin, Dave Crudgington (an 11th hour addition to the team who did a great job on his first outing as a pacer) and Mairead McComb. Our next pacer week will be on 20 July when it will be the turn of even numbers.

This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. Our first finishers this week were Neil Curran (18:39) and Maeve Haigney (21:29 who set a PB whilst visiting from Beechmount).

Well done to Catherine Milligan who completed her 50th parkrun today, 49 of which have been in Castlewellan and the other a trip to Waterworks in North Belfast. Next week we are expecting some further 50 milestones, with Sara, Kevin and Michelle all notching up number 49 today. Well done also to Kieran McMahon who joined the exclusive ‘purple t-shirt club’, having volunteered today for the 25th time.

Thanks to Claire Black for promoting Men’s Mental Health Week with us and raising awareness of how to look after our well-being, both physically and emotionally.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers, Led by Jerome ‘The Prophet’ McCrickard:
Martin MCCOURT • Ann GEORGE • Bill CASH • Benoit LE HOUEROU • Danny O'BOYLE • Jerome MCCRICKARD • Kieran MCMAHON • Nicky MCKEAG • Joe MCCANN • Michelle MCCANN • Cathal MCNIFF • Ronnie HORROX • Daniel MOLLOY • Rita DEVLIN • Mairead MCCOMB • David CRUDGINGTON • Rebecca MCCANN • Philomena MORGAN • Justin MORGAN • Robin MITCHELL • Linda ROGAN • Eddie Patrick MURNIN • Charles MCALINDEN • Clara ROGAN • Alan GRANT • Matthew MCCARTAN

We do need some additional volunteers for 22 and 29 June. Please let us know if you are available. The appeal for July Volunteers will also be coming out this week. To help us plan for when our regulars may be on holiday, please have a look at your diaries and send us some times when you can help out.

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 4,178 participants have completed 18,382 parkruns covering a total distance of 91,910 km, including 4,224 new Personal Bests. A total of 315 individuals have volunteered 1,948 times.