Run report 219 – 2nd November 2019

The first November parkrun 2019 has seen 234 people running and walking the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests.

It was sunny and colourful with all the autumnal leaves and the bright t-shirts around the estate.

We called it a Pacers Week. Here is a Pacers Team: Anne McNally - 30min, Daniel, Ryden - 27min, Paul Conway - 25min, Colin O'Prey - 23min, John Stevenson - 21min. They did their best and that's all we asked for. Few PBs and few this year PBs were recorded today thanks to these 5 super stars.

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A big group of runners from Monkstown Spartans ran at Stormont. Between them, 2 VI Guides and VI runners, we hope you enjoyed the course.

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We have a VI Guide vest as part of our parkrun kit, so give as a shout when you do it and it's yours (VI Guide is a volunteer role at parkrun).

Benjamin Challis (junior!) and Deborah Wells celebrated their 50th parkrun. Thanks for the cake! Mary Cairns joined 50 parkruns too. Congratulations!

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The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Mags MATHIESON • Samuel MISKELLY • Anne MCNALLY • Max MCROBERTS • Stephen HAMILTON • Una MCNEILL • Magda BERNATEK • Jock MEWHA • Alison CANNING • Paul CONWAY • Colin O'PREY • Trevor MOUTRAY • Caroline STEELE • Patricia ADAMS • Daniel RYDEN • John STEVENSON • Jimmy MCNEILL • Chris HUGHES • Vicky JEFFERSON • Bradley O'PREY-MORTON • Marianne O' KANE

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And last but not the least, since it's November, we can talk Christmas already, can't we? Yes, we can! So here is the news: Stormont parkrun will be hosting a special Christmas Day parkrun.

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Halloween Stormont parkrun 26th October 2019

Well done to all 273 of you who took part in a spooktacular parkrun at Stormont on a beautiful Autumn morning. Thanks to everyone who made a big effort with costumes and well done to our prize winners. From scary surgeons, to witches, skeletons and dinosaurs, we had it all.

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Welcome to our visitors from Rugby and Dublin - thanks for visiting Stormont.

Well done to Marty McConnell, our tail walker this week, who also completed his 100th parkrun and to junior participant Lucas Carswell on completing his 50th parkrun. Thanks Lucas for the cake!


Congratulations to everyone from St Joseph’s Primary School in Ballyhackamore, who after completing a couch to 5k progamme in school, graduated at Stormont parkrun. Well done everyone – you’re all champions!

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Thanks a million to this week’s 17 terrorific volunteers:

Menacing Marianne HOOD, Mischievous Max MCROBERTS, Devilish David MARK, Alarming Angela MAWHINNEY, Afflicted Alison CANNING, Ghoulish Gillian SADLIER, Lurking Lara CANNING, Terrible Trevor MOUTRAY, Spooky Steven GILLILAND, Mysterious Miranda JEMPHREY, Nightmarish Nicholas THOMPSON, Monstrous Marty MCCONNELL, Jumpy Jonathan CAMPBELL, Eerie Elaine WESTON, Dastardly David MALEY, Cackling Chris HUGHES, Magical Marianne O' KANE

We’re always on the look out for new faces to join the volunteer team – If you’re able to help out over the next few weeks, please get in touch with It’s great fun, and full training will be provided for all roles!

See you all next week!


Event 217 19 October 2019

Very well done everyone for another great parkrun today...

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194 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part and lots of our favourite furry friends. We also welcomed visitors from Cockermouth in Cumbria and coincidentally we also had our regular cockers-in-residence Alfie and Eva!

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Many congratulations to Stephen Thompson who completed his 50th parkrun this morning - your t-shirt is on its way! Congrats also to regular Stormont Stormers David Rainey on his 150th run and to Trevor Moutray who completed his 150th at Stormont.

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Finally, the very gorgeous Kerry Harkin is on track for her 250th run with only 6 more to go until she secures the loveliest of green t-shirts!

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Next week we will be getting our ghosties and ghoulies on with prizes for the best dressed halloween costume!

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The event was made possible by 20 TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC and INCREDIBLE volunteers:

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Lovely Liz UPSON • Gorgeous Gary WATTON • Merry Marianne HOOD • Marvellous Max MCROBERTS • Radiant Ronan MCCORMICK • Happy Heather WATSON • Superb Stephen HAMILTON • Uber Una MCNEILL • Laughing Lara CANNING • Amazing Adam CANNING • Wonderful William HOPKINS • Majestic Miranda JEMPHREY • Fantastic Ffiona CRAWFORD • Peachy Patricia ADAMS • Jolly Jimmy MCNEILL • Fabulous Fiona BAGNALL • Friendly Frank O'DONOGHUE • Bodacious Bradley O'PREY-MORTON • Crackerjack Carol NOBLE • Champion Caitriona HAMILTON • Pleasant Paul CONWAY

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We are always on the lookout for some fresh faces, so please get in touch with us at - every role is really simple and full training will be provided!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found at this link



After the celebrations of the night before, your fav parkrun invites you to run, jog or walk off the excesses of the festive season...

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Stormont is giving you the opportunity to run the 'double' as we will start at 9.30am.

It is traditionally a very well attended event so bring your family, friends, neighbours for some Stormont parkrun craic!



Delighted to say that your fav parkrun will be hosting a special Christmas day parkrun beginning at 9.30am.


Earn your turkey and mince pies and we would love to see some of your most festive running gear!

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