By volunteer Orla Stephens
This week was special in a number of ways, firstly it was international woman’s day and to celebrate we had 113 female runners of which 12 were first timers and 21 recorded PB’s, 13 of our volunteers were also females. One could also be forgiven for thinking it was also international cake day for the array of cakes on display at the start, that said there wasn’t much left at the end.
Last but not least it was pacer Saturday Grainne, parkrun Jim, Lyle, Micheal and Brendan donned their bibs and hopefully helped a few to PB’s.
A total of 296 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
First home for the ladies was Pauline Clancy 22:37 followed by Bryanna Cagney 23:02 PB and Dawn Blain 23:54.
For the men first finisher was Mark MCAvoy 16:44 PB followed by Conor Gallagher 17:01 then Gabriel MCAvoy 18:39 PB
Back to the cakes, congratulations to all our milestone people:
junior Oran Steele - 10th
Junior Beth Rainey - 50th
Ciaran Haren - 50th
Yvonne Gamble - 50th
Joanne Boal - 50th
Nicola Rogers - 50th
Rory Gerard O’Neill - 100th
Laura Mallaghan - 250th
Not a official milestone but Special mention to John Cooper 400 and superb cake
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Shane CARR • Eric MONTGOMERY • Stella HARRISON • Jim CLINTON • John Gerard MURPHY • Brendan Arthur MCGOLDRICK • Damian MCNAIRNEY • Marie MC TAGGART • Lyle CARLETON • Mary GRIBBIN • Jacqueline LAWLOR • Luke SMITH • Margaret STEPHENS • James TOAL • Colin CLEMENTS • Eleanor MORGAN • Jock MEWHA • David CLEMENTS • Denis LOUGHRAN • Elisabeth FRENCH • Johanna HEWITT • Grainne STEPHENS • Orla STEPHENS • Laoise EASTWOOD • Bertha MCWHINNEY • Elaine TUMELTY