We are off to a good start in Athlone with our 3rd parkrun this week! Its very encouraging to see our numbers slowly increasing with 118 people registered in Athlone to date. Until now, we’ve been keeping it relatively low key in order to iron out any difficulties with the course. We will continue working to make parkrun Athlone better, with your contributions through suggestions and volunteering helping us to improve. Please help spread the word about Athlone parkrun by telling your friends and family whether they run, jog, walk or volunteer, its a wonderful way to meet people and socialise.

A big word of thanks to our volunteers this week, without whom there would be no timing, no direction and ultimately, no parkrun! They were:

Alan O RIADA  •  Brendan KEHOE  •  Colette ANDERSON  •  Connor KELLY  •  David DOLAN  •  Enda KIERNAN  •  L BELOQUI  •  Peter O’BRIEN

A big thanks to Connor Kelly in particular, our youngest volunteer to date who did an absolutely stellar job!

You’ll find below the statistics for this weeks race. We look forward to seeing you all again this Saturday and if you can please sign up to volunteer!

Why do you run?? Check out “The Runners” on peoples motivations and thoughts once the blood starts moving…

Stats:

Male placings:
Mick FOGARTY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:52 – first appearance.
Simon DOYLE (VM35-39) of Belfast Running Club, was second over the line in 19:18.
Francis CONNOLLY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:56.

Current standing in the Men’s annual points competition:
Alan O RIADA (Unattached) 300 pts.
Brendan KEHOE (Unattached) 300 pts.
Benny LYNCH (Unattached) 290 pts.

Female placings:
Imelda SHEERAN (VW50-54) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 27:04 – first time in 2 appearances.
Ann-Marie CALLAGHAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 32:37.
Michelle MCARDLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (12th overall) over the line in 35:31.

Current standing in the Women’s annual points competition:
Colette ANDERSON (Unattached) 294 pts.
Sylvia KASPERSKA (Unattached) 196 pts.
Imelda SHEERAN (Unattached) 192 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mick FOGARTY (VM35-39) was graded 78.66% for the time 16:52 (first overall).
Simon DOYLE (VM35-39) was graded 69.69% for the time 19:18 (second overall).
Des HUSIN (VM45-49) was graded 69.35% for the time 20:56 (5th overall).

This week there were 19 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different athletics clubs took part.

Athlone parkrun started on 4th July 2015, and since then 57 different runners, including participants from 4 athletics clubs, have completed 78 runs covering a total distance of 390 km, and there have been 13 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Edel FOGARTY who ran in a time of 00:22:46 on 2015-07-04 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mick FOGARTY who ran in a time of 00:16:52 on 2015-07-18 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mick FOGARTY who recorded a 78.66% run (16:52) on 18th July 2015 (event number 3).

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Athlone parkrun Results Page.

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