There was an added challenge to most of our volunteers and a few of our runners this week with some of them only getting to bed after 3am after attending the Balbriggan roadrunners Christmas party on Friday night. It was no trouble to them though with everyone who put their name on the roster showing up bright and early and with a smile on their face so a special thank you this week to the volunteers especialy Brian who was out shortly after 8am putting out the signs.


It was perfect running weather and great for clearing any sore heads, sunshine and dry with a bit of a chill to wake you up.

It was great to see one of our regulars, Agnes completing the 5k with her husband and 2 children who regulalry come to support her, well done to all 4 of you.

Our first finishers were:
Men’s placings:

Anthony MALONE (VM35-39) of Star of the Sea, was first over the line in 18:50 – first time in 4 appearances.
Ben MALONE (SM20-24) of Fingal Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:03 – has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
John COSTIGAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:33.

Women’s placings:
Geraldine MCHALE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 25:30 – second time in 5 appearances.
Pauline TITIER (VW45-49) of Balbriggan Roadrunners, was second (16th overall) over the line in 26:07 – was first to finish once before.
Dorothy KANE (VW55-59) of Rush Running, was third (19th overall) over the line in 26:59.

This week there were 40 runners, of whom 1 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

Ardgillan parkrun started on 8th February 2014, and since then 876 different runners, including participants from 38 athletics clubs, have completed 3,122 runs covering a total distance of 15,610 km, and there have been 945 new Personal Bests.

The women’s record is held by Sonya REILLY who ran in a time of 00:21:00 on 2014-07-12 (event number 22).
The men’s record is held by Kieron PETERS who ran in a time of 00:17:20 on 2014-03-22 (event number 7).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gerry O’CONNELL who recorded a 79.91% run (18:55) on 31st May 2014 (event number 16).




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