Event #139, 25th August 2018.


Oh, the bells, the bells!!!!


Gosh there was a chill in the air as we arrived to unpack the gear, but very quickly the sun appeared to remind us how lovely our summer has been.

This week we were joined by a multitude of visitors amongst our 205 participants, from as near as Naas and as far away as Australia who marveled at the beauty of Castletown. We are so lucky to have these wonderful surrounding to participate in. Many thanks to the OPW staff who give us a load of help behind the scenes every week. Thank you to all our visitors who had the time for a chat and a hello, it was so nice to see you all enjoying parkrun with us.


We had visitors from Sligo.


Here’s Anthony and Nigel Madden from Naas.

Several run milestones were achieved this week.


Well done to Graham Spillane who achieved 50 parkruns and was rather chuffed with himself when he crossed the finish line.  Rightly so Graham!!


And Brian celebrated his 50th milestone in the Cafe with his family. His beautiful daughters we’re very proudly showing off their 50th run t-shirts.

Also achieving milestones this week were Aaron Connolly (jr 10) and Chris Walker (100 parkruns).


Welcome to all our first-timers.

We had 19 first timers at Castletown this week who all did brilliantly on their very first day, but one first timer was incredibly noisy!


We now have a cow bell!!! Just to bring extra fun to our parkrun day. Why not give the cowbell a good ring after your next parkrun… you’ve completed another event after all! If it’s a PB… brilliant, but it doesn’t have to be.  Just bring a little extra fun to your run!!


Thank you to all our volunteers.

We are incredibly grateful to the amazing crew of volunteers who gave up their run to ensure we were all kept safe and make sure it was a timed event.


Adrian MURPHY  •  Brian BEATTIE  •  Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL  •  Conor DEVANEY  •  Conor FITZPATRICK  •  Eileen O’MAHONY  •  Eleanor KENNEDY  •  Faith VALENA  •  Gerry DUFFY  •  John O’LONE  •  Karl MITCHELL  •  Kim O’LONE  •  Lesley THOMSON  •  Mary KIERNAN  •  Naoise HENEGHAN  •  Nicola O’LONE  •  Philip SLATTERY  •  Sean HENEGHAN  •  Sharon ASHMORE  •  Sheila HYNES

A very special thanks goes to Conor Devaney who did our pre-event check and put out the signs, then he ran parkrun with his little daughter in her buggy before picking up a clip-board to see if he might fill the volunteer roster… by gum! He did an amazing job!!! The roster for next week only have a few gaps. You know what to do, if it’s your turn to volunteer.

Well, I think that just about covers Event #139

I’m looking forward to next week already and to the Celbridge AC 5k this Thursday.  I hope to see some of you there.

Thank you for taking the time to read my run report.

Your Run Director for this week, Sharon Ashmore.



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