The sun was shining brightly for run director Maebh and her merry band of volunteers for parkrun 144. Maebh arrived early to survey the course and to meet John for pre event set up.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

John O DWYER • Rachel MARKEY • Maebh MONAHAN • Paul LARKIN • Claire LARKIN • Ide MULCAHY • Aisling CONROY • Colin CONROY • Adrienne DELANEY • Patricia KELLY • Mariana BELABBAS • Pamela DOYLE

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

Well done to the following who managed an ever elusive PB:

1. Matt Cranley

2. P. Worthington

3. Robert Siek

4. Aidan O’Neill

5. Sorcha Prenderville

6. Cillian O’ Malley

7. Marie Mulligan

8. Paula Lehane

9.Alan Browne

10. Yan Wu

11. Sinead Connor

12. Paul Carey

13. Yvonne Cranley

A special nod to Tara Russell on reaching her 50th milestone with 43 of those runs taking place in Father Collins! Well done Tara from Team Father Collins!

And the aesthetically pleasing time of the week award goes to Alan Clarke with the palindromic time of 20.02 – this means it’s the same time forward and backwards, all I can say is WOW (another palindrome)…it’s on my RADAR that he finished well before NOON, this runner is at a high LEVEL of fitness and must have great STATS at different parkruns…

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

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:30 on 18th June 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by Ray HYNES who recorded a time of 15:36 on 6th January 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Matt SHIELDS who recorded 88.68% (18:15) on 3rd October 2015 (event number 1).

Until next week,

Rachel

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