What better way could run director and school teacher extraordinaire, Aoife,  start her summer holidays than by donning the RD vest and taking charge at our 145th parkrun.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers ably led by Aoide:

Adrienne HARRINGTON • Rachel MARKEY • Witek LOCHOWSKI • Matthew TOBIN • Aoife MCCARTHY • Karin HOLZSCHNEIDER • Nadia LOCHOWSKA • Geraldine PRENDERGAST • Ita O’HANLON • Guus LEEUW • Derek CLARKE

Volunteering when you are injured is a great way to stay involved with the parkrun community and to catch up with our running friends and family. It was wonderful to welcome back Nadia, who was one of our most regular volunteers when we first began this parkrun. Great to welcome back one of our favourite run directors George and his lovely wife Adrienne to Father Collins! Given the heat Roxy, their pooch opted to steward with Aido rather than go the full distance with George – imagine owning such a sensible dog!

Well done to the 73 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

Well done to the latest PBers:

1.Trevor Haugh

2. Derek Fitzpatrick

3. Oisin Breathnach

4. Therese Casey

5. Claire Larkin

6. Graeme McGrath

7. Paul Carey

8. Hyra Ricablanca

This week’s Aesthetically Pleasing Time of the week goes to: Lisa Hughes frrom Le cheile AC for her debut run at Father Collins in a time of 20.58 – nicely in under the 21 minute mark and  claiming first female finisher for good measure. Well done! We hope you enjoyed your tourism to us and that you will come again!

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).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 2,002 participants have completed 10,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,180 km, including 1,853 new Personal Bests

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