Denny kicked off the weekend (and his birthday weekend) by heading North to compete in the Ards 5 Mile Race on Friday in a time of 37:18. Not one to hang around, he then completed his first run in his 65th year taking on Saturday morning at the Bangor Parkrun with his family. Happy Birthday Denny!
Our Saturday morning crew were out completing various distances all the way up to 20 miles. Slawek and Kevin headed to the Wicklow Mountains for some Ecotrail training.
Geraldine and Carmel both took part in the new Gorey Parkrun course finishing together in 27:16 & 27:17 . Big congratulations and well done to Gareth who was Race Director with a total of 87 participants.
One of our newest members Caoimhe made her club debut at Avondale Forest Parkrun completing the tough course in 36:50, well done Caoimhe!
On Sunday Cormac headed accross the pond to take part in the hugely popular Great North Run. Among the 57,000 participants, Cormac represented the green bib with pride and completed the 13.1 miles in a fantastic time of 1:29:30 well done Cormac!
Also on Sunday we were delighted and excited for the return of the Arklow Duckpond Junior Parkrun after a long hiatus. A total of 32 children took on the 2km pond loop. Huge congratulations and well done to the 14 of our Junior Club Members who ran brilliantly – Baileigh, Beibhinn, Beth, Ciara, Ellie, Eimear, Ethan, Euan, Fiadh, Hannah, Katie, Layla, Madison & Saoirse.
The event can’t happen without our generous volunteers so thanks to Senior Members Donna, Justin, Alison, Slawek, Susan, Zydrune, Kevin, Jacqueline, Tiernan, Gareth, Teresa, Aoife, Wioletta & Geraldine along with the rest of the volunteer crew. If you haven’t helped out yet, give it a go it’s great fun – you don’t have to be bringing kids to help out. For more information you can check out the Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/arklowduckpondjuniorparkrun/
Senior Training continues at 7pm on Tuesday at the track. Don’t forget to book in!
We have welcomed a lot of new members over the last few months and our Adult Membership is open so why not drop us a message if you have any questions or to arrange a chat with us. We have options to suit everyone!