Russ­bor­ough Parkrun cel­e­brates its first an­niver­sary

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RUSS­BOR­OUGH Parkrun cel­e­brated its first an­niver­sary last Satur­day. It started on De­cem­ber 2. Since then the or­gan­is­ers are thrilled to re­port that 611 par­tic­i­pants have com­pleted 44 parkruns cov­er­ing a to­tal dis­tance of 8690km in­clud­ing 389 new Per­sonal Bests.

Thank you to the volunteers who made Russ­bor­ough a suc­cess over the last 12 months, with a 10 volunteers av­er­age ev­ery Satur­day. Russ­bor­ough is run com­pletely by its volunteers with­out whom we wouldn’t have Russ­bor­ough parkrun. Also a big clap to the stu­dents that are do­ing the Gaisce awards with them.

Satur­day’s race got off to a wet start but run­ners and walk­ers were in good spir­its. Parkrun is not only for run­ners, You can walk, jog, run or vol­un­teer. Ev­ery­one is wel­come at parkrun. Russ­bor­ough Parkrun was pleased to wel­come the Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity walk­ing group. Thank you to all those who vis­ited us dur­ing the year – lo­cals, parkrun tourists, vis­i­tors from near and far, young and old, two legged and four legged we loved meet­ing you all.

A spe­cial thank you to Russ­bor­ough House and Park­lands for let­ting us use their beau­ti­ful grounds, Parkrun Ire­land Wick­low Lo­cal Sports Part­ner­ship, County Wick­low Part­ner­ship Mcgre­als Phar­macy Bless­ing­ton and Lakeshore Strid­ers for your sup­port through­out the year. The first an­niver­sary was cel­e­brated with cake made by Deirdre Gro­gan.

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