Russborough Parkrun celebrates its first anniversary
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.