First Avondale park run of 2019 draws a crowd
ONE-HUNDRED-AND FOURTEEN people participated in the first Saturday park run of the new year at Avondale Forest Park.
Of those taking part, 34 were first timers and nine recorded new personal bests. Overall there were representatives pres- ent from nine different clubs.
There was also a warm welcome to Avondale for some tourists who usually involve themselves in the park runs at Russborough House and Tralee.
The 5k event takes place at Avondale every Saturday morning at 9.30 a.m. It’s free but you must register to participate before your first run.
The park run due to take place on Saturday, February 23, at Avondale is cancelled due to the Wicklow Hospice Foundation 5k, 10k and half marathon. To avail of early bird prices book before the end of January by visiting www.itsplainsailing.com/ club/wicklowhospice. There will be a 9 a.m. start time, with registration starting at 8 a.m..
Jackie McCann, Monica Blaney, Sharon Kenny, Martin Cahill, Paul Kenny and Tommy Healy at the Avondale Forest Parkrun.
Geraldine Weller, Lisa Mellon, Audrey Healy and Carmel Murphy.
Eimear Deehan, Angela Collins, Niamh Rouse and Elena Puyo.
Colm Lynch, Anna Lynch and Ben Mooney.
Caroline Lynch and Angela Collins.
Sharon Wheeler and Aoife Tunney.
Derek Evans and Stewart Brown.
Sandra Coleborn and Des Shorten.