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parkrun, lap two

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭ donaghs


    Anyone try this today? If a lot of it is on grass, it could get fairly mucky between autumn and spring.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭ Reg'stoy


    Did Poolbeg this morning....sneaky bast**ds never mentioned the 'hill'. Nice course and friendly volunteers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭ Bravestaar


    It's a bit crap that the New Years double is cancelled. It's up to people to be responsible for their own driving. I done it once actually on xmas day and I didn't have to drive violently to do it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭ Bravestaar




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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,128 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph


    Other than people getting their knickers in a twist about the recent Mini advert that parkrun retweeted, and a couple of daft New Years Doubles that on or two people did, the driving between events wasn't really the main motivation for getting rid of the doubles.

    Just really huge numbers in a few limited events in populated parts of England. There was some potential locally to me for some big numbers in 2020, which ended up being the only New Year's double I ever did. But the events that could have created problems just made sure they all started at the same time so local doubles were not especially viable. There was a lot of events in one city starting at the same time and a bunch of events around another city starting at the other time, so people were dispersed among multiple events and not all heading to the same ones.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,363 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


    Darndale doesn't seem to have come back yet. Any word on them?

    Have any others not returned?



  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ Butterbeans


    I'm sure there's a few. Castletown in Celbridge not back yet, but they're getting a new core team in place.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭ chinguetti


    Tyrrellstown I think is another who are getting a new core team in place. Seems to be a good few parkruns around Dublin making regular appeals for volunteers each week so that does seem to be a problem for most. It seems to be the same in the UK from looking on social media.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,546 ✭✭✭ Wubble Wubble


    I was there. A nice course, but purely for enjoyment as it's not one to chase Pbs on. First 900m plus (three laps) are on the grass, with a long c.700m drag up a service road to end the lap. The organisers say it's a temporary course, the plan being to change it some time after the Euro XC. Grass was ok yesterday, but when the winter weather kicks in it'll be tricky enough to negotiate.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭ opus


    In Cork, the parkrun in Youghal (Pobalscoil na Tríonóide) had their inaugural successfully on Sat with 100 participants despite a nice cold, windy & wet day. Then on Sunday Cobh junior parkrun restarred & looking forward to see Ballincollig junior parkrun back next Sunday.



  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭ Bravestaar


    Is there anywhere to find a list of each parkrun's number in order to pick one for the different challenges?

    (I know there is but I can't remember where to find it)



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,132 ✭✭✭ Murph_D




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,466 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue


    Event number for the Wilson Index I presume?



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,128 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ deisedude


    Did the new parkrun in Youghal today. Lovely course. Nice to have an option in East Cork



  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Housefree


    Any word on Ballbriggan juniors? Where do you get info about what's happening? Nothing on Ballbriggans social media or Parkrun page



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,466 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭ Nuttzz


    New parkrun in Tullamore, along the canal, a bit of an incline for the first half of the run. About 50 odd runners a week so far, a bit surprised at that considering the size of Tullamore harriers, I would have thought that there would be a strong presence from that club



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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 21,239 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dub13


    The put something up on facebook last week saying looking to be back at the end of the month.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭ diceyreilly




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,955 ✭✭✭ TCDStudent1


    I think Griffeen changed their route recently due to a new bridge which they felt wasn't suitable for the amount of runners they get. Maybe that played a part in the 34 seconds. But also maybe not.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    I don't think the new course is faster, per se, it's just a bit more comfortable. The new bridge, whilst considered aesthetically pleasing, is too narrow.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,363 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


    A question for all the RDs.

    Are you finding it harder to get volunteers post covid? It is something I have seen mentioned at my local one aswell as a few I follow on facebook.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,128 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph


    I've certainly seen more requests from a few of our local events than we used to see before, and our nearby juniors seems to be really struggling and cancels every third week or so at the moment. That's a big shame as its one of the busier juniors around here yet struggling with getting the marshal numbers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ Duzzie


    My local parkrun seems to be doing ok with volunteers. Most weeks we seem to be able to fill the roster without putting out any requests, certainly less than would have been put out pre Covid. Also getting quite a few new volunteers, which is reassuring to see.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,132 ✭✭✭ Murph_D


    The two junior events I’ve been involved with have always stuggled to fill the roster in advance. It has almost always been OK on the day but parents are much more reluctant to commit in advance, it seems.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭ chinguetti


    Yes, we were close to pulling the plug on Friday night as we were short alot of volunteers who had to drop out for various reasons. It nearly the same people each week and when you ask people, they come up with daft excuses like I'm not here next week (and then show up for the next few weeks!). One of the RDs asked someone one week if they could volunteer, they were met by the answer 'no, I can't until I make my 100th'. When asked who many they had to go, they were 45 runs short!! RD yesterday gave a good rant at the briefing yesterday so we are nearly full for the next two weeks but some people are just beyond me why they won't volunteer even once to help out - grinds my gears!



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,202 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Can't speak from an RD perspective. Noticed the roster has looked sparse on some Friday evenings or afternoons (tokens, scanners). When the ED was RD a few weeks ago and mentioned potential cancellation, that definitely had an impact.



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