Runners go green for 5 K park run at Johnstown Castle

By Sara Gahan

AND THEY'RE OFF: The second annual 5K run gets going at Johnstown Castle.
AND THEY'RE OFF: The second annual 5K run gets going at Johnstown Castle.
Joanne Fenlon and Linda Tobin Kavanagh.
James Molloy and Sharon Dier.
James Molloy and Sharon Dier.
Ger Mulhall, Owen Robinson and Noel Kelly.
Caroline Kenny, Fiona Keane, Shelly O'Connor, Sean O'Connor and Jessie Keane.
Niamh Woulfe, Lorraine Sheridan and Rachel Mahon.
Catherine Bierney, Jimmy Foley, Michael Gallagher and Mary Rackard.
Anais Kehoe, Paul Wise, Andy Staff and Michelle Staff.
Caoilfheann and Caoimhe Vanderbliake.
Jane Crosbie and Janette Mulvanney.

Johnstown Parkrun has a special celebration to mark the second year of the free 5K run organised by volunteers.

The run takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30 a.m. in Johnstown Castle Grounds and is opened for all members of the community to attend, with a Local Link Wexford bus available for anyone who does not drive.

The run started at the usual time with some added extra fun. Over 200 walkers, joggers and runners all wore something green, with spot prizes for the best fancy dress costume and best running times of the day.

'Running co-ordinator John Deere opened up the celebrations with Councillor George Lawlor. Both of them judged the best dress competition. We also had Deputy Mayor Tony Dempsey celebrate with us as well,' said volunteer Joanne Fenelon.

The Parkrun event is one of the best attended in the country with up to 200 people every week, both adults and children.

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