George Hackett (10) with his family, including parents Pippa and Mark.

Milestones and birthdays celebrated at Mountlucas Parkrun

Mountlucas Parkrun returned on New Year’s Day after the Christmas break, with young George Hackett reaching a milestone on the occasion.

Although just ten years old, George completed his 50th parkrun at Mountlucas, where he was supported by his family on the day.

His mother, the Green Party politician and Minister of State, Pippa Hackett was the driving force behind the setting up of the Mountlucas Parkrun and the entire family are huge supporters of the event.

Mary Dunne celebrated her birthday on New Year's Day and took part in the parkrun along with her husband Pat and son Cathal (and their two dogs). Mary is great supporter of Mountlucas Parkrun and volunteers on a regular basis.

Mary Dunne with her husband Pat and their son Cathal.

Parkrun is a free weekly timed 5km event for runners and walkers that takes place every Saturday morning at more than 2,000 locations in 23 countries across the world.

Mountlucas Parkrun is based at Mountlucas Wind Farm outside Daingean, so why not turn up at 9.30am on Saturday morning to see what it is all about. See for more information.