Rita Corcoran with friends and family after completing her 200th parkrun at the weekend.

Rita completes major parkrun milestone!

Over 70 runners and walkers turned out last Saturday, February 3 for a cold and drizzly but enjoyable parkrun in Mount Lucas, near Daingean.

There was a great celebratory atmosphere on the morning as Rita Corcoran celebrated her 200th parkrun. Rita is a great supporter of the event and has been participating at since 2008, regularly volunteering as tail walker. In fact, all of her 200 parkruns have been completed at the local event

She was joined by her extended family and friends and there was great excitement as she crossed the line to complete her run. Most of the participants on the morning stayed back to sample her celebratory cake and goodies.

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

Mount Lucas Parkrun is based at Bord na Móna Mount Lucas Wind farm, outside Daingean. The organisers are suggesting that people make participating at parkrun one of their weekly must do activities, so why not turn up at 9.30 am on any Saturday morning to see what it is all about.

See www.parkrun.ie/mountlucas to register and for more details.