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Monday 5 December 2016

It's clearly a case of 'the colder the better' for these Cabinteely parkrun fans

Sisters Aileen and Geraldine Carr Picture: Fergal Phillips
Sisters Aileen and Geraldine Carr Picture: Fergal Phillips

A biting cold morning wasn't enough to deter the runners at Cabinteely's parkrun.

Despite a wintry chill, those out running said the conditions were perfect.

Des Fitzgerald (47), from Rathfarnham, was out running with his daughter Siofradh (13).

"I prefer when the weather is a bit cold," he told the Herald.

"I find it a bit easier to run in the winter. It's a very fast run, so it's nice to have a bit more energy."

Proud

Saturday saw Siofradh take part in her third parkrun.

"She enjoys it," said her proud dad.

"She hadn't done one for a few weeks so it was nice for her to get back to it. I finished around the mid-40s. It was a bit of craic."

Malika Hammani (39), from Monkstown, was running with her son Kaden (8).

"I used to run and I just wanted to go back to running, and I was curious to see what time I could do," she said.

Hermine O'Keefe, from Dun Laoghaire, was out with her dog Teddy.

"It's a reason for getting out of bed," she said.

"I normally take the dog for a quick stroll in the park so that he's ready and warmed up properly. He's a bit scared of the people around, but once we get going he absolutely loves it."

Hermine was not bothered by the low temperatures and said it made running much easier.

"The conditions were fantastic. With rain it's a lot harder. The rain would stop you going out," she said.

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