Sean Hannan Obituary, Sean Hannan Has Died

We received the heartbreaking news of Sean Hannan’s passing this week. A cornerstone of the parkrun community, Sean’s absence leaves a space that cannot be filled. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this sorrowful time.

A Parkrun Pioneer

Sean Hannan was not just a participant but a parkrun pioneer, completing an impressive 521 parkruns, a first in the park’s history.

Sean’s Parkrun Milestones

  • 521 parkruns: A testament to his commitment and passion.
  • First to 500 at Greenwich: A remarkable achievement in parkrun history.

His last parkrun at Avery Hill marked his 500th, capping off a legacy of persistence and enthusiasm.

A Running Legacy

Sean’s parkrun journey was filled with memorable moments, including a personal best and his highest finish at the Greenwich parkrun.

AchievementDetail
First parkrunRan a personal best of 22:36 minutes in the VM60-64 category
Christmas Day FinishHis highest parkrun finish at eighth place

Renowned for his attire, Sean’s consistent choice of shorts and a t-shirt, regardless of the weather, became a signature aspect of his parkrun identity.

Volunteering Spirit

Sean’s contribution to parkrun extended beyond running; he was a dedicated volunteer, amassing 296 volunteer stints across various events.

  • Volunteer Work: 296 shifts, with a notable presence at the Eltham junior parkrun.
  • Sean’s Corner: His regular marshalling spot at Eltham Juniors, now a named landmark.

The parkrun community, especially those at Greenwich and Eltham Juniors, mourns the loss of a familiar face and spirit.

Tribute to a Parkrun Stalwart

At tomorrow’s pre-race briefing, the parkrun community will honor Sean with a round of applause, celebrating a life dedicated to the sport and its community.

  • Community Farewell: A round of applause as a tribute to Sean’s parkrun legacy.

As we remember Sean Hannan, we reflect on a life lived with an unwavering passion for parkrun and a spirit of community service that will continue to inspire.