parkrun report – 1 December 2018

EVENT #58 - 1 December 2018

Can you believe it's December! Only 24 sleeps to Christmas and the Christmas excitement has kicked in.... who else loved Kate's Christmas themed tights this week?
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This weekend I volunteered at the turn around for a different perspective... I've run, walked, tailwalked, been on the start and finish line and stood at the front with the megaphone sending you all on your way. .. but this week I got to see everyone approaching the turn around point,  half way through their run or walk ..  I was expecting some energetic, enthusiastic and not totally exhausted parkrunners/walkers..... but thanks to the strong head wind everyone looked just as exhausted as they do coming over the finish line!
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But... despite the wind, our course record was close to being beaten by Joshua BAAN, only 10 seconds off...  but I guess if you're used to the Dunedin hills what's a bit of wind!  But I can tell you he was working hard at the turnaround for that time and a new PB... we also had 5 other parkrun tourists and 9 first timers - trust me, it's not always this windy in Palmy.
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Walking back with the tailenders I got chatting to one of our new parkwalkers... on the way to the turn around she kept her head down, not looking at anyone... feeling bad that she was coming last!  I turned around and pointed to the tail walkers and showed her no one comes last in parkrun! We had a great chat...and I think fun on the way back... remember to keep your head up...see and acknowledge each other and enjoy each other's company and support.. after all that's what parkrun's about.
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Thanks to this week's volunteers: Charlotte HOLDSWORTH  •  David HARTLEY  •  Kate SOUTHERN  •  Linda SIMPSON  •  Madison GUNNING  •  Nik ZENTVELD  •  Ross NIXON  •  Sophia HOLDSWORTH  •  Wendy WATTS
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Run/walk/wheel + volunteer = parkrun
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Have a great week, don't go overboard with the christmas shopping and see you all again next weekend. .. and the next. .. and the next. .. you get the picture ;-)
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Wendy

A huge thanks to our local sponsors: Salming NZ: Swedish Designer Sports Brand - Now in NZ at Kelly's Footwear, Palmerston North. Foot Mechanics: We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems. ProKinetix Physiotherapy: We are a boutique Physiotherapy practice located in Palmerston North. We treat and manage musculo-skeletal injuries with an holistic approach. At ProKinetix we love to get you back on the road for that extra mile. ProKinetix, therapy in motion.


A huge thanks to our local sponsors: Salming NZ: Swedish Designer Sports Brand - Now in NZ at Kelly's Footwear, Palmerston North. Foot Mechanics: We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems. ProKinetix Physiotherapy: We are a boutique Physiotherapy practice located in Palmerston North. We treat and manage musculo-skeletal injuries with an holistic approach. At ProKinetix we love to get you back on the road for that extra mile. ProKinetix, therapy in motion.