When I ventured outside this morning at 7.30am, a Thrush was singing loudly at the top of a kowhai tree, declaring that it was 6 degrees, and it would be a wonderful day for parkrun.
I arrived at the Cambridge parkrun to find many participants sporting their tutus to celebrate the 22 date. Very fetching they were, and lots of different coloured tutus. We had a good turnout with 71 park runners and walkers. A chilly start to the day, but by half way, we were warmed up.
Ist home this morning was Matthew Hall in 22.07 mins. Matthew has the impressive record of completing 280 parkruns.
Congratulations to Peter Fluhler who achieved his 50 milestone with a new personal best.
Today we had 4 who were first timers, and 12 who recorded new Personal Bests. Visitors from 6 different clubs took part.
It is great when families participate with different generations, and I could see that today we had the Grootscholten family, the Rogers, the Horans and the visiting Bree family. The Grinter and the Simpson families, were both volunteering. (My apologies if I have missed out others.)
Today there are some wonderful photos that have been put on facebook. Check them out. A big thankyou to the 12 volunteers today. My turn next week, give me a wave I’ll be the tail walker.
The Bikery café was busy after parkrun, as many of the participants enjoyed a coffee and catchup with friends.
I will just mention that two weeks ago Cambridge NZ celebrated their 200th parkrun event. A great achievement for those people who undertook to get this event underway in Cambridge, and who continue to oversee it.
As I write this, the Thrush is still singing at the top of the tree, declaring that it was a great day at parkrun.