Flaxmere parkrun Run Report, event #74, 13th March, 2021
Kindly written by Gretchen Stone
We had a beautiful karakia to start our Flaxmere parkrun this morning. Forty nine lucky people took part, with 3 first timers and 8 recorded new personal bests. The weather was cloudy and crisp, a perfect day for a run and walk. Well done to everyone who clocked up the five kilometres in the park that we love, it was so much fun as always.
Special thanks to our nine volunteers who made the event possible -
Joce JONES • Andrew JONES • Peter YOUNG • Melissa THORBURN • Erin BRADLEY • Gretchen STONE • Nicki YOUNG • Ngaire BARNARD • Jeffrey DOOLAN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Flaxmere parkrun Results Page.
And finally a history lesson and a poem.
Flaxmere parkrun started on 15th June 2019. Since then 875 participants have completed 4,311 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,555 km. A total of 123 individuals have volunteered 618 times.
And poetry in honour of the colder temperatures this morning and to inspire us to keep getting out of bed these autumn mornings:
People Who Go Running
can be recognised in various ways;
but don’t worry, they’ll tell you. They’re forever
synchronising their complicated watches,
or shopping for expensive trainers that
a physio said would be good for their arches.
. . .
They’ll come home from long runs in winter
and breathe joy into the cold air, morning
fizzing through their veins and sweat settling
on their skin like a beginning, like glory.