Event Report: parkrun #79

This morning we had perfect timing (weatherwise) for today's parkrun at Greytown Woodside Trail, as just prior to parking our cars and gathering for the 8am start, the rain was falling.
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Luckily the rain cleared in time for us to enjoy a cool morning, with pretty good conditions for running and walking the trail.

Today we had 31 dedicated participants who ran, jogged and walked, including six first-timers. One of those was Peter Besseling, who was with us on his trip round the country.
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Peter used to live just down the road and has just discovered parkrun. Safe travels and best wishes, Peter!

It was a good turnout considering the weather may have put off some participants from attending.

We welcomed a few out-of-towners at today’s parkrun, including a couple from Brisbane and Rob Hammington, who helped set up the Hamilton Lake parkrun.

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We are certain they enjoyed the trail, especially the cows watching them go past.
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Despite the cold wind we had some achievements this morning. We saw two PB’s. (Maybe they were running or walking faster to keep warm in the slight southerly cool breeze on the return trip to the finish line). Congratulations to Robyn Green and Dominic Green.

A full set of results can be found on the website.

Today's conditions certainly made us look forward to being in the warmth of The Offering Cafe, where we enjoyed our hot coffees, scones, and bagels (especially our barcode scanner – who had cold fingers due to not bringing gloves and may or may not have been Kim Catt).

Our perfect timing continued when we entered the cafe, as it started to rain again.
Once again we say a huge “thank you” to this week's volunteers. We really appreciate your dedication to parkrun:

  • Di Bailey
  • Kim Catt
  • Kelly Daley
  • Ali Lang
  • Greg Lang
  • Melanie MacGregor
  • Lloyd Millar
  • Dave White

We're always looking for new volunteers. There is a page on the website that shows the roster for the next few weeks. If you would like to volunteer for a particular role, please contact us.

Next week we enter the 80s bracket with parkrun #80.

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