It was a nippy but still morning when the field of 47 lined up at the start line - perfect conditions for parkrun!
Today marked our first parkrun without our giant old pine tree sheltering our start/finish line. There was many a discussion about the loss of our trusty friend who has provided shelter on blustery winter mornings and sported many a decoration during our themed events. We suspect it was aged between between 80 to 100 years old and the stump now provides a great platform for our briefings.
Last week we were due to celebrate International Women's Day before a change in Covid alert levels meant parkrun was cancelled. Let's give a shout out to all our parkrun ladies - particularly our first woman home Marcia Hunter who has a two hour return trip to take part
and our junior tailwalker Tilly Mills!
Today we had 7 parkrunners recording new Personal Bests including 4 of our first 5 finishers!!! So a big congratulations to
Rupert Holbrook, Aaron O'Neale, Adam Sigley, Graeme Tindall, Lew Canpbell, Sean McPoland and Clare Corcoran.
We also welcomed six people attending Greytown Woodside parkrun for the first time, including Aaron Smith and Yvonne Sutherland who completed their very first parkrun, and parkrun tourists Thomas Wynne from Lower Hutt, Lorna Sigley from Porirua and Destry and Kim Gourlay who have just moved from the Sunshine Coast.
Thank you to our team of Hi-Viz volunteers including the entire Mills family with Dad (David) as Timekeeper, Jamie handing out Finish Tokens and Mum (Ness) and Tilly as our Tailwalkers.
We rely on volunteers as our parkrun cannot happen without these important people. Also we always appreciate the encouragement from our Stouts Corner Marshall. Thank you Martin Dransfield.
Today's Hi-Viz Heroes were:
Martin DRANSFIELD • Kirstin HUNTER • Di BAILEY • Kim CATT • Vanessa MILLS • David MILLS • Jamie MILLS • Tilly MILLS • Alan KOZIARSKI • Bede STEVENS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun Results Page.
We will celebrate the following:
St Patrick’s Day: 20 March (shamrocks and leprechauns welcome)
Easter: 3 April (Easter bonnets/Bunnies/Eggs)
Tutu Day: 22 May (You know what to do)
Matariki Day: 26 June
Midwinter Christmas: (Sometime in) July