parkrun report – 7 September 2019

EVENT #99 - 7 SEPTEMBER 2019


Well I don't know about you but I am always happy when the weather forecasters get in wrong for bad weather first thing on a Saturday morning.  Lucky for the Palmy park runners this week the weather forecasters did just that and got it wrong.  The morning was a little chilly to start with a slight breeze but no rain.  I heard someone say that they would rather the breeze than the rain and I tend to agree.  

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people who get themselves to park run on a Saturday morning.  It's great to see the wide age range and the amount of families who come down.  I talked to one park runner who said that she loves coming down as it starts her day off well and helps her wake up!  The biggest hurdle can be showing up so well done to all of the 137 park runners who completed the 5km today.
The weekly park run event for me is definitely more of a mind challenge where I hope that the body can take care of the physical side of things.  It's a weekly battle as to how fast to start and at what stage to push a bit harder or go with the flow.  It seems to be that the same part of the course each week is the hardest part and that obviously can vary depending on who you talk to and where they get to with their thinking. The main thing though is to get to the half way cone and then turn around and do it all again and cross that finish line.  It always helps me to think of how I will feel crossing the finish line and ticking the run off for the week.

The weather conditions were obviously favourable for the 22 runners who achieved PB's.  Well done to you all.  Also a special mention to Kristina Cargia who completed her 50th park run and with a PB to match!  Great day at the office for you Kristina.

Next week is the magic 100th Palmy park run where I am sure that the team will have something up their sleeves to help us celebrate the milestone.  It will be great to see you all again next week to bring in the occasion.
Rachelle Tait