A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
The starkly different efforts of the Galactic Empire, with an unprecedented 5 Sith Lords and the Rebel Alliance, numbering 4 Jedi Masters, Princess Leia, R2D2 and 4 Mandalorians were in full view of the remaining 77 non combatants at Pegasus parkrun today - an auspicious 92 participants completed the course under the watchful eye of the Run Director General and Starfleet Sub-Commander Volunteers.
I can report that no confrontations between the GE and RA took place at any time.
There were, of course, conflicts elsewhere......the desire to earn a PB, the will to complete the course for the first time, or to add another venue to the collection, or another step closer to the next milestone, the freedom to Volunteer, or the need to start the weekend off with a free 5km walk or run - all of these took place.
To all 92 finishers and the 6 Volunteers who did not run or walk - The Force is strong in you !
So let’s get down to the bones of it all :
8 parkrunners picked up & took off with shiny new PB’s today, Congratulations to Harry and Giles Witt, Carlos Cowie, Brendon Lintott, Emelia Coster, Anthony Burgess, Deborah Clearwater and Tim Richards.
Ticking off their First Ever parkrun this morning were Sam Powrie, Kelly Bisset and John McColl, also our First Time Visitor Sharyn Bungard (Dunedin) - welcome all, we definitely look forward to seeing you all again [hmmm....all were at the FT briefing, were they not?]
Welcome also to that incredibly large and diverse family with the name of Unknown , 4 of you this week - join us fully, you should. Easy it is, but register you must. Don't forget your barcode! #DFYB
Topping the Age Graded Results today with 79.63% was John Marshall and joining him in the +70% group were John Durand, Gary Devlin, Nicola Whalley, Greg Jones, Paul Brouwers, Dave Collie, Alex Witt, David Wilmott, Mark Sissons, Marcus DAFF, Phil Lamont and Henry Gray. Getting so very very close to joining this group were Mervyn Burt and Darren Atkin - fantastic running all of you.
Henry Gray was our solitary Milestone runner today - achieving his 100th finish and the right to claim his black shirt, brilliant achievement Henry!
Standing tall atop their rightful places on the podiums various were, for the Junior Lieutenants - the inseparable pairing (& now sub20 runners) of Harry and Giles Witt, followed by Haven Drinnan. Taking on the roles of Armidala, Leia and Rey were Haven (Darth) Drinnan, Nicola (Winter) Whalley and Natasha (Mon Mothma) Mitchell while showing their lightspeed were Commanders Alex (Wookiee) Witt, Paul (Boba) Brouwers and John (Jedi) Marshall.
A universe sized thank-you to the Starfleet Sub-Commander volunteer crew of Marylyn TRATHEN, Geoff MCMILLAN, Jackie HANCOCK, Trudy DIGGS, Chris VAN DER LEER, David WILMOTT, Leigh HAMILTON, Pam FRASER, Claire HANSEN, Diane EVANS and Benjamin BRADY.
Volunteering at parkrun is really fun and easy - and after volunteering at 25 separate events you even get a free t-shirt! Click here for more information on what the volunteer's do. Drop us message if you would like to help.
Finally - a huge thank-you to the mysterious ‘Henry’ who thoughtfully made a kind gesture at the coffee meet up at the Flat White Café afterwards.
Well, I’ve had some fun with our Star Wars themed parkrun & I hope you all did too, until the next time we meet...
You don’t know the power of The Dark Side...