Riverway parkrun, the far bank
Brrrrrr! I don't know about everyone else but this Scozzie was a wee bit cold this morning! That's what happens when you're volunteering and not running to keep warm! As you can see there wasn't a cloud in the sky this morning and our runners were probably enjoying the breeze to keep cool! Yesterday was officially the last day of winter so it's only a matter of time before the humidity starts ramping up as we get stuck into wet season - enjoy it while you can! We had another nice mixture of newbies (and oldies) at Riverway this morning with 7 people attending their first parkrun, we hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Kaya LAIRD was flying the flag for the parkrun ladies today, first over the line overall with a very respectable time, followed by John DASH and Andrew MAGNER. Andrew not only smashed his own PB but, perhaps even more importantly, has beaten his dad Tony's existing PB to become the fastest parkrunner in the Magner family! Just in time for Fathers' Day, eh? Andrew wasn't the only one, 16 of you scored new personal bests, well done!
Our amazing volunteers
A big thank you to: Nicole BOON, Rachel LIND, Karen, KING, Tim MCKEAN, Hans PREUSS, Patience YOUNG, Meagan BALDWIN and Lisa WILMING for volunteering this week. It was great to have so many of you! We're a bit sparse on next week's volunteer front so far, so please get in touch on the facebook page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer next week (or other dates in the future)!
Father's Day parkrunner, Adam Boon
Tomorrow is the McDonald's Fathers' Day Fun Run (in conjunction with Townsville Road Runners). The run starts from the Sherriff Park, Love Lane at 7am, Mundingburra, registration commences at 6am, try to be early to avoid the rush. The long course is about 6.8Km and the short course is nearly 3Km. Entry costs are Adults $10 and Children $5 and the charity for this event is Ronald McDonald House.
Finally, on behalf of everyone at Riverway parkrun, I want to wish a "Happy Hundredth!" to our parkrunning friends in the northern hemisphere at Aberdeen parkrun for their 100th parkrun later on today! They've got a fair headstart on us but give us a year and a half and that'll be us! Except warmer, and without the snow. Remember, with your parkrun barcode you can turn up to any parkrun in the world and run!
Time for me to put a sock in it for another Saturday, have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!
Run Director - Riverway parkrun
John DASH (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 23:20 - first time in 6 appearances.
Andrew Damien MAGNER (JM15-19) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 23:31.
Nik MARHIN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 24:25.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew Damien MAGNER (Unattached) 1496 pts.
Patrick PEACOCK (Unattached) 1403 pts.
Damian Patrick COE (Unattached) 1367 pts.
Kaya LAIRD (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 22:55 - 12th time in 17 appearances.
Eliza DONELEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (6th overall) over the line in 25:20.
Michelle WAKEFIELD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (9th overall) over the line in 26:43.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 1796 pts.
Fiona MINTERN (Unattached) 1697 pts.
Karen KING (Unattached) 1670 pts.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.