Stanthorpe parkrun Report #201
27 keen runners and walkers turned up to parkrun on Saturday despite the cold temperatures and overnight rain with raincoats, umbrellas, goggles and flippers. Numbers were down but the atmosphere was still there and a great run was had by all. One local who won’t let the weather stand in the way of his weekly 5 km run is Terry Dwyer. Terry, who recently turned 70, has completed 138 runs and volunteered 21 times. He enjoys attending parkrun with his wife Karen, and credits parkrun for keeping them fit, healthy and motivated. When he first started parkrun in 2015, Terry had to walk a lot of it, and after four months could run the entire distance without walking. “It still amazes me that I can run 5 km”, he said. Terry’s favourite volunteer role is tail walker, because he can relax and enjoy the walk, He loves the Stanthorpe parkrun community and the beautiful course around the Quart Pot Creek, with its ever changing colours depending on the season.
A big thank you to our volunteers on Saturday - George, Mark, Sophie, Brett and Glen! The park is looking spectacular after all the rain so it’s a great time to come down to parkrun, which is on every Saturday at 7am, beginning at the Talc Street gazebo. New members are always welcome – register at parkrun.com.au and print your barcode to bring.