Stanthorpe parkrun Run Report #201

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.

 

 

NYD parkrun double

Another awesome year of parkrun starts off with our familiar NYD double with our neighbours from Warwick. Warwick parkrun will kick off at 7 am then the trip down to Stanthorpe for a 8.30-9.00 parkrun start

 

Stanthorpe parkrun #199

 

68 parkrunners had a fantastic morning by the creek on the weekend and with the weather warming up the conditions are just beautiful for a run/jog or walk. A huge thanks to our awesome volunteers on Saturday-Bec,Gidge,Hannah,Toby,Peter,Kritta and Lisa, along with our newest supporter 4 week old, Leo.
A big welcome to Karen on her first visit and those achieving a personal best, of whom there was 8, congrats.As always we welcome parkrun tourists from all over and this week we had visitors from a various number of places in Brisbane and also Coffs Harbour.
 

Stanthorpe parkrun report #197

A huge contingent of visitors from Brisbane, Armidale and Perth joined locals for their weekly parkrun fix around the Quart Pot Creek. Warmer weather and the start of school holidays saw numbers up from previous weeks, and Jenna, Jason, Rachel, Brett, Kirsty, Jacob and Nancy all achieved new personal best times. Well done guys! Spring is a great time to get out and about, the grass is greening up and the spring blossoms along the creek are a delight. Best of all parkrun is free! New participants can register at parkrun.com.au, then bring your barcode down to the gazebo at Talc Street 6.50 am any Saturday for a 7am start. Walkers, prams and dogs on a short lead are all welcome.

 

 

 

Stanthorpe parkrun 15/9/18

36 walkers and runners enjoyed a beautiful spring morning. Fantastic to have visitors from Dalby and Brisbane to accompany us by the creek.For those achieving a personal best congrats goes to Janice, Brock, Peter, Daniela, Emma and Jason. Was also great to see a lot of regulars turning out for the spring stampede, well done to you all. There is no better time to join us at parkrun as the weather is absolutely beautiful and you are most welcome to walk/jog or run. Simply register online and print out your barcode to bring along. Big thanks to our volunteers Terry,Michael,Shane,Amanda,Lyn,Peta and Gidge
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