On an absolutely gorgeous winter Saturday at Canning River Regional Park the 12th Canning River parkrun was run with 81 runners attending.
In the men's placings, Grant Langford (WA Marathon Club) came in as first finisher in 19:07, with Peter Conroy in 19:39 and Paul Odam (WA Marathon Club) third finisher in 20:00.
In the women's placings Clare Jennings was first female finisher in 21:21, Tracey Horton (WA Marathon Club) was second in 22:34 and Yasuko Osada was third in 25:48.
It was a new PB for both Conroy and Jennings, and notable PB mentions should go to Phillip Rose who knocked 34 seconds off his PB clocking in at 21:29, Laura and Anton Kuhar who came in in 43:22 and 43:21 respectively, both taking over 4 minutes from their previous times, and Morgane and Armelle Davies, who ran 31:15 and 31:16 respectively and both took 1 minute 26 seconds off their previous times.
We had 10 runners in the JW14 category, parkrunning after a sleepover birthday party, and making the largest group of JW14s that Canning River parkrun has ever hosted. It was the first ever parkrun for all of them, and we hope to see them back again very soon.
A large number of the Canning River parkrun family are participating in the City to Surf tomorrow, in distances as varied as the 4km walk, run or wheelchair through to the marathon. We wish all of you a great day.
Just a reminder to all parkrunners that next week we will be hosting a Begone Winter! BBQ after parkrun. Bring your sausages and buns and enjoy waving goodbye to the last vestiges of winter.
Canning River parkrun is a free, timed 5km run held every Saturday morning at 8am in the Canning River Regional Park. The start finish area is accessible from Kent Street in Wilson, near the Canning River Cafe. parkrun Australia is sponsored by Suncorp Bank, Stockland and adidas. Canning River parkrun is also sponsored by the City of Canning.