Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun, Event #41

Conditions this week were cooler than in previous weeks with refreshing misty rain falling during the event. This week 41 people ran, jogged and walked the Grand Ridge Rail Trail (GRRT) parkrun course.

Georgia McIllwane

Eight participants were first timers and six recorded new personal bests. Congratulations on PB's to Melissa Jones, Brooke Jones, Judy Luck, Emily Aisbett, Nella Mangiafico & Marie Rylance.

Melissa Jones

First across the line this week was Brad Gossit with a time of 19min 33sec. Visiting us from Lilydale, Brad said that he enjoys getting out of Melbourne and visiting different parkruns and seeing a bit of the countryside along the way.

Brad Gossit

Pat Zanella from Wonthaggi was the first female across the line, and upon finishing stated that the Grand Ridge Rail Trail course was her favourite parkrun course due to the beautiful scenery along the trail and the shelter that the large canopy of trees provide.

Regular GRRT parkrunner & volunteer Ellie Stubbs brought along her latest rescue animal. This week it was Gippy the very cute baby Wallaby who was found after her mother was hit by a car. Gippy received lots of attention from our junior and senior parkrunners. We always enjoy the visits from Ellie’s rescue wildlife and wonder what animal she will bring along next!

Elly & GippyElly & gippy 2

Of course parkrun could not go ahead without the support from our wonderful volunteers, this weeks event was made possible by Glenn Wearne, Lynette McCarthy, Helen Lughetto, Darren Devlin, Stacey Harraige, Katrina Palmer, Pam Pincini & Cara Mahoney.

Mary & Helen

Report by
Katrina Palmer
Run Director