#189 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (1/5/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

It was another lovely morning for parkrun today with a great turn out of 198 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

It got off to an interesting start as the participants headed onto the trail section. One of the regular faster runners, Andew Gosbell, had to go into emergency action mode when his kelpie-cross Maisie (a parkrun pooch featured previously) decided it was the time and location for a stop that only the doggos get away with! Andrew kept his calm as oncoming  participants took a minor but necessary detour and managed a "poop-and-scoop" in record fashion! I know because not only did he do the necessary and appreciated clean up, but still managed to catch up and pass me by the second hill! Kudos to him!

The Alder family ensured they did weekly "(not) parkruns" during the lockdown period last year. Not only did the family keep their fitness but they all seem to have improved their parkrun times at Mullum Mullum, the kids more so than the adults perhaps! So Michael ensured that dad had the final say in the photos as he was passed by his kids this week ;-)

Great too seeing the generations of the Hasell family supporting each other while they kept fit together this morning!

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included:

  • Joel Soh
  • Lachlan Hurren
  • Nicholas Lee
  • Giacomo Nicoletti
  • Shlishta Majumdar
  • Theresa Barry
  • Penny Andrews
  • Sue Crawford

Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mullum Mullum parkrun Results Page.

Milestones

Congratulations to the following people on reaching their special parkrun milestones (and getting a free parkrun t-shirt, white for junior 10, red for 50, black for 100!):

  • Junior 10 parkrun milestone
    • Olive Mai, 9 at Mullum Mullum
  • 50 parkrun milestone
    • Cameron Weber, with all 50 of them being done at Mullum Mullum and three volunteer efforts!

Well done to all on their terrific achievements!

Please let us know about any milestones you're celebrating/have celebrated at Mullum Mullum via email (mullummullum@parkrun.com) and send us a photo (or link to one) if you are happy for us to publish it.

Scanning tip

A quick tip for participants. After completing your parkrun you can help the scanners (and yourself) make the scanning process faster by laying your barcode on the palm of your hand (and then do the same with your finish token). The scanning app uses the camera in the volunteers mobile phone to detect the barcode so by having it flat on your palm the camera can focus on it better rather than potentially the ground behind it!

Of course once finished (or if you don't have/want your barcode to be scanned) can you please always return our finish tokens to the bucket next to the scanning volunteer so we have them to use for the next parkrun. Thank you!

Volunteers

Thanks again to those parkrunners that volunteered this week. We need more due the changes as a result of the impact of COVID-!9. All our scanners and the timer are required to use the updated parkrun Virtual Volunteer app on their own phones. It's easy to use and works a lot more smoothly than the older system!

Without the 17 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!
Alice Kent-Brown • Gary Zuccala • Scott Hawkins • Lucas Hawkins • Andy Hawkins • Pam Longe • Stephen Day • Melinda Alder • Karl Weber • Francis Kaszmarek • Kris Bosdorf • Debbi Rother • Kevin Rother • Stephanie Payne • Craig Payne • Monica Payne • Mercedes Maaraoui

We have plenty of vacancies that we need to fill for the weeks ahead for volunteers and we'd love to have your help! It's easy, fun and everything is explained. Could you please have a look at the roster online and email us (mullummullum@parkrun.com) if you are interested in one of the best aspects of parkrun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning at Mullum Mullum parkrun!