#191 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (15/5/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

After a very wet Friday night and 50-50 dry/wet forecast, all eyes were on the weather apps this morning to see what the radar was showing! For those that made the decision to head out the door it turned out to be lovely weather for an autumn parkrun with the sun coming out at times too and thankfully no rain to bother us.

As I drove to Mullum Mullum parkrun this morning I stopped at the traffic lights at the Springvale Rd/Whitehorse Rd intersection. Crossing the road I saw a man running, pushing a pram who caught my eye with his brightly coloured sneakers.  I wondered if he was heading to parkrun. "No, too far away. He wouldn't make it there in time." I thought.  Later, lo and behold as I made my way to the parkrun start line I saw him near the front and off he went! Not only had he covered the distance but he finished in fourth place pushing that pram and no doubt ran back home too! Congratulations Simon Hasell on a very impressive morning's run!

Thank you once again to Bram Cassidy for bringing his broom and giving the path near the finish line area a sweep before our event. Often the gravel can wash down after heavy rain and Bram, with no-one ever asking, often sweeps the area of debris to help keep the path clear for users. It's much appreciated as always!

This week 132 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests.

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included:

  • Liam Pain
  • Toby Scholes

Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Louise McCall achived the highest age grade performance this morning with 72.16%.  Julian Harris got a 69.82% age grade and finished 1st across the line followed by James Taranto with a 68.80% age grade in second place time-wise. Congratulations to all on their great personal achievements!

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

Milestones

Congratulations to Aiden Marasco for achieving his Junior 10 parkrun milestone with all 10 parkruns completed at Mullum Mullum! He gets a free parkrun t-shirt for his effort.

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.

National volunteers week

It's National Volunteers Week from Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd May 2021! We'd like to pay special tribute to all the volunteers to have allowed Mullum Mullum parkrun to keep running. We simply wouldn't have a parkrun without our treasured volunteers!

Thank you all for your valued time and effort!

Please see below on how you can help us continue to operate by being a volunteer in future weeks.

 

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 15 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!

Gary Zuccala • Stephen Day • Francis Kaszmarek • Andrew Lyon • Graham Abrey • Debbi Rother • Kevin Rother • Michelle Barry • Angus Collins • Stephanie Payne • Craig Payne • Monica Payne • Ian Richardson • Mercedes Maaraoui • Zara Kimbel

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!