New Years Day News

This coming New Years Day - FRIDAY 1st January 2016, we will NOT be holding an extra run. However, North Shore parkrun will be holding a New Years event that everyone is welcome to join if you want to start your New Years off on the right foot.

And the good news is that we will be BUSINESS AS USUAL on SATURDAY 2nd January 2016. So for those of you who may have enjoyed the celebrations, make sure you are well hydrated and we look forward to seeing you then.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe NEW YEARS - from the Riverway parkrun Team!


Christmas News

Once again, this year the Riverway Event Team have decided that we will NOT be holding a Christmas Day parkrun which is on FRIDAY 25th December 2015.

However, the good news is we WILL be holding the regular SATURDAY parkrun on BOXING DAY - SATURDAY 26th December 2015.

From the Riverway parkrun Team, we wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and hope to see you on Boxing Day.


Run Townsville 2014

Daniel and Shadow are kitted out for June 1st

You may have noticed some fetching scarlet hats being handed out at Riverway parkrun the last couple of weeks. There is a reason for this! Townsville has joined the list of regional cities hosting Run Australia, a series of fun-run events supported by The Cotton On Foundation from which all registration fees go straight back into the local community's health services. In Townsville's case the money will be put to good use by funding the much-needed redevelopment of the Children's Ward at Townsville Hospital. Riverway parkrun is delighted to be able to help support Run Townsville by encouraging as many of you and your friends to sign up!

Run Townsville will take place at Jezzine Barracks on 1st June with a 7am race start and will feature 12km run and 6km run & walk events. Registrations are now open and there are special rates for family regos and kids under 12. There will also be prizes for top placers from 9:15 and all sorts of festivities at Jezzine Barracks include food vendors, music, children's entertainment and market stalls!

We hope to see lots of you there, why not create a parkrun team when you register?

For more information and how to register click here.


2014 Townsville Podiatry Centre 10km Fun Run

For those who were hoping to run this a couple of Sundays ago when it was cancelled for cyclone-related reasons, this fun run has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, so if you still have some kms left in your legs after your usual parkrun on Saturday then pop back to Riverway the day after! - Rach

(Taken from Townsville Road Runners website)

2014 Townsville Podiatry Centre Fun Run

The new date for this event is now Sunday the 27th of April 2014

The run starts from Pioneer park (Raintree Grove), Riverway Drive, at 7 am. Be early for registration.

Use this link to get your Entry Forms

Race Director: Robert Ellershaw

The Townsville Podiatry Centre Fun Run and Walk is on Sunday the 27th of April 2014.
The run starts at 7:00am from Pioneer Park (Riverway) on Riverway Drive and is 10km. There is also a short course available of approximately 3.7km.
Enter on the day. Try to be early to avoid the rush. The entry fee will be $10 for adults and $5 for Juniors under 18 years.Entry forms will be available on the day of the event or you can download and print an Entry Form now.
The Heart Foundation is the nominated charity for this event.
The 4th race of the junior series will be held in conjunction with this event.

Long Course : 10 Km The course starts in Pioneer Park near the Raintree Grove and follows the dirt road to the Weir School. Continue on the concrete path onto Ross River Road and then turn right into Moondarga Drive. At the end of Moondarga Drive turn right to again join the concrete river path. Follow the path to Nathan Street and cross the Charles Barton Bridge onto the path to Keesing Road.  Turn right into Keesing Road to rejoin the concrete path along the river.  Follow the path until it meets Riverside Bvd and then follow the road to Federation Bridge.  Continue past Federation Bridge to follow the path to Vickers Bridge.  Cross Vickers Bridge and turn right along the path to finish at the Raintree Grove in Pioneer Park.

To View the course go to Long Course Map

Short Course : 3.7 Km The course starts in Pioneer Park near the Raintree Grove and follows the dirt road to the Weir School. Turn right to cross Federation Bridge to again turn right to follow the concrete path along the river to Vickers Bridge.  Cross Vickers Bridge and turn right along the path to finish at the Raintree Grove in Pioneer Park.

Townsville Podiatry Run Short

Townsville Podiatry Run Short

2.2 miles / 3.5405568 km


Riverway Event #23

Riverway parkrun, the far bank

Brrrrrr! I don't know about everyone else but this Scozzie was a wee bit cold this morning! That's what happens when you're volunteering and not running to keep warm! As you can see there wasn't a cloud in the sky this morning and our runners were probably enjoying the breeze to keep cool! Yesterday was officially the last day of winter so it's only a matter of time before the humidity starts ramping up as we get stuck into wet season - enjoy it while you can! We had another nice mixture of newbies (and oldies) at Riverway this morning with 7 people attending their first parkrun, we hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Happy parkrunners!

Kaya LAIRD was flying the flag for the parkrun ladies today, first over the line overall with a very respectable time, followed by John DASH and Andrew MAGNER. Andrew not only smashed his own PB but, perhaps even more importantly, has beaten his dad Tony's existing PB to become the fastest parkrunner in the Magner family! Just in time for Fathers' Day, eh? Andrew wasn't the only one, 16 of you scored new personal bests, well done!

Our amazing volunteers

A big thank you to: Nicole BOON, Rachel LIND, Karen, KING, Tim MCKEAN, Hans PREUSS, Patience YOUNG, Meagan BALDWIN and Lisa WILMING for volunteering this week. It was great to have so many of you! We're a bit sparse on next week's volunteer front so far, so please get in touch on the facebook page or e-mail if you can volunteer next week (or other dates in the future)!

Father's Day parkrunner, Adam Boon

Tomorrow is the McDonald's Fathers' Day Fun Run (in conjunction with Townsville Road Runners). The run starts from the Sherriff Park, Love Lane at 7am, Mundingburra, registration commences at 6am, try to be early to avoid the rush. The long course is about 6.8Km and the short course is nearly 3Km. Entry costs are Adults $10 and Children $5 and the charity for this event is Ronald McDonald House.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Riverway parkrun, I want to wish a "Happy Hundredth!" to our parkrunning friends in the northern hemisphere at Aberdeen parkrun for their 100th parkrun later on today! They've got a fair headstart on us but give us a year and a half and that'll be us! Except warmer, and without the snow. Remember, with your parkrun barcode you can turn up to any parkrun in the world and run!

Time for me to put a sock in it for another Saturday, have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!
Run Director - Riverway parkrun

Men's placings:
John DASH (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 23:20 - first time in 6 appearances.
Andrew Damien MAGNER (JM15-19) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 23:31.
Nik MARHIN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 24:25.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew Damien MAGNER (Unattached) 1496 pts.
Patrick PEACOCK (Unattached) 1403 pts.
Damian Patrick COE (Unattached) 1367 pts.

Women's placings:
Kaya LAIRD (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 22:55 - 12th time in 17 appearances.
Eliza DONELEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (6th overall) over the line in 25:20.
Michelle WAKEFIELD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (9th overall) over the line in 26:43.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 1796 pts.
Fiona MINTERN (Unattached) 1697 pts.
Karen KING (Unattached) 1670 pts.

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

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