Following the success of this year's event, Taree parkrun will be running it's second NYD event. Start time will be 8am at the usual course starting at Endeavour Park Taree. All welcome to join us to bring in the New Year with a run along the banks of the mighty Manning River.
Get excited everyone, you'll be able to parkrun on New Years Day in Taree. We are keeping to the usual time of 8am start. Hope to see you all there to help us run in 2018
Brrrrrrrr how cold was that wind today? It didn't stop some of our bravest parkrunners though. 85 of you braved the chilly winds for a run along the beautiful Manning foreshore.
Janelle was RD today and she got the runners off to a quick start so they could warm up. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers today:
George Ball, Janelle Jefferies, Janet Berner, Karlene Reading, Margie Lewis, Phil Thornton, Rhoda Ball, Russell Thornton, Sandra van Dyk, Scott Paterson, Tony Alsford & Warren Jefferies who entered the V25 Club today having volunteered 25 times. Well done and thanks Waz !!
Some parts of the course today were more challenging than usual with a strong and cold head wind. We still had 11 people achieve a PB, even though the conditions proved tough. Congratulations to the following people:
Male placings this week were:
Hugh McLeod was first over the line in 17:44
Tom Steedman was second over the line in 19:58.
Rohan Nixon was third over the line in 20:25
Female placings this week were:
Brooke Hosgood was first over the line in 22:34
Sandra Davy was second over the line in 25:07
Kelly Kingsley Wilson was third over the line in 25:13.
See you all next week
The parkrun fairies were working hard again making sure it didn't rain on parkrun. We've been so fortunate to have only had one wet parkrun day in 13 months ...... how long can it last? We had 100 runners and 5 were first timers
Big thanks to Fiona who was our Run Director this week. Fiona highlighted Brooke Hosgood's success at her recent school athletics carnival where she broke 2 long standing records and was named Junior Champion.
It was great to have our parkrun Territory Director Dave Robertson "Robbo" run with us this week. he showed us all "how it's done" by crossing the line first in a very speedy time (and a PB for Robbo for the Taree course).
We celebrated a few birthdays this week, including Maureen who was celebrating her 80th birthday running parkrun and achieved a PB as well. We had visitors from Petrie, Newie and Penrith parkruns.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers this week - Tara Copp, Jessica Dreyer, Kashanna Dreyer, Madeline Dreyer, Cheryle Hall, Mark Knoke, Margie Lewis, Gabe Longa, Fiona Ludeke, Arna McDermott, Hugh McLeod, Niki Schemioneck and Sandra van Dyk. Your time is much appreciated.
Huge congrats and well done to the following people who all ran their way to achieving PB's this week
Dave Robertson was first over the line in 17:01 second time in 2 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Mark Hosgood was third over the line in 21:29.
Brooke Hosgood was first over the line in 23:07
Brooke Carbury was second over the line in 23:25
Zuzana Connell was third over the line in 23:29.
See you all on the 25th
A beautiful misty morning greeted 110 participants to the river front. This week saw 17 first timers enjoy Taree parkrun and we had visitors from Sandgate, Petrie and Canberra.
The volunteer spots this week were filled by the Taree Masons, who did a sterling job once again. They have become regular volunteers at Taree parkrun, it's so good to have their support. If you haven't yet volunteered, why not come and chat to us next week or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ? We only ask you to volunteer 3 times a year and when you do volunteer, you will receive the maximum points towards the end of year points score.
Our Run Director for the day was Steve Morton. After a minor hiccup with the stopwatch, Steve set the runners off with parkrun "pups" singing barking excitedly as everyone went past. The front runners set a cracking pace which eventually saw the following 31 people achieve PB's:
Kelly Kingsley Wilson
Congrats and well to all of you.
Big congrats go to Jessica Osmund Dreyer who entered the J10 Club having run her 10th parkrun. Well done Jessica. its so cool to see so many kids enjoying parkrun also.
Hugh MCLEOD was first over the line in 17:20
Mitchell TURNER was second over the line in 17:27
Rhett PATTISON was third over the line in 19:22
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gabe LONGA 389 pts.
Mark HOSGOOD 377 pts.
Steve MORTON 360 pts.
Tegan TAYLOR was first over the line in 21:30
Emma FOSTER was second over the line in 23:18.
Kylie WILLIAMS was third over the line in 23:28
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Brooke HOSGOOD 392 pts.
Maree CHENEY 367 pts.
Paula HAGAN 365 pts.