Firstly, and most importantly, we had a record attendance, with THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE parkrunners coming to the party. Seriously, how epic is that? It was a good morning for it - sunny, mild and the mighty Torrens as still and flat as an English beer.
We had a massive 60 first-timers, including parkrun tourists from faraway exotic lands like Northern Ireland, England, Victoria, NSW, Queensland, and the glorious Clare Valley here in SA.
44 parkrunners clocked new PBs, and we are relying on the HONOUR SYSTEM because there was a glitch in this week's results, which may have given some people the time of a runner in front of them. Soooooooo, if you think that may have happened to you, send Uncle Ojo a message so he can amend your time. It'll help you sleep better at night, knowing that you are not living a lie. We care about your psychological wellbeing.
One of our junior parkrunners, Finn, took a tumble today and picked up some hero grazes. He pressed on, finished the course, and blamed the tumble on a dragon that jumped out.
We have had a few bloopers in our database which means we have some double-ups of volunteer roles (the only intended multiples we have are marshals). If you have a volunteer gig coming up, check the volunteer roster at the Torrens webpage: if someone else on that week's roster has the same gig as you, let us know if you are happy to change the week you are on.
Big thanks to this week's volunteer heroes:
Aaron MITCHELL • Glenyss STEEDMAN • Ian MEGAW • Justin KENTISH • Liam FITZPATRICK • Mal MCMILLAN • Marc LE MIRE • Marnie JOYCE • Merrilyn MCMILLAN • Ojo DOJO • Rhiannon NEWMAN • Scott SCHUBERT • Simon BARRY • Thomas CASSIDY
For your statistical interest, Torrens parkrun started on 1st December 2012, and since then 6,031 different runners have completed 42,802 runs covering a total distance of 214,010 km, and there have been 7,836 new Personal Bests.
See you next week, and be sure to watch out for Finn's dragon.
Don't forget if you want to enter the Fitz's 5 run on the 4th August there are only nine days left to enter at the early-bird price!
We have set up a Torrens parkrun team that you can join. Simply select the team and use the password parkrun when entering.