Com­mu­nity run marks birth­day

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Jenna Bishop

Su­per­heroes of all sizes and colours will be charg­ing through Co­bram’s park­lands on Satur­day morn­ing as Co­bram parkrun cel­e­brates its first birth­day.

Co­bram parkrun be­gan on July 2 last year, with events run­ning each Satur­day morn­ing — al­though there was a short hia­tus late last year due to the Mur­ray River flood­ing.

Since then, more than 691 peo­ple have com­pleted more than 2427 parkruns, cov­er­ing a dis­tance of more than 12 135 km.

Par­tic­i­pants have recorded more than 560 per­sonal best times.

Peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to dress up in the su­per­hero theme and join the fes­tiv­i­ties, with a cake be­ing made by Cafe 3641 and do­nated by the Kelly fam­ily.

parkrun is a free event held ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing, where peo­ple walk or run a 5 km course around Quinn Is­land, start­ing from Thompsons Beach at 7.50 am.

The fe­male record is held by Brooke Wil­liams, who recorded a time of 00:19:43 on July 9, 2016 (event num­ber two), and also recorded a time of 00:19:43 on July 16, 2016 (event num­ber three).

The male record is held by Gra­ham Ber­groth who recorded a time of 00:17:35 on De­cem­ber 10 (event num­ber 12). The age grade course record is held by Stacey Van Deuren who recorded 87.14 per cent (21:39) on De­cem­ber 31 (event num­ber 15).

Pound­ing the path: Co­bram parkrun­ners at a re­cent event.

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