Mile­stone cel­e­brated

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT - By Kenji Sato

A Co­bram woman cel­e­brated a major mile­stone when she ran her 100th Parkrun event on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4.

Lyn Hew­son com­pleted the 100 runs de­spite be­ing ‘‘not much of a run­ner’’ by her own ad­mis­sion.

‘‘It’s all about get­ting out and giv­ing it a go no mat­ter what your abil­ity or age is,’’ she said.

Ms Hew­son started her Parkrun streak in Shep­par­ton and en­joyed it so much that she de­cided to bring it to Co­bram.

When Ms Hew­son founded Co­bram Parkrun it was a small group of ca­sual run­ners, but it now at­tracts more than 60 peo­ple ev­ery Satur­day.

‘‘It’s good to use our lo­cal parks and tracks and con­nect with our re­ally pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment,’’ Ms Hew­son said.

Co­bram Parkrun is a free weekly 5 km timed event that starts from Thomp­sons Beach, goes around Quinn Is­land and fin­ishes back at Thomp­sons Beach.

‘‘Many lo­cals had never even been to Quinn Is­land, even though it’s such an amaz­ing and beau­ti­ful place,’’ Ms Hew­son said.

Run­ners reg­is­ter on­line and re­ceive a bar­code which is scanned at the end of ev­ery Parkrun.

Run times are avail­able on­line to run­ners, who can keep track of their progress across any of the 240 Parkrun events across Aus­tralia.

‘‘We wel­come ev­ery­one and you can run, jog walk — it’s up to you,’’ Ms Hew­son said.

100 runs: Lyn Hew­son par­tic­i­pated in her 100th Parkrun on Novem­ber 4.

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