Another damp run
PARKRUN: When those gentle undulations of the Airlie Beach parkrun course feel like mountains and the finish line seems so far away.
When you feel the breathing and hear the footsteps of a rival coming up from behind – you want to dig deeper but have nothing more to give.
When you have given it your all and don’t even have the energy to smile for Tim Oberg behind the parkrun camera, you know you have run a good race.
Congratulations to all the parkrunners this week who achieved personal bests. The drizzly conditions didn’t stop 51 competitors taking part and the cooler conditions made the run a little easier this week.
For the second week in a row, Peter Moore – in a new personal best – won the run. An unknown runner took out second and Jonathan Good made it home in third.
Kristine Tracey, Holly Moore and Aimee Sulzberger were the first three women home, Holly and Aimee with personal bests and Kristine visiting from Scotland.
Other athletes to achieve personal bests this week included Jonathan Good, Peter Carruthers, Ayla Hadley, Gemma Ryan, Sindy Hiscox, Kim Dichiera and Megan Drennan.
A big welcome to all the newbies who competed in their first parkrun on Saturday. They were Daley Moore, Ebonni Pattison, Jack Telford, Rachelle Telford, Sharon Purcell, Lynn Mathers, Nicole Rosser and Di Collis.
Be at the Abel Point Marina at 7am Saturday to get involved in parkrun.
GOOD RUN: Last week’s parkrunner of the month Matthew Curr.