New runners enter Airlie parkrun fold
PARKRUN: Airlie Beach parkrun continues to welcome new runners to the fold.
A massive 84 participants took to the Bicentennial Boardwalk on Saturday morning, with Karen Miller, Nicole Sanday, Cassie Blanch, Margaret Moxon, Mary Irving, Zoe, Charli, Vanessa and Martin Brooks and Hayden Carr all hitting the payment for the first time.
Justin Helsham at the head of the pack took out the 90th run with James Carman and Mark Ogilvie rounding out the top three men.
Dawn-Michelle Romanella, Riana Young Cashinella and Gabriella Marsh were the top three women across the line.
Personal bests for the front runners were in short supply this week, but further back in the field the welcome sight of “New PB” on the parkrun website was seen by 12 athletes.
Parkrun is organised and staffed entirely by volunteers each week.
Airlie Beach parkrun leaves from the Abell Point Marina at 7am every Saturday. To get involved register at the parkrun Australia website and bring your printed bar code.
This Saturday Airlie Beach parkrun will be making the most of the cooler weather by hosting the first ever Winter Onesie parkrun.
GOOD RUNNING: Josh and Toma King head the Airlie Beach parkrun pack on Saturday.