More than 20 parkrun first timers
THE 127th Airlie Beach parkrun on Saturday was completed before the weather drenched the region, with 23 first-time participants out of the 104 athletes who competed.
First to cross the line was parkrun veteran Colin McIntosh with 19.12, followed 44 seconds later by Mark Ogilvie, and then Rodger W, who took third with 20.23.
First-time runners Mathilde Rousseau and Danika Kritter took the first two podium places for the female athletes with 22.53 and 23.29 respectively.
Jennifer Heatley rounded out the female place-getters with an effort which earned her a personal best time.
Others who pushed to set new PBs were Terry Riggs, Christine Conrad, Nicholas Boak, Michael Hadley, Michael Grigg, Charley Rose Grigg and Braxton Pattemore.
This week’s volunteers, to which all participants are grateful were: Margaret Coote, Vanessa Corbett, Robyn Corrigan, Leigh Donkers, Rebecca Hadley, Justin Knight-Gray, Timothy Mcquoid-Mason, Chris Murphy, Tim Oberg, Maree Reardon, Ruth Roberts and Deb Rowland.
For a full list of results visit the parkrun website.
Runners in the Airlie Beach parkrun event on Saturday.