Miles run­ners dress up

Chinchilla News - - SPORT -

RUN­NING: The idea of stay­ing wrapped up in a snug­gly one­sie on a chilly Satur­day morn­ing in mid­win­ter is in­cred­i­bly ap­peal­ing.

So when Miles parkrun or­gan­is­ers de­cided to host a one­sie parkrun, it sounded like a hit.

Who was to know Satur­day was to be an unsea­son­ably warm morn­ing?

But the weather didn’t stop run­ners from dress­ing up and turn­ing out for their weekly parkrun fix.

Miles parkrun, started in Novem­ber by res­i­dent Ker­ryn Rabone, now draws 30–50 par­tic­i­pants ev­ery week.

Rabone said the parkrun was go­ing “very well, for the size of our town”.

“I think our num­bers are very con­sis­tent, I’m very happy with that, and each week we’re see­ing new faces,” she said.

Rabone said it was fan­tas­tic to see the event grow, which she chalked up to be­ing a good way to kick off the week­end.

“It’s a re­ally good way to start the day, whether they have goals or just come out to so­cialise,” she said.

But it was more than in­creas­ing par­tic­i­pant num­bers that gave Rabone rea­son to smile, with run­ners and walk­ers hit­ting per­sonal goals.

“As the direc­tor, it’s so nice to see where peo­ple started six months ago and where they are now,” she said.

“I get re­ally proud of them for achiev­ing goals they set out to do.”

The Miles parkrun is held ev­ery Satur­day at Moraby Park, Miles, from 7am.

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