Op shop theme for parkrun

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GAZETTE SPORT -

War­ragul parkrun cel­e­brated its third birth­day on Satur­day.

The event marked parkrun’s 160th con­sec­u­tive event in War­ragul, with the event car­ry­ing an op shop theme.

Held each Satur­day morn­ing at War­ragul’s Brooker Park, parkrun is a weekly timed 5km walk or run sup­ported by vol­un­teers.

War­ragul parkrun av­er­ages about 100 par­tic­i­pants each Satur­day morn­ing, and wel­comes peo­ple of all ages and abil­ity from run­ners, walkers and in be­tween.

Some peo­ple fin­ish in 18 min­utes, some in an hour and a half, and the vol­un­teers for the day stay un­til the last per­son is sup­ported through the fin­ish­ing flags in a sup­port­ive and en­cour­ag­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Photos from each event are posted to the War­ragul parkrun Face­book page.

Par­tic­i­pants are re­quired to reg­is­ter on­line and print their unique bar­code to re­ceive their re­sults via email.

Park­ing is avail­able at St Paul’s bas­ket­ball sta­dium, with par­tic­i­pants meet­ing at 7.50am at the bar­be­cue shel­ter in Brooker Park.

Vol­un­teer po­si­tions are also avail­able each week if you would pre­fer to sup­port and not par­tic­i­pate in the 5km as­pect to parkrun.

Par­tic­i­pants meet at a lo­cal venue for tea and cof­fee fol­low­ing the event.

To reg­is­ter visit the web­site www.parkrun.com.au/reg­is­ter/

Michael Win­ter­ton of Laber­touche crosses the line dur­ing War­ragul parkrun’s 160th event, which dou­bled as a third birth­day cel­e­bra­tion for the club.

Par­tic­i­pants in Satur­day’s park run are, from left Leonie ‘The Gen­eral’ Mitchell, Dave French, Rachel Hammond, Melissa Taafe, He­len Matthews, Nathan Hosk­ings and Bruce Fer­rier, all of War­ragul.

Get­ting ready to cut the third birth­day cake are Chloe Dou­glas and two-year-old Henry Dou­glas.

Chris Buck­ing­ham of Ellinbank dressed up for the oc­ca­sion.

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