Air­lie Beach parkrun­ners welcome 10 new par­tic­i­pants to the fold

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUN­NING: A to­tal of 82 run­ners and walk­ers got the week­end off to a great start by lac­ing up their jog­gers and lay­ing their train­ers to the tar­mac at the Air­lie Beach parkrun on Satur­day morn­ing.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of parkrun Aus­tralia and Air­lie’s own Tim Oberg ran his 250th event and was adorned with a pink tutu and bal­loons be­fore head­ing out to tackle the 5km course.

The event was made pos­si­ble by vol­un­teers in­clud­ing Vanessa Cor­bett, Robyn Cor­ri­gan, Jen­nifer Heatley, Sylvie Martin, Kelvin Parkin and Ma­ree Rear­don.

Ath­letes took part from var­i­ous run­ning clubs in­clud­ing Whit­sun­day Run­ning Club, Multisport Gold, Derek Zoolan­der Cen­tre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, Woot­ers Run­ners, Mackay Road Run­ners and the Wagga Wagga Road Run­ners.

Se­bas­tian Heatley, Tim Farmer, Peter Var­ley, Jonathan Heatley, Kyla Cor­bett, Paula Bryant and De­bra Mclean all ran faster then ever be­fore and claimed new per­sonal bests.

A huge num­ber of first-time par­tic­i­pants were wel­comed to the parkrun fam­ily, in­clud­ing Dylan Craig, Rowena Kis­sun, Gary Nis­bet, Julie Cauchi, Shan­non Ea­ton, Kylie Selems, Teresa Hack­ney, Adam Gim­bert, Christopher Ross and Kather­ine Clay­ton.

Air­lie Beach parkrun av­er­ages about 55 run­ners each week.

The av­er­age num­ber of runs per par­tic­i­pant is about five and the big­gest at­ten­dance at an Air­lie Beach parkrun was 119.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GREAT START: Run­ners and walk­ers get mov­ing dur­ing Satur­day's Air­lie Beach parkrun.

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