Good afternoon Greenpoint parkrunners
Happy Friday to all of you. We hope that you have had an amazing week so far and are looking forward to tomorrow morning! We know we are! The weather is looking set to be absolutely stunning, bordering on ideal, for our run so we hope that you will bring everybody that you know with!
Last weekend was a huge milestone for parkrun and What an event it was! We here at Green Point parkrun were so impressed with the dedication and love show by our loyal parkrunners as a record number of 461 runners turned out to help us celebrate parkrun reaching double digits as it turned 10 years old! In 2004 Paul Sinton-Hewitt would never have imagine that his little informal gathering run at Bushy Park (London) would be a start of a worldwide running movement totaling 482 parks and 766850 runners to date. Happy 10th birthday parkrun – we are looking forward to another 10 years and beyond of records and community building at it’s best.
Back to South Africa and in particular our home-ground: Green Point
Yes!! to 461 runners scanned at the end of our new and improved funnel. Yes!! to 64 new PBs and especially YES!! to 111 first time Greenpoint parkrunners.
Every week we look forward to 08:00 on Saturday mornings and bet amongst ourselves as to the number of runners and who will lead the pack. We look forward to the growing community of runners who are challenging themselves to be healthier and fitter. We look forward to seeing how many PBs have been attained and seeing better form as runners start chatting to each other and learning from each other. This is why we #loveparkrun!
Leading the men home in first place this week was Shen Tan with a comfortable PB of 18:53 followed by Warren Grobler with a PB of 18:45 and in third position first timer Gary Byrne at 19:21!
Leading lady was Cleo Albertus at 20:35 followed in second spot by Lesyl Potgieter at 21:59 and finishing off the podium in third position was Michelle Nel in a time of 22:17.
We are excited that Green Point parkrun has consistently hosted 400+ runners for the last couple of weeks and we are certainly equally nervous and excited for the next couple of months.
With greater numbers come greater admin joys and we are asking parkrunners to please abide by parkrun rules:
- No barcode = no result
- Please do not go through the funnel twice. This interferes with the timing and results.
- Please do not walk off with our tokens. We have lost a number of tokens and the inconvenience it cause other runners is not fair. HINT if you have a token at home – please bring it back. No questions asked.
Volunteers – it seems like it’s a curse word in most communities but parkrun is facilitated by a dedicated group of volunteers and we can’t do this without you. Check out our future roster and sign your name or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you all on Saturday for another epic weekend of parkrun.