Wellies parkrun Event #19 – Saturday 6th February 2016 - by Cherona Vlok
Our 19th parkrun event saw Wellington parkrunners smashing 2 new records.
The first was an attendance record of 185 runners who came out on a Gorgeous summer morning to enjoy our scenic route at Imbuko Wine Farm, and the second record was broken by the same man who had set the record the previous weekend at our event #18 at 17minutes 35seconds. Sive Ngubo now holds the record for the fastest time on our route (again) at a Whopping 16 minutes and 57 seconds !!
That is going to be a hard record to beat but I’m sure, with cooler weather on its’ way, that we’ll have a few contenders for that title on our hands.
With all the talk on setting and smashing parkrun time records and PBs’ each week, let’s turn our focus and give Thanks to our parkrunners who come out to support us each weekend, catch up with a buddy, soak up some sun and work on their fitness in their own unique way …
We find that we are frequently welcoming tourists from near and far to our beautiful region and parkrun route and had the pleasure of having Laurence Messer all the way from the UK at Wellington parkrun on Saturday. Laurence enjoyed our route immensely, even with the exceptionally warm morning, and had this to say via email :
“I would just like to thank you and the other volunteers at Wellington for making me so welcome on Saturday. You were all most supportive. Although I have completed 185 parkruns at 21 different places Wellington was both the most scenic as well as my slowest. Running through vineyards and round a dam with wonderful vistas made it very special. You warned me about the hill and I thought you were exaggerating and it would be an incline that I could run slowly up. It just shows how wrong I was! I hope to return to Wellington next year and look forward to seeing you then. I will put in some serious hill training in preparation!” - We look forward to welcoming you back Laurence.
Can you feel it ? Can you feel the parkrun Love ?
These parkrunners sure can …
… And with that in mind, please remember that we celebrate Valentines Day this coming Saturday at parkrun.
Wear your pink, red and white and come and show us a little LOVE