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Parkrunners celebrated for their persistence

STAMINA: Two milestones were celebrated on Saturday at parkrun including Troy Kemp's 100th run.
STAMINA: Two milestones were celebrated on Saturday at parkrun including Troy Kemp's 100th run. contributed

ON SATURDAY, two parkrunners celebrated massive milestones.

Troy Kemp has now done 100 parkruns and Gerard Torrisi finished his 50th parkrun on Saturday.

Congratulations also to the Roberts family which has been named parkrunner of the month September.

The family consisting of Alun, Mary, Grace Patrick, William and 15-month-old Hannah has participated regularly at Stanthorpe parkrun for the past year.

Hats off to Mary who does not get tired pushing Hannah in her pram while running the 5km course.

"It's a great community event for Stanthorpe,” dad Alun said.

"Parkrun really got me interested in running and fitness.”

Finding his passion for running through parkrun, Alun participated in his first half marathon, the Ridge 2 Ridge in Toowoomba, this year.

On Saturday, 57 runners and walkers enjoyed the 5km Stanthorpe parkrun course at Quart Pot Creek.

Martin Giles, Bella Baronio, Justin Kinder and Teigan Wantling worked hard and set new personal bests - well done everyone.

Male placings: Kye Watson was first to cross the line with a time of 19:40, James Fox finished 10 seconds later and Michael Mueller came third in 21:21.

Female placings: Marina Waterworth came first in 23:16, Whitney Schoenfisch was second over the line in 25:23 and Lauren Tulloch finished in third position with a time of 27:09.

We also had a few first timers stop by for a run.

Welcome Nathan McMahon, Mick Mills, Donna Lamprecht, Angelo Pestrin, Tricia Cook, Susanne Worchurst, Peter Konecny and Khriston Murphy.

As always, thanks go to our volunteers Jenny and Jaimee Costanzo, Andrew and Cheryl Green, Cherryl Lawer, Bronwyn Martin, Jennifer Morgan, Margaret Porter and Margaret Smith.

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