Visiting runners pay their compliments
Parkrun: Stanthorpe parkrun continues to attract strong numbers with 88 runners and walkers completing the 5km course around Quart Pot Creek. Locals were joined by a few visitors from Brisbane, including the Wishart event director Adrian Royce.
He commented in his post "What a great group of walkers and runners at Stanthorpe parkrun and an awesome challenge with the Brass Monkey detour. So close to the town centre too.”
Adrian and his partner were planning to spend the rest of their weekend checking out the Granite Belt, including visiting local wineries.
Kristian Waterworth completed his 50th parkrun, an impressive achievement as the regular local parkrunner was forced to take 12 months off to recover from a broken leg in 2017.
He made his comeback in May 2018, completing the run in 37 minutes, almost 16 minutes slower than his pre-injury best.
Each week he shaved a few more minutes off his time, and now consistently completes the course in under 25 minutes. Well done Kritta.
Matthew Biddulph was recognised for completing 10 parkruns, and three people completed their first ever runs as registered parkrunners - welcome Tyler, David and Amelia.
A staggering 17 parkrunners achieved new personal best times - congratulations to Ashley, Brayden, Zac, Jacob, Aya, Carly, Susie, Mitch, Leone, Abbie, Chris, Jodie, Luke, Nicole, Chantal, Victor and Lucas.
A big thank you as always to the volunteers who gave up their runs so that others could enjoy theirs - Sav, Maddie, David, Catherine, Kristie, Marg and Jen.
Anybody interested in coming along to parkrun can register and find out more at www.parkrun.com.au - new participants are always welcome.