Stanthorpe parkrun number 143 attracted 45 people on Saturday morning to come down to Gleeson Park for a 5km run or walk.
Stanthorpe parkrun number 143 attracted 45 people on Saturday morning to come down to Gleeson Park for a 5km run or walk. contributed

Visitors welcome to join parkrun

THE Stanthorpe parkrun team would like to encourage all visitors to our region to join the locals for a 5km run in Gleeson Park on Saturday mornings.

At last week's event, 45 runners turned out for the running challenge.

We would like to acknowledge Lucy Andersen who set a new personal best time of 31:24 minutes.

James Fox was the first runner over the line with a great time of 20:03.

Robert Yates came second in 20:14 and Robert Duff third in 21:10.

Marina Waterworth was first female over the line with a time of 23:15.

Brigid O'Dea recently turned 11, which allowed her to run her 75th parkrun on her own for the first time. She came second in 24:04.

Kim Withers was the third woman to cross the finish line with a time of 26:59.

A big thank you goes to volunteers who made this event happen .

Well done Mandy Benussi, Sav Giammattei, Cheryl Green, Andrew Green, Margaret McKillop- Lawson, Jennifer Morgan, Patrick, William, Alun, Grace and Mary Roberts.

Regulars at Stanthorpe parkrun know the weekly event is all about having fun, socialising and staying fit in an encouraging environment.

So if you're in the region for the holidays, come and join us for a great start to the weekend.

Gleeson Park is in Talc St, across from the YMCA.

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