Twenty-four people braves stormy conditions for Batemans Bay Parkrun on Saturday, May 12.
Rain, wind, and puddles on the course couldn’t detract from another great event.
In spite of the weather, there were four newcomers to the Batemans Bay course. We welcomed visitors from Stockton, Mackay, and Goulbure, while Angela Love completed her first ever Parkrun.
There were three personal-best times in the challenging conditions. Well done to Ken Hopley, Pamela Gannon, and Illia.
Stephen Grant from the Ulladulla Rats was first to return to the flags in a time of 17:30. Louise Cox was the first female finisher, completing the five-kilometre course in a time of 24:07.
Louise earned her free commemorative T-shirt for her 50th Park run.
She said Parkrun has helped her make friends in the local community. She enjoys running the beautiful flat course at Batemans Bay, and that there is always someone to have coffee with afterwards.
Eight volunteers made this event possible. Congratulations to the soaked, saturated, and skilled team of Tracy Denning, Lauren Evans, Angela Gannon, Ken Hopley, Gail Legg, Neville Madden, Allan Rutherford, and Kim Young.
New runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this free weekly event. You do not need to be fast or even run to join Parkrun – walkers are most welcome.
We meet every Saturday morning at 7.50am for the 8am start. The venue is Rotary Park near the marina roundabout on Beach Road in Batemans Bay.
If you fancy Parkrun, you need to register online at www.parkrun.com.au. You will be allocated a personal barcode which needs to be printed and brought to Parkrun so that you get a recorded result as well as Parkrun fun.