Batemans Bay Parkrun will reach a milestone of 150 events this Saturday: a wonderful achievement for the running and walking community.
The first parkrun was held May 7, 2016. Since the first parkrun 2291 different participants have completed the 5km course on a Saturday morning.
The largest parkrun was 230 and the average is just under 60 runners and walkers each week.
This week organisers have set a target of 150 runners/walkers for the 150th parkrun.
Whether you are a regular, or have only done a couple of parkruns, or have thought about it, but never come along you are needed you this Saturday to make up the 150 runners for 150 parkruns.
Parkrun kicks off at 7.50am every Saturday for a briefing and 8am start at Rotary Park, near the Marina. It is free. Just register on http://www.parkrun.com.au/batemansbay and print your barcode off and bring it with you if you want to record your run.
The course is a flat 5km along the water's edge and the parkrun community is friendly and encouraging to all levels of runner and walkers.
New faces are always welcome and beginners are helped in any way needed. It is a great way to share some exercise with a friend as well.
The event caters for all levels of runners and walkers. There are competitive runners and those people who are looking at parkrun as a form of exercise for their overall health.
Many families participate together and there is always a tail walker volunteer on the course so you will never come in last.
A group of 75 runners braved the slightly damp conditions last Saturday to complete the course. Congratulation to last weeks runners who achieved personal best times: Scott Gledhill, Vaughn Gilligan, Scott Bailie, Mirella Granata, Bethany Seidel, Mark Scarborough, Mark Prentice, Ana Moran, John Fleming, Malcolm Brown and Louise Counsell.
Many thanks also to the volunteer group led by Barefoot Bede Webster and his team David Bennett, Netta Koeck, Gail Legg, Jacquellyn O'Leary, Caitlin and Tammie Seidel and Luxmi Selvakumaran.