Another beautiful Tucson Saturday morning, and another great parkrun! 18 participants joined the team, along with several barkrunner pups.
This week's parkrun saw 4 amazing PB's! Coming in at 30 minutes flat and in 4th place, JOHN S. beat his PB by 14 seconds. LISA also shaved a few seconds off her best time from last week - well done! TRACI also scored a PB for her second parkrun. And finally, in an amazing feat of speed, DAVID L. arrived 49 minutes in to the parkrun, not realizing that we had moved to 7am, and smashed his PB by nearly a minute, completing the course in 24:09. Hope to see you all on May 4th to do it over again - great job, parkrunners!
There were some newcomers to Himmel parkrun as well this week, so let's all give a warm Himmel Howdy to our new friends, MARTHA, EMILY J., PHILLIP, MAX, and PENNY! Phillip and Max came back after participating in our provisional parkruns last year - great to see you guys again! Martha, recovering from an injury, saw parkrunners coming by her house each week and thought, "I could run with them" - so she did! Similarly, Penny was walking her dog, Harry, in the park as the parkrun team were setting up the event, and decided to join in on the fun. We also welcomed a new volunteer to the team, coming out for his first parkrun - ADAM did a great job of scanning barcodes this week! Thanks for coming out everyone, and we hope to see you again soon!
Himmel parkrun also welcomed visitors this week, RICHARD and BETH, who had been to a parkrun on the east coast on a previous trip and enjoyed it so much that they wanted to try ours too! Glad you stopped by!
Great job parkrunners, one and all - we look forward to seeing new friends, new PB's, and more fun next week.
THANK YOU TO THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEERS:
Alicia ARMET, Adam BLIVEN, Lisa BROSKY, Malcolm COOMBER, Caitlin CUSLIDGE, Denise LEAHY, Mary PREDEN, Gail REICH, Stacy SHOULTS
See you next Saturday for our Sam Hughes community event, and half birthday party - the Himmel parkrun 5K FITNESS FIESTA! That's next Saturday, May 4th, at 7AM. Also, next Saturday is parkrun USA's barkrunner day. Grab your favorite 4 legged friend, a leash (and a pick-up bag...) and bring them along! We look forward to seeing you all then!