Event #9- Thanksgiving recovery

Either people didn't overindulge too much this thanksgiving or they were keen to run off that extra portion of turkey as we had our highest turnout since our inaugural this week!

Congrats to Brandon Gamble, Sean Randall and Kayla Pineiro who all achieved PBs this week! We were also pleased to see a mix of tourists and first timers, please come back and visit us soon.

As always we appreciate our volunteers the most, come and join us for a week and wear the yellow jacket (modelled below by barkrunner Pingo who was very pleased with all the pets her new outfit got her this week).

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Event #8- Now it’s Sean’s turn!

Following on from Parker taking the lead last week, this Saturday it was Sean's turn to take the role of run director. Despite the weather not being on our side this week we had a great event, with 7 first timers braving the wet conditions and the volunteers having to get inventive to protect our technology...

Our fastest runner was a visitor, Leon from Middleton Harriers got one closer to his 50 t-shirt by spending his 35th parkrun with us. Special thanks to our volunteers for coming out in the cold and wet to make the event happening and welcome Chantelle and Karen who volunteered with us for the first time this week.

 

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Event #7- Parker is in charge!

After 6 successful events it was time for the event directors to take a back seat and a new run director to have a go. Parker stepped up to the challenge and we had a great event- who's next to have a go?

However, today's run was really all about the ladies, with returning runners Chantelle, Michelle and Juna all achieving PBs, congrats everyone!

 

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We had a great mix of newcomers and returners this week, with Aled and John coming first and second in their first every parkrun. We also welcomed Georgia Tech students Aaron and Aditi (pictured on the left) for their first ever event.

 

Event #6- British invasion

A chilly but gloriously sunny Saturday morning with a surge in attendance from international visitors. We were honored to have Andrew Filer with us for his 201st parkrun!  Also Ben Trigg was visiting from Cambridge and with his close 2nd place finish, pushed Andreas Heilmann to his PR on the Northside Beltline. Conditions were good for PRs and both Brandon Gamble and John O'Connor achieved their best times.  Welcome back Genie Beaver who was at our very first parkrun and was 40 seconds faster this time around.

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We're fortunate to have so many eager volunteers - for the first time Sammie Buzzard, founding parkrun director for Northside Beltline, was able to participate as a runner - she took off at a blistering pace, and came in as the second female.  parkrun veterans Jos Bartlett and Claire Barnard (each with over 100 parkruns to their credit) were hot on her heels.

Special thanks to our volunteers for shrugging off the freezing conditions and helping make this another successful parkrun. Parker and Alida's two barkrunners were a welcome addition and enjoyed it thoroughly.  Zhanna was our tailwalker and also organized all the volunteers.   Good luck Gary on the Soldier Marathon next week!

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Event #5- no one mention the rugby

A nice and sunny (if a little chilly) day for our 5th event. For some reason some of our team seemed very tired, and there was an unusually high number of South Africans at the event, no idea why...

It was greatto see one of our regular runners, Andreas, take his turn at volunteering, as well as the continued support of our wonderful core team. Give yourself a week off of running and come and join us for a week!

Congratulations to Sean Randall, John O'Connor, Margaret Taylor and Shaun Baker, our fastest 4 finishers who all achieved new personal bests this week.

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We always love to welcome tourists to Atlanta, here are some of our South African visitors and local expats!

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