#12 The one with the special guest

What does Santa do to warm up for his big Christmas delivery? Why he tailwalks at parkrun of course!

In addition to our festive guest we were pleased to welcome two parkrun firstimers, Ira Pearl and Amanda Dzvario, we hope you had a great time despite the rain. Congratulations to Mark Nilson on his PB and thanks as always to our volunteers, especially to Sean Randall who stepped up to volunteer for the first time after joining us on five previous occasions to run, proving just how easy it is to get involved and still be a regular runner.

We'll still be going over the holiday period (including our bonus New Year's Day run) so come and join us.

Happy holidays from all at Northside Beltline parkrun!

 

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Start 2020 the right way!

To celebrate the new decade we're starting out 2020 with a special bonus parkrun on New Year's Day. Normal time and place, come along and get those resolutions acted upon straight away next year!

We're currently running this even on a skeleton volunteer crew, if you're able to come along and lend a pair of hands (no experience needed) please get in touch at northsidebeltlinehelpers@parkrun.com

 

Event #11- We’ve reached 150

Yes, 150 individuals have now completed Northside Beltline parkrun! It's always exciting to meet the tourists who visit Atlanta (especially for our core team who appreciate the British and South African visitors!) but it's even more exciting to see our local community growing. Speaking of which, congratulations to Andreas, Elizabeth, Lijuan, Elaina, Martin and Alida who all achieved new personal bests this week. Andreas was especially given a run for his money by visitor Andy but still managed to come in first, only 3 seconds off of the overall course record.

Thanks to Yi Zhang who after running for several weeks stepped up to volunteer this week, we really appreciate you and the rest of our volunteer team.

It was the battle of the Andys this week.

It was the battle of the Andys this week.

 

Event #10- Look at all those PBs!

Well done everyone who came out in force for our 10th week, we made it to double figures and you didn't let us down with an amazing 12 people recording a personal best time. The greatest thing about parkrun is that it's not just the speedy people doing this (although we have a few of those too ;) ), our walkers, walk-runners, joggers and everyone in between get great benefits from coming along.

Special congratulations have to go to Margaret Taylor who set us a new course age grade record of 80.69%. You can read more about how age grade records work here.

Thanks as always to our volunteers, we couldn't have made it through the last 10 weeks without you!

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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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