We had a cold Saturday morning, with even some glittery snow falling down - sparkling in the sunshine.
Our Run Director was Jamie Bishop, making her parkrun debut. This is the first time that we have had a Run Director that has never participated in a parkrun before. Well done, Jamie, and thank you!!!
Jamie was assisted by several fantastic volunteers and joined by 14 finishers, and 4 barkrunners. Well done to each of you for turning up on a cold morning whne you could each have stayed home in the warm!
Read below for some cool stats and photos. Full results can be found here.
First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers
We had an impressive 4 first timers today, with Macy Mcfarland, Annie Smith, Deb Bogden, and Kim Lux all participating in a parkrun for the first time. Two of these new parkrunners also brought with them their own barkrunners. We welcome each of you to the world of parkrun (and your dogs, too!). You are each valuable members of our community. We hope that you join us again soon!
The only first time volunteer today was Run Director, Jamie. Anyone can volunteer to be the Run Director, though most people try their hand at a few other volunteer roles first.
There were no parkrun tourists today.
Milestones & Celebrations
There were no official parkrun milestones today, but Morgan Drabik-Hamshare and Doug Hulett both reached unofficial milestones. Well done to both of you for moving closer to the next official parkrun milestone!
45 - Morgan Drabik-Hamshare
5 - Doug Hulett
PBs & Age Category Records
Despite the cold, there were three PBs to celebrate! Keith Robinson, Morgan Drabik-Hamshare, and Linda Wilson each set a new best time at our parkrun. Well done to each of you!
Macy McFarland set a new age category record, as our new W30-34 record holder. Well done, Macy!!!
W30-34 - Macy Mcfarland - 30:31
Other Featured Photos
We had a total of 7 volunteers helping out today and they were all women! Jamie Bishop (1) was Run Director; Denise Monske (21) was Timekeeper; Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (30) handed out Finish Tokens; June Copper (7) was Barcode Scanner; Doug Hulett (6) was Tail Walker, Amanda Bowe (16) and Riker were Marshals; while Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (26) helped with post-event close down. Thanks to each of you for allowing our parkrun to happen! See how to Get Involved for future events!
Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate number of times volunteered at Osborn MetroPark parkrun.
Several of our volunteers/parkrunners met up at Vine & Olive for a much-needed hot drink and some great food. We meet there after every parkrun. Feel free to join us!
This Saturday is our event #33. It is our last planned event using the Perimeter Path, which has served as our Winter Course since December. We have the option of switching back to the Perimeter Path as required.
Come meet us at Osborn MetroPark, near the Frost Center, to join in on the fun. Please arrive around 845am for a 9am start, and make sure you invite anyone that you know that might be interested; friends, family-members, colleagues, neighbors, etc. Runners, joggers, walkers, and dog-walkers are all welcome at every one of our events. If you are a first-timer, look out for the First Timers prompt board to learn how parkrun/parkwalk works. We hope to see you there!
There are several roles still available for each of our next three weeks. Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help! If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), or using our Facebook page.