Osborn MetroPark parkrun #32

Event #32

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 wrapped up nice and warm!

Jamie was wrapped up nice and warm!

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!

Denise provides the First Timers welcome to three of the four new parkrunners.

Denise provides the First Timers welcome to three of the four new parkrunners.

Macy with one of our fastest barkrunners ever!

Macy with one of our fastest barkrunners ever!

Annie was wearing green for St Patricks Day.

Annie was wearing green for St Patrick's Day.

Deb reaches the turnaround point.

Deb reaches the turnaround point.

Well done to you and your pup, Kim!

Well done to you and your pup, Kim!

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!

Morgan and Malibu reach the finish line.

Morgan and Malibu reach the finish line.

Doug was Tail Walker today, pictured here with Diane and Sherry.

Doug was Tail Walker today, pictured here with Diane and Sherry.

Finishes
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!

Keith reaches the turnaround point ahead of a PB.

Keith reaches the turnaround point ahead of a PB.

Linda right) gets scanned in by June.

Linda (right) gets scanned in by June.

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

The sun made for a beautiful morning!

The sun made for a beautiful morning!

This was Junes first time as Barcode Scanner - one of the important volunteer roles.

This was June's first time as Barcode Scanner - one of the important volunteer roles.

Volunteers

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.

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Post Event

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!

We love Vine & Olive!

We love Vine & Olive!

Next Week

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 (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #30

Event #30

It seems everyone was surprised when they woke up to see that it had snowed overnight. Nobody expected that - not even the weather forecasts from the day before. Erie County was even given a level 1 road alert.

A dusting of snow covered the course.

A dusting of snow covered the course.

Our Run Director, Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, arrived to Osborn MetroPark early to make sure that the course was safe. The crushed gravel was covered by a light dusting of snow, with no ice or slippery sections. The sunny conditions actually made for a beautiful morning! Once Martyn confirmed that there were enough volunteers willing to travel, and then gave the go ahead.

RD Martyn approves the event following a safety check!

RD Martyn approves the event following a safety check!

Martyn was fully expecting a small turnout, but surprisingly we had 12 finishers turn up, including 3 people starting their parkrun journey! That's 7 consecutive events of double figure finishes, even in the depths of winter! Incredible!

Our parkrunners and volunteers pose for a photo next to the start.

Our parkrunners and volunteers pose for a photo next to the start.

3, 2, 1, GO!

3, 2, 1, GO!

Read below for some cool stats and photos. Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers

As mentioned above, we had three first-timers today. Zach Hoffman, Tanya Dvorsky (with barkrunners, Siggy), and Roberta Gangl each joined us this morning, and recorded impressive sub-35 minute runs, even with the snowy conditions.

Zach finished his first parkrun in second place.

Zach finished his first parkrun in second place.

Tanya and Siggy cross the finish line.

Tanya and Siggy cross the finish line.

Roberta reaches the turnaround point.

Roberta reaches the turnaround point.

We welcome each of you to the world of parkrun. You are each valuable members of our community. We hope that you join us again soon!

There were no tourists today, and no new volunteers.

Milestones & Celebrations

There were no official parkrun milestones this week, with only one parkrunner (Randy Simpson) reaching an unofficial milestone (multiple of 5). Randy completed his 10th parkrun, alongside Carol Simpson who moves closer to the first official milestone.

Randy crosses the parkrun finish line for the 10th time.

Randy crosses the parkrun finish line for the 10th time.

No volunteers reached milestones either, though Morgan Drabik-Hamshare is now one volunteer away from the first official volunteer milestone (25), which should be reached next week!

Finishes
10 - Randy Simpson

Well done, Randy on moving closer to your first official parkrun milestone!

PBs & Age Category Records

Despite the conditions, we did have one person that recorded a PB today (54:38). Jonathan Merckens was one of two parkwalkers today, improving his previous time by about two and half minutes. Well done, Jonathan!

The parkwalker role is available to anyone to help promote the idea of walking at parkrun.

The parkwalker role is available to anyone to help promote the idea of walking at parkrun.

There were no age category records today.

Other Featured Photos

Doug with a third placed finish at his third parkrun.

Doug with a third placed finish at his third parkrun.

Beth and Brian both complete their 17th parkrun.

Beth and Brian both complete their 17th parkrun.

Volunteers

We had a total of 8 volunteers helping out today. Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (29) was Run Director; Julie Dively (8) was Marshal; Liz Satterfield (2) was Timekeeper; June Copper (6) handed out Finish Tokens; Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (24) was Barcode Scanner; Amanda Bowe (14) and Riker were Tail Walkers; while Jonathan Merckens (3) and Heather Merckens (3) were parkwalkers. 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.

Amanda and Riker complete the course as Tail Walkers.

Amanda and Riker complete the course as Tail Walkers.

Our #HiVizHeroes for this week. Thank you all so much!

Our #HiVizHeroes for this week. Thank you all so much!

Post Event

Several of our parkrunners and volunteers met up for coffee and delicious food at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee, tea, and bowl of chilli is well-earned, especially after spending over an hour in the cold!

Next Week

This Saturday is our event #31. Morgan will be volunteering for the 25th time, reaching her first volunteer milestone.

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 (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #28

Event #28

We cancelled our event last week due to the extreme cold conditions. This meant that Justice was delayed. However, conditions were much better this week (as you can tell from the photos below), and so Justice was served! By this, we mean that Justice reached his first official parkrun milestone, completing his 25th parkrun!

Curt presented the milestone shirt prior to the event.

Curt presented the milestone shirt prior to the event.

Curt Fleming was our Run Director today, and presented Justice with the famous purple '25' parkrun milestone shirt, along with a card signed by many parkrunners over the past few weeks. This shirt is usually only available to purchase once a person has completed their milestone. However, the Core Team of volunteers ordered one early especially to present to Justice.

25 is a great achievement. Well done!

25 is a great achievement. Well done!

The Foreman family pose by the parkrun flag.

The Foreman family pose by the parkrun flag.

Justice was joined by four members of his family - all of whom completed the parkrun. This meant we had 23 finishers - our highest amount since our inaugural. This amazing group of people were joined by our awesome team of volunteers, and five barkrunners!

Doug Green leads the way at the Start line.

Doug Green leads the way at the Start line.

Martyn shows off the next milestone shirt that Justice will be aiming for - Red is for 50 parkruns. Martyn ran alongside barkrunner, Riker.

Martyn shows off the next milestone shirt that Justice will be aiming for - Red is for 50 parkruns. Martyn ran alongside barkrunner, Riker.

Read below for some cool stats and photos. Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers

We had five first-timers today. Esmeralda Valles, Fallon Powell, and Kelly Evans joined us for the first time, and each brought along a cute barkrunner. Justice's mother (Kim Foreman) and father (Walter Foreman Jr) also completed their first parkrun.

Esmerelda reaches the turnaround point with barkrunner.

Esmeralda reaches the turnaround point with barkrunner, Jojo.

Fallon was joined by barkrunner, .

Fallon was joined by our third barkrunner of the day.

Kelly was one of 5 parkrunners that were accompanied by a barkrunner!

Kelly was one of 5 parkrunners that were accompanied by a barkrunner!

Kim walks with daughter-in-law, Emily.

Kim walks with daughter-in-law, Emily.

We welcome each of you to the parkrun community. We hope you all enjoyed your first parkrun, and that you join us again soon!

There were no tourists today, and no new volunteers.

Milestones & Celebrations

As mentioned above, we had our first ever official milestone from a participant that started their parkrun journey at Osborn MetroPark parkrun. Justice Foreman finished his 25th parkrun. Justice finished in first place, something in which he has done on 17 occasions!

We also had a few unofficial milestones. Beth and Brian Schwartz both completed their 15th parkrun; Jason Werling finished his 10th; and Walter Foreman completed his 5th. Under 18s actually have a milestone at 10 parkruns, so Walter is only 5 away from reaching his first milestone! Curt Fleming, Sherry McDonald, and Valerie Deehr all volunteered for the 5th time.

Beth and Brian Schwartz finish alongside one another, as usual!

Beth and Brian Schwartz finish alongside one another, as usual!

Jason Werling likes to take photos as he runs; hence the one glove.

Jason Werling likes to take photos as he runs; hence the one glove.

Walter Foreman Jr. completed his first parkrun, alongside grandson, Walter.

Walter Foreman Jr. completed his first parkrun, alongside grandson, Walter, who completed his 5th.

Finishes
25 - Justice Foreman
15 - Beth Schwartz
15 - Brian Schwartz
10 - Jason Werling
5 - Walter Foreman

Volunteers
5 - Curt Fleming
5 - Sherry McDonald
5 - Valerie Deehr

Well done to all of you in moving closer to your first/next official parkrun milestone, and special congratulations to Justice for completing his 25th parkrun!

PBs & Age Category Records

There were an impressive 6 PBs to celebrate this week. Tom Striggow, Heather Merckens, Morgan Drabik-Hamshare, Brianna Cheek, Carol Simpson, and Michelle Martinek all beat their previous best times! Incredible!

Tom took 25 seconds from his first parkrun time.

Tom took 25 seconds from his first parkrun time.

This was Heathers first parkrun without being a parkwalker or Tail Walker.

This was Heather's first parkrun without being a parkwalker or Tail Walker.

This is the third successive week Brianna has achieved a PB!

This is the third successive week Brianna has achieved a PB!

Morgan Drabik-Hamshare also set a new age category record, shaving off 1 minute and 48 seconds from her previous best effort in what was Morgan's 11th finish at Osborn MetroPark parkrun! That is very impressive!

Morgan ran alongside barkrunner, Malibu.

Morgan ran alongside barkrunner, Malibu.

W30-34 - Morgan Drabik-Hamshare - 37:29

Volunteers

Our #HiVizHeroes for the week!

Our #HiVizHeroes for the week!

We had a total of 10 volunteers to thank for helping this event go ahead. Curt Fleming (5) was Run Director; Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (23) provided the First Timers Welcome; Amanda Bowe (12) and Katherine Gauthier (11) were Marshals; Denise Monske (18) and Valerie Deehr (5) were Timekeepers; Carol Kerslake (13) handed out Finish Tokens; Barb Curran (12) was Barcode Scanner; Sherry McDonald (5) was Tail Walkers; while Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (28) 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.

Post Event

Several of our parkrunners and volunteers met up for coffee and delicious food at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee and gyro consumed at Vine & Olive is well-earned!

Next Week

This Saturday we will be looking to continue our impressive streak of double figure finishes. Come join us there and be part of pur parkrun event #29.

We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark at around 845am for a 9am start. Please 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!

Our Run Director is still TBD, though we should be covered. All other major roles are also covered, though we could do with a Marshal (non-mandatory). Other available roles include photographer, parkwalker and a second Timekeeper.

The following weeks have several other roles that remain vacant. We are still looking for a Run Director for 02/18. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #27

Event #27

It was snowy with small patches of ice on our winter course for event #27. Fortunately, the conditions were deemed safe, with tricky patches highlighted using cones. Conditions were certainly worse elsewhere in the State of Ohio, as all four other parkrun locations were cancelled.

A pre-event course check takes place each Saturday morning.

A pre-event course check takes place each Saturday morning.

Katherine Gauthier was our Run Director, and did an amazing job motivating all of our 18 parkrunners, 4 barkrunners and multiple volunteers, even with the chilly conditions! Great job, Katherine!

Katherine outlines the rules.

Katherine outlines the rules.

Thank you to everyone for joining us this weekend! This was our 4th highest parkrun ever, and our largest since August, making it our largest attendance on the winter course. Considering it was the last week of January, that is seriously impressive. It also makes it four consecutive weeks of double figure finishes. Let's see how long we can keep up this streak!

Our parkrunners and volunteers wait near the start/finish line.

Our parkrunners and volunteers wait near the start/finish line.

Read below for some cool stats and photos. Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers

We had two first-timers today. Laura Cobb and Tom Striggow both attended today, completing their first parkrun. They finished in second and third place, which is seriously impressive!

Laura finished the parkrun and continued running!

Laura finished the parkrun and continued running!

Tom Striggow poses with our First Timers board.

Tom Striggow poses with our First Timers board. Tom travelled from Bowling Green!

There was one tourist today. As mentioned above, all other Ohio parkruns were cancelled, so it was perhaps expected that someone would join us. Michael Phipps joined us from the Mansfield OH parkrun. Michael had joined us twice previously, but this was the first time on our winter course.

Michael was also promoting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Michael was also promoting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Michael was also a first-time volunteer, taking the role of parkwalker today. This role is one that anyone can take, providing they are willing to walk the course, and talk with other parkrunners. The role is intended to promote the idea of walking at our events.

Welcome each of you to the parkrun community and/or Osborn MetroPark parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed your Saturday morning, and that you join us again soon!

Milestones & Celebrations

There were no official milestones today (though Justice Foreman is now just one away from away from his 25 milestone), but the following people did reach unofficial milestones. Keith and Patty both finished their 5th parkrun, while Martyn, Katherine, and Justice have volunteered at a parkrun 30, 10, and 5 times, respectively.

Keith has only missed one week since his first parkrun! Wow!

Keith has only missed one week since his first parkrun! Wow!

Patty is also a member of our Core Team. We love your smile, Patty!

Patty is also a member of our Core Team. We love your smile, Patty!

Finishes
5 - Keith Robinson
5 - Patty Richards

Martyn has now completed all major volunteer roles.

Martyn has now completed all major volunteer roles.

Katherine has now been Run Director three times!

Katherine has now been Run Director three times!

Justice has completed more parkruns at Osborn MetroPark than anyone!

Justice has completed more parkruns at Osborn MetroPark than anyone! Is there anyone better to provide the First Timers Welcome?

Volunteers
30 - Martyn Drabik-Hamshare
10 - Katherine Gauthier
5 - Justice Foreman

Well done to both of you in moving closer to your first/next official parkrun milestone.

PBs & Age Category Records

There were three PBs to celebrate this week. Jason Werling, Brianna Cheek (for the second successive week), and Amanda Bowe all beat their previous best times! Amazing! Well done!

This was Jasons first sub-30 minute parkrun!

This was Jason's first sub-30 minute parkrun!

Successive PBs is impressive!

Successive PBs is impressive!

Riker assisted Amanda as one of four barkrunners!

Riker assisted Amanda as one of four barkrunners!

First-timer Laura Cobb set a new age category record! Impressive!

Laura reaches the half-way point.

Laura reaches the half-way point.

W40-44 - Laura Cobb - 28:11

Volunteers

We had a total of 11 volunteers to thank for helping this event go ahead. Katherine Gauthier (10) was Run Director; Justice Foreman (5) provided the First Timers Welcome; Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (27) and Malibu were Marshals; Denise Monske (17) was Timekeeper; Carol Kerslake (12) handed out Finish Tokens; Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (22) was Barcode Scanner; Sherry McDonald (4) and Julie Dively (7) were Tail Walkers; Michael Phipps (1) was parkwalker; while Amanda Bowe (11) 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.

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Post Event

Several of our parkrunners and volunteers met up for coffee and delicious food at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee and gyro consumed at Vine & Olive is well-earned!

Next Week

This Saturday we will be celebrating our FIRST EVER parkrun milestone from a parkrunner that started their parkrun story at Osborn MetroPark. Justice Foreman will be completing his 25th parkrun! Come join us and celebrate with us.

We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark at around 845am for a 9am start. Please 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!

Curt Fleming will be Run Director for the second time. Meanwhile, all other major roles are also filled (though we can always double up if you are interested in working alongside someone). Other roles available include parkwalker and a second Timekeeper.

Curt completed the course with Gibson this week.

Curt completed the course with Gibson this week.

The following weeks have several other roles that remain vacant. We are still looking for a Run Director for 02/18. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #26

Event #26

For our event #26, we had the best possible January weather. It was not too cold, there was no snow, no ice, and no rain, and we had the most awesome group of people! Run Director Martyn was joined by multiple volunteers, some first-timers, lots of keen parkrunners, and FOUR barkrunners! Thank you to everyone for joining us this weekend!

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

The parkrun begins!

The parkrun begins!

One of four barkrunners today!

One of four barkrunners today!

Justice was first finisher today, alongside Simba.

Justice was first finisher today, alongside Simba.

Morgan and Malibu were parkwalkers today!

Morgan and Malibu were parkwalkers today!

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers

There were no tourists today, but we did have a few first-timers.

Troy Moore was our first-time finisher. Troy had previously participated in the Mansfield OH parkrun way back in March of 2018. This is his first parkrun since then - nearly 5 years later! Our only other first-time finisher was Jonathan Merckens. Jonathan volunteered last week, handing out finish tokens, but elected to complete the parkrun this time around. Well done to you both for completing your first parkrun at Osborn MetroPark!

Troy ended the parkrun with an impressive sprint finish.

Troy ended the parkrun with an impressive sprint finish.

Heather and Jonathan Merckens reach the finish.

Heather and Jonathan Merckens reach the finish.

We also have two first-time volunteers. Keith Robinson was our Marshal today, handing out high-fives at the turnaround point, while Elizabeth Satterfield was on barcode scanner duty. Keith has joined us at 4 previous parkruns, though this was Elizabeth's first experience! Thank you both for allowing parkrun to happen. We couldn't do it without your help!

Thanks for being a Marshal, Keith!

Thanks for being a Marshal, Keith!

Elizabeth scans in Beth using the free Virtual Volunteer App.

Elizabeth scans in Beth using the free Virtual Volunteer App.

Welcome each of you to the parkrun community and/or Osborn MetroPark parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed your Saturday morning, and that you join us again soon!

Milestones & Celebrations

There were no official milestones today (though we are only a couple of weeks away from one for our most regular of parkrunners), but the following people did reach unofficial milestones.

Sherry has now completed 10 parkruns! Wow!

Sherry has now completed 10 parkruns! Wow!

Doug wearing lots of bright colors on Tail Walker duty.

Doug wearing lots of bright colors on Tail Walker duty.

Finishes
10 - Sherry McDonald

Volunteers
5 - Doug Hulett

Well done to both of you in moving closer to your first official parkrun milestone.

PBs & Age Category Records

We had four PBs to celebrate this week. Sherry McDonald, Randy Simpson, Brianna Cheek, and Carol Kerslake each beat their previous best times! Amazing!

Brianna smiles at the halfway mark.

Brianna smiles at the halfway mark.

Randy knocked about 4 minutes off his PB!

Randy knocked about 4 minutes off his PB!

Denise and Carol enjoying the walk!

Denise and Carol enjoying the walk!

Sherry even set a new age category record! Incredible

W70-74 - Sherry McDonald - 42:40

Volunteers

We had a total of 8 volunteers to thank for helping this event go ahead. Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (26) was Run Director; Keith Robinson (1) was Marshal; Curt Fleming (3) was Timekeeper; Amy Jones (9) handed out Finish Tokens; Elizabeth Satterfield (1) was Barcode Scanner; Doug Hulett (5) was Tail Walker; Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (21) and Malibu were parkwalkers; while Denise Monske (16) 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.

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Our #HiVizHeroes!

Post Event

Several of our parkrunners and volunteers met up for coffee and delicious food at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee and gyro consumed at Vine & Olive is well-earned!

Next Week

We have had an amazing 45 finishers across the first three weeks of 2023. Can we keep up these impressive numbers for Event #27 this weekend? Please join us to help that happen! We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark at around 845am for a 9am start. Please 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!

All major roles are spoken for, though we can always double up if you are interested in working alongside someone. Other roles are also available, including parkwalker and photographer.

There are also many vacant roles for the following two weeks, including Run Director for 02/04. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #25

Event #25

Our event has now gone ahead on 25 separate occasions. That means that our local parkrunners can now start earning OFFICIAL parkrun milestones! Wow! Despite the cold weather today, we had 14 finishers, many of which were also first-timers at Osborn MetroPark. Several were also parkrun tourists and volunteered at the same time!

3, 2, 1 .... GO!

3, 2, 1 .... GO!

Morgan was Run Director today, in charge of leading the group and organizing the many (15) volunteers. Thank you all for joining us!

Morgan was in charge today!

Morgan was in charge today!

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists & First Time Volunteers

We had FIVE parkrun tourists today! That's the most we've had since our inaugural event, where twenty-three parkrunners joined us.

Four of our tourists were from Lille parkrun in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were Jessica Feutz, Gabrielle Huizinga, Emma Keer, and Meike Rogalla. Between them, they have completed 220 parkruns (admittedly more than half of these are from Emma who has now completed 155 parkruns at 18 locations)! Incredible!

All four of the Lillie tourists volunteered as parkwalkers - one of just two roles you are guaranteed to get a finish credit and a volunteer credit. This was the second time that Gabriella and Emma have visited us, though Jessica and Meike (and Archie) were first-timers! Thanks to each of you for joining us.

Archie with our FIVE parkwalkers.

Archie with our FIVE parkwalkers.

Our other tourist was Geoff Glaab who joined us from Joe Creason parkrun in Louisville, Kentucky, finishing in second place. Geoff completed his 73rd parkrun, at his 12th different location. Geoff also interviewed a few of our volunteers today for the Australian parkrun Adventurers podcast. We will share this once we have the finished product! Geoff also helped us with post-event closedown.

Geoff alongside Jessica and Meike.

Geoff alongside Jessica and Meike.

Aside from our parkrun tourists, we also welcomed three first-timers from the local community who had never participated in a parkrun before. Helen Smith and Brianna Cheek completed the course alongside one another, while Heather Merckens was one of our designated parkwalkers.

First-timers, Helen and Brianna.

First-timers, Helen and Brianna.

In addition to the above, we also had two additional first-time volunteers. Jonathan Merckens handed out Finish Tokens - one of the key roles at the finish line, while Darcy Munden was our Photographer today (most photos in this report were taken by Darcy).

Jonathan handed out Finish Tokens to finishers after they crossed the line.

Jonathan handed out Finish Tokens to finishers after they crossed the line.

Welcome each of you to the parkrun community and/or Osborn MetroPark parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed your Saturday morning, and that you join us again soon!

Milestones & Celebrations

Our parkrun event has reached a milestone today, as 25 is the first milestone for adults (juniors reach their first milestone at 10 events). Appropriately, Geoff Glaab did wear his purple '25' volunteer shirt, though it was a little cold to show it off for the duration of the event.

In terms of unofficial milestones (multiples of 5), we did have a few. Jessica Feutz (20), Emma Keer (155), and Carol Simpson (15) all moved closer to their next parkrun finish milestone. In addition, Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (20) and Denise Monske (15) each moved closer to the first volunteer milestone.

Finishes
155 - Emma Keer
20 - Jessica Feutz
15 - Carol Simpson

Volunteers
20 - Morgan Drabik-Hamshare
15 - Denise Monske

Well done on moving closer to your first/next official parkrun milestone.

PBs & Age Category Records

There was just one PB this week, with Carol Kerslake earning a PB as Tail Walker. Well done, Carol! Not sure if the yellow cone hat is the way to celebrate, though!

Carol reaches the turnaround point.

Carol reaches the turnaround point.

We had no age category records to report this week.

Volunteers

This event was the most volunteers we have ever had, though that is perhaps not surprising given we had 5 parkwalkers! Other roles we had today that aren't always taken included Photographer and First Timers Welcome, while other finishers helped us with close down.

Joyce scans in Martyn using the free Virtual Volunteer app.

Joyce scans in Martyn using the free Virtual Volunteer app.

Our 15 volunteers for this event were as follows; Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (20) was Run Director; Justice Foreman (4) provided the First Timers Welcome; Julie Dively (6) was Marshal; Denise Monske (15) was Timekeeper; Jonathan Merckens (1) handed out Finish Tokens; Joyce Deering (7) was Barcode Scanner; Carol Kerslake (11) was Tail Walker; Jessica Feutz (1), Emma Keer (1), Gabrielle Huizinga (1), Meike Rogalla (1) and Heather Merckens (1) were parkwalkers; and Darcy Mundens (1) was Photographer. In addition, Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (25) helped with Course Set-Up and Results Processing, while Geoff Glaab (1) assisted 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.

Some of our #hivizheroes this week.

Some of our #hivizheroes this week.

Post Event

We enjoyed some delicious food and coffee at Vine & Olive on 250. Appropriately, this was the most amount of parkrunners that have joined us for a post-event coffee so far, with 14 of the 15 volunteers joining us! Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee and gyro consumed at Vine & Olive is well-earned!

We all love meeting at Vine  Olive following a parkrun.

We all love meeting at Vine & Olive following a parkrun.

Next Week

With a combined 29 finishers across the first two weeks of 2023, let's see if we can continue that next week at Event #26. We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark at around 845am for a 9am start. Please 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!

We have several volunteer roles remaining next week, and many vacant roles over the following two weeks. As always, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn about parkrun. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #24

Event #24

This was our first event of 2023, and aside from the slight cold, the conditions were great. There was no rain, no snow, and no wind! If any of those factors were present, perhaps we would not have had quite so many people.

Martyn was our Run Director today, and he was joined by 15 amazing finishers and several awesome volunteers. Thanks everyone for joining us!

The event begins!

The event begins!

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

Keith reaches the turnaround point, and tries to tag-team with Martyn.

Keith reaches the turnaround point, and tries to tag-team with Martyn.

Sherry, give yourself a round of applause!

Sherry, give yourself a round of applause!

Beth and Brian get scanned in by Valerie.

Beth and Brian get scanned in by Valerie.

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists

There were no parkrun tourists today, but we did have several first time finishers.

Chris Seyler was one of our first-timers today, finishing in second place - just one second behind Kyle Roth. That was close!

Chris finishes just behind Kyle.

Chris finishes just behind Kyle.

Linda Wilson also completed a parkrun for the first time, finishing with an impressive time of 38:30. Great job!

Linda reaches the turnaround point with a smile!

Linda reaches the turnaround point with a smile!

All four members of the Hensley family joined us today and completed the course. Well done to Mike, Rachel and the girls! Mike is not new to parkrun, as a former Run Director of our event, as well as a volunteer on two other occasions.

The Hensley family reach the finish line. Well done, all!

The Hensley family reach the finish line. Well done, all!

Welcome each of you to the parkrun community. We hope you all enjoyed your first parkrun, and that you join us again soon!

Milestones & Celebrations

We didn't have any official milestones to celebrate today, but we did have one unofficial milestone.

Kyle Roth finished his 15th parkrun. Of these, 12 have been completed at Osborn MetroPark, while the other three were completed at Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun.

Kyle is first to reach the turnaround point.

Kyle is first to reach the turnaround point.

Finishes
15 - Kyle Roth

Well done on moving closer to the first official parkrun milestone (25).

PBs & Age Category Records

There was just one PB this week, with Brad Roth beating his previous best time by 4 seconds. Great job, Brad!

Brad did a fun turn around the cone - not pictured

Brad did a fun turn around the cone - not pictured

One of our runners also set a new age category record. W Hensley has set a new Best Time for the W10 category. Amazing! Well done!

Our new W10 age category record holder reaches the turnaround point.

Our new W10 age category record holder reaches the turnaround point.

W4-10 - W Hensley - 57:02

Volunteers

It's a known fact that parkrun does not happen without our volunteers. We had 7 awesome volunteers today. A special mention should go out to Tail Walker, Jennifer Cairns, who assisted a parkrunner that was having some trouble towards the start of the event. This person decided not to continue, and was feeling much better after sitting with the rest of the volunteers at the start for a while. Thank you, Jennifer!

All of our #hivisheroes for the event.

All of our #hivisheroes for the event.

Our 7 volunteers for this event were as follows; Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (24) was Run Director; Morgan D-H (19) was Marshal; Missie Huntley (6) was Timekeeper; Denise Monske (14) handed out Finish Tokens; Valerie Deehr (4) was Barcode Scanner; while Kippie Loughlin (2) and Jennifer Cairns (2) were Tail Walkers. 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.

Post Event

We enjoyed some delicious food and coffee at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. Every coffee and gyro consumed at Vine & Olive is well-earned!

Next Week

We started 2023 so well, so let's try to continue that energy through the year (or at least while the weather allows it). Please join us next week at Osborn MetroPark at 9am. We meet near the Frost Center around 845am. Please invite anyone that you know that might be interested; friends, family-members, colleagues, neighbours, etc.

We have a few volunteer roles remaining next week, and many vacant roles over the following two weeks. As always, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn about parkrun. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

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. A morning briefing will then occur around 8:55am. We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark. We hope to see you there!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #23

Event #23

Our last event of 2022 was probably the worst in terms of the weather. It was wet and cold throughout, though fortunately the heaviest rain occurred overnight. Given the extreme weather we had last week (where 40 of the 56 US events were cancelled), we were just happy to be able to go ahead!!
Our parkrunners listen to the Run Directors morning briefing.

Our parkrunners listen to the Run Directors morning briefing.

Despite the cold, several brave parkrunners joined Martyn, who was Run Director for the day. We had a total of 9 finishers, including 2 first-timers, and 6 volunteers. Thanks everyone for joining us!
Mark finished in second place today!

Mark finished in second place today!

Kyle is now on 14 finishes. Great job!

Kyle is now on 14 finishes. Great job!

Beth finishes just ahead of Brian. Both have now completed 11 parkruns.

Beth finishes just ahead of Brian. Both have now completed 11 parkruns.

This was Morgans 39th parkrun. Morgan then completed her 40th the following day at Lillie parkrun!

This was Morgan's 39th parkrun. Morgan then completed her 40th the following day at Lillie parkrun!

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists

One person completed their first ever parkrun this week. Michelle Martinek registered for parkrun years ago, long before we existed, but was thankful to know that an hour long journey was no longer needed! Congratulations on completing your first parkrun, and welcome to the worldwide parkrun community! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Well done for completing your first parkrun, Michelle!

Well done for completing your first parkrun, Michelle!

Michelle wasn't the only new face. We also had two visitors from South Africa. Tristan Babcock and his mother Michelle Babcock were in town for the holidays, as Michelle grew up in Lorain! Michelle helped hand out finish tokens while Tristan ran the course. Tristan is a frequent parkrunner in South Africa, having completed 27 parkrun finishes across 9 events. Tristan's home parkrun is listed as Gilloolys parkrun, though he has actually completed more parkruns at both Homestead Lake parkrun and Atlasville parkrun (8 occasions each).

Tristan and Michelle were happy they were able to join us before they flew home.

Tristan and Michelle were happy they were able to join us before they flew home.

Tristan finished in first place today. He is now proudly an intercontinental parkrunner! Very impressive, Tristan! Our parkrun has also now had parkrunners from four continents; North America (obviously), Europe (England), Oceania (Australia), and Africa!

Everyone was impressed with Tristans finish time. Amazing!

Everyone was impressed with Tristan's finish time. Amazing!

Milestones & Celebrations

We didn't have any official milestones to celebrate today, but we did have some unofficial milestones.

Randy Simpson completed his 5th parkrun and is clearly enjoying the experience!

Randy crosses the line just behind Carol. Keep smiling, both of you!

Randy crosses the line just behind Carol. Keep smiling, both of you!

Meanwhile, we had two volunteers that reached unofficial milestones. Carol Kerslake has now volunteered on 10 occasions, while Julie Dively has volunteered on 5 occasions. Thank you both for your continued support for our event!

Finishes
5 - Randy Simpson

Volunteers
10 - Carol Kerslake
5 - Julie Dively

Well done to each of you on moving closer to the first official parkrun milestone (25).

PBs & Age Category Records

There were no PBs this week, though Tristan did set a new age category record. His finish time of 21:25 is actually our 5th fastest time across all 23 events so far. Tristan is the first finisher in his age category, and we imagine it will take some beating! Great job, Tristan!

M15-17 - Tristan Babcock - 21:25

Volunteers

We are always thankful of our volunteers, but especially when last minute changes are required. Katherine Gauthier and Michelle Babcock both stepped in at the last minute to help ensure our event could go ahead smoothly. Thank you both!!!

Katherine completed the First Timers Welcome, as well as Timekeeping within this poncho.

Katherine completed the First Timers Welcome, as well as Timekeeping within this poncho.

We had 6 volunteers helping out today, with one volunteer helping out for the first time. Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (23) was Run Director; Julie Dively (5) was Marshal; Katherine Gauthier (9) was Timekeeper; Michelle Babcock (1) handed out Finish Tokens; Carol Kerslake (10) was Barcode Scanner; while Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (18) was Tail Walker. 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.

Some of our #hivizheroes this week. Martyn and Carol both sported New Years hats.

Some of our #hivizheroes this week. Martyn and Carol both sported New Years hats.

Post Event

We enjoyed some delicious food and coffee at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event. The hot coffee and tea was all the more enjoyable following the cold conditions of the parkrun!

Next Week

Next week is our first event of 2023. We welcome you all to join us and invite all of your friends, family-members, colleagues, neighbours, etc. Lots of people make New Years Resolutions this time of year, and parkrun can help with so many of them!

There are many parkrun volunteer roles available next week. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn how parkrun works. If you are interested, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page.

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

As always, 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. A morning briefing will then occur around 8:55am. We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark. We hope to see you there!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #22

Event #22

This weekend, for event #22, we had our second ever event using our winter course. Katie Jaegly was our Run Director for the first time, helped out by several other volunteers. By all accounts, Katie did a wonderful job!
Katie completed the Pre-event Course Check alongside new volunteer, Brian Cook, whose main role was Timekeeper. Despite the cold conditions, we had a total of 8 finishers! Well done to each of you for braving the cold and joining us this morning!
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Brian Cook volunteered for the first time.

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Our parkrunners line up at the Start Line.

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists

We had no first-time finishers today, and all of our parkrunners were locals, so no tourists either. Please invite your friends and family to future events!

Milestones & Celebrations

We actually had an official parkrun milestone to celebrate today. Event Director, Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, was a volunteer for the 25th time. However, he did this remotely, as he was tied up with the area's Christmas Bird Count all day. Martyn processed our parkrun results from the comfort of his car at a McDonald's drivethrough on his lunch break. Martyn has earned volunteer credits at each of our 22 events at Osborn MetroPark, while also volunteering twice at Mansfield OH parkrun, and once at his former home parkrun in the UK, Eastleigh parkrun.

We also had a few unofficial parkruns. Beth and Brian Schwartz both completed their 10th parkrun. Meanwhile, June Copper and Katie Jaegly both volunteered for their 5th event.

Finishes
10 - Beth Schwartz
10 - Brian Schwartz

Volunteers
25 - Martyn Drabik-Hamshare
5 - June Copper
5 - Katie Jaegly

Congratulations, Martyn on joining the 25V club, and well done to the rest of you for moving closer to that first milestone!

PBs & Age Category Records

There was one PB this weekend, with Randy Simpson achieving a new fastest time of exactly 47 minutes. Great job, Randy!

There were no new new age category records this weekend!

Volunteers

We had 7 volunteers helping out, with one volunteer helping out for the first time. Katie Jaegly (5) was Run Director; Julie Dively (4) was Marshal; Brian Cook (1) was Timekeeper; June Copper (5) handed out Finish Tokens; Valerie Deehr (3) was Barcode Scanner; Sherry Mcdonald (3) was Tail Walker, while Martyn Drabik-Hamshare completed Results Processing (22). 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 a person has volunteered at Osborn MetroPark parkrun.

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Some of our volunteers and finishers pose for a photo.

 

Next Week

Next Saturday falls on Christmas Eve. Come join us at our first ever Festive Event! Wear your Ugly Sweaters and Santa Hats, and get ready to run in the cold! Most volunteer positions are taken, though if anyone wants to be Run Director, parkwalker, or simply wants to assist another volunteer, please get in contact. You can reach us by using our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or our Facebook page.

As always, 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. A morning briefing will then occur around 8:55am. We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark.

We hope to see you there!

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

~Martyn

 

Osborn MetroPark parkrun #21

Event #21

Event #21 was our first event using our winter course; the Perimeter Path around the soccer fields of Osborn MetroPark. Martyn and Morgan Drabik-Hamshare arrived early to carry out a Pre-event Course Check. On their way round, Martyn had to move this small/medium tree, which had fallen down overnight!
Martyn helps move a small tree as part of the Pre-event Course Check.

Martyn helps move a small tree as part of the Pre-event Course Check.

The weather was actually quite pleasant by the time the rest of the volunteers and parkrunners arrived. Martyn was Run Director, and was joined by several other volunteers who helped coordinate the event. We had a total of 16 finishers, making this our fourth largest parkrun so far, and our largest since August. Thanks everyone for joining us!
It is always nice to see so many motivated people at our start line.

It is always nice to see so many motivated people at our start line.

Read below for some cool stats and photos.

Full results can be found here.

First Timers & Tourists

There was just one first-timer this week. Keith Robinson joined us and finished in sixth place overall. Congratulations on completing your first parkrun, and welcome to the parkrun family!

We hope to see you again soon, Keith!

We hope to see you again soon, Keith!

Milestones & Celebrations

We didn't have any official milestones to celebrate today, but there were two people that reached unofficial milestones.

Justice Foreman completed his 20th parkrun, meaning he is just 5 events away from reaching his first parkrun milestone! All 20 so far have been completed at Osborn MetroPark!

Justice powers to a 20th finish.

Justice powers to a 20th finish.

Amanda Bowe was one of our Tail Walkers, and completed a parkrun for the 10th time, alongside barkrunner, Riker. Amanda has also volunteered on 10 occasions, too!

Amanda (and Riker) crosses the finish line for the 10th time!

Amanda (and Riker) crosses the finish line for the 10th time!

Finishes
20 - Justice Foreman
10 - Amanda Bowe

Volunteers
10 - Amanda Bowe

Well done to you both on moving closer to the next official parkrun milestones (the first ones are 25, 50, and 100, or 10 for juniors).

PBs & Age Category Records

There were an impressive 7 PBs among the 16 finishers. They were Jason Werling, Beth Schwartz, Brian Schwartz, Sherry Mcdonald, Patty Richards, Randy Simpson, and Kippie Loughlin. Whether this is a product of our switch in course, or everyone was just feeling really great this weekend, remains to be seen. Our winter course is flatter and on hard ground, compared to our normal course, which is on softer ground, and has sloped sections. Well done to all of you for improving your times!

Congrats on your PB, Jason!

Congrats on your PB, Jason!

Beth and Brian set new PBs for a second successive week!

Beth and Brian set new PBs for a second successive week!

Patty has now completed 4 parkruns.

Patty displays the feeling of joy when you reach the finish line!

Randy finished the event with a smile!

Randy finished the event with a smile!

Kippies previously volunteered as a Tail Walker.

Kippie previously volunteered as a Tail Walker.

In setting new PBs, Beth Schwartz and Sherry Mcdonald both set new age category records! Incredible!

Sherry celebrates a PB and a new Age Category Record!

Sherry celebrates a PB and a new Age Category Record!

W45-49 - Beth Schwartz - 31:42
W70-74 - Sherry Mcdonald - 45:22

Volunteers

We had 9 volunteers helping out today, with one volunteer helping out for the first time. Martyn Drabik-Hamshare (21) was Run Director; Barb Curran (11) was Marshal; Denise Monske (13) was Timekeeper; Julie Dively (3) handed out Finish Tokens; Joyce Deering (6) was Barcode Scanner; Katherine Gauthier (8) and Carol Simpson (1) were parkwalkers; while Morgan Drabik-Hamshare (17) and Amanda Bowe (10) were Tail Walkers. 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.

Anyone can volunteer as a designated parkwalker.

Anyone can volunteer as a designated parkwalker. Carol took the blue vest for the first time.

#HiVisHeroes

#HiVisHeroes

Post Event

We enjoyed some delicious food and coffee at Vine & Olive on 250. Feel free to join us there after each event.

Next Week

We will continue using our winter course this Saturday. We are still looking for a Run Director, along with a Timekeeper and a Marshal. If you are interested in any of these positions, please get in contact with us via our email address (osbornmetropark@parkrun.com), or using our Facebook page. Course set-up is super easy, with just 4 cones and 4 signs needed, along with hi-visibility vests.

For the following week (Dec 24th), we are short just 1 volunteer. As it will be Christmas Eve, we encourage everyone to wear Santa hats and/or ugly sweaters. We hope to see you there!

Please check out the volunteer roster for future weeks to see where we could use some help!

As always, 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. A morning briefing will then occur around 8:55am. We meet near the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark. We hope to see you there!

~Martyn

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