by Kerstin Pepper: Run Director
We enjoyed a dry, mid-50s, cloudy fall day on Saturday morning - perfect weather to attract 34 parkrunners to Perrigo.
We were happy to welcome 5 first timers, and celebrated 7 new personal bests - well done, everyone! Yet another great morning, and a really nice group at coffee afterwards, too.
Personal Bests (PBs)
Simon Jenness not only achieved his 5th PB at his 7th Perrigo parkrun, but he also managed to break the course record in his age category. 24:40 is now the time to beat for the Under 10s - many congratulations, Simon!
Jorge Besada was the only parkrunner with more than 10 Perrigo parkruns under his belt, to achieve a PB this week. At his 13th parkrun, Jorge achieved his 7th PB in 23:04 - great work, Jorge.
Matt Williams managed a PB of 20:54 at his second Perrigo parkrun, to finish in 4th place. Awesome job, Matt!
Yi Tyan Tsai achieved her 4th PB at her 6th Perrigo parkrun, to be the first female across the line this week, in 26:27. Well done, Yi Tyan!
Tadek Dul has an ambition to achieve a PB at every single one of his parkruns. He's well on track, achieving his 3rd PB at his 4th Perrigo parkrun. 28:44 is your time to beat next week, Tadek!
Elliott Gaskins, accompanied by gorgeous Rocky, achieved yet another PB this week. Great job finishing in 30:02 this week, Elliott!
Tali Yehuda achieved a PB of 32:58 at her third Perrigo parkrun. Excellent improvement, Tali!
John Hoegger finished in 9th position on his 9th run worldwide.
Lisa Johnson ran for the 10th time worldwide (all at Perrigo).
Jennifer Marshall finished in 23rd position at Perrigo's 23rd event.
Dan Metteer ran for the 10th time worldwide (all at Perrigo).
Kevin Sorensen achieved a "Groundhog" by finishing in the same time (21:22) at consecutive events at the same location.
Our top Perrigo "parkrun passionistas" (i.e. those parkrunners who have run the most parkruns, all at the same event) are currently Jeff Mitchell (17) and Kevin Sorensen (16). Thanks for always showing up, guys!
And finally...a very warm parkrun welcome to our 5 first timers this week: Mike Mertens; Lars Schneider; Theresa Tonev; Rose Skeem and Kate Sorensen. We were so happy to meet you all, and will look forward to getting to know you better at all your future parkruns with us!
Reminder - Thanksgiving "bonus" parkrun
Don't forget that we will be having our first parkrun Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Come and join us at the red barn for a 9am start. Please do invite all your visiting family and friends too - just make sure they register at parkrun.us/register, and bring their printed barcodes with them!
Thank you so much to our amazing volunteers this week: Kerstin Pepper; Dean Faber; Mary Blake; Evie Pepper; Damyan Pepper; Kevin Sorensen and Kate Sorensen. Without our volunteers, parkrun cannot exist. If you are enjoying your weekly run with your new parkrun friends, please consider volunteering - check out the future roster at https://www.parkrun.us/perrigo/futureroster/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you see any dates and/or roles that appeal to you.
That's a wrap for this week. Until next time...
Your Enthusiastic Event Director