Run Report: Virtual parkrun #4 – 16th May 2020

Despite the cool, damp conditions, we had another really great virtual #notaparkrun on Saturday.
As we've mentioned before, the whole point of these virtual 5ks each week is to keep our Perrigo community in touch, and make sure that we keep up momentum so that when we finally get the green light to put our flag up again, we can literally hit the ground running. And you guys are really setting the tone - we love seeing you all posting your results, and subsequently congratulating and virtual high-fiving each other. This camaraderie and encouragement is truly what I love about our parkrun family!


Firstly, thank you so much to this week's Run Director, Allison Prather. Her taking the helm for our Run Brief meant that I could head out on an early morning hike up in the Methow mountains, where cellphone reception is non-existent (this explains my tail walker pace in the results table).

We had 30 (not)parkrunners this week, including 5 first timers and a huge 12 PBs - that's 40% of you celebrating your best virtual time! Huge congratulations and welcome to all concerned.

Notably, our own speed demon, Dan Metteer, ran his self-proclaimed fastest run in 25 years - finishing his 5k in an amazing 18:37. That's a pace of 5:58 min / mile. I don't think I can achieve that pace for even 100 yards on a downhill, with a strong wing behind me! Many congratulations, Dan - 6 seconds off your official parkrun PB, and almost two minutes off your average time of 20:30. Inspiring stuff!!


Other parkrunners achieving PBs this week were:

Kurt Wilson, visiting from Melton Mowbray parkrun, in 23:21
Joanna Davis, another Melton visitor, in 24:30
Chris Cullen, visiting from Portland's Rock Creek Trail parkrun, in 25:18
Mary Blake Baucher, our very own Event Co-Director, in 26:54
Carlos Figueira in 27:01
Lisa Whittle in 28:59
Chris Drewer in 29:21
Kate Drewer right behind him, in 29:32
Jolanta Thorburn, in 29:55
Jordan Elder in 31:56
Chloe Hoegger in 36:09 - it was definitely those Super Woman socks that did it!


Thank you so much to everyone who cheered each other on, sent us fun photos, and all of you who continue to keep the parkrun conversation going. We really appreciate each and every one of you!!


Amy Ryan





Can't wait to see all your wonderful, smiling faces again on Saturday. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay active.

Love from this parkrun family to yours.

Perrigo parkrun ED