Run Report: Virtual parkrun #6 – 30th May 2020

Thunder bolts and lightening – very very frightening…


That’s right – we were greeted with a big thunder and lightening storm on Saturday morning. It was quite a show and a rare occurrence in Seattle. Obviously, it is not ideal running weather, but we did get a couple of small windows during the day that were thunder, lightening and rain free.

29 hardy runners, walkers and joggers got outside and got their virtual #notaparkrun in. We had participants from:

    Perrigo parkrun (18)
    Melton Mowbray parkrun, UK (4)
    Dishley parkrun, UK
    Long Eaton parkrun, UK
    Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
    Livonia parkrun, Michigan USA
    Rock Creek Trail parkrun, Oregon USA
    Himmel parkrun, Arizona USA
    Okanagan parkrun, Kelowna CANADA

Zoe Muggeson photo

Lynn photo

Congratulations to our 3 fastest male runners. Leading the pack with an incredible time of 18:54 was Dan Metteer. Well done Dan!

With just 4 seconds between them, our 2nd and 3rd fastest male runners were Daniel Swart and John Hoegger, both finishing in under 22 minutes – wow!!

Congratulations to our 3 fastest female runners. Joanna Davis threw down another incredible time of 24:13. How do you do it Joanna? That is amazing! Kelly Lyon King was hot on Joanna’s heels, and clearly Zena Hoegger wanted to twin with John Hoegger as they were the 3rd fastest female and male, respectively. Awesome and adorable, you guys!

John & Zena twinning for 3rd fastest

Big shout out to our amazing tail walker this week – Mike Williams! You are the anchor of virtual parkrun - thank you for bringing us all home safely!! :)

Well done to our five runners who not only went out in the stormy weather but also achieved a PB – Daniel Swart, Kurt Wilson, Jim Pollock, Zena Hoegger & Amanda Nathan!

Thank you everyone for carving out some time to get your virtual run in. Your willingness to participate and support everyone in Perrigo parkrun’s #notaparkrun means the world to us and shows what an amazing community of runners we have built up in just one year. We can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces in person again very soon!

Aimee photo

Jim Pollock photo

Louise photo

Ms Evie Pepper

zena photo

Yours in stride
Mary Blake