After a week off cancelled due to the wild winter weather, we were happy and relieved to be back for the 16th Third Creek Greenway parkrun.
There was still a considerable chill in the air as 13 participants and ‘barkrunner’ Scout lined up to walk, jog or run 5k with us.
The cold was deeply disappointing for tourists Ian and Lisa who had travelled for a weekend away from Washington DC expecting warmer temperatures down south. Despite only being a few degrees warmer than their hometown, both managed the early start and we were delighted to have them join us for a post-parkrun breakfast to hear about their parkrunning experiences in the DC area. For anyone thinking of a visit themselves - the duo highly recommended Roosevelt Island parkrun.
With parts of the course more ice-rink than path, it was all the more credit to regulars Steven and Alex who both recorded personal bests along the course! We love seeing our community progressing towards their personal goals. Parkrun is all about taking part at your own pace and you’ll be supported all the way by the volunteers and your fellow participants.
Plus kudos to Roger for picking this as his first ever parkrun event - we hope to see you again in better temperatures… If you’re new to parkrun or you want to bring a friend, family member or colleague for their first event don’t forget to register for a personalized barcode.
The mystery of the missing token
Our first-place finish token appears to have taken a trip away from our collection… If you’ve accidentally taken a finish token home please do return it to us!
A call for volunteers
Thanks to everyone who volunteered this week - especially Rebecca volunteering for the first time at Third Creek Greenway while her family
We have a full roster for next week but need volunteers over the coming weeks. All the volunteer roles at Third Creek Greenway parkrun are easy, fun, and don’t require a lengthy commitment. You’ll get a briefing about roles at 8:45am and be on site until the tail walker has crossed the line.
If you’re a regular runner with us then we ask you to consider volunteering once every four-six weeks to help give back to the event.
If you’re interested in volunteering at a future event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s parkrun
We are back next week! Don’t forget to register and don’t forget your barcode...
Since launching on October 26 2019, Third Creek Greenway parkrun has had 108 individual finishers and 26 individuals volunteering.