The one with all the personal records… Run Report #7

There must have been something in the air on the crisp first Saturday of December as eight participants set personal records at the latest Third Creek Greenway parkrun!

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That’s the great thing about parkrun is that it’s just you against your own results. You can either take it comfortably or push yourself. Or in the case of Joe and Alex, accidentally push each-other because you’re too polite to admit to your fellow runner that this is not your usual pace...

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Among our regular participants, impressive personal records were set by Nancy, Rebecca (with ‘barkrunner’ Pepper) and Stephen (plus ‘barkrunner’ Maisie). 

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And weeks after two Carson-Newman track stars set our course record of 17:09, P Mark knocked several minutes off his previous result to set the ‘Carson-Newman Faculty Record’! 

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Diane shaved four minutes from her previous time which kept tail walker Meredith on her toes! We suspect because she was on her way to a second 5k later that morning at Cruze Farm Dairies (a family tradition). We’d all run faster for ice-cream right? 

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We had just the one first timer this week but Ron made a huge impression - not only the first-finisher but clocking a time well under 20 minutes! What a great way to finish your first parkrun.

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We love seeing you guys out each week enjoying yourself and making the most of Knoxville’s beautiful greenways. We couldn’t put on our events without volunteers so a huge thanks to our ‘high-vis heroes’  who created a wonderfully supportive atmosphere this weekend, particularly Max who was volunteering for the first time.

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’d like to volunteer at a future event please email

Since launching on October 26 2019, Third Creek Greenway parkrun has had 79 individual finishers and had 17 individuals volunteering.

We are back next Saturday at 9am. Don’t forget to register and don’t forget your barcode...

See you then!

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