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Yamba parkrun celebrates 2nd birthday

parkrun volunteers L-R Chelsie Young, Vicki James, Ding Cassidy, Sarah Cassidy and Gary Bently holding Tokka the dog.

A field of 64 entrants ran, jogged and walked the course around Ford Park last Saturday and vowed to return this Saturday to celebrate our second birthday with coffee cake and a table full of fresh fruit but.. that’s after they complete the course.
Two years ago on the 15th March, 2015 Yamba Parkrun came to life and has moved forward at a rapid rate since that first Saturday.
With a small band of volunteers assisting with either timing, scanning, handing out bar tokens, or just being a tail runner to make sure everyone arrives home safely, they are there for the participants so all can enjoy taking park in the youngest but fastest growing sport in Australia.
Out of the 64, Darren Adams was the first male over the line in a time of 18.7. Darren has made 19 appearances at Yamba Parkrun and in the age group (45 49) he is very consistent and does not seem to slow down. Luis Calvo Martinez came in second in a time of 20.03 (25 29) and although Luis time is only 2 minutes under Darren, it goes to show age does not weary them.
Brooke Eacott (20 24) in her first appearance came home first in 20.30 while Alison Brown (40 44) was not far behind in a quick time of 21.43 and finishing 3rd was Charlotte Holliday in 22.27.
Some interesting facts for all Parkrunners that they need to only register once in their life on the Parkrun website. Registration enables them to participate in any event around the world using the same barcode. If a Parkrunner is found to have a second athlete profile, an alias or has registered their dog, this must be reported to Event support to be removed.
Tom Barnsley