Another record breaking week on Saturday, as we smashed our nationwide attendance record for the second time this month! Numbers were buoyed by Okanagan parkrun who celebrated their 100th event with a whopping total of 152 participants. Congratulations to Bill and his team on reaching the big 100!
Also celebrating his own 100 milestone was Euan Bowman, who we have to thank for establishing parkrun here in Canada! After years of volunteering much more than he got to run, Euan hit his big 100 at Basingstoke parkrun’s 10 year anniversary. Euan set up Basingstoke back in 2008 before moving to Canada, and loved visiting and seeing it “all grown up”! Here he is modelling his very well-deserved volunteer shirt.
It was a beautiful day in Victoria, with Clover Point showing us yet again why it’s in contention to be the most picturesque parkrun in the country. It has stiff competition, though!
The sun was shining on one of our newer parkruns, North Bay, who recruited Tail Walkers with actual tails!
Kanata parkrun noted a lack of English tourists – normally there would be a few in attendance. Apparently there is some sort of soccer competition going on. Elsewhere in the country, one Englishman was sighted.
Nose Hill is in full Stampede mode, as the cowboys and girls take over Calgary. Remember to bring your hat on Saturday!
And finally, Richmond Olympic welcomed their 3rd ‘time travelling’ parkrunner, Mark Musk. Mark ran his home parkrun at Wynnum parkrun, Australia and jumped straight onto a flight from Brisbane to YVR. By crossing the international date line, it’s possible for the most determined parkrunners to clock 2 parkruns in 1 ‘day’.
However, at the airport Mark was informed that there was a flight delay, so resigned himself to missing Richmond Olympic parkrun. But a seamless trip through the Vancouver airport and a generous and keen running colleague who picked him up from the airport saw him arrive in Richmond at 8.58am! Mark follows Allan and Annicea, who have both previously achieved this Trans-Pacific feat.
This week we have some real talk from Tracy Larocque, ED at Frederic Back in Montreal In a time with smartphone addiction and the higher stress and anxiety that comes with it parkrun is needed now more than ever! It’s no joke! The flood of information we receive daily from many different social…
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