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Running into parkrun summer

SIXTY two runners including nine first timers enjoyed a gentle introduction to summer at Inverloch parkrun event number 66 on Saturday.

Personal bests were hard to come by in the humidity.

Tony O’Connell was paced by Glenn Sullivan to break the 20 minute mark, coming across the finish line in 19:54.

Tony spoke highly of the support on the course and said, “Every single parkrunner I passed encouraged me, it felt amazing.”

The Month for November parkrunner was awarded to Bill Barry who has been with Inverloch parkrun since the course was first tested 15 months ago and it is a pleasure to finally recognise his commitment.

He crossed the line in a blistering 19:45 at event number one and as of today has attended 47 parkruns, 38 of them at Inverloch.

In addition he has contributed nine volunteer stints.

Bill Barry consistently finishes in the top three and currently has an impressive PB of 18:26.

He is always encouraging of other runners and walkers and regularly contributes to our family event by attending with his daughter Paige.

The volunteer of the month was Mark Ryan.
Event number 66, December 5. 2015

Male placings
Bill Barry of South Coast Athletics was first over the line in 18:33 (11th time in 38 appearances).
Cade Whitbourn was second over the line in 19:32 and Tony O’Connellof TXR Runners was third over the line in 19:54.

Female placings
Sarah Lewis of South Coast Athletics was first (fifth overall) over the line in 19:58 (ninth time in nine appearances).
Georgia Burns of Little Athletics was second (eighth overall) in 22:15. Burns has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Heather Lindsay was third in 24:32.

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Inverloch parkrun internet page.

November’s runner; from left, Bill Barry receives his parkrunner of the month award from run director Kat Deny.

November’s runner; from left, Bill Barry receives his parkrunner of the month award from run director Kat Deny.

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