Community run marks birthday

June 29, 2017

Super runners: parkrun regulars and volunteers Terry and Jackie Vogel on the course.

Pounding the path: Cobram parkrunners on a recent event.

Superheroes of all sizes and colours will be charging through Cobram’s parklands on Saturday morning as Cobram parkrun celebrates its first birthday.

Cobram parkrun began on July 2 last year, with events running each Saturday morning — although there was a short hiatus late last year due to the Murray River flooding.

Since then, more than 691 people have completed more than 2427 parkruns, covering a distance of more than 12135km.

Participants have recorded more than 560 personal best times.

People are being encouraged to dress up and join the festivities, with a cake being made by Cafe 3641 and donated by the Kelly family.

parkrun is a free event held every Saturday morning, where people walk or run a 5km course around Quinn Island, starting from Thompsons Beach at 7.50am.

The female record is held by Brooke Williams, who recorded a time of 00:19:43 on July 9, 2016 (event number two), and also recorded a time of 00:19:43 on July 16, 2016 (event number three).

The male record is held by Graham Bergroth who recorded a time of 00:17:35 on December 10 (event number 12). The age grade course record is held by Stacey Van Deuren who recorded 87.14 per cent (21:39) on December 31 (event number 15).

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