Now we are six!

Castlemaine parkrun devotees have celebrated their 273rd parkrun and sixth birthday with some attention-grabbing responses on Saturday May 22.
Stand-out running gear and accessories were a feature of the birthday run that particularly the big volunteer effort that allows the popular weekly event to happen.
Sporting her signature pink wig and sparkling day wear, run director Karina Taylor provided everyone with some fun facts about Castlemaine parkrun.
“While the average weekly headcount is 74, there have been an astounding 20,114 finishes comprising 2684 different people over the six years,” Ms Taylor said.
Parkrun is not a race as such, but rather an opportunity to complete a timed five-kilometre course so participants can improve according to their ability.
“In keeping with this ethic, the average time in this event has been 32 minutes 15 seconds, and there have been 2764 personal best times recorded.” See the Mail for more…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.