Pieter DeVries sports his Movember moustache as he participates in the Nov. 30 Shawnigan Hills parkrun. (Celine Xi photo)

Pieter DeVries sports his Movember moustache as he participates in the Nov. 30 Shawnigan Hills parkrun. (Celine Xi photo)

Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Nov. 30

Seven personal bests set in chilly conditions

As Shawnigan Hills parkrun hit double figures last Saturday, the temperature certainly did not. Struggling to place the course signs into the frozen ground, we were, however, all set to go by 9 a.m. and the small field of 16 parkrunners who braved the weather eagerly awaited a prompt start.

The route is the same 5km course every week, a scenic loop starting and finishing on Shawnigan Hills running track and weaving its way through the Shawnigan Lake School campus.

The two first-timers who took part, regular marshal Tracey Boulter and Tiffany Newman, finished strong, and ever-present Pieter DeVries achieved his third first placing in 23:43, one of seven personal-best times.

Other personal-best highlights include Emma Croasdale, back after a two-week break, in securing third place with 27:38, whilst junior runner Jiarui Li continued his good form with a time of 28:33 leading home his dad, Tai Li, who recorded 31:04.

Some of the runners also secured multiple-use barcodes after Jeff Wright brought his laminator.

Into the busy month of December and we are in need of volunteers for the event on Saturday Dec. 14, 21 and 28. Anyone who can help marshalling, please email Mark at shawniganhills@parkrun.com.

Register now at www.parkrun.ca/register. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or simply come and watch — it’s up to you. Be a part of the community, make new friends and socialize — we meet at Shawnigan Coffee House post-run after each event. It is a great way to start the weekend.

Next run: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

– Mark Swannell, organizer

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