Posted on February 16, 2018
City of Bayswater Councillors laced up their sneakers and hit the ground running early on Saturday morning as the Maylands Peninsula Parkrun event kicked off at Clarkson Reserve.
Parkrun events are free, 5km timed runs that take place in local parks around the country every week.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said Parkrun was a great way to start the weekend.
"Parkrun offers the perfect opportunity for my fellow Councillors and I to get out into the community, chat to volunteers and get fit all at the same time.
"The best thing about Parkrun is that it's a free, local event for all ages and abilities. It's on for young and old. There are mums with prams, dogs on a lead as well as some serious athletes - it's completely inclusive.
"The Parkrun event on the Maylands Peninsula is really popular which is not surprising given the stunning surroundings. I understand there were 75 registered runner and walkers on Saturday.
"Parkrun is a great way to stay fit and healthy. I would encourage locals to come down to Clarkson Reserve and give it a go.
"Next weekend marks two years since the Parkrun event began at Maylands Peninsula.
"Parkrun is organised entirely by volunteers and I was really impressed with how smoothly the event ran on Saturday.
"The online barcode system allows you to track your time. It's about challenging yourself. It's you against the clock.
Mayor Dan Bull along with Councillors Stephanie Gray, Elli Petersen-Pik, Filomena Piffaretti, Lorna Clarke and Catherine Ehrhardt were at the event on Saturday.
Parkrun takes place every Saturday from 8am. Participants gather at Clarkson Reserve (access from Clarkson Road), Maylands.
Competitors need to register online to receive a time.
For more information visit www.parkrun.com.au/maylandspeninsula/