Laaaa [warming up the vocal chords]
Top of the parkrun morning to you friends!
Ah it’s so good to be here again. I get so excited about parkrun that I wrote a song about it. Grette is going to help me with it. The song is about a runner who gets lost in a crowd and it goes something like this…
Before I start are there any first timers today? And what about visitors from another parkrun? Great to have you here. Can any of you sing or play a musical instrument? We can do with some help.
What about Amelia and Elizabeth Barter, are they here? Amelia and Elizabeth are our latest club 10 members, which means that they are juniors who have done 10 parkruns. Congratulations! Would you like to stay and help us with the chorus. It’s pretty easy.
OK, back to the song. [deep breath. pause]
I should warn parents of young kids that there are some four letter words in this song. Words like jump, race, skip and pateller tendonitis. Just block their ears please.
And BTW Bay City is on tomorrow and so is the Coastal Challenge from Aldinga to North Haven 65km along the beach.
Coming soon in April Clare Valley Half Marathon and our own Conquer the Summit.
OK, this time [nervous mumbling]
Did I tell you that I only learnt to sing last night [pause] from a YouTube video? I did not get time to learn to play this [show harmonica], so this should be interesting.
Two final reminders and we’ll do this song.
One: as always be kind on the trail
Two: it’s our parkrun’s second birthday next week so make sure you allow time for BBQ and mingling after the run. Do bring a friend or two!
Our warm-hearted volunteers this week are:
Brian as usual taking care of the half way flag
Shannon on stopwatch
Tania on finish tokens
Justin on barcode scanning
Kiora on token sorting
Jackson is the marshal
Lucy is behind the camera
Breton Charles is visiting us from the Torrens parkrun to be our tail runner.
Actually guys, could you please come up here and help me with the chorus? It’s very easy.
OK, three, two, one. And!
Oops, I think we’ve run out of time. Let’s just get running instead, shall we.