Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Plea to Drive Safely One of Parkrun's Fine Virtues

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Plea to Drive Safely One of Parkrun's Fine Virtues

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THE year is only one day old but the one thing that has stood out so far for me is the road safety message to parkrunners in Warwick just before 7am yesterday.

The Warwick parkrun was at 7am and the Stanthorpe one was down for an 8.30am start but a Stanthorpe official spoke out before the start in Warwick about no one rushing between centres for the start at Stanthorpe.

The runners in the lead bunch had all completed their Warwick parkrun within 30 minutes but the slower runners and walkers are as much a part of parkrun as the first-finishers.

The Stanthorpe official stressed that they would accommodate every runner/walker who wanted to do two 5km events on the one day.

The message was to drive carefully between the centres and really in holiday time and for that matter anytime, driving safely is just so important.

Reminds me of rushing back from Brisbane but still within the speed limits for a defensive driving course 30-odd years ago and overtaking between the gap and Aratula when I probably wouldn't have if not rushing. …

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