I went on a parkrun tourism binge in the time between my last proper entry and now - Albury Wodonga was the first I visited (way back on February 14), and as my hamstring was at peak annoyance then, I walked the course as the tail runner and did some photography too.
|Easily my favourite photo of the day.|
It's a very pretty course! If you're ever doing a Melbourne-Sydney trip (or vice-versa), I thoroughly recommend timing it so you can do this parkrun on the way. Of course, you could always do it as a Freedom run!
The course follows the Murray and is an out-and-back course, with about one-third of the course in Victoria. I figured that if I was going to try and complete all the Victorian parkrun courses, that I should complete those that included sections on Victoria too. Of the "old" courses, I still have Inverloch and Mornington to complete, and Traralgon and Warragul only just launched over the past two weekends! Sale, Altona Beach and Castlemaine are confirmed to be launching soon over the coming weeks, so I still have quite a way to go!
|It's a border-crossing parkrun!|
|parkrunners ahead - WAY ahead!|
Unfortunately, there's a pinch point on the course about 400 m courtesy of a bridge. There's really not much that can be done about this as the start point is an area that gives them plenty of space for the 150-250 parkrunners they tend to get (as well as being the best spot with access to parking and toilets).
|219 parkrunners with 5km to go!|