It was a busy weekend for Melbourne Packers who have maintained great commitment and spirit to their running as the festive season hots up.
The Chelsea Bicentennial ParkRun saw Packers Sean and Gayle volunteering. Plenty of Packers lined up and ran. Alex and Ed Gibson both ran sub 22 minutes to land top 10 positions. Fiona Wintle slashed almost half a minute from her PB to be first female across the line in 22.53. Siorcha Creaton also ran a huge PB to run 24.58 and be 4th female overall. Kerrie Gibson cut her PB to shreds with a mighty 25.47. Andrew Creaton ran strongly for his 26.56. Samuel Gibson and Vernon Gibson burst through the 30minute barrier for the first time with their PBs of 29.34 and 29.36.
Meanwhile on Saturday night, three Packers raced in a trail event at Lysterfield Lake. In the 6.4km race, Sean came 3rd outright in 23.50. Gayle Evengelista raced her longest event yet and pranced up and down the hills and technical trails for an impressive 51.01. She was even able to outrun a giant kangaroo (supposedly taller than her coach!) and leap over a deadly snake (she was more concerned about squashing the snake than the snake biting her!). Simon Glendenning made easy work of the demanding 12.1k course coming 8th in a slick 46.45.
On Sunday morning 6 Packers rolled around the Edithvale and Mordialloc trails on our recently started SUNDAY LONG RUN. Later on Sunday 21 Packers and their families rocked up to Trinity Park in Chelsea for a BBQ, with live Brazilian music keep everyone on their toes.