Toowoomba parkrunners at Queens Park after completing the New Year's Day parkrun in Warwick.
Toowoomba parkrunners at Queens Park after completing the New Year's Day parkrun in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Toowoomba parkrunners converge on Warwick

A BUS load of parkrunners from Toowoomba and Gatton took part in 5km runs at Warwick and Stanthorpe this morning.

Trip organiser Robbie Hawkswell said the rules of parkrun allowed participants to go in two parkruns on the one day twice a year, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Each other week in Queensland, it is a 7am Saturday run.

"This is a lovely little course in Warwick,” Hawkswell said.

The first finisher was one of the Toowoomba runners, Will Wade, who took 18 minutes and 11 seconds on the two-lap course in Warwick.

"This is my second time in Warwick,” Wade said.

The Toowoomba and Warwick parkruns have one thing in common, they are at Queens Park but the word on the ground today is that the Toowoomba one is the tougher of the two.

After the Warwick parkrun at 7am today, the group jumped back on a Peters Coaches bus to head to Stanthorpe to join the locals for their second run of the day. Some of the Warwick parkrun regulars also made the trek to Stanthorpe.

Most of the Toowoomba runners started the weekend with 5km at 7am Saturday in a run which averages 300 participants a week.

For Warwick parkrunners, it was 7am Saturday and Sunday this weekend but it will be back to 7am Saturday again in six days time for another 5km run or walk. Assembly point at Queens Park below Warwick Water Rats rugby union field.



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