The first Singleton Parkrun since July 31 was held on Saturday morning with 58 participants enjoying the sunshine and a water free track

The first Singleton Parkrun since July 31 was held on Saturday morning with 58 participants enjoying the sunshine and a water free track.

COVID-19 restrictions had closed the popular event since July but the regulars returned with great enthusiasm and enjoyed the catch up with their running mates.

In addition to the ongoing pandemic flood waters, that have twice impacted Cook Park in the last month, have receded and thanks to a big clean-up everything is pretty good despite the inundation.

Singleton Council staff have been working hard to get the parks affected by the floodwaters operational again removing debris and mud.

In addition to the flood clean-up just keeping up with the grass cutting is proving a challenge - as most gardeners would attest. Although last week's warm, dry, weather proved ideal grass cutting conditions.

SANTA RUN: Harriet Schippers is dressed for the occasion in her Santa suit at the return of the Singleton Parkrun.

SANTA RUN: Harriet Schippers is dressed for the occasion in her Santa suit at the return of the Singleton Parkrun.

To catch up on all their missed Saturday morning runs this year the parkrun organisers will be holding the parkrun on Christmas morning and again on New Years Day.

TIMING: Participants in the parkrun enjoyed good conditions with warmer weather and plenty of green grass underfoot.

TIMING: Participants in the parkrun enjoyed good conditions with warmer weather and plenty of green grass underfoot.

The first day of 2022 may prove a challenge if some of the participants like a good New Year's revel.

Happy running to everyone.