Shirley Makin at the Miles Onesie parkrun on Saturday July 7, 2018.
Shirley Makin at the Miles Onesie parkrun on Saturday July 7, 2018. Brooke Duncan

Miles runners dress up

Running: The idea of staying wrapped up in a snuggly onesie on a chilly Saturday morning in midwinter is incredibly appealing.

So when Miles parkrun organisers decided to host a onesie parkrun, it sounded like a hit.

Who was to know Saturday was to be an unseasonably warm morning?

But the weather didn't stop runners from dressing up and turning out for their weekly parkrun fix.

Miles parkrun, started in November by resident Kerryn Rabone, now draws 30-50 participants every week.

Rabone said the parkrun was going "very well, for the size of our town”.

"I think our numbers are very consistent, I'm very happy with that, and each week we're seeing new faces,” she said.

Rabone said it was fantastic to see the event grow, which she chalked up to being a good way to kick off the weekend.

"It's a really good way to start the day, whether they have goals or just come out to socialise,” she said.

But it was more than increasing participant numbers that gave Rabone reason to smile, with runners and walkers hitting personal goals.

"As the director, it's so nice to see where people started six months ago and where they are now,” she said.

"I get really proud of them for achieving goals they set out to do.”

The Miles parkrun is held every Saturday at Moraby Park, Miles, from 7am.