A mile run as a family morning – Lääne Elu

Risto Roomet (left) cuddles little Kaspar. Photo: Heinrih Heintalu

Risto Roomet (left) cuddles little Kaspar. Photo: Heinrih Heintalu

On Saturday, the Palivere Mile (1609 meters) cross-country race was held for the 28th time. Kaia Lepik and Kevin Jõesoo were faster in the absolute calculation.

There was a genuine family morning mood at the competition venue. The sun shone through the tall pines, and behind the pines you could see the contours of Pikajalamäe. The main organizer Väino Munskind could not catch his breath for a moment, because in addition to everything else, he also held the microphone in his hand to inform and comment.

“We started in 1995. Then there were 42 participants,” recalled the 67-year-old former runner. “The largest number of participants was at the turn of the millennium, 174 participants.” Later it turned out that this year there were 163 participants. Munskind is from Põlva, but ended up in Läänemaa more than 40 years ago. He set the then Haapsalu district record in the 1500 meter run. Was a physical education teacher at Palivere elementary school and also started promoting football. His son, now 33-year-old Rasmus, also made it to the Estonian beach soccer team. Munskind still trains the quail game today. “I myself have never participated in a mile run. Organizing takes all the time and energy,” he noted.

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