run report #367, 08.12.2018

385 runners and walkers gathered to circumnavigate Lake Albert Park on a hot and humid morning. Perspiration and inspiration!

Bonus parkruns!
A reminder that we have two exciting events coming up, a special event at 9am on Christmas Day and another special event at 8am on New Year's Day. All other Saturdays as normal (8am). New Years day is the only day of the year where you can be recorded at two parkruns on the one day. We've coordinated our start with Maribyrnong parkrun such that you can do our event at 8am and then drive over the rivers to do Maribyrnong parkrun at 9.30am. There is no obligation to do both parkruns on New Years Day, the opportunity is there if you want it.

Check out the Facebook event pages for all the details:
Christmas Day (9am) parkrun
New Years Day (8am) parkrun

Thank you to this week's volunteers

Paula Harris organised us with the help of: John ANDREW, Andrew BARLOW, Daniel BARLOW, Peter BEARSLEY, Jackie CANT, Teresa & Ian CHONG, Sarah FLYNN, Tony GUTTMANN, Nisha KHOT, Janice MERRETT, Matthew RICHARDSON, Janet ROBINSON, Adrian SHIEL, Susan SLY, Caroline SUDER, David SUDER, Gabriele SUDER, Clinton SWEET, Joanne WATKINS and Monica WONG. Love your work, orange peeps!

Milestones, PBs and Best Wishes

Congratulations to Janet Robinson who has volunteered 25 times. For Janet that is about once for every 7 parkruns finished – a terrific average. Janet volunteers often as a barcode scanner. Thank you Janet for valuable contribution to Albert Melbourne parkrun.

Congratulations to Hayley Nicholls on her 100th run. We are honoured to host your hundredth, Hayley, because you run all over the country! And you always put in a top effort: your times have a 4 minute range! We wish you many more running adventures around the countryside :)

Congratulations Matthew Tonini on completing 50 parkruns. Matthew only began in February 2017 and run 43 times here at Albert Melbourne. Matthew has volunteered 6 times as well which is terrific. Well done Matthew on your allround involvement in parkrun.

Congratulations to Poornima Premaratna on completing 50 parkruns. Poornima began parkrun back in 2015 and volunteered once. Well done Poornima on your parkrun journey to date.

There were 31 PBs this week.

Well done to our post-100 PBs.

First, Sally Morgan on her 117th run came in at 26:42. Cool running on a sweaty day!
Second, Matt Thomsen on his 107th at 26:59. Hurrah!

Welcome First Timers

There were 73 newcomers on the first of summer visited with us. 23 were parkrun first timers, 50 were parkrun tourists. Do come again!

Photos

Photos from this week: view on our Facebook page.

Volunteers needed in coming weeks

Volunteers make parkrun happen. To volunteer:

• Add your name to the volunteer roster at Future Roster or

• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for
volunteer role to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com or

• Place your name on the clipboard at parkrun on Saturday. The clipboard will be located either near the barcode scanners or with a volunteer gathering names.

If you need to withdraw your name from the volunteer roster, PLEASE e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com . Steps can then be made to find a replacement volunteer.

As a guide, aim to volunteer once for every 8-10 parkruns you run or walk.

Aim to arrive by 7.45 for critical pre-event briefings

At 7.45, parkrunners new to parkrun or to Albert Melbourne receive a special 'first timers' briefing on the layout of the course and the way your time is recorded.

At 7.50, everyone receives a general briefing covering any changes to course or conditions, gentle reminders to self-seed, stay left and be courteous to other lake users and celebrations of parkrun milestones (e.g. 50, 100 or 250 parkruns, 25 volunteering efforts).

No printed barcode = No result = No exceptions

PRINTED barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. You can print paper barcodes after your once-off registration; you can preserve barcodes by laminating them. Durable plastic keytags and elastometric wristbands are also available (see below for links).

DO NOT request a scan of your barcode from your phone because the scanners do not read mobile phones or other screens.

Please DO NOT ASK for an exception to the printed barcode rule. Our volunteers have no authority to record your time without a barcode.

No-one leaves the parkrun precinct with a plastic finishing token

Always hand in the token when your barcode is scanned. Always hand in the token if you do not have a barcode. Always hand in the token !!

Safety first for runners and all park users: parkrun is a run or walk, not a race

Safety is a primary consideration and expectation of all park users, be they runners, walkers, dogs, rowers or swans.

For your safety and the safety of others:

• TURN UP ON TIME and SELF-SEED at the start of the event: sub-20 minute runners in the front row; walkers to the rear; everyone else sensibly arranged in between;

• KEEP TO THE LEFT ALWAYS;

• GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING PEDESTRIANS, RUNNERS AND OTHER PARK USERS;

• AVOID OVERTAKING near the Carousel, (1km), just past halfway (2.6km), at the northern end of the lake (around 4 km) and in front of the rowing sheds at halfway and near the finish; and

• running with ONE dog is allowed (but not two or more). Keep the dog on a SHORT leash. You are solely responsible for making sure that your dog or the dog's lead does not touch or tangle other other runners, walkers, swans or park users.

CAN I RUN WITH A PUSHER OR BUGGY AT ALBERT MELBOURNE parkrun? Yes, but please take care of other runners around you. If running or walking with a baby pusher, you are solely responsible for making sure that the pusher does not touch or impede other parkrunners, walkers or park users. If possible, start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners. Do not attempt to overtake on narrow parts of the course. Only the runner pushing, not the seated child, can register as a finisher. Please note that in parkrun you are allowed to run or walk with a dog or a pusher, but not both at the same time.

At all times, be courteous to rowers moving their boats near the edge of the lake or rowing sheds.

Peak breeding season for black swans extends from June to December. Runners and walkers, particularly those who have dogs, please be careful of our feathered friends and their young chicks.

Post-run coffee

Join us for a coffee or breakfast after parkrun at Carousel (the cafe we run past beside the lake, near the 1km mark) or Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street).

Parking

• Free parking within a 5 - 10 minute walk from parkrun in Canterbury Road, Albert Road, Clarendon St and Moray St (but read parking signs carefully).
• Car park adjacent to lake: flat fee of $5.20, payable by credit card.

parkrun On-line Merchandise

For parkrun-themed activewear check out Wiggle, parkrun's global partner for parkrun branded items. Proceeds from all parkrun merchandise sold through Wiggle are re-invested in parkrun, as the organisation is not-for-profit. Check out the store
at http://www.wiggle.com/parkrun

Preserve your barcode by:
* Laminating a barcode to keep it sturdy; OR
* Ordering a durable
plastic key tag; OR
* Ordering a elastomeric
wristband from Bentlogic.

Twitter - You can also follow us on Twitter. @albertparkrunau
Instagram - You can also follow us on Instagram. @albertmelbourneparkrun

What's coming up? Join the parkrun team in these events

Two Bays Trail Run
Date: Sunday, 13 January, 2019
Location: Dromana to Cape Schanck (and back?)
Distances: 28km or 56km
Website: <a href="http://www.twobaystrailrun.com/"

This parkrun report was written by Felicity Jenkins and published by Scott Watkins.

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to include
in the run reports (announcements, special shout outs, birthdays etc
etc) - email

albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com.

See you on Saturday 15 December 2018 for Albert Melbourne parkrun #368.

Please gather by 7.45 am for the first timers briefing ahead of the general pre-event briefing and milestone celebrations at 7.50 am.

 

run report #366, 01.12.2018

Parkrunners. Summer running is at hand (foot?) Loved to see you out on the trail for parkrun number 366 (our Leap run?)

Thank you to this week's volunteers

Joanne Watkins lead 428 runners and walkers with her team of Jusuf AGIL, Jo BUCKLE, Warrick BURGESS, Teresa CHONG, Stephanie CHUNG, Debbie COLLINS, Ross GLEN, Wendy GLEN, Katie HOAD, Mark KANI, Louise KEENAN, Alexandra MERRETT, Noah OCKWELL, Yvette RADAS, Beatrice ROBERTS, Nicole SCHROEN, Jane SINCLAIR, Susan SLY, Clinton SWEET and Lucy TAYLER.

Milestones, PBs and Best Wishes

Pregnancy, parkrun and childbirth – here's a straight forward strategy to combine all three: simply volunteer lots when pregnant and complete your 50th parkrun after resuming exercise with newborn. Congratulations to Beatrice Roberts on completing an amazing treble – 50 parkruns, 25 volunteering efforts and the birth of the best-looking parkrunner at Albert Melbourne – Matilda. Such a cutie! Congratulations Beatrice on all three achievements but especially on becoming a Mum.

Congratulations to Sarah Neild on completing 50 parkruns last week at Curl Curl parkrun in New South Wales. Sarah is a recent arrival to Albert Melbourne after a stellar career at Burnham and Highbridge parkrun in the UK where Sarah has already volunteered a whopping 25 times. Welcome to parkrunning in Melbourne. And well done on your mighty contribution to parkrun globally.
Congratulations to Sam Song on completing 50 parkruns. Sam began parkrun in May 2017 and has run 45 of his 50 parkruns here at Albert Melbourne. A spy tells us that Sam is a huge volunteer in his St Kilda Church community and regularly runs marathons for charity - his goal is to get to 100 marathons. Long may he run!

Congratulations to James Brandis on completing 50 parkruns. James began parkrun back in November 2016 and completed 44 parkruns at Albert Melbourne. James has also volunteered 3 times. He and his crew have also been out and about this last year running at events like the Heathcote Rail Trail run. Great work on the trail. Keep on running.

Congratulations to Ben Clayton on completing his 50th parkrun. Ben is a visitor to Albert Melbourne in town for a Salvation Army Conference. Thanks for sharing your milestone with us.

There were 43 PBs this week.

Hurrah for Ziyi Zhang who ran a PB of 34:10. Congratulations for your progress from walking 5km until now!!

Well done to Christine Ewert who achieved a PB on her 207th run of 30:55. You are an inspiration for all of us week in week out!
Welcome First Timers

There were 113 newcomers on the first of summer. 26 were parkrun first timers, 87 were parkrun tourists. Welcome one and all - please come join us again soon.

Photos

Thanks to Jusuf Agil for trying out his new camera on us: view on our Facebook page.

Volunteers needed in coming weeks

Volunteers make parkrun happen. To volunteer:

• Add your name to the volunteer roster at Future Roster or

• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for
volunteer role to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com or

• Place your name on the clipboard at parkrun on Saturday. The clipboard will be located either near the barcode scanners or with a volunteer gathering names.

If you need to withdraw your name from the volunteer roster, PLEASE e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com . Steps can then be made to find a replacement volunteer.

As a guide, aim to volunteer once for every 8-10 parkruns you run or walk.

Aim to arrive by 7.45 for critical pre-event briefings

At 7.45, parkrunners new to parkrun or to Albert Melbourne receive a special 'first timers' briefing on the layout of the course and the way your time is recorded.

At 7.50, everyone receives a general briefing covering any changes to course or conditions, gentle reminders to self-seed, stay left and be courteous to other lake users and celebrations of parkrun milestones (e.g. 50, 100 or 250 parkruns, 25 volunteering efforts).

No printed barcode = No result = No exceptions

PRINTED barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. You can print paper barcodes after your once-off registration; you can preserve barcodes by laminating them. Durable plastic keytags and elastometric wristbands are also available (see below for links).

DO NOT request a scan of your barcode from your phone because the scanners do not read mobile phones or other screens.

Please DO NOT ASK for an exception to the printed barcode rule. Our volunteers have no authority to record your time without a barcode.

No-one leaves the parkrun precinct with a plastic finishing token

Always hand in the token when your barcode is scanned. Always hand in the token if you do not have a barcode. Always hand in the token !!

Safety first for runners and all park users: parkrun is a run or walk, not a race

Safety is a primary consideration and expectation of all park users, be they runners, walkers, dogs, rowers or swans.

For your safety and the safety of others:

• TURN UP ON TIME and SELF-SEED at the start of the event: sub-20 minute runners in the front row; walkers to the rear; everyone else sensibly arranged in between;

• KEEP TO THE LEFT ALWAYS;

• GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING PEDESTRIANS, RUNNERS AND OTHER PARK USERS;

• AVOID OVERTAKING near the Carousel, (1km), just past halfway (2.6km), at the northern end of the lake (around 4 km) and in front of the rowing sheds at halfway and near the finish; and

• running with ONE dog is allowed (but not two or more). Keep the dog on a SHORT leash. You are solely responsible for making sure that your dog or the dog's lead does not touch or tangle other other runners, walkers, swans or park users.

CAN I RUN WITH A PUSHER OR BUGGY AT ALBERT MELBOURNE parkrun? Yes, but please take care of other runners around you. If running or walking with a baby pusher, you are solely responsible for making sure that the pusher does not touch or impede other parkrunners, walkers or park users. If possible, start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners. Do not attempt to overtake on narrow parts of the course. Only the runner pushing, not the seated child, can register as a finisher. Please note that in parkrun you are allowed to run or walk with a dog or a pusher, but not both at the same time.

At all times, be courteous to rowers moving their boats near the edge of the lake or rowing sheds.

Peak breeding season for black swans extends from June to December. Runners and walkers, particularly those who have dogs, please be careful of our feathered friends and their young chicks.

Post-run coffee

Join us for a coffee or breakfast after parkrun at Carousel (the cafe we run past beside the lake, near the 1km mark) or Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street).

Parking

• Free parking within a 5 - 10 minute walk from parkrun in Canterbury Road, Albert Road, Clarendon St and Moray St (but read parking signs carefully).
• Car park adjacent to lake: flat fee of $5.20, payable by credit card.

parkrun On-line Merchandise

For parkrun-themed activewear check out Wiggle, parkrun's global partner for parkrun branded items. Proceeds from all parkrun merchandise sold through Wiggle are re-invested in parkrun, as the organisation is not-for-profit. Check out the store
at http://www.wiggle.com/parkrun

Preserve your barcode by:
* Laminating a barcode to keep it sturdy; OR
* Ordering a durable
plastic key tag; OR
* Ordering a elastomeric
wristband from Bentlogic.

Twitter - You can also follow us on Twitter. @albertparkrunau
Instagram - You can also follow us on Instagram. @albertmelbourneparkrun

What's coming up? Join the parkrun team in these events

Two Bays Trail Run
Date: Sunday, 13 January, 2019
Location: Dromana to Cape Schanck (and back?)
Distances: 28km or 56km
Website: <a href="http://www.twobaystrailrun.com/"

This parkrun report was written by Felicity Jenkins and published by Scott Watkins.

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to include
in the run reports (announcements, special shout outs, birthdays etc
etc) - email

albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com.

See you on Saturday 8 December 2018 for Albert Melbourne parkrun #367.

Please gather by 7.45 am for the first timers briefing ahead of the general pre-event briefing and milestone celebrations at 7.50 am.

 

run report #365, 24.11.2018

We're nearing the end of the year - the weather is patchy, but soon it will be uniformly warm. Enjoy the cool weather while it lasts!

Thank you to this week's volunteers

For Parkrun 365,Jo Buckle lead 219 runners and walkers with her team of Stephanie ARMSTRONG, Warrick BURGESS, Ed CHAN, Sam COOKE, Steve MARSHALL, Alexandra MERRETT, Sandra MURPHY, Roy PHILLIPS, Beatrice ROBERTS, Sally SMITH, Georgina TILLER, Jessica VALENTINE, Sue VIDLER, Joanne WATKINS, Scott WATKINS and Monica WONG.

Milestones, PBs and Best Wishes

Congratulations to Debbie Phillips on completing 50 parkruns. Debbie started parkrun in February 2017 and has run 49 of her parkruns here. Debbie has also volunteered three times. Well done Debbie on your parkrun journey to date.

Congratulations to Pablo Almendras on completing 50 parkruns. Pablo has run 41 times at ALebrt Melbourne after starting parkrun back in 2016. Pablo has also volunteered twice along the way. Well done Pablo on your parkrun achievement.

Congratulations to Cassie Saville on completing 50 parkruns, all run at this venue. Cassie began parkrun four years ago and volunteered once as photographer. Well done Cassie.

There were 19 PBs this week.

Congratulations to Deb Shuffler who ran a new PB on her 168th run in 28:14. That shows great persistence and enjoyment of running. Hurrah!

Well done to Pablo Almendras who did the elusive - a PB on a milestone. 19:52 on his 50th. Cool running!
Welcome First Timers

There were 12 First Timers at Albert Melbourne this week, all of them doing parkrun for the first time. Welcolme all!

Photos

Our weekly photos: view on our Facebook page.

Volunteers needed in coming weeks

Volunteers make parkrun happen. To volunteer:

• Add your name to the volunteer roster at Future Roster or

• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for
volunteer role to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com or

• Place your name on the clipboard at parkrun on Saturday. The clipboard will be located either near the barcode scanners or with a volunteer gathering names.

If you need to withdraw your name from the volunteer roster, PLEASE e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com . Steps can then be made to find a replacement volunteer.

As a guide, aim to volunteer once for every 8-10 parkruns you run or walk.

Aim to arrive by 7.45 for critical pre-event briefings

At 7.45, parkrunners new to parkrun or to Albert Melbourne receive a special 'first timers' briefing on the layout of the course and the way your time is recorded.

At 7.50, everyone receives a general briefing covering any changes to course or conditions, gentle reminders to self-seed, stay left and be courteous to other lake users and celebrations of parkrun milestones (e.g. 50, 100 or 250 parkruns, 25 volunteering efforts).

No printed barcode = No result = No exceptions

PRINTED barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. You can print paper barcodes after your once-off registration; you can preserve barcodes by laminating them. Durable plastic keytags and elastometric wristbands are also available (see below for links).

DO NOT request a scan of your barcode from your phone because the scanners do not read mobile phones or other screens.

Please DO NOT ASK for an exception to the printed barcode rule. Our volunteers have no authority to record your time without a barcode.

No-one leaves the parkrun precinct with a plastic finishing token

Always hand in the token when your barcode is scanned. Always hand in the token if you do not have a barcode. Always hand in the token !!

Safety first for runners and all park users: parkrun is a run or walk, not a race

Safety is a primary consideration and expectation of all park users, be they runners, walkers, dogs, rowers or swans.

For your safety and the safety of others:

• TURN UP ON TIME and SELF-SEED at the start of the event: sub-20 minute runners in the front row; walkers to the rear; everyone else sensibly arranged in between;

• KEEP TO THE LEFT ALWAYS;

• GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING PEDESTRIANS, RUNNERS AND OTHER PARK USERS;

• AVOID OVERTAKING near the Carousel, (1km), just past halfway (2.6km), at the northern end of the lake (around 4 km) and in front of the rowing sheds at halfway and near the finish; and

• running with ONE dog is allowed (but not two or more). Keep the dog on a SHORT leash. You are solely responsible for making sure that your dog or the dog's lead does not touch or tangle other other runners, walkers, swans or park users.

CAN I RUN WITH A PUSHER OR BUGGY AT ALBERT MELBOURNE parkrun? Yes, but please take care of other runners around you. If running or walking with a baby pusher, you are solely responsible for making sure that the pusher does not touch or impede other parkrunners, walkers or park users. If possible, start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners. Do not attempt to overtake on narrow parts of the course. Only the runner pushing, not the seated child, can register as a finisher. Please note that in parkrun you are allowed to run or walk with a dog or a pusher, but not both at the same time.

At all times, be courteous to rowers moving their boats near the edge of the lake or rowing sheds.

Peak breeding season for black swans extends from June to December. Runners and walkers, particularly those who have dogs, please be careful of our feathered friends and their young chicks.

Post-run coffee

Join us for a coffee or breakfast after parkrun at Carousel (the cafe we run past beside the lake, near the 1km mark) or Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street).

Parking

• Free parking within a 5 - 10 minute walk from parkrun in Canterbury Road, Albert Road, Clarendon St and Moray St (but read parking signs carefully).
• Car park adjacent to lake: flat fee of $5.20, payable by credit card.

parkrun On-line Merchandise

For parkrun-themed activewear check out Wiggle, parkrun's global partner for parkrun branded items. Proceeds from all parkrun merchandise sold through Wiggle are re-invested in parkrun, as the organisation is not-for-profit. Check out the store
at http://www.wiggle.com/parkrun

Preserve your barcode by:
* Laminating a barcode to keep it sturdy; OR
* Ordering a durable
plastic key tag; OR
* Ordering a elastomeric
wristband from Bentlogic.

Twitter - You can also follow us on Twitter. @albertparkrunau
Instagram - You can also follow us on Instagram. @albertmelbourneparkrun

What's coming up? Join the parkrun team in these events

Carman's Womens FunRun
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Distances: 5, 10 and 21.1km and Girl's Mini Run
Website: <a href="http://carmanswomensfunrun.com.au/event-details/"

This parkrun report was written by Felicity Jenkins and published by Scott Watkins.

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to include
in the run reports (announcements, special shout outs, birthdays etc
etc) - email
albertmelbourneoffice@parkrun.com.

See you on Saturday 1 December 2018 for Albert Melbourne parkrun #366.

Please gather by 7.45 am for the first timers briefing ahead of the general pre-event briefing and milestone celebrations at 7.50 am.

 

New Year’s Day 2019

We will host a special parkrun on January 1st. The event will take place at our normal time of 8am. This will allow people to complete the course and then, if you want, make your way across to our friends at Maribyrnong parkrun who are holding their New Year event at 9.30am. January 1st is the only day each year where you can do two parkruns on the one day.

 

Christmas 2018

Once again we will be hosting a Christmas Day parkrun at Albert Melbourne. After a few years of 8am events we shifted to 9am last year and doubled our attendance. It's clearly the more popular time so we're repeating this.

9am start!

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