B's were buzzing at the Butt as 110 runners congregated at the beautiful Blackbutt Reserve for our 2nd anniversary celebration.
parkrun medals were awarded to the winners of the annual points competition. Those who win these awards are usually those with the highest participation rates, as well as some volunteer stints during the year.
Female winners were: Ruby (3rd), Cory (2nd) and Anne-Marie (1st).
And for the boys, the winners were John (3rd), Geoff (2nd) and Nick (1st). Only one point between 1st and 2nd!! Sorry Geoff, 1 point is all it takes...
Helen did her 50th parkrun, and the very cool thing was that it came as a surprise to her! Congratulations on 50 runs Helen!
The dress-up theme for the day was the letter "B" so we had....
A bumble bee...
A batsman (massive effort running in that gear Greg!)
Of course there were bananas...
One even spoke!!
There was a baby...
A BBQ (Thanks Marcia & Daniel!)
The wonderful Baker Love
The very impressive Braveheart..
And an uncharacteristically placid black swan! (Best cake ever Lisa!!)
Photos thanks to Steven. Great work Steven!
A huge thanks to our amazing volunteers!
Anne-Marie CLOSE • Charles LOTT • Elly DIAMANDIS-NIKOLETATOS • Geoff BRENT • Jodie TERSTEEG • Lily MACE • Loretta LOTT • Manfred VON APPEN • Marcia ARCHER • Mary-Anne FLETCHER • Steven TABER
Blackbutt parkrun needs you!
Our event is entirely organised by Volunteers - email firstname.lastname@example.org to help. See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Blackbutt parkrun happen. You may be surprised to find out just how much fun volunteering really is!
Blackbutt parkrun would like to thank our local sponsors,
as well as our National Sponsors,
Dave ROBERTSON (SM30-34) of The Naked Runners, was first over the line in 19:37 - second time in 6 appearances.
Rhys SEARANT (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:35.
Jason GILL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 22:52.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dave ROBERTSON (The Naked Runners) 100 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 100 pts.
Charles LOTT (Newcastle Veterans AC) 100 pts.
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) of Night Striders, was first (third overall) over the line in 21:29 - 50th time in 62 appearances.
Valerie ASTLE (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was second (16th overall) over the line in 25:11.
Kirra WILLIAMS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 26:32.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marcia ARCHER (five30runners) 100 pts.
Mary-Anne FLETCHER (Unattached) 100 pts.
Jodie TERSTEEG (five30runners) 100 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) was graded 69.59% for the time 21:29 (third overall).
Dave ROBERTSON (SM30-34) was graded 66.86% for the time 19:37 (first overall).
Rhys SEARANT (JM15-17) was graded 66.56% for the time 20:35 (second overall).
This week there were 110 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,871 different runners, including participants from 68 athletics clubs, have completed 14,195 runs covering a total distance of 70,975 km, and there have been 3,283 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:19:20 on 2014-09-06 (event number 58).
The male record is held by Lorcan REDMOND who ran in a time of 00:17:30 on 2014-08-02 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lorcan REDMOND who recorded a 81.05% run (17:30) on 2nd August 2014 (event number 53).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Blackbutt parkrun Results Page.