NewYear event

We are planning to run on Monday 1st January 2018 at 8:00am at the beautiful Blackbutt parkrun - hopefully we will be back on our regular course by then, but no guarantees of that. Newy and Lakeview have so far indicated that they are also holding an event on the day at 8am, and many runners are planning a mass visitation to The Beaches at 9:30am (some even planning to run/ride from those events to The Beaches!)

Maximum scanning of your barcode is TWO times on New Years Day - so please adhere to the rules.....but so far it would be impossible to reach three events locally anyway!

Hopefully we will have a great turnout of regulars and visitors ready to experience our hills and bush setting (remember no dogs permitted at Blackbutt Reserve!) - everyone welcome!

 

New Years Day event

As part of the three-peat we will again be the second of three events - start at 7am at Lake Mac parkrun, travel to Blackbutt parkrun for your dose of hill work, then off to Newy for the final flat sprint........happy days! See you all there for a fun and challenging three-peat!

 

The Butt Turns Two!

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).
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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...
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Helen did her 50th parkrun, and the very cool thing was that it came as a surprise to her! Congratulations on 50 runs Helen!
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The dress-up theme for the day was the letter "B" so we had....

A bumble bee...
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Barnie Rubble..
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A basketballer...
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A batsman (massive effort running in that gear Greg!)
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Some ballerinas...
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Of course there were bananas...
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One even spoke!!
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There was a baby...
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A BBQ (Thanks Marcia & Daniel!)
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The wonderful Baker Love
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The very impressive Braveheart..
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And an uncharacteristically placid black swan! (Best cake ever Lisa!!)
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Photos thanks to Steven. Great work Steven!

A huge thanks to our amazing volunteers!

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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 blackbutthelpers@parkrun.com 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!

SPONSORS

Blackbutt parkrun would like to thank our local sponsors,

Pure Performance Sports

as well as our National Sponsors,

Stockland Suncorp

RESULTS

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Event #89 – A Swan and a Bunny

A rainy morning meant the wet-weather course was used and our resident feathered friend Mr. Swan was none too happy about us occupying his pond shelter. He voiced his opinion to anyone who came close enough.

65 parkrunners got out of bed and braved the wet conditions (and the swan). Legends one and all!

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We were lucky enough to have a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny (aka the lovely Karen) who distributed chocolate eggs to some lucky kids.

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Ryan ran his 50th parkrun this weekend. He has run 47 of those at Blackbutt so he must love his hills! Congratulations Ryan!!

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Photos thanks to the legendary Rodney!

A huge thanks to our wonderful (and crazy!) volunteers!!

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Emma FOSTER  •  Jodie TERSTEEG  •  Liam EDWARDS  •  Mary-Anne FLETCHER  •  Nick FLETCHER  •  Rodney DEAN  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Thomas DEAN  •  Tony EDWARDS  •  Vicki WALLACE

Blackbutt parkrun needs you!

Our event is entirely organised by Volunteers - email blackbutthelpers@parkrun.com 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!

SPONSORS

Blackbutt parkrun would like to thank our local sponsors,

Pure Performance Sports

as well as our National Sponsors,

Stockland Suncorp

RESULTS

Men's placings:
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:18 - 7th time in 31 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Matt GRIFFITH (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was third over the line in 21:19 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nick FLETCHER (Newcastle Veterans AC) 2636 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 2481 pts.
Oliver SCHWARZER (Macca's Mob) 2214 pts.

Women's placings:
Sophie EGAN (VW40-44) of Night Striders, was first (14th overall) over the line in 25:11 - second time in 11 appearances.
Megan BLANCH-SMITH (VW35-39) of Night Striders, was second (18th overall) over the line in 25:45.
Gemma MACKENZIE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 27:24.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Cory NEWMAN (Night Striders) 2995 pts.
Anne-Marie CLOSE (five30runners) 2545 pts.
Azadeh GOLSHAN (Unattached) 2525 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Angus ANSON-SMITH (JM10) was graded 73.35% for the time 24:16 (10th overall).
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) was graded 66.75% for the time 20:18 (first overall).
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) was graded 65.65% for the time 31:50 (45th overall).

This week there were 65 runners, of whom 2 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,687 different runners, including participants from 59 athletics clubs, have completed 12,624 runs covering a total distance of 63,120 km, and there have been 2,976 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:19:20 on 2014-09-06 (event number 58).
The men's 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.

 

Event #87 – Backwards Butt for Harmony

Blackbutt parkrun #87 was held under grey skies, but the temperature and conditions were perfect for running, and communing with nature in our fantastic reserve.
This event was held on Harmony Day - it is marked by people coming together and participating in local activities. The continuing message of Harmony Day is 'Everyone Belongs'. It is about community participation, inclusiveness, celebrating diversity, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone - amply illustrated with the parkrun concept.
138 runners braved the reverse course on Saturday, with an excellent coterie of volunteers supporting the runners. Extra cones used to ensure no-one got lost going 'backwards'. 
An amazing group of junior runners appear to be challenging themselves at The Butt - with some great times, new PBs set, and lots of enthusiasm. We love to see these young guys and girls participating (even if their parents cannot keep up!)
No incidents to report (though one runners crossed the line with blood all over his face from a blood nose - no fall or accident, and cleaned up okay)
Thanks to everyone involved!
John Gibson
RD
The Super Volunteers were:

Alex WHITEHEAD  •  Brett KELLY  •  Johanna DEAN  •  John GIBSON  •  Michael TERRY  •  Rodney DEAN  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Stephen FEENAN  •  Zohreh SOLTANI

Blackbutt parkrun needs you!

Our event is entirely organised by Volunteers - email blackbutthelpers@parkrun.com 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!

SPONSORS

Blackbutt parkrun would like to thank our local sponsors,

Pure Performance Sports

as well as our National Sponsors,

Stockland Suncorp

RESULTS

Men's placings:
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:15 - 6th time in 30 appearances.
Oliver SCHWARZER (SM20-24) of Macca's Mob, was second over the line in 21:40.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nick FLETCHER (Newcastle Veterans AC) 2577 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 2328 pts.
Oliver SCHWARZER (Macca's Mob) 2114 pts.

Women's placings:
Courtney BARNES (SW20-24) of Wooters Runners, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 25:06 - first appearance.
Beck HART (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 26:01.
Clare WILLIAMS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 26:37.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Cory NEWMAN (Night Striders) 2995 pts.
Anne-Marie CLOSE (five30runners) 2377 pts.
Azadeh GOLSHAN (Unattached) 2347 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tobias MADDISON (JM10) was graded 71.29% for the time 22:56 (6th overall).
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) was graded 66.91% for the time 20:15 (first overall).
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) was graded 65.08% for the time 32:07 (84th overall).

This week there were 138 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,675 different runners, including participants from 59 athletics clubs, have completed 12,444 runs covering a total distance of 62,220 km, and there have been 2,930 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:19:20 on 2014-09-06 (event number 58).
The men's 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.

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