Volunteers needed for Cairns parkrun

Hi All, please help out by volunteering at Cairns parkrun. If you are available, email us on cairnshelpers@parkrun.com and we'll add you to the roster for the coming weeks.

All roles are easy and require no training. Just come along and help out. Visit the Cairns parkrun future roster to see where we need help. http://www.parkrun.com.au/cairns/futureroster/

Regards,
Lorraine Lawson
Cairns parkrun event director
M: 0417 798 444

 

Cairns parkrun #211, 4th anniversary, 26 August 2017

Run report by Danielle Lynch

Cairns parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,191 participants have completed 23,874 parkruns covering a total distance of 119,370 km, including 4,037 new Personal Bests.

It was a cool, sunny morning in Cairns, for the celebration of the fourth birthday of Cairns parkrun. 216 runners lined up on the Esplanade, alongside volunteers from St Augustine’s College who thought the regular volunteers would like the opportunity to run on this occasion! Joel ATKINS was official timekeeper, whilst Lachlan DOYLE and Nick POMMER handed out the tokens to be scanned by Caleb FEARON and Kaleb JEYNES. Standing post at the turning points were Dean RAMSAY and David HUTTON, guiding the runners in the right directions, so Cameron AGIUS could take their photos. Jane BROWNING also took great photos. Lyn HALTINER made sure all the runners made it across the finish line as tail walker. There were balloons and cakes to celebrate the occasion, with plenty left for the volunteers even after all of the hungry runners had crossed the line. The fastest runner around the course was Jonathan CAMILLERI, coming in at 17:40, followed shortly thereafter by Colin MCINTOSH and Bernardo PALMA. The first female in was Chantelle YELLAND in fifth place overall, with a time of 18:57. Completing the top three females was Deborah GILLILAND and Rachel MATTHEWS. There were two 50 milestones today: Sean RYAN and Georgia BYRNE.

A special thank you to those volunteers who have helped out at Cairns parkrun over the past four years, including

Volunteered 230 times - Lorraine LAWSON (Total Runs - 187)
Volunteered 130 times - Alex SMITH (Total Runs - 31)
Volunteered 127 times - Donna LUPSON (Total Runs - 97)
Volunteered 91 times - Wayne HARISSON (Total Runs - 75)
Volunteered 67 times - Peter WALLACE (Total Runs - 83)
Volunteered 67 times - Mick GEORGE (Total Runs - 126)
Volunteered 63 times - Colleen HARISSON (Total Runs - 106)
Volunteered 51 times - Kelly RYAN (Total Runs - 108)
Volunteered 47 times - Gary WILLIAMS (Total Runs - 109)
Volunteered 46 times - Natasha BARKER (Total Runs - 139)

Statistics for this week

This week 216 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Danielle LYNCH • Lorraine LAWSON • David ELMS • Olivia MACRI • Joel ATKINS • Wendy YOUNG • Craig BOWE • Caleb FEARON • Lyn HALTINER • Mick GEORGE • Jane BROWNING • Lachlan DOYLE • David HUTTON • Cameron AGIUS • Nick POMMER • Dean RAMSAY • Kaleb JEYNES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Cairns parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Jonathan CAMILLERI (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:40 - 8th time in 20 appearances.
Colin MCINTOSH (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:56 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.
Bernardo PALMA (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:03.

Female placings:
Chantelle YELLAND (JW15-17) of Cairns Road Runners, was first (5th overall) over the line in 18:57 - second time in 5 appearances.
Deborah GILLILAND (SW20-24) of Springwell RC, was second (13th overall) over the line in 20:23.
Rachel MATTHEWS (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 20:36.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David VON SENDEN (VM60-64) – 83.56% for the time 19:22 (7th overall).
Chantelle YELLAND (JW15-17) – 81.79% for the time 18:57 (5th overall).
Robert MACKENZIE (VM65-69) – 79.98% for the time 21:34 (23rd overall).

The male record is held by Thomas DO CANTO who recorded a time of 15:18 on 7th March 2015 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Montanna MCAVOY who recorded a time of 17:26 on 14th January 2017 (event number 179).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tayla GUNTON who recorded 89.53% (17:50) on 24th June 2017 (event number 202).

 

Cairns parkrun #208, 5 August 2017

Run report by Mary Kershaw

Another beautiful morning on the Esplanade for the 208th Cairns parkrun.  228 runners gathered bright and early to test their legs against the 5km course. The participants sprinted, jogged, walked and / or strolled. There were various PBs, some out of towners and many first timers.

Trinity Anglican School at Kewarra Beach volunteered this week and many of their students, parents and teachers had their first parkrun. Sprinkles of green (TAS shirts) could be seen amongst the other runners all along the course.  Sharon Kildal was photographer and did an amazing job capturing the myriad of expressions on the participants’ faces.  Jill Boltz, Nic Morris, Ian Harris and Steve Curtis assisted on the finishing line taking times and handing out the tokens, whilst Mary Kershaw and Caroline Gould brought up the back as the tail runners.  Laura Robinson and Sarah Courtney assisted on barcoding and Collette Philips and Carol Thomas acted as marshalls. We a grateful to the TAS community for helping whilst their children participated in the parkrun.  It was great to see such support for this family event. The TAS community is keen to return for more parkruns in the future.

Thanks also to regular volunteers, Andrea O'Grady, Gary Williams, Lorraine Lawson and Alex Smith, who did the run briefing, run director, results processing and volunteer coordinating respectively.

A reminder that our 4th Anniversary is coming up on 26 August.

10 Club: Cameron GARVEN, Charlise ROSSINI and Isabella Rossini

50 Club: Louise Forbes

Statistics for this week:

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Cairns parkrun Results Page

Male placings:
Philip BRADSHAW (VM35-39) of Cairns Road Runners, was first over the line in 15:53 - 10th time in 10 appearances.
Gordon MILNE (JM15-17) of Pace Project, was second over the line in 18:21 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Takuma KONNO (SM18-19) of Pace Project, was third over the line in 18:26.

Female placings:
Jessica PICKERING (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 20:36 - third time in 10 appearances.
Jill BOLTZ (VW50-54) of Pace Project, was second (17th overall) over the line in 20:44 - was first to finish once before.
Fenella ROSS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (18th overall) over the line in 20:57.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Philip BRADSHAW (VM35-39) 84.68% for the time 15:53 (first overall).
Jill BOLTZ (VW50-54) 80.87% for the time 20:44 (17th overall).
Janie MAHONEY (VW60-64) 79.78% for the time 23:59 (55th overall).

The male record is held by Thomas DO CANTO who recorded a time of 15:18 on 7th March 2015 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Montanna MCAVOY who recorded a time of 17:26 on 14th January 2017 (event number 179).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tayla GUNTON who recorded 89.53% (17:50) on 24th June 2017 (event number 202).

Cairns parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,093 participants have completed 23,284 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,420 km, including 3,957 new Personal Bests. 

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