Run report by Fiona Dix
It was a lovely fresh morning in Cairns for the 197th Cairns parkrun, a slight breeze and 22 degrees Celcius - there's no better time of year to run in the Tropics.
A steady field of 167 runners included visitors from South Africa, Geelong, Brisbane and NSW. Plenty of four-legged running companions out there today as well.
There were some big milestones for our runners, with a few of our locals joining the following clubs: Sandra Buckley 50 Club, run director Kelly Ryan 100 Club, and Craig Bowe 150 Club
First over the line was Jai Almanza, but no barcode today for Jai. First recorded time was Geoff Bull with 19 flat and a new PB. First recorded female was Madeline Philip in a time of 21.33. Runners, don't forget your barcodes, as no barcode = no recorded time. There are a lot of gaps this week.
There were 24 PBs recorded today, and great to have 14 first timers making their debut at the Cairns parkrun.
- Geoff BULL
- Jason CHRISTOPHER
- Gary BROWNING
- Madeleine PHILIP
- Paul MYCHAILUK
- Samantha FIFIELD (running with your shirt bucket-front makes you run faster)
- Cameron PARKER
- James MCINTYRE
- Ethan O'NEILL
- Harry RIORDAN
- Tiffany WILLIAMS
- Jaimie WATSON
- Brianna SMITH
- Shelley BURSTON
- Mikaela BULL
- Michelle HAYDEN
- Charlise ROSSINI
- Sean RILEY
- Nicole GRYG
- Jo EASTERBROOK
- Siobhan FEARON
- Isabella ROSSINI
- Owen RILEY
- Clare THOMPSON
- Jake GOMIZELJ
Shout out to the parents of Pace Project running group who volunteered this morning. We hope you enjoyed the extra encouragement from the side lines.
Our parkrun volunteers for today were: Amanda ANDERSON, Jill BOLTZ, Jeanette BROWN, Jane BROWNING, Fiona DIX, Akane GOODE (her huband stepped in to help), Colleen HARISSON, Lorraine LAWSON, Heidi MCINTYRE, Joel MILLWOOD, John O'GRADY, Alex SMITH
Here is a second run report, just in case you missed something from the first one!
Run report by Joel Millwood
Welcome to our 197th run report! Today observed a fair turnout of 167 runners taking part in our 197th event. It was a glorious morning with the weather far more accommodating than it has been of late. Special thanks to the Pace Project group for volunteering this week and to all other groups that have helped out and will help out for past and future events.
Finally, a reminder to bring your barcodes with you. This week we had a total of 32 Unknown runners (approximately 20% of all runners that attended the event). Without registering before your first run and bringing a printed copy of your barcode we are unfortunately unable to give you a time.
Number of Volunteers
Here are the statistics for today's run:
This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Cairns parkrun Results Page.
An unknown runner was first.
An unknown runner was second.
Geoff BULL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:00.
Madeleine PHILIP (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:33 - first time in 5 appearances.
Samantha FIFIELD (VW45-49) of RunFasterWithJill, was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:42.
Jodie GIBBS (VW40-44) of Rockhampton Road Runners, was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:15.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Louise FORBES (VW60-64) – 74.45% for the time 25:42 (54th overall).
Samantha FIFIELD (VW45-49) – 72.10% for the time 22:42 (19th overall).
Jason CHRISTOPHER (VM40-44) – 71.15% for the time 19:28 (5th overall).
The female record is held by Montanna MCAVOY who recorded a time of 00:17:26 on 14th January 2017 (event number 179).
The male record is held by Thomas DO CANTO who recorded a time of 00:15:18 on 7th March 2015 (event number 81).
The Age Grade course record is held by Patsy BALSILLIE who recorded 89.27% (23:46) on 18th July 2015 (event number 98).
Cairns parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 3,704 participants have completed 21,146 parkruns covering a total distance of 105,730 km, including 3,580 new Personal Bests.