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.
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.
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.