Run report by Emma Beehag
We had 184 runners, joggers and walkers all swelter together on this hot March morning to complete our 188th Cairns parkrun.
Included in the 184 runners were visitors from interstate, England, Ireland and the Netherlands and 45 first timers.
As usual local and visiting running clubs were well represented. Members from 12 clubs joined us, including 12 members of the JCU Nicci P Run Club – 10 of whom were with us for the first time. They proved themselves up to the challenge with 8 of their members coming home in the top 20 participants.
A shout out to Fraser Lyon who in his first ever parkrun came through the flags first with a time of 18.07. We also had 20 PB’s this week! High five to you all.
Big congratulations to Cairns parkrun stalwart Glenn Barker who completed his 150th parkrun event.
We did have 18 ‘unknown’ runners this week. Please remember to bring your barcode with you, because unfortunately, if there’s no barcode, there’s no time.
Remember to check out our Facebook page for all your ‘star jump’ photos. Feel free to tag yourself in them so you can show off your style to all your friends : )
Thank you to all this weeks’ volunteers – Alex Smith, Alison Jordan, Brett O’Brien, Colleen Harisson, David Von Senden, Garry Rumler, Jane Browning, Jarrod Ausburn, Emma Beehag Lorraine Lawson, Peter Wallace and Stacey Longmore.
parkrun is organised entirely by volunteers. If you want to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or put your name down on the white board that’s at the finish line each week. You’ll find all the information you need to volunteer on our webpage http://www.parkrun.com.au/cairns/volunteer/
Statistics for this week:
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 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.
Fraser LYON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:07 - first appearance.
Paul ROBINSON (VM40-44) of The JCU Nicci P Run Club, was second over the line in 18:56.
Cassidy REDDEN (SM20-24) of The JCU Nicci P Run Club, was third over the line in 19:06.
Ella APPLEBY (JW15-17) of Cairns Road Runners, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:36 - 14th time in 80 appearances.
Clare ZAPPALA (SW20-24) of Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club, was second (27th overall) over the line in 22:33 - has been first to finish on 33 previous occasions.
Madeleine PHILIP (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:06.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Neville APPLEBY (VM60-64) – 79.34% for the time 20:34 (11th overall).
Peter SAGGERS (VM50-54) – 77.52% for the time 19:30 (6th overall).
Wendy YOUNG (VW55-59) – 73.12% for the time 24:26 (46th 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 3,466 participants have completed 19,594 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,970 km, including 3,280 new Personal Bests.