Castlemaine parkrun report #183 – 3rd Nov 2018

The 183rd edition of Castlemaine parkrun saw 93 people run, jog and walk the picturesque course around the Botanical Gardens. This included one person completing their first parkrun anywhere and visitors from Crane Park (UK), Sunbury, Main Beach (NSW), Launceston (TAS), Studley, Bendigo, Newport Lakes and Port Hedland parkruns.

Prior to the start our Run Director for the day, Jane Harding, presented a 50th milestone award to Jodi Oakman. Jodi has been running with us since July 2016, has volunteered once this year, clocked up seven personal bests (PB), reduced her time by 3 minutes and has been the first female finisher 14 times. Congratulations Jodi!

Ten PBs were recorded on the day: Igor Petrusev (by 29s); Levi Chaffey (5s); James Chaffey (61s); Tony Radford (2s); Dave Petrusma (13s); Anita Volkert (50s); Simon Duffin (83s); Bill Wiglesworth (42s); Seamus Curtain-Magee (51s); and Angus McLoughlan (25s).

Lauren Cockerell was the first female finisher (19:55), breaking the course record for 30-34 females by 17s in the process. Then followed Lauren Barker (22:52) and Jodi Oakman (24:01). Robin King recorded the highest female age-graded result at 75.68%. Our first junior female was Bessie Faircloth (34:25).

Andy Bos was the first male finisher (18:36) and also the highest age-graded male at 74.46%. Coming in second male was James Thai (19:56), then David Wilson (19:59). Note the four seconds between Lauren, James and David! Our first junior male was Levi Chaffey (23:13).

Congratulations to everyone who participated and a huge thankyou to our volunteers on the day: Jane Harding, Nicki Renfrey, Jamie Constable, Mike Constable, Simon Gearing, Paul Gilders and John Willis.


Castlemaine parkrunners Honour Board 2 of 2 – parkrunner of the month

Honour Board for Castlemaine parkrunner of the Month
An award to recognise commitment, improvement, persistence and other community-based ideals of parkrun.

Angela Mitten - June
Shane Renfrey - July
Craig Marshall - August
Dianne Cox - September
Chris Timewell - October
Maree Matheson - November
Glen Taylor - December

Christine Barker - January
Prue Robertson - February
Gary Chapman - March
Gary Schurr - April
Joanne Kepsner - May
Brianna Brown - June
Richard Mayes - July
Tony Greaves – August
Lauren Barker – September
Julie Hough – October
Karina Taylor - November
Patricia Barrett - December

Yvonne Welch – January
Tyrone Rice – February
Geoff, Donna, Henry, Daniel and Bessie Faircloth - March
Dave Petrusma - April
Robin Murdoch - May
Caroline Bellair - June
Steve Harris - July
Helen Curran - August
Donna Petrusma - September
George Targett - October
Mai Hill - November
Ronder Clayton - December

Raewyn Rice - January
Luke Kneebone - February
Judy Hill - March
Andrew Bos - April
Warrick Clarke - May
Colin Moore - June
Travis Barnes - July
Nicki Renfrey - August
Vicki Kerin - September
Michael Constable - October
Tony Radford - November
Simon Gearing - December

As at 28 Jan 2019


Castlemaine parkrunners Honour Board 1 of 2 – milestoners

Honour Board for Castlemaine Parkrunner milestones
Last Updated 28 January 2019

Zedekiah Marshall              Jack Maddern              Annabel Weiss
Madeleine Springate          Angus Mayes               Alex Welch
Joe Flexmore                     Henry Faircloth            Daniel Faircloth
Rosie Jarvis                       Tobiah Marshall           George Targett
Harper Kneebone              William Haslam            Luke Matheson
Bessie Faircloth                 Raphael Nelms            Jye Matheson
Sebastian Streat                Charlotte Streat           Sophie Mayes
Hamish McLoughlan          Tai Kerin

Chris Timewell                   Ruth Anley                   Libby Mayes
Gary Schurr                       Ellissia Campbell          Karina Taylor
Dave Petrusma                  Richard Mayes             Tony Greaves
Ronda Clayton                   Nicki Renfrey

Shane Renfrey                   Dianne Cox                    Prue Robertson
Jason Hull                          Maree Matheson            Nicki Renfrey
Michael Constable              Raewyn Rice                 Karina Taylor
Richard Mayes                   Tony Greaves                 Lisa Minster
Christine Barker                 Angela Mitten                 Donna Petrusma
Gavin Vanstone                  Stephen Walls                Lisa Minchin
Glen Taylor                         Tyrone Rice                    Gabrielle Bertoni-Marshall
Patricia Barrett                   Nathan Rice                   Joanne Kepsner
Yvonne Welch                    Craig Marshall                Gary Chapman
Robin Murdoch                   Ellissia Campbell           Adam Scoles
Sheree Scoles                    Chris Timewell               Adelynne Chapman
Julie Hough                        Luke Kneebone              Kaitlyn Hough
Brianna Brown                   Steve Parsons                Jenni Thomson
Steve Harris                       Michael Farr                    Zedekiah Marshall
Henry Faircloth                   Lisa Kitson                     Ronder Clayton
Gary Schurr                       Anthony Nicholas           Dave Petrusma
Libby Mayes                      Lauren Barker                Carolyn Tavener
Jane Harding                     Ben James                     Bec Waddington
Lindsay Callaway               Lachlan Hough               George Targett
Peter Hill                            Paul Gilders                    Kerryn Healy
Lucy Phillips                       Lachlan Hough               Christine Christie
Tessa McClure                   Kim Pointon                    Karen Smith
Geoff Faircloth                    Angus Mayes                 Jodi Oakman

Shane Renfrey                  Michael Constable          Jason Hull
Prue Robertson                Raewyn Rice                   Angela Mitten
Lisa Minster                      Maree Matheson             Nicki Renfrey
Donna Petrusma              Dianne Cox                     Tyrone Rice
Stephen Walls                  Nathan Rice                    Christine Barker
Karina Taylor                    Lisa Minchin                    Tony Greaves
Glen Taylor                       Robin Murdoch               Richard Mayes
Patricia Barrett                 Chris Timewell                 Craig Marshall
Gary Chapman                 Gavin Vanstone


Castlemaine parkrun report #195 – 26 January 2019

Run director Tony Greaves welcomed exactly 100 participants to Castlemaine parkrun on Saturday 26 January. This included visitors from parkrun events in Bendigo, Sunbury, Shepparton, Warrnambool, Maribyrnong, Newport Lakes, You Yangs and Highlands. For the third successive week, there were also four people undertaking their first parkrun ever anywhere. Tony was ably assisted on the day by volunteers Amanda Bartholomew, Geoff and Bessie Faircloth, Fiona Harris and Patrick Smith.

Eleven parkrunners completed the 5km course faster than they ever have before to achieve a personal best (PB). Congratulations to Tony Radford (by 4 seconds), Peter Hill and Debbie Harvey (both by 7s), Charles Warren (by 9s), Clovis Mpundu and Nick Allen (by 17s), Chris Mulholland (by 29s), Christopher Harvey (by 279s), Meg Berryman (by 302s) and Lou and Liz Citreon (both by 436s).

Sunbury visitor Anna Jacometti (24 min 37 sec) was the first female finisher, followed by Lucy Phillips (26:53) and Jessica Currie (26:55). Caroline Bellair (72.91%) had the highest female age-graded result.

Liam Quinn was the first male finisher (17:58), with Clovis Mpundu not far behind (18:17). Third finisher Beau Cook dipped below the 20 minute mark (19:49). Daniel Faircloth (21:02) was the first of nine junior male finishers. Friendly rivalry between Tony Radford and Peter Hill in the 70-74 age-category resulted in PBs for both, but also the highest male age-graded results (72.47% and 72.12% respectively). Tony’s time also lowered his course record for this age category by 4 seconds.

Parkrun stat of the week – Castlemaine parkrun is a destination for many parkrun tourists attempting to get their ‘pirate badge’. Prospective pirates need to visit 7 different parkruns starting with the letter C (‘travel the seven seas’) and one starting with the letter R (‘Aaarrrrr’).


Castlemaine parkrun report #194 – 19 January 2019

The new year, school holidays and a cooler morning combined to inspire 117 participants to Castlemaine parkrun on Saturday 19 January, our fourth highest attendance. This included visitors from parkrun events in Emerald (Qld), Shelley (WA), Jells Park, Bendigo, Coburg and Portland. Once again, there were also four people undertaking their first parkrun ever anywhere.

Run director Jane Harding welcomed everyone and managed the event seamlessly. She was ably assisted on the day by volunteers David Harper, Donna Faircloth, Fiona Harris, Maree Phypers and Liam Quinn.

An impressive 15 parkrunners ran inspirationally to achieve personal bests for the 5km course this week, with congratulations to Peter Hill (by 5 seconds), Clovis Mpundu (by 14s), Rosemary Cordy (by 22s), Bessie Faircloth (by 27s), Michael Cole (by 31s), Phillipa Gray (by 39s), Ross Zeibari (by 51s), Tracey West (by 53s), Daniel Oberbillig (by 60s), Claire Nightingale (by 70s), Kate Radford (by 105s), Akira Hill and Clementine Nelms (by 121 sec), Meg Berryman (by 129s) and Gina Pederic (by 302s)

Ultra-runner Karina Taylor (23 min 16 sec) was the first female finisher. She was followed by Bendigo-visitor Sarah Lumsden (24:44) and local Kate Radford (26:09). Caroline Bellair (73.89%) had the highest female age-graded result. Bessie Faircloth (26:34) was the first junior female finisher.

It was a close finish in the males, with Clovis Mpundu (18:34) just ahead of Lachlan Norris (18:35). Junior parkrunner Daniel Faircloth (20:42) was third finisher, just ahead of another cluster of four male finishers in the next 10 seconds. Peter Hill had the highest male age-graded result (71.78%).

Fun fact of the week –‘Statesmen’ and ‘Stateswomen’ have completed all 71 Victoria parkrun event locations. Many adventurous people visiting Castlemaine parkrun do so in their pursuit of this unofficial status symbol. It is tricky to maintain your statesmanship, as new locations are being added regularly.

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