Castlemaine Parkrun Report – Event 111 – 24 June 2017

 

Lords of the Run – 24 June 2017

The opening scenes of the first Lord of the Rings movie show the spectacle of Bilbo Baggins' 'eleventy-first' birthday. On 24 June 2017, we transported the Middle Earth theme to the botanic gardens in order to celebrate the eleventy-first Castlemaine Parkrun. As part of this weekly quest, seventy-one runners and walkers made their way around the 5km course, including some extra visiting parkrunners from beyond the Misty Mountains at Westerfolds near Templestowe and from Brisbane. There were also two runners undertaking their first parkrun anywhere.

Before the run, there were two awards to present. Adelynne 'Galadriel' Chapman was acknowledged for reaching her 50-run milestone, with all bar one of those runs in Castlemaine and a personal best (PB) of 24 minutes 14 seconds. Our second presentation was for Harper 'Pippin' Kneebone, who achieved his ‘10-run milestone for juniors’ certificate. Harper has only recently commenced running the full parkrun distance regularly, but has been helping his parents with various official and unofficial parkrun volunteer roles since day 1. Inspired by the applause from the other parkrunners, Harper then went on to set a new PB by an incredible 132 seconds.

In a wonderful little hobbit-esque twist of fate, the first male finisher for the day was bare-footed runner Nik 'Frodo' Frederiksen (19:02), which was also his new PB by 2s and the highest male age-graded result on the day (70.67%). Second finisher Lachy Steen (19:30) also set a new PB (by 10s). He was followed by Jason Hull (20:40) as third male finisher. George Targett was the first junior male finisher (24:54) and also set a new PB (by 7s). Congratulations to the other male participants to set new PBs on the day, including Carl Harris (by 89s), Stan Harris (by 5s), Fraser Chitts (his ninth in a row – this time by 57s) and Raphael Nelms (by 152s).

Lauren 'Arwen' Barker was first female finisher in a time of 22 minutes 44 seconds, which exactly equalled her previous PB. She was followed by Lisa Kitson (26:03) and Felicity Brown (26:58) – who both also set PBs (by 10s and 1s respectively). Caroline Bellair had the highest female age-graded result on the day (80.70%). Congratulations to the many other female parkrunners to also set PBs on the day, including Lisa Harris (by 74s), Johannah Ashley (by 9s) and Narelle Thomason (her ninth in a row – this time by 46s).

Thanks to the volunteers who coordinated the day’s run, including Chris Timewell (run director), Brent Clayton, Dianne Cox, Kaitlyn Hough, Dave Petrusma and Gary Schurr.

 

 

Castlemaine Milestone Parkrunners – Honour Board

Honour Board for Castlemaine Parkrunner milestones
Last Updated 3 July 2017

JUNIORS 10 RUN CLUB
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)

VOLUNTEERS 25 CLUB
Chris Timewell                   Ruth Anley


50 RUN CLUB
Shane Renfrey                   Dianne Cox                    Prue Robertson
Jason Hull                          Maree Matheson            Nicki Renfrew
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

100 RUN CLUB
Shane Renfrey

 

Castlemaine Parkrun Report – Event 110 – 17 June 2017

A Castlemaine Parkrun for the dedicated – 17 June 2017

With the temperatures hovering around water’s freezing point, athletes from near and far sought early morning invigoration at Castlemaine parkrun #110 on 17 June 2017. Fifty-six parkrunners made their way around the 5km course, including families visiting from Cohuna and Sale.

Before the run, all runners applauded George Targett who achieved his ‘10-run milestone for juniors’ certificate. An inspired George then went on to set a new personal best (PB) by 60 seconds, and finish in overall 11th position – another best. He was also first junior male finisher for the day.

Amy Downing was first female finisher in a time of 22 minutes 35 seconds, which is her third time as first finisher from three attempts. Amy also set a new PB (by 21s). Karina Taylor was second female finisher (23:05), and also had the highest female age-graded result on the day (70.18%). Christine Christie (27:29) was third female finisher. Congratulations to the many other female parkrunners to also set PBs on the day, including Johannah Ashley (by 12s), Robin Murdoch (her fifth in a row – this time by 31s), Narelle Thomason (her eighth in a row – this time by 160s) and Colinda Mannix (by 104s).

Only having recently started parkrun, Lachy Steen came through for his inaugural first male finisher (19:57). He was followed by Glen Taylor (20:30), who also had the highest male age-graded result on the day (71.95%). Jason Hull was third male finisher (20:56). Male runners to set PBs on the day included Will Dodson (by 6s) and Tony Di Lorenzo (by 16s).

Thanks to the volunteers who coordinated the day’s run, including Tony Greaves (run director), Lauren Barker, Jane Harding, Nicki Renfrey and Tyrone Rice.

 

Castlemaine Parkrun Report – Event 109 – 10 June 2017

Many visitors to Castlemaine Parkrun – 10 June 2017

With parkrun #109 occurring at the start of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, there were a few regulars runners missing, but also a relatively large number of visitors from elsewhere trying out the 5km Castlemaine course for the first time. Seventy-five parkrunners made their way around on Saturday 10 June 2017. Many visitors from as far away as Albert Park, Inverloch and Wyndham Vale were welcomed, and there were also three runners undertaking their first parkrun anywhere.

Karina Taylor was impressive again, being the first female finisher (23 minutes 5 seconds), despite having completed the gruelling 50km Macedon Trail Run only six days earlier. Lauren Barker was not far behind as the second female finisher (23:17). Karen Morgan was third female finisher (24:06), which was also a personal best (PB) by 162 seconds. Once again, Caroline Bellair had the highest female age-graded result on the day (78.93%). It was good to see Rosie Jarvis back on the course, being the first junior female finisher (27:34). Congratulations to the many other female parkrunners to also set PBs on the day, including Felicity Brown (by 14s), Nicki Renfrey (by 14s), Sheree Scoles (by 12s), Robin Murdoch (her fourth in a row – this time by 27s) and Narelle Thomason (her seventh in a row – this time by 118s).

Melbourne-based parkrunner Aidan Rich had a nice first run in Castlemaine, being first finisher (17:26), setting a new 30-34 age-category record by 39 seconds and also having the fourth fastest time ever by all-comers for the Castlemaine course. In his second ever parkrun, Lachy Steen (19:40) was second male finisher and reduced his PB by 20s. Tim Cooper was third male finisher (20:01) and also had the highest age-graded male result for the day (75.52%). Isaac Fletcher (20:14) was fourth male overall and the first junior male finisher. Other male runners to set PBs on the day included Luke Naimo (by 89s), Luke Watt (by 10s), Murray King (by 144s), Steve Harris (by 9s) and Tobiah Marshall (by 46s).

Thanks to the volunteers who coordinated the day’s run, including Ellissia Campbell (run director), Gabrielle Bertoni-Marshall, Libby Mayes, Raewyn Rice, Gary Schurr, Bec Waddington and Stephen Walls.

 

Castlemaine Parkrun Report – Event 108 – 3 June 2017

Chilly start fails to deter Castlemaine Parkrunners

Despite the temperature being a mere fraction above freezing point, 56 intrepid parkrunners made their way around the 5km course at the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens on Saturday 3 June 2017. Visitors from Albert Park and Bendigo were also welcomed, and there was one brave sole undertaking their first parkrun anywhere.

Before the run commenced, Director Libby Mayes presented Robin Murdoch with the Castlemaine Parkrunner of the Month award for May 2017. In addition to her total of 59 parkruns since 2015, Robin had achieved two new personal bests (PBs) during May, and had also volunteered once. To prove this was no fluke, Robin then went out and ran another PB – this time lowering her previous best mark by a further 31 seconds. Libby also presented certificates to three locals who were about to achieve their 50-run milestone, Adam Scoles, Sheree Scoles and Chris Timewell. There are now 32 local parkrunners to have reached their 50-milestone.

For the second week in a row, newcomer Oja Prelovsek was the first female finisher. Her time of 20 min 33 sec lowered her own 35-39 female age category record by a further 59 seconds, and was also a PB by the same amount. She is also now the fourth fastest of all-time for female finishers. Next female finishers were Lauren Barker (23:46) and Aleisha Wills (24:09). Caroline Bellair had another big day (28:43), breaking her PB and lowering her own 70-74 female age-category record by 20 seconds. Caroline’s age graded result of 81.54% was by far the highest of the day, and moved her to fourth on the all-time list for the Castlemaine course from a total of 924 separate finishers. Congratulations to the other women who set PBs including Cat Nicholas (by 39s), Rebecca Fisher (by 86s), Colinda Mannix (by 83s), Narelle Thomason (her sixth in a row – this time by 60s) and Amanda Bartholomew (by 72s).

For this sixth time, Bendigo-based parkrunner Luke Brophy was the first male finisher (18:29), a new PB by 29 seconds. Luke also had the highest age-graded result for males on the day (74.93%). He was followed by Lachy Steen (20:00), and then Quinn Livingstone (21:41) in a PB by 59s. There were no other male PBs on the day.

Thanks to the volunteers who coordinated the day’s run with Libby Mayes, including Gabrielle Bertoni-Marshall, Kaitlyn Hough, Jason Hull, Dave Petrusma and Prue Robertson.

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