There were 92 parkrunners at the Castlemaine course on Saturday 21 April, including one person undertaking their first parkrun anywhere, and visitors from Victorian parkruns at Bendigo, Shepparton, Highlands, Mullum Mullum, Maribyrnong, Ballarat, Balyang Sanctuary, as well as adventurers from Claisebrook Cove in WA.
Christine Barker was enthusiastically applauded for reaching her 100-run milestone, and was presented with the superhero cape for the morning. During the presentation, Run Director Libby Mayes noted that Christine personified all the best qualities of the local event, and that she had achieved 18 personal bests (PBs) and had been a regular volunteer along the way.
Sixteen parkrunners were able to ring the PB bell – congratulations to James Leversha (by 4 seconds), Alan Boyce and Bradley Adams (both by 6s), Carmen Pace and Paul Gilders (both by 10s), Tyrone Rice (by 18s), Colin Moore (by 32s), Warrick Clarke (by 47s), Leanne Pasanen (by 52s), Tindikai Mungawarara (by 53s), Lynne Edwards (by 54s), Tracey Archer (by 74s), Jason McAinch (by 78s), Rosemary Cordy (by 86s), Jack Archer (by 242s) and Tracey Archer (by 592s).
Jodi Oakman was the first female finisher (23 minutes 36 seconds), and also had the highest female age-graded result (70.20%). She was followed by Leanne Pasanen (24:06) and Emily Abra (26:48).
Andrew Bos was the first male finisher (18:28), followed by Bradley Reeves (19:35). Junior parkrunner Angus Mayes was the third male finisher (20:16). Tim Cooper had the highest male age-graded result (75.10%).
Well done to everyone who took part, and many thanks to the volunteers who worked with Libby to conduct the day’s event, including Jane Hardy (a ‘volun-tourist’ from WA), Peter and Judy Hill, Jack and Helen Maddern, and Dave Petrusma.