Castlemaine parkrun are excited to again be part of a New Years Day double header, in Central Victoria. Yes you can run two parkruns in one day. Attend Ballarat or Bendigo parkruns and then head to Castlemaine for a later start run at 9.30 (ish). Up to date details will be posted on facebook pages closer to the event day. We hope you can join us. #newyearsday


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

As at 25 Oct 2018


Castlemaine parkrunners Honour Board 1 of 2 – Milestoners

Honour Board for Castlemaine Parkrunner milestones
Last Updated 25 October 2018

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

Chris Timewell                   Ruth Anley                   Libby Mayes
Gary Schurr                       Ellissia Campbell          Karina Taylor
Dave Petrusma                  Richard Mayes

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

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


Castlemaine parkrun report #177 – 22 Sept 2018

There were 60 participants on Saturday 22 September at the 177th Castlemaine parkrun.  Run Director Gary Schurr welcomed everyone, including four people undertaking their first parkrun anywhere ever, and also visitors from parkruns at Bendigo, Westerfolds, Coburg and Studley.  He also presented two milestone awards.

George Targett completed his 50th parkrun on the day, and is among the first Castlemaine junior runners to reach this milestone.  George has undertaken all of his runs at the Castlemaine course, is regularly the first male junior finisher and has reduced his personal best (PBs) on 14 occasions by a total of more than 13 minutes.

Peter Hill also completed his 50run milestone.  Peter has undertaken 47 of his runs at Castlemaine, achieved 7 PBs, volunteered seven times and also holds the course record for the male 70-74 age group.  On most weeks, he has the highest male age-graded result.

Both George and Peter received a certificate, and were warmly cheered down the Tunnel of Love.

Nine parkrunners achieved a PB this week for our 5km course, with congratulations to Julie Hough (by 8s), Carmen Pace (by 15s), Travis Barnes (his 8th in the past 9 runs – this time by 17s), Peter Reade (by 46s), Anna de Vrieze and Erika Calitz-Nunn (both by 47s), Joanne Male and Carmen Pace (both by 108s) and Tai Kerin (by 182s).

Anna de Vrieze flew around the course.  In addition to her PB, she was first female finisher (20:12) and had the highest female age-graded result (73.43%).  Anna’s finishing time also set a new record in the female 20-24 age-group, eclipsing the previous mark by 5s – which had stood for almost 3 years.  This was also the first new record in any age-category in four months!  She was followed by visitor Emily Cooper (21:47) and local Deb Hall (27:08).

Bendigo-parkrunner Jarrod Threlfall (19:31) was the first male finisher, followed soon after by Patrick Smith (19:37).  David Wilson was the third male finisher (20:00) and George Targett was the first junior male finisher (23:12).   Peter Hill had the highest male age-graded result (70.59%).

Well done to everyone who took part, and many thanks to the volunteers who worked with Gary to conduct the day’s event, including Andrew Bos, Ronder Clayton, Steve Parson, Raewyn and Tyrone Rice and Michael Farr.


Castlemaine parkrun report #176 – 15 Sept 2018

Run Director Jane Harding welcomed 69 participants to the 176th Castlemaine parkrun on Saturday 15 September, including visitors from parkruns at Bendigo and Albert Park.  There was also one person undertaking their first parkrun anywhere.

Lachie Hough completed his 50th parkrun on the day, although this accidentally slipped passed the notice of the designated certificate laminator from the event team!  Next week he’ll be properly acknowledged.  Lachie has undertaken all of his runs at the Castlemaine course, has achieved seven personal bests (PBs) and has also volunteered 15 times.  Congratulations Lachie.

Eleven parkrunners achieved a personal best this week for our 5km course, with congratulations to Dianne Cox (by 31 seconds), Deb Hall (by 48s), Peter Reade (by 50s), Lynette Hills (by 52s), William Haslam, Joanne Male and Dave Petrusma (all by 62s), Simon Duff (by 65s), Lorraine Lucas (by 72s), Jo Willen (by 124s) and Joel Thomas (by 259s).

Dianne Cox continued her amazing run of hot form, being the first female finisher (24:22) in addition to her PB.  She also had the highest female age-graded result (78.52%), which moves her into 20th place on the all-time list.  She was followed by visitor Kate Molloy (26:17) and Deb Hall (26:58).

Andrew Bos (19:20) was the first male finisher, and also had the highest male age-graded result (71.64%).  Junior George Targett (22:25) was the second male finisher, followed soon after by Peter Reade (22:49).

Well done to everyone who took part, and many thanks to the volunteers who worked with Jane to conduct the day’s event, including Travis Barnes, Simon Gearing, Vicki Kerin, Shirlene Nevill and Tyrone Rice.

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