It was a beautiful crisp, sunny Winter’s day at Gindy this week, the first run after the Winter Solstice. Amateur photographers could be seen out on course, taking snapshots of frozen puddles, kangaroos and snow covered mountains in the distance. Our photographer Heather captured some beauties on course as well, look out for the frosted leaves in this week’s photos.
Well done to Roger ABBOTT and William ROBERTS on joining the 100 club demonstrating the broad spectrum of appeal of parkrun!
Congratulations to our 10 first timers for coming out and enjoying the morning with us. Congratulations also to our 17 runners who managed to get PBs this week - well done!
Welcome to our South African visitors, Keith and Cheryl JOLLY, and Alison BEDFORD from Toowoomba, Queensland. We hope you enjoyed your run.
Thanks to all our volunteers, Avril and Rachel POUNDS on tokens; Christian DUSSAULT (ably assisted by son, Nicolas*) on tailrunning; Erin HUNT, Jennifer KELLETT and Peter EVANS on marshalling; Walter JOHANSEN and Freddie HAYES on barcode scanning and Heather MCDONALD on photography and, the run went off with textbook precision. Poor Freddie is nursing an injury, but made the most of it by helping out his fellow parkrunners instead. Canberra being Canberra, Freddie and Walter got to know each other and worked out they had mutual close friends, while waiting for the first of the runners to thunder across the line.
*leaving Manon DUSSAULT on her own with nothing else to do but get a huge PB!
And the results are:
Male placings: Brad HETHARIA (VM40-44) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:18 - 22nd time in 73 appearances. Andrew WALLACE (SM25-29) of Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 18:39. David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:42 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: David BEAVEN (Unattached) 961 pts. Peter EVANS (Unattached) 719 pts. Freddie HAYES (Unattached) 605 pts.
Female placings: Shannon JONES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:38 - 5th time in 19 appearances. Amy WILLIAMSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 20:48. Emily GEARSIDE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 21:21 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 841 pts. Fran FREEMAN (Running Mums Australia) 780 pts. Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 738 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Brad HETHARIA (VM40-44) was graded 78.90% for the time 17:18 (first overall). Shannon JONES (VW35-39) was graded 76.40% for the time 19:38 (4th overall). David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 75.22% for the time 18:42 (third overall).
This week there were 134 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 4,210 different runners, including participants from 173 athletics clubs, have completed 29,111 runs covering a total distance of 145,555 km, and there have been 5,869 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The male record is held by Martin DENT who ran in a time of 00:14:42 on 2012-11-17 (event number 30).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rowan WALKER who recorded a 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.