Ginninderra parkrun 170

The dark rain clouds on the horizon held off for the 125 runners participating in Ginninderra parkrun #170. This week we welcomed six new parkrunners, including visitors from South Australia.

As always a massive thank you to our volunteers: William Barlow, Judy Burke, Graham Burke, Freddie Hayes, Lara-Kym Lever, Denise Lowe-Carlus, Jaycob McMahon, Kate Ridderhof, Paul Trumble and Tim West.

We have a number of positions to fill over the coming weeks. If you are able to assist email ginninderrahelpers@parkrun.com

Good luck to all our regular runners who will be competing in the City2Surf on 9 August! If you are running and want to have Saturday as your rest day, it is a great chance for you to volunteer!

Running Roberts
Seventeen year old Emily Roberts completed her 100th parkrun in a time of 28:40. Emily has run 94 of her 100 runs at Ginninderra. With the others being at Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.
Emily’s first run was in August 2012 in a time of 28:52, and now holds a PB of 26:38. She has volunteered 24 times, including as a Run Director in 2014 when our junior parkrunners took charge.
Emily who turns 18 in the coming weeks, can often be looping the course with just a few of her siblings, and she will now be looking to run down sister Tegan who racked up her 114th run this week.
Congratulations Emily! And happy birthday!

By the numbers
This week there were 125 runners, of whom six were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Adam RUDGLEY (SM20-24) (unattached) was first over the line in 16:49 – first time in two runs.
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was second over the line in 18:21.
Scott TYO (VM40-44) of the Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club was third over the line in 18:28 – first timer!
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1260 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1173 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1099 pts.

Female placings:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was first (6th overall) over the line in a PB time of 20:13 – third time in 7 runs.
Louise SHARP (SW30-34) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was second (9th overall) over the line in 20:28 – has been first to finish on five previous occasions.
Imogen SMYTH (JW11-14) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was third (12th overall) over the line in a PB time of 21:29.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1243 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1188 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1159 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) was graded 84.42% for the time 20:13 (6th overall).
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was graded 79.11% for the time 18:21 (2nd overall).
Adam RUDGLEY (SM20-24) (unattached) was graded 76.71% for the time 16:49 (1st overall).

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 169 – 25th July 2015

Run report courtesy of Lara-Kym Lever

A strong headwind at the back of the peninsula proved challenging for the 125 runners who turned up to tackle Ginninderra parkrun #169. We were joined by visitors from London and Sydney, as well as runners from Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.

A big thank you to our volunteers this week: Roger Abbott, Brendan Belcher, Brad Hetharia, Debra Valerie Kay, Melissa Kemp, Laura Kennedy, Lara-Kym Lever, Barry Lumsden, Debbie O’Donoghue, Ellie Sobey.

Marvellous milestones
parkrun #169 was significant for four of our running family as they each racked up some important milestones.

Run Director Chris Lamb and the infallible Tony McDonald each hit 100 parkruns this week.

Chris ran his first Gindy parkrun in August 2012 in a time of 24:43 and now holds a PB of 22:55. Chris has run 96 of his 100 runs at LakeG, with other runs being at Maribyrnong, Merimbula and in Singapore. Chris has volunteered 51 times and joined the run directing team in 2013.

Tony ran his first parkrun in November 2012 in a time of 28:05 and achieved a PB of 22:47 in March this year. 91 of Tony’s 100 runs have been at Lake Ginninderra, with his other runs being at Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and in the UK. Tony has volunteered 16 times and can often be seen guiding our vision impaired runners around the course with Achilles Running Club.

Congratulations Chris and Tony! We look forward to celebrating 250 runs with you both in a few years time!

Veteran runner Ruth Baussmann hit the magic 50 mark this week. Ruth ran the first of her 46 Ginninderra parkruns in February 2013 in a time of 28:56 and holds a PB of 27:50. Ruth’s runs at Gungahlin and Bowral round out the 50. On her way to 50 runs, Ruth has volunteers 3 times. Congratulations Ruth!

Junior runner James Hope completed his 10th parkrun in a PB time of 40:11. James ran his first parkrun in January this year in a time of 52:34. Congratulations James! You will hit 50 runs before you know it!

By the numbers
This week there were 125 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Michael DALY (SM25-29) (unattached) was first over the line in a PB equalling time of 16:33 – has been first to finish on six occasions from 23 runs.
Mitchell BRAITHWAITE (JM15-17) (unattached) was second over the line in a PB time of 17:05.
David BEAVAN (VM40-44) (unattached) was third over the line in 19:04 – has been first to finish on four occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1173 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1163 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1006 pts.
David HARRIES (Unattached) 1006 pts.

Female placings:
Kate VANDENBERG (VW35-39) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:36 – second time in 13 runs.
Teall MCQUEEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:07.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 22:51—has been first to finish on 6 occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1188 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1159 pts.
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1143 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mitchell BRAITHWAITE (JM15-17) (unattached) was graded 81.46% for the time 17:05 (2nd overall).
Michael DALY (SM25-29) (unattached) was graded 78.05% for the time 16:33 (1st overall).
John STOKES (VM45-49) (unattached) was graded 76.68% for the time 19:05 (4th overall).

This week there were 125 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,241 different runners, including participants from 118 athletics clubs, have completed 20,542 runs covering a total distance of 102,710 km, and there have been 4,501 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 168 – 18th July 2015

The blue sky and sunshine put on a deceptive show as our 131 runners lined up for Ginninderra parkrun #168 in minus 2 degree weather.

Run Director Deb Livermore opened proceedings by welcoming our 15 first timers, including visitors from Queensland and Victoria and reminded us about the awesome advantages of volunteering... not only do you get 100 points for volunteering (up to 300), but you also get to meet your fellow parkrunners (you never know when you might meet a new running buddy) and on a cold morning you get to wear layers!

Big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Justine Bayliss, Timothy Bogie, Anthony Haber, Rupert Hammond, Deb Livermore, Mary McDonald, Grant McDonald, Tony McDonald, Kylie Weekes and Lara-Kym Lever. We’re still looking for one more volunteer for next week, so email ginninderrahelpers@parkrun.com if you are interested.

Flying Freeman
Congratulations to Meg Freeman (JW11-14) who was selected in the ACT Cross Country team. Meg isone of our junior runners who this week was the first female runner across the line in a PB time of 20:42.

Since her first run in March 2013, Meg has completed 28 parkruns, including 21 at Ginninderra. She completed her first parkrun in 25:06, and with this week’s PB holds an age grade score of 78.66%.

Great job Meg!

By the numbers
Male placings:
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:35 - 19th time in 62 appearances.
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second over the line in 17:46 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:27 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1085 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1065 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 916 pts.

Female placings:
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:42 - first time in 21 appearances.
Tara MELHUISH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:03.
Jasmine FOXLEE (VW35-39) of FIT Canberra (Females in Training), was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:46 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1095 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1061 pts.
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1048 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) was graded 78.66% for the time 20:42 (10th overall).
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) was graded 77.95% for the time 17:46 (second overall).
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) was graded 77.06% for the time 17:35 (first overall).

This week there were 131 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,231 different runners, including participants from 117 athletics clubs, have completed 20,417 runs covering a total distance of 102,085 km, and there have been 4,488 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun – Event number 167 – 11th July 2015

While it was a wet course that greeted our 95 runners to Gindy parkrun #167, we assured our tourists from Broome, Sydney and Newcastle that the eight degree weather was a pleasant change from recent weeks.

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Kim Blackmore, Natalie Bush, Lyndsay Currie, David Harries, Kate Jackson, Manfred Lai, Melissa McClusky, Anthony Scott, Geoff Simmons and Chris Waters.
Reminder that our parkrun depends on volunteers, if you are able to assist email: ginninderrahelpers@parkrun.com

Gold Coast triumphs

This week we welcomed back and congratulated Tony McDonald, Melissa McClusky and Gemma Wilson who participated in events at the Gold Coast last weekend.
Tony competed in his first marathon completing it in a respectable 4 hours 16 minutes 50 seconds. Tony returned to parkrun this week for his 99th run (and first hit out since the marathon) coming in at 23:32. Congratulations Tony and we look forward to celebrating your 100th run with you next week!
Gemma completed the half marathon in 1 hour 54 minutes 27 seconds, while Melissa finished the 10km in 43 minutes 53 seconds—congratulations ladies!
A special shout out to Olympian and Gindy parkrun regular Marty Dent who crossed the line in a sprint finish to win the 10km in 29 minutes 26 seconds. You can read about his win on the Gold Coast Marathon website. Congratulations Marty!

Engagement congratulations

Congratulations to Run Directors Ellie Sobey and Brad Hetharia who announced their engagement this week. Brad and Ellie are also expecting their first child at the end of this year.
Brad has been running at Ginninderra since 2012, and became a Run Director in 2013, while Ellie joined the parkrun family in 2013, joining Brad as a Run Director in 2014.
Congratulations Brad and Ellie! We look forward to welcoming a new addition to the parkrun family!

By the numbers

Male placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:22 - 17th time in 87 appearances.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Shane HUTCHISON (VM40-44) of ACT Veterans AC, was third over the line in 19:04.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 998 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 967 pts.
Shane HUTCHISON (ACT Veterans AC) 877 pts.

Female placings:
Angela RIACH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 22:32 - first time in 11 appearances.
Sarah MARTIN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 22:35.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:02 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1010 pts.
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 968 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 966 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 77.59% for the time 18:00 (second overall).
Chloe MILLER (JW10) was graded 76.87% for the time 23:34 (26th overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 75.53% for the time 17:22 (first overall).

This week there were 95 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,216 different runners, including participants from 116 athletics clubs, have completed 20,286 runs covering a total distance of 101,430 km, and there have been 4,478 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun 166

With some of our regular runners running themselves in Queensland ahead of the Gold Coast Marathon, it was a hardy 94 runners who braved the minus 5 degree weather to complete Ginninderra parkrun #166.

Vital volunteers
As Run Director, Chris Lamb reminded us this week, parkrun is built on its volunteers and without them the run cannot happen.

While some of us struggle out of bed to run in the cold weather, it can often be harder to stand in the cold volunteering. There are essential safety and administrative roles that must be filled to keep the run going, including marshals, a tail runner, finish tokens and barcode scanning.

You are awarded 100 points for volunteering up to three times a year, so if you are one of our regular runners please put your hand up to help out. You will be provided with the support you need for whatever role you fill. Email ginninderrahelpers@parkrun.com if you are able to help out.
A special thanks to this week’s volunteers, Judith Bibo, Peter Evans, Heather Hill, Christopher Lamb, Michael Leahey, Tania Marx, Chloe Miller, Celina Miller and Mark Whippet.

Fantastic 50 & 10 Club
Congratulations to Brendan Belcher who completed his 50th parkrun this week in a time of 22:22. It was Brendan’s 28th parkrun at Lake Ginninderra where he holds a PB time of 20:34 which was achieved at parkrun #136 in November 2014 and matched at parkrun #148 in February this year. Brendan has laced up at parkruns across Australia, New Zealand and UK. Congratulations on your 50th run Brendan! A big congrats to Angela Riach who joined the 10 club last week too.

Birthday celebration
This week we celebrated Graham Burke’s birthday. Graham is one of Ginninderra’s most prolific runners having completed 91 parkruns (87 at Lake G) and volunteered 40 times.
Graham updates the event board each week about opportunities around the region as well as runners closing in on milestone parkruns. Happy birthday Graham!

Key stats
Male placings:
Daniel CARSON (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51 - first time in 3 appearances.
Danny BURGESS (VM40-44) of Woodstock Runners, was second over the line in 17:57.
Derek COLLINGE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:10.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 907 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 868 pts.
Shane HUTCHISON (ACT Veterans AC) 779 pts.

Female placings:
Deb LIVERMORE (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (14th overall) over the line in 22:44 - first time in 51 appearances.
Sarah MARTIN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:46.
Angela RIACH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:54.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 913 pts.
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 873 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 868 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 77.32% for the time 19:33 (5th overall).
Danny BURGESS (VM40-44) was graded 77.16% for the time 17:57 (second overall).
Daniel CARSON (JM15-17) was graded 75.63% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
This week there were 94 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,205 different runners, including participants from 113 athletics clubs, have completed 20,191 runs covering a total distance of 100,955 km, and there have been 4,469 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.

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