Gindy parkrun 173 – Sat 22 Aug 2015

The overnight rain cleared to ensure blue skies greeted our 151 runners who laced up for Ginninderra parkrun #173.
Spring seems to be in the air in Canberra, and it in the steps of our 25 runners who racked up new PBs, including Freddie Hayes who crossed the line first for the first time in 58 runs.

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week: Justin Freeman, Meg Freeman, Holly Freeman, Amy Freeman, Fran Freeman, Jessica Mary Freeman, Mark Gilbert, Lara-Kym Lever, Emily Roberts, Carla Roots, Gregor Sutherland, Sally Sutherland and Nathan Toscan.

Event Director Gregor Sutherland thanked all our regular runners for putting their hand up to volunteer for the past few months, and was pleased to report for the first time in a long time the volunteer roster is full for the next two weeks.

Fifty and fantastic
Mary McDonald and Luigi Spagnolo joined the 50 Club this week.
Mary was part of the original 91 runners who participated in Ginninderra parkrun #1 on 28 April 2012. She completed the first run in 28:34 and now holds a PB of 26:17 and an age grade rating of 69.82%.

Forty-five of Mary’s 50 runs have been at Lake Ginninderra, with the others being at Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Albert parkrun and Bowral. She has also volunteered four times.
A round of applause at the start line greeted Luigi Spagnolo as he arrived just in time to ensure he reached the 50 milestone this week.

Luigi completed his first parkrun in 33:02 in June 2012 at Ginninderra parkrun #10 and now holds a PB of 26:16 and an age grade rating of 54%. He has completed 48 of his 50 runs at Ginninderra with the others being at Newy and Launceston, and he has volunteered once on his way to the 50.

Congratulations and we look forward to celebrating 100 with you!

By the numbers
This week there were 151 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Freddie HAYES (SM25-29) (unattached) was first over the line in a PB time of 19:13 – first time in 58 runs.
David VELI (SM20-24) (unattached) was second over the line in 19:24 – first time runner at Lake Ginninderra.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (unattached) was third over the line in 20:04 – has been first to finish on five previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1556 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1377 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 136 pts.

Female placings:
Jasmine FOXLEE (VW35-39) of FIT Canberra (Females in Training) was first (19th overall) over the line in 22:18 – seventh time in 30 runs.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:27 – has been first to finish once before.
Alina MCMASTER (VW45-49) (unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in a PB time of 23:28.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1510 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1471 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1398 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chloe MILLER (JW10) (unattached) was graded 75.85% for a time of 23:53 (37th overall) – second week in a row.
Grant HARRIES (VM50-54) (unattached) was graded 73.45% for the time 20:24 (6th overall).
Graham BURKE (VM65-69) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was graded 72.09% for the time 24:11 (40th overall).

 

gindy parkrun #172 – 15 August

A beautiful late winter’s morning greeted the 125 runners who were all anxious to complete Ginninderra parkrun #172.

While the five degree morning didn’t seem too enticing for our visitors from Newcastle, Perth and Darwin, the slightly overcast day and lack of wind ensured a fast run for many of our participants, with our first four runners coming in under 20 minutes and 20 of our 125 runners recording personal bests.

Run Director Gregor Sutherland reminded us all about the importance of volunteering to ensure each parkrun can go ahead, so if you haven’t volunteered yet this year, please put your hand up! You get 100 points each time you volunteer and full training is provided! Thank you to this week’s volunteers: David Harries, Greg Lloyd, Ellen McIlveen, Elizabeth Olson, Tegan Roberts, Emily Roberts, Robert Solomon, Gregor Sutherland and Sally Sutherland.

Safety reminder

This week parkrun Australia reminded all runners about safety on the course following an incident at a parkrun last weekend.
parkrun policy requires all under 11s to be accompanied by an adult at all times on the course. However, this doesn’t mean that older children are not vulnerable.

parkrun is an amazing community event, and fortunately that these incidents are extremely rare. We should all be aware of our surroundings when out on the course, and if you see anything unusual, please report it to our Run Directors.

By the numbers

This week there were 125 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was first over the line in 18:00 – seventh time in 31 runs.
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was second over the line in 18:35.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (unattached) was third over the line in 18:54 – has been first to finish on five previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1458 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1286 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1267 pts.

Female placings:
Kristen CONNELL (VW40-44) (unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:05 – first time in 14 runs.
Emily GEARSIDE (VW35-39) (unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in a PB time of 20:09 – has been first to finish once before.
Annabel SCOTT (JW11-14) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:39.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1418 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1376 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1301 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chloe MILLER (JW10) (unattached) was graded 79.00% for a PB time of 22:56 (20th overall).
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was graded 76.94% for the time 18:00 (1st overall).
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was graded 75.36% for the time 18:32 (2nd overall).

 

Gindy parkrun 171 – 8 August

A cold and foggy morning greeted our 131 runners for Ginninderra parkrun #171, including our parkrun visitors from Newcastle.
While the fog was still hanging around as our first runners crossed the finish line, the sun began to peak through as our final runner, four year old April Barlow completed her third parkrun.

Run Director, Chris Lamb gave a shout out to all our regular parkrunners who were poised to run the City2Surf over weekend. Congratulations to all who ran, we hope you had a great run.

Chris also reminded us about the importance of volunteering to help ensure parkrun can go ahead each week. If you are able to help, email ginninderrahelpers@parkrun.com. Big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Roger Abbott, Natty B, Carlie Craddy, Christopher Lamb, Lara-Kym Lever, Tania Marx, Tim West, Gemma Wilson and Olivia Wilson.

Jetting juniors

Three incredible juniors finished in the top four this week. Hannah Cadden (JW11-14) joined the women’s sub-20 minute list with a PB time of 19:36. Hannah was the first female across the line and second overall this week.
Ethan Garbutt (JM11-14) was the second male and third overall in a time of 20:18, and pushing him all the way to the finish was Meg Freeman (JW11-14) who was fourth overall and the second female in a PB time of 20:18.

Magic century

Judith Williams completed her 100th parkrun with a leisurely walk this week. Judith ran her first parkrun in January 2013 in a time of 24:22 and holds a PB of 21:50. She regularly features in the top female placings list, including being the first female across the line eight times which puts her in 9th spot on the all time first finishers list.

Judith has completed 99 runs at Ginninderra, with Albert Park in Melbourne making the 100, and has volunteered 12 times. Judith’s speed and volunteering has seen her take out the female points score award for the past two years.
Congratulations on completing 100 fantastic runs!

By the numbers

This week there were 131 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (unattached) was first over the line in 18:51 – has been first to finish on five previous occasions.
Ethan GARBUTT (JM11-14) (unattached) was second (3rd overall) over the line in 20:08.
David HARRIES (VM50-54) (unattached) was third (5th overall) over the line in 20:42.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1360 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1194 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1173 pts.

Female placings:
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club was first (2nd overall) over the line in a PB time of 19:36 – fourth time in 7 runs.
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club was second (4th overall) over the line in a PB time of 20:18 – has been first to finish on one previous occasion.
Emily GEARSIDE (VW35-39) (unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 22:39 – has been first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1324 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1279 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1205 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club was graded 83.08% for the time 19:36 (2nd overall).
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club was graded 80.21% for the time 20:18 (4th overall).
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (unattached) was graded 74.09% for the time 18:51 (1st overall).

 

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.

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