Run report courtesy of Peter Ralston.
Tourists from Cairns and Sydney noticed the frozen bubbler and the zero degrees. 124 hearties who scorned to live ‘sans parkrun’ had the best start you can have to any Saturday. How awesome were our volunteers! On barcode scanning : Kay Blemings, [applause] who is recovering from ankle surgery. On run directing and time keeping: Brad Hetharia, Ellie Sobey and Thiet Huynh. Photographic genius: Laura Purcell. Marshalls : Emily Gearside and James Minto. And handing you your finish tokens : legendary Roger Abbott.
Congratulations to Victoria Roberts and Mark Lound on achieving your 50th runs. Congratulations also to Jess Jefferys, Run Director at New Farm. Jess has volunteered 55 times, done 23 runs at Ginninderra, and 27 runs at 22 other events. A 50 shirt presented by Russ is the least you deserve Jess!
21 new PBs included a 2 minute PB to Jacqui Warden. Second-placed Lachlan Dow was one of 14 first timers. Lachlan has World Orienteering Championships 2014 form and could be ramping up to a new PB now he has memorised the Gindy course.
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Event number 117
19th July 2014
Andy GOVUS (SM25-29) of WA Marathon Club, was first over the line in 16:10 - second time in 2 appearances.
Lachlan DOW (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:20.
Rowan BEGGS-FRENCH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:38 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1206 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1150 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1061 pts.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:12 - 19th time in 42 appearances.
Susie SPRAGUE (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 24:02 - was first to finish once before.
Kate JACKSON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 24:08.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1069 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 964 pts.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 889 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andy GOVUS (SM25-29) was graded 79.79% for the time 16:10 (first overall).
Lachlan DOW (SM20-24) was graded 78.98% for the time 16:20 (second overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 77.64% for the time 20:39 (13th overall).
This week there were 124 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,182 different runners, including participants from 66 athletics clubs, have completed 11,898 runs covering a total distance of 59,490 km, and there have been 2,912 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The men's 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 90.46% run (15:33) on 5th April 2014 (event number 102).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.