The chilly weather did not deter our field of 133 dedicated athletes this morning - including 13 first timers! Welcome! Also many thanks to our volunteers this morning- it's harder in the cold and we appreciate it.
24 of our runners even managed PBs today - that's a whopping 18% of the field. Well done to everyone - especially our PBers. Two PBs stand out from the rest- Tiffany Roweth, who not only scored a PB, but also completed her 50th run - and Oliver Wilson, who on return to parkrun after a 12 month hiatus, managed a 9 min plus PB. Looks like the swimming training has been paying off!
One of our volunteer marshals, Tony, was also thinking of another running event underway. His son is competing in the Canberra 100 km even this weekend. All the best for Tony's son from Gindy parkrun.
The field was led by our very own London Olympic marathon runner - Martin Dent, also holder of the coveted course record for Ginninderra.
Martin DENT (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 15:37 - 27th time in 41 appearances.
Matthew BERRINGTON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Luke TARRANT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:31 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1740 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1323 pts.
Anthony Joseph HABER (Unattached) 1115 pts.
Emily GEARSIDE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:42 - 7th time in 113 appearances.
Laura WOLFSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 23:20.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:45 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Fran FREEMAN (Running Mums Australia) 1442 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1410 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1193 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin DENT (VM35-39) was graded 85.49% for the time 15:37 (first overall).
Etienne ROUX (VM45-49) was graded 78.26% for the time 18:33 (5th overall).
Matthew BERRINGTON (SM20-24) was graded 77.39% for the time 16:44 (second overall).
This week there were 133 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 4,302 different runners, including participants from 174 athletics clubs, have completed 30,232 runs covering a total distance of 151,160 km, and there have been 6,037 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 26th April 2014 (event number 105).
The male record is held by Martin DENT who ran in a time of 00:14:42 on 17th November 2012 (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.