We applauded Peter Evans and Fran Freeman on achieving their 50th run and celebrated the visit of our special visitors, Jess and Russ Jefferys, old friends of parkrun Gindy; the couple we have to thank for bringing parkrun to Canberra. Most of the 169 runners stuck around in the dappled sunshine after finishing and some for a further two hours at the Birrigai! Well done to our five first timers, we hope to see you again soon. Great work to our 24 PBers - especially in the warm conditions!
Thank you to our volunteers: Debbie O’Donoghue, Graham Burke, Sally and Gregor Sutherland, Kristie Broadhead, Lara-Kym Lever, Leanne Maree Sutherland, Paul Hoskins and Robert Solomon. If you haven't volunteered lately, please come and help out one weekend. As you know, parkrun is made possible by our volunteers and regular runners are asked to volunteer three times a year.
Showing just how relevant the age grade scores can be to families, Oliver Mill’s age grade differed from Anita Scherrer’s (his mum) by only 0.3 %. Amanda Kwong, Will B, and Tracey Grealy ran their penultimate 50s qualifying run. We look forward to celebrating their 50th next week! JM10 Andrew Knight ran exactly the course average of 27:54 -excellent work and better is to come, no doubt.
Australia has now 100 parkun events, with more on the way. Silas Moss gearing up for the launch for parkrun Stockton on 13 December 14: www.facebook.com.au/stocktonparkrun. The option of taking a ferry ride across Newcastle harbour to the start sounds fabulous. Well done to all the parkrunners in “Run for your Lifeline” opening the Majura parkway on Sunday; there were over 20 of us that we counted. It was hot and hard, but you did it. Remember asking “R U OK?” could save a life and if you need help, Lifeline is only a phone call away on 13 11 14.
Martin DENT (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 15:47 - 12th time in 22 appearances.
Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:21 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Rowan WALKER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 16:43 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 2700 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 2618 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2120 pts.
Julia Elizabeth ISON (VW35-39) of Pub Runners, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 21:54 - first time in 5 appearances.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:33 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:40.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2628 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2223 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 1883 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rowan WALKER (VM40-44) was graded 84.15% for the time 16:43 (third overall).
Martin DENT (VM35-39) was graded 83.53% for the time 15:47 (first overall).
Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) was graded 81.14% for the time 16:21 (second overall).
This week there were 169 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,485 different runners, including participants from 79 athletics clubs, have completed 14,723 runs covering a total distance of 73,615 km, and there have been 3,440 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.