Pampered by the glorious morning, 180 runners savoured the 5 km distance which is 50:50 aerobic : anaerobic.
The wonderful volunteers were : Kim Falco who ran back and forth 180 times with finish tokens, Caroline Ballard who teamed with Bianca, Joshua and Rael Kimpton marshalling. Anthony and Lauren Haber ran a tight ship directing and timekeeping, and Kati Reeves went bar code hunting with Jacqui Raby. Mark Riley took breathtaking glamour action shots and Caitlin and Julie Bowe wore fake tails for all tail runners.
First female home, Michelle Pearson scored one of the 40 new PBs. First male to cross the line was first timer, Matthew Berrington who ran 3:30 / km, exactly the same pace he did in the 2014 Canberra Times 10 km. Elspeth Nicholls and Nathan Johnson did penultimate 50 runs.
Such a beautiful spot to start your Saturday. Coming home off the bridge, Catherine Burns and Tracy Grealy had an encounter with a kangaroo. Bar codes were left tied to old shoes instead of new. Well done David and Ruth for making Baussman the most common name amongst the finishers (six).
The 27 first-timers included tourists : Richard Miles and Jennie Quigley from Perth, Tom Davison from Newcastle, Katrina and Geoff Butler from Golden Beach, Caloundra, Matthew Nash from Lake Mac, and Leigh Roden from Penrith Lakes.
Matthew BERRINGTON (SM18-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:30 - first appearance.
Brent REBECCA (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:21.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:36 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 2058 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 2037 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1620 pts.
Michelle PEARSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:00 - first time in 2 appearances.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 22:27 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 23:01.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1852 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1581 pts.
Emily ROBERTS (Unattached) 1318 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew BERRINGTON (SM18-19) was graded 75.33% for the time 17:30 (first overall).
Trevor JACOBS (VM60-64) was graded 74.90% for the time 21:47 (18th overall).
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 74.46% for the time 18:36 (third overall).
This week there were 180 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,328 different runners, including participants from 74 athletics clubs, have completed 13,157 runs covering a total distance of 65,785 km, and there have been 3,171 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.