Perfect conditions greeted the 148 runners who took on Ginninderra parkrun #187 and the last for spring 2015.
Thank you to our volunteers this week: Roger Abbott, Catherine Burns, Robyn Guthrie, Lara-Kym Lever, Mary McDonald, Grant McDonald, Jaycob McMahon, Mary O'Connor, Heather Powrie, Kate Ridderhof, and Andrew Warden.
We have had a great response since last week’s call out for volunteers, but we are always looking for more. If you are a Gindy regular and haven’t volunteered yet this year, put your hand up! We will give you training and support, and it’s a great way to meet other parkrunners. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we celebrated Anita Hutchison racking up run number 50.
Anita ran her first Ginninderra parkrun in September 2013 in a time of 33:39 and now holds a PB of 29:34. She has run 47 of her 50 runs at LakeG with the other three at Campbelltown parkrun. She has volunteered once on her way to 50 runs.
Congratulations Anita! Here’s to more parkrun milestones!
Being a parkrun tourist is always a fun experience, being able to check out different courses around Australia and the world is exciting. It also makes you realise that parkrunners are pretty much the same where ever you travel to.
This week we welcomed 15 first time parkrun tourists to Ginninderra, including from Newy parkrun (NSW), Arrow Valley parkrun (UK), Mornington Peninsula parkrun (Vic), Westerfolds parkrun (Vic), and The Ponds parkrun (NSW).
Of course, we always welcome our more local tourists who venture from their home runs of Tuggeranong or Gungahlin to try out the Gindy challenge, including the Zevenbergen family joined us from Gungahlin for the first time.
So remember your runners and barcode next time you are traveling, so you too can become a parkrun tourist!
By the numbers
Luke SCHOFIELD (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:49 - second time in 2 appearances.
Chris HAYES (VM55-59) of Wooters Runners, was second over the line in 18:01.
Henry STIMSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:25 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 2616 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2490 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 2472 pts.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 21:56 - 4th time in 33 appearances.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW45-49) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:00 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Bardsley JENNIFER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:08.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2650 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2193 pts.
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 2145 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris HAYES (VM55-59) was graded 85.29% for the time 18:01 (second overall).
Chloe MILLER (JW10) was graded 76.17% for the time 23:47 (40th overall).
Luke SCHOFIELD (SM30-34) was graded 72.97% for the time 17:49 (first overall).
This week there were 148 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,573 different runners, including participants from 135 athletics clubs, have completed 23,444 runs covering a total distance of 117,220 km, and there have been 4,973 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.