parky 30 August 2014

Gindy parkrun bid farewell to the cold Canberra weather, with a sunny morning for our 161 runners.

James Minto, who led the men home in 17:00, has been selected in the Athletics ACT team with parkrun regulars Brad Hetharia, Scott Imhoff, Sarah McRae, Adam Leane and Elly Sobey to compete at the Australian Half Marathon Championships in Sydney 21 September.

Vanessa Haverd was the first woman to cross the line in 19:56. A PB cannot be far away Vanessa. Second, Judith Williams and third, first timer, Holly Smith. JM10 Andrew Knight achieved his 10th run. Michael Leahey did his penultimate 50th run. There were 29 new PBs including JW10 Chloe Miller who ran a one minute PB with her dad Kevin. Thanks to the Miller family for your extraordinary support and legendary good humour. 12 of the new PBs were on second runs, but Tony McDonald found another 5 seconds on his 63rd run.

Men's placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:00 - 9th time in 62 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Rowan BEGGS-FRENCH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:01 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1767 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1742 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1620 pts.

Women's placings:
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:56 - 4th time in 11 appearances.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:14 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Holly SMITH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1555 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1410 pts.
Emily ROBERTS (Unattached) 1173 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 77.16% for the time 17:00 (first overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 76.84% for the time 20:52 (10th overall).
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) was graded 75.50% for the time 19:56 (5th overall).

This week there were 161 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,275 different runners, including participants from 71 athletics clubs, have completed 12,675 runs covering a total distance of 63,375 km, and there have been 3,070 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).

 

Ginninderra parkrun #122, 23 August 2014

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 122

23rd August 2014

By Peter Ralston

The overcast, 5 degree conditions, near-perfect for runners, convinced 164 people to turn out. The volunteers all played a blinder: David Beaven, Graham Burke (who returned from overseas with Judy a couple of days before), Catherine Burns, Peter Evans, Michael Leahey, Suhasini Sumithra, Rob Solomon, and Sally and Gregor Sutherland.

parkrun passionista, Debbie O’Donoghue joined the 50 Club. Well done Deb and also to your mum, Ann Smith, who continues to hold the age record for VW70-74. There were 19 first-timers and one visitor from Merimbula. The Merimbula course, which follows a beautiful, picturesque but narrow boardwalk, has an average run time which is two minutes slower than Ginninderra’s (27:36).

James Minto was first male home. He has podium-finished in two thirds of his runs, and says he owes it all to his wife Emily. We also welcomed back Louise Sharp who was first female home, and Stuart Doyle who topped the age grade with 81.05 %.

At Tuggeranong, Lyndon Storey, who did 25 of his 96 runs at Ginninderra, is now only a month away from earning his 100 t shirt. Special mention to the Roberts sisters who last week completed the 48 hour famine appeal and raised over $70.

Men's placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:03 - 8th time in 61 appearances.
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second over the line in 17:46.
Matt WALTER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:16.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1674 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1645 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1525 pts.

Women's placings:
Louise SHARP (SW30-34) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:42 - 5th time in 14 appearances.
Aimee DAVENPORT (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 20:28 - was first to finish once before.
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was third (19th overall) over the line in 20:57 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1456 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1410 pts.
Emily ROBERTS (Unattached) 1173 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) was graded 81.05% for the time 17:46 (second overall).
Bede WEBSTER (VM50-54) was graded 77.36% for the time 19:04 (7th overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 76.93% for the time 17:03 (first overall).

This week there were 164 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,258 different runners, including participants from 69 athletics clubs, have completed 12,514 runs covering a total distance of 62,570 km, and there have been 3,041 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun 121

A big congratulations to the 116 who braved the cold to be at Gindy parkrun on Saturday. A big thank you to our volunteers who did great job ensuring all ran smoothly: Tania Marx, Chris Lamb, Allysa Hingston, Emily Roberts, Tegan Roberts and Suhasini Sumithra and Tony McDonald.
Philo Saunders was first to cross the line with 17.11 followed by James Minto with 17.14.
First female over the line was Ashleigh Grey-Reitz with 23.45 – congratulations Ashleigh.
25 people received a PB which is a fantastic outcome and there were 15 first timers.
Men's placings:
Philo SAUNDERS (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:11 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was second over the line in 17:14 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Benjamin FLOOD (SM20-24) of MADR (ADFA), was third over the line in 18:37.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1585 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1545 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1425 pts.
Women's placings:
Ashleigh GREY-REITZ (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 23:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Amanda KWONG (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:45.
Laura GOWARD (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 25:25.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1360 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1325 pts.
Emily ROBERTS (Unattached) 1101 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Philo SAUNDERS (VM35-39) was graded 77.69% for the time 17:11 (first overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 76.11% for the time 17:14 (second overall).
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 74.20% for the time 18:40 (4th overall).
This week there were 116 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,239 different runners, including participants from 68 athletics clubs, have completed 12,350 runs covering a total distance of 61,750 km, and there have been 3,007 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun – Event number 120 – 09 August 2014

To the 111 runners it didn’t really feel like one degree of frost. A big thank-you to our volunteers to whom it certainly did : Anthony Haber - run director, Lauren Haber - timekeeper, David Zakharoff - tail runner, Gary Potter - marshal, Claire McGreevy - finish tokens, Lara-Kym Lever - marshal, Neill Taylor - barcode scanning and Tony McDonald - photographer.

David Beavan was first to cross the line and achieved a new age grade of 74.33%. His previous age grade best was set a little over 12 months ago! In 56 of his 65 runs, all at Gindy, David has been in the top 8 finishers. Congratulations Dave for being our highest scoring ‘parkrun passionista’.

We welcomed home Martin Dent, Liz McLarnen and Gregor Sutherland who ran despite their jetlag. The 23 new PBs included a 3½ minute PB by Elizabeth Sutton and a 2 minute PB by Wai Yu Lai.

We welcomed home Martin Dent, Liz McLarnen and Gregor Sutherland who ran despite their jetlag. The 23 new PBs included a 3½ minute PB by Elizabeth Sutton and a 2 minute PB by Wai Yu Lai.

Men's placings:
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:38 - 4th time in 65 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Ben SERPELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1490 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1448 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1334 pts.

Women's placings:
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:17 - 20th time in 44 appearances.
Susie SPRAGUE (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:20 - was first to finish once before.
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:36.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1360 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1225 pts.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 1086 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 76.59% for the time 20:56 (10th overall).
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 74.33% for the time 18:38 (first overall).
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) was graded 73.92% for the time 21:17 (11th overall).

This week there were 111 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,223 different runners, including participants from 67 athletics clubs, have completed 12,234 runs covering a total distance of 61,170 km, and there have been 2,981 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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun #119, 2nd August 2014

Run report courtesy of Peter Ralston.

Shortly after Sally Pearson had raced to 100 metre hurdles gold in Glasgow, 107 parkrunners cleared off from the Gindy start line in sunshine and one degree of frost. It might have been just another day at the office for Sally P. but here it was nothing like it.

The Cooper family’s love of parkrun brought them from Goulburn for the 34th time. Andy Moon reached his 50th . Congratulations Andy. First-timer Dennis Ling topped the age grade with a 79.44 % score and leaped into second place in VM60-64 performances. One of our seven juniors running today, Elizabeth Henderson, placed second- female, placed second in the age grade, and ran a new PB 4:25 better than last year.

Chris Mill did a 7 minute PB, after Swiss altitude training. Tegan Roberts repeated her feat of running new PBs at only events that are odd-numbered, for the eleventh consecutive week. Volunteers were magnificent (Michael Aisbitt, Claire McGreevy, Fliss Henss, Barry Lumsden, Nicole Lisle, Laura Goward, Robert Solomon, Ellie Sobey and Brad Hetharia). Encouragement was universal.

Men's placings:
Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:14 - 9th time in 32 appearances.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
David HALPIN (SM25-29) of Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club, was third over the line in 18:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1395 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1348 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1242 pts.

Women's placings:
Aimee DAVENPORT (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:10 - first appearance.
Elizabeth HENDERSON (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 20:24.
Hannah MCCLUSKY (JW15-17) of Weston Creek AC, was third (12th overall) over the line in 20:45.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1263 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1137 pts.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 986 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dennis LING (VM60-64) was graded 79.44% for the time 20:11 (10th overall).
Elizabeth HENDERSON (JW11-14) was graded 78.27% for the time 20:24 (11th overall).
Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) was graded 76.98% for the time 17:14 (first overall).

This week there were 107 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,212 different runners, including participants from 67 athletics clubs, have completed 12,123 runs covering a total distance of 60,615 km, and there have been 2,958 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.

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