Ginninderra parkrun event number 127 – 27 September 2014

What a glorious turn out for Gindy parkrun 127. 178 keen runners turned up to enjoy the brisk but sunny morning. There was a good show of parkrun tourists from all over Australia who enjoyed the course. Phil Tweed from Newcastle was the first male over the line with a time of 18.33.Amongst the runners there were 40 PBs and 25 first timers.
A big thanks to our volunteers, many taking up roles for the first time who helped out and ran the event seamlessly in their new volunteer vests. See you next Saturday for another great run!
Men's placings:
Phil TWEED (VM40-44) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 18:33 - first appearance.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:41 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Shane HUTCHISON (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:01.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 2153 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 2136 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1620 pts.

Women's placings:
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:17 - 22nd time in 46 appearances.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 22:29.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:46 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1950 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1650 pts.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 1386 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Phil TWEED (VM40-44) was graded 75.83% for the time 18:33 (first overall).
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) was graded 74.13% for the time 18:41 (second overall).
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) was graded 73.92% for the time 21:17 (15th overall).
This week there were 178 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,353 different runners, including participants from 75 athletics clubs, have completed 13,335 runs covering a total distance of 66,675 km, and there have been 3,211 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 126 – 20 September 2014

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.

Men's placings:
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.

Women's placings:
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.

 

Run report 13 Sep 14

Thanks to Peter Ralston – editor at large

Thanks everyone who dressed in Floriade theme, kicking off Canberra’s month-long festival in style. Best dressed Award went to Jessica Pounds – also a junior first-timer! Well done to Jessica. Many of our other runners received runners-up prizes, including the ever-stylish mother and daughter team, Julie and Caitlin Bowe. Kikka Happonen’s son James finally registered and his dog received an award for best-dressed dog.

Many thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers this week: Andrew Warden, Brian Daly, Emily Roberts, Gregor Sutherland, Jacqui Warden, Michael Aisbitt, Robert Solomon, Roger Abbott and Sally Sutherland.

Amongst 177 starters were parkrun tourists from New Farm Brisbane, Merimbula, and Westerfolds on the Yarra River. One way to get to Westerfolds parkrun that they suggest is by canoe “just downstream from Fitzsimons Lane Bridge.”

Elizabeth Simpson and Michael Phillips both bettered the 80 % Age Grade threshold. Amazing work, Elizabeth and Michael. Age grading takes the world record time for your gender and age and divides it by your time. It is useful way to predict all sorts of running related stuff. Judy Burke did better than that, having received 42.42 %, which gives her the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything; twice!

We had a total of 33 well earned PBs. Achilles club member Liz McLarnen ran her 8th parkrun in a new PB of 35:06. Well done Liz on achieving so much in just five months. Third finisher Benjamin Flood from MADR gained a new PB, just 1 second ahead of David Beaven who also scored a great PB of 2 seconds.

Men's placings:
 James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:53 - 10th time in 64 appearances. 
Henry STIMSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:57.
 Benjamin FLOOD (SM20-24) of MADR (ADFA), was third over the line in 18:27.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
 Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1961 pts.
 David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1939 pts.
 Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1620 pts.

Women's placings: 
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:13 - 21st time in 45 appearances.
 Elizabeth SIMPSON (VW55-59) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:12.
 Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:42 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
 Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1753 pts.
 Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1581 pts.
 Melissa MCCLUSKY (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 1286 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
 Elizabeth SIMPSON (VW55-59) was graded 80.48% for the time 22:12 (19th overall).
 Michael PHILLIPS (VM55-59) was graded 80.17% for the time 19:50 (5th overall).
 James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 77.69% for the time 16:53 (first overall).

This week there were 177 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,299 different runners, including participants from 72 athletics clubs, have completed 12,977 runs covering a total distance of 64,885 km, and there have been 3,131 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.

 

Gindy parkrun #124 6 September 2014

Although it was a frosty start, spring has definitely sprung at Ginninderra park run # 124. A lovely crisp morning greeted 125 Gindy parkrunners for an awesome beginning to the weekend! We welcomed 5 first timers and 28 runners recorded new Personal Best times.

The Ginninderra parkrunner of the month award, sponsored by The Runners Shop, went a very deserving Kenny Nichol. In August, Kenny ran 4 times (3 PB’s with a massive improvement of 3:49!) and volunteered once. Awesome!

Congratulations to Michael Leahey on joining the parkrun 50 club and to young Andrew Knight on achieving parkrun 10 club status.

Thank you as always to our wonderful volunteers - parkrun is only possible because of all your input.

An article we came across recently "You know you are a runner when..." provided a few smiles (particularly the port-a-loo reference!) so we thought we would share a few here…

You know you are a runner when…

• you can drink a cup of water whilst on the move without choking on it or spilling it all over yourself.
• you know where your ilieotibial band is anatomically located.
• your runs are sometimes longer than your commute to work.
• you no longer hate port-a-loos – in fact there have been times when you've been very happy to see one.

But probably some of the words that best describe what we come to know about ourselves as runners are from John Birmingham, former columnist for Runners Weekly…

"It's important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before."

Run happy everyone.

And so to this week’s results.

Fist male across the line was Brad Hetharia followed by first woman and second overall, Vanessa Haverd. What a fantastic run! Second male was Craig Baker with Michael Leahey hot on his heels in third place. Great way to complete your 50 parkruns Michael!
Second woman home was Ellie Sobey, who was also third finisher overall with a new PB and young Bianca Kimpton a fast finishing third. Fantastic running!
Ginninderra parkrun Event number 124
6th September 2014
Men's placings:
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:45 - 16th time in 52 appearances.
Craig BAKER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second (4th overall) over the line in 20:06.
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) of ACT Veterans AC, was third (5th overall) over the line in 20:31.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1866 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1842 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1620 pts.
Women's placings:
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:41 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
Ellie SOBEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 20:02 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Bianca KIMPTON (JW10) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 21:58.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1655 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 1500 pts.
Emily ROBERTS (Unattached) 1255 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) was graded 80.30% for the time 16:45 (first overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 78.15% for the time 20:31 (5th overall).
Bianca KIMPTON (JW10) was graded 77.69% for the time 21:58 (11th overall).
This week there were 125 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,280 different runners, including participants from 72 athletics clubs, have completed 12,800 runs covering a total distance of 64,000 km, and there have been 3,098 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.

 

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).

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