A coolish and very calm Saturday morning provided ideal walk/jog/run conditions for Ginninderra parkrun event number 147.
236 parkrunners decided to begin their Saturday by finishing Gindy parkrun. It would seem that summertime training and consistency may be paying off for some, as this event recorded a whopping 54 New PBs. 25 first timers joined the parkrun phenomenon - one of which was our first-placed lady, Cassondra Haider.
This event realised the 113th run of our resident report writer, Peter Ralston. Kevin and Jacob Miller notched up their 50th parkrun, as did Roger Abbott.
Currently, the annual points competition is close between the Men. Only eight points separate Craig Baker (3668) and David Bevan (3660) who both belong to the same age category.
A huge thanks goes out to our volunteers for the day: Amy and Fran Freeman, Anthony and Lauren Haber, Kristen Laurent, Greg Leach, Harry Mcdermott, Jodie Murray, Emily Roberts, Monika Schmidt and Gemma Wilson.
Until next time, Don't Forget Your Barcode!
John STOKES (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:25 - first time in 9 appearances.
Henry STIMSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:07.
Etienne BLUMSTEIN-JONES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:38.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3668 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3660 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3008 pts.
Cassondra HAIDER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 20:18 - first appearance.
Jasmine FOXLEE (VW35-39) of FIT Canberra (Females in Training), was second (32nd overall) over the line in 22:16 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Hannah DREHER (SW18-19) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 22:31.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3681 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2991 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2673 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John STOKES (VM45-49) was graded 83.35% for the time 17:25 (first overall).
David CROMARTY (VM60-64) was graded 80.33% for the time 20:30 (18th overall).
Trevor JACOBS (VM60-64) was graded 75.88% for the time 21:42 (27th overall).
This week there were 236 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,827 different runners, including participants from 89 athletics clubs, have completed 17,070 runs covering a total distance of 85,350 km, and there have been 3,861 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.