Ginninderra parkrun #144 Saturday 24 January 2015

Thank you to roving parkrun reporter Peter Ralston for the Run Report.

Run Director, Kate Jackson acknowledged the traditional owners of the land then launched 236 parkrunners into the Australia Day long weekend. Many thanks to our magnificent volunteers: Gary Bowen, Gemma Wilson (hop along bar code reader with three deputies), Kellie Grubb, Michael Aisbitt (super substitute Run Director), Michael Daly, Peter Ralston, Susan Hammond, Timothy Bogie and Victoria Roberts.

First woman home was first timer, Lesley Walker, followed by Breanna Gasson (new PB!) and Judith Williams close behind in third place. Good on you to the 33 parkrunners who clinched New PBs in 22 degree heat – and welcome to the 35 first timers who included visitors from Mosman, Blackbutt, Merimbula, Rockingham, Cairns and St Peters.

Unusually for the men, it was a young gun, SM20-24 David Turner who was first home, followed by Alistair McCluskey. Fittingly for the day, third place-getter, James Sawyer, was a visitor from Nonsuch London. Within 13 km of Nonsuch there are 10 parkruns. Samuel Johnson did not say ... “When you’re tired of London parkruns, you’re tired of life...” but there are 45 of them in London.

Amongst all the Aussie flags, top hats and Vegemite jar ear rings, William Roberts JM11-14 was judged best dressed. Well done to Kim Blackmore, Robert Solomon and Neill Taylor who finished 50 runs. Encouragement to Natalie Bush, Catherine Burns, Bianca Kimpton, Lyndsay Currie and Jenny Jacobs who have reached the turn around point (25 runs).

The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) half marathon was held at 6:30 am at Reconciliation Place on Sunday 25 January. parkrun wishes all Deek’s runners good luck for the Tokyo marathon on 21 February 2015.

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 144 24th January 2015
Men's placings:
David TURNER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:49 - first time in 7 appearances.
Alistair MCCLUSKY (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:08.
James SAWYER (VM35-39) of Epsom Oddballs RC, was third over the line in 19:13.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3409 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3380 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2768 pts.
Women's placings:
Lesley WALKER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (29th overall) over the line in 22:25 - first appearance.
Breanna GASSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 23:03.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 23:17 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3496 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2792 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2505 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 76.90% for the time 19:29 (5th overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 76.46% for the time 21:10 (19th overall).
Steve CONNOR (VM45-49) was graded 74.47% for the time 19:39 (6th overall).
This week there were 236 runners, of whom 35 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 2,732 different runners, including participants from 86 athletics clubs, have completed 16,321 runs covering a total distance of 81,605 km, and there have been 3,683 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 143 – 17 January 2015

Run report courtesy of Peter Ralston.

In blissful 19-degrees and 50% humidity, 222 runners held fast in the left lane until it was safe to pass. 48 new PBs prove this sensible KEEP LEFT rule need never be broken. The numbers were over 200 for the third time and the paths are not getting any wider. A huge thank you to our volunteers on duty.

Vanessa Haverd ran a super quick PB to be first female home. Martin Dent topped the age grade and was first male to finish.

The 25 juniors included JW11-14 Hannah Cadden who ran a new PB of 21:54, the 482nd fastest time ever run at Ginninderra. You can join Hannah on the fastest 500 list if you beat 22:03. If you beat 28: 04 you are better than average and under 50 minutes beats walking any time.

Congratulations Greg Lloyd on achieving 50 runs. Five people did their penultimate 50s. The 38 first-timers included ACT Vets Athletics Club member, Nick Blackaby, (Customs Run organiser for 20 years) who is recovering from a stroke.

Run Director Brad Hetharia passed on Rob de Castella’s invitation to run a half-marathon Sunday 25 Jan 14. Where: Reconciliation Place, Lake Burley Griffin foreshore. When: Rachel Baker’s story at 6:15 a.m. before 6:30 a.m. start. Free, however, a tax deductible donation to Rachel’s Tokyo marathon expenses is welcome.

Ginninderra parkrun
Event number 143
17th January 2015

Men's placings:
Martin DENT (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 15:37 - 14th time in 24 appearances.
Michael DALY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:48 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was third over the line in 17:28 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3319 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3283 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2689 pts.

Women's placings:
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 18:52 - 9th time in 17 appearances.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:06 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Josette LOOMES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 21:48.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3398 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2792 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2444 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin DENT (VM35-39) was graded 84.42% for the time 15:37 (first overall).
John STOKES (VM45-49) was graded 81.94% for the time 17:43 (4th overall).
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) was graded 79.77% for the time 18:52 (8th overall).

This week there were 222 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,697 different runners, including participants from 84 athletics clubs, have completed 16,085 runs covering a total distance of 80,425 km, and there have been 3,650 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 142 – 10 January 2015

Ginninderra parkrun event number 142 was greeted with calm, but very humid, weather conditions.

The sporadic and heavy rain over the Canberra region did not deter 243 parkrunners from completing this event. This was an attendance record for Gindy parkrun. This record included 43 first timers and 25 PBs. The split of female to male runners was 119 to 104, excluding 20 Unknown participants.

The parkrunner of the month was announced as Tony McDonald; The Bowes family was bid farewell before their move to a northern part of Australia; and Gary Bowen overcame illness to complete his 100th parkrun. Gary was kind enough to provide celebratory cake after the run.

A huge thanks goes out to our volunteers for the day: Jeremy Archer, Katherine Bryant, Lyndsay Currie, Lauren and Anthony Haber, David Harries, Mark Lound, Avril Pounds, and Gemma Wilson.

Men's placings:
Michael DALY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:50 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Daniel CHASTON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:52.
David TURNER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:55.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3235 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3190 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2619 pts.

Women's placings:
Jasmine FOXLEE (VW35-39) of FIT Canberra (Females in Training), was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:25 - 6th time in 19 appearances.
Melissa MCCLUSKY (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:42 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Sophie LEWIS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 22:12 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3302 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2729 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2387 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Michael DALY (SM25-29) was graded 76.73% for the time 16:50 (first overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 74.75% for the time 21:27 (19th overall).
Trevor JACOBS (VM60-64) was graded 74.23% for the time 22:11 (32nd overall).

This week there were 243 runners, of whom 43 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,659 different runners, including participants from 84 athletics clubs, have completed 15,863 runs covering a total distance of 79,315 km, and there have been 3,602 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 141 – 3rd January 2015

The volunteering 25 milestone T shirt (http://www.parkrun.com/news/2014/12/30/introducing-free-milestone-t-shirts-for-everyone/) will make it just that little bit easier to thank those who make parkrun possible each week. This week Alison Carmichael, Annemarie Calnan, Debbie ODonoghue, Gary Potter, Gregor Sutherland, Kikka Happonen, Mary McDonald, Sally Sutherland and Thea Zimpel did the job.

Maybe it was the heat (21°C) or the Christmas gift shoes, but PBs were rare with 10 amongst the 167 runners and especially rare for anyone with parkruns in double figures, except for Len Hogg who joined the sub 40 minute club.  Well deserved, Len.

First woman across the line, Vanessa Haverd, and first man, James Minto, are members of the Weston Creek Athletics Club which runs a picturesque half-marathon in mid March 2015.

5 parkruns in 2 weeks! Way to go, Joanne Belcher who did:  Ginninderra (20th Dec), Curl Curl (25th Dec), Maitland (27th Dec), Lake Mac (1st Jan) and Ginninderra (3rd Jan).

Gary Bowen ran his 99th parkrun at Tuggeranong.  Where will he run the ton?

Usual stats...Men's placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:36 - 14th time in 75 appearances.
John STOKES (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:55.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:07 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3146 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3094 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2534 pts.

Women's placings:
 Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 19:06 - 8th time in 16 appearances.
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:07.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 23:22 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
 Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3207 pts.
 Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2656 pts.
 Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2324 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John STOKES (VM45-49) was graded 81.02% for the time 17:55 (second overall).
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) was graded 78.80% for the time 19:06 (third overall).
Trevor JACOBS (VM60-64) was graded 76.47% for the time 21:32 (15th overall).

This week there were 167 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,615 different runners, including participants from 84 athletics clubs, have completed 15,620 runs covering a total distance of 78,100 km, and there have been 3,577 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 139 – 20 December 2014

Four forgetful Santas – identity unknown -  were in the top 6 finishers and the only way to make sense of this memorable Christmas break-up run is to click the sort button on the age grade column.

1. Rowan Walker, the winner of 2014 Australian Marathon Championship, topped the list.

2. John Stokes was first home of the 22 new PBs.

3. Ellie Hoitink took 32 seconds from the JW11-14 top performance – well done to the whole first-timer Hoitink family who were prominent in the list.

4. Adam Rudgley, another of the 26 first timers, grabbed 24th  spot on the list of sub 17 men.

5. Fifth on the age grade list, Vanessa Haverd was first woman to cross the line. Vanessa is 5th on the list of sub 20 women

JW10 Caitlin Bowe and her dad Craig achieved their fifty T’s in time to wear them as “first timers” in Cairns.   JW10 Chloe Miller did her penultimate fifty run.

Many thanks to the volunteers and particularly to the directors who were presented with well-deserved scrolls which will go straight to the pool room.  The food afterwards was superb.  Special thanks to Jenny Jacobs who volunteered at short notice to run with one of our vision impaired.

Men's placings:
An unknown runner was first.
An unknown runner was second.
Adam RUDGLEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 16:22.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 2965 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 2899 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2450 pts.

Women's placings:
Vanessa HAVERD (VW35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:20 - 7th time in 15 appearances.
Ellie HOITINK (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:52.
Suzie HOITINK (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 21:29.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3009 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2497 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2181 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rowan WALKER (VM40-44) was graded 83.98% for the time 16:45 (4th overall).
John STOKES (VM45-49) was graded 80.72% for the time 17:59 (7th overall).
Ellie HOITINK (JW11-14) was graded 79.11% for the time 19:52 (15th overall).

This week there were 183 runners, of whom 26 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 2,550 different runners, including participants from 82 athletics clubs, have completed 15,307 runs covering a total distance of 76,535 km, and there have been 3,548 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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