The dark rain clouds on the horizon held off for the 125 runners participating in Ginninderra parkrun #170. This week we welcomed six new parkrunners, including visitors from South Australia.
As always a massive thank you to our volunteers: William Barlow, Judy Burke, Graham Burke, Freddie Hayes, Lara-Kym Lever, Denise Lowe-Carlus, Jaycob McMahon, Kate Ridderhof, Paul Trumble and Tim West.
We have a number of positions to fill over the coming weeks. If you are able to assist email email@example.com
Good luck to all our regular runners who will be competing in the City2Surf on 9 August! If you are running and want to have Saturday as your rest day, it is a great chance for you to volunteer!
Seventeen year old Emily Roberts completed her 100th parkrun in a time of 28:40. Emily has run 94 of her 100 runs at Ginninderra. With the others being at Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.
Emily’s first run was in August 2012 in a time of 28:52, and now holds a PB of 26:38. She has volunteered 24 times, including as a Run Director in 2014 when our junior parkrunners took charge.
Emily who turns 18 in the coming weeks, can often be looping the course with just a few of her siblings, and she will now be looking to run down sister Tegan who racked up her 114th run this week.
Congratulations Emily! And happy birthday!
By the numbers
This week there were 125 runners, of whom six were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
Adam RUDGLEY (SM20-24) (unattached) was first over the line in 16:49 – first time in two runs.
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was second over the line in 18:21.
Scott TYO (VM40-44) of the Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club was third over the line in 18:28 – first timer!
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 1260 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 1173 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 1099 pts.
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was first (6th overall) over the line in a PB time of 20:13 – third time in 7 runs.
Louise SHARP (SW30-34) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was second (9th overall) over the line in 20:28 – has been first to finish on five previous occasions.
Imogen SMYTH (JW11-14) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was third (12th overall) over the line in a PB time of 21:29.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Celina MILLER (Unattached) 1243 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 1188 pts.
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1159 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) was graded 84.42% for the time 20:13 (6th overall).
Stuart DOYLE (VM45-49) of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club was graded 79.11% for the time 18:21 (2nd overall).
Adam RUDGLEY (SM20-24) (unattached) was graded 76.71% for the time 16:49 (1st overall).