Ginninderra parkrun Event number 152 
- 21st March 2015

Ten volunteers started 176 well-behaved runners of various abilities, dogs and prams on their run amongst the gums on a lovely equinox day. Graham Burke volunteered for the 37th time, and next day won his age group in the Weston Creek half marathon – proving that volunteering at parkrun will make you a better runner.

Visitor Ashley Cowley has run at 39 different parkruns in UK and Australia but only once at each one. Unique. Maybe Guinness Book of Records material? Good luck with your quest Ashley. Perhaps this is the only time we’ll ever not expect a first-timer to come back.

First woman, Cassondra Haider edged closer to the 20 minute club. First man, Anthony Haber also topped the age grade. Carol Wigg’s 5th PB in a row was amongst the 36 new PBs. Congratulations Emily Gearside on your PBPB (post baby PB), 2015 PB and almost new PB.

The same day as the Running Festival in Canberra 11-12 April, (42.2 km, 21.1 km, 10 km and 5 km), seven regular Gindy parkrunners will assemble in Paris for the marathon - hence the occasional ‘pardon my French’ heard around the tent when packing up.

Men's placings:
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:32 - 12th time in 42 appearances.
 James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was second over the line in 17:28 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
 Steve EVES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:47.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: 
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4135 pts.
 Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4119 pts.
 Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3283 pts.

Women's placings:
 Cassondra HAIDER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:05 - third time in 3 appearances.
 Belinda ALLISON (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
 Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
 Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 4066 pts.
 Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3388 pts.
 Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2864 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) was graded 80.75% for the time 16:32 (first overall).
 James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 75.10% for the time 17:28 (second overall).
 Cassondra HAIDER (SW20-24) was graded 73.69% for the time 20:05 (8th overall).
This week there were 176 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,928 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 18,026 runs covering a total distance of 90,130 km, and there have been 4,084 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 151 – 14th March 2015

Cooler autumn weather didn't keep parkrunners away from Lake Gindy on Saturday, with 198 runners crossing the finish line. Those hot summer training sessions are paying off: almost one in three participants ran a personal best. Great work everyone!

One of Gindy's best known and friendliest faces, Tegan Roberts, ran her 100th parkrun. An incredible 97 of these have been at Gindy.

Thanks to our volunteers this week - without you parkrun just wouldn't happen.

Usual stats below:

Men's placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:56 - 15th time in 81 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Matt WALTER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4039 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4026 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3191 pts.

Women's placings:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:12 - second time in 2 appearances.
Tara MELHUISH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:48.
Ann STAUNTON-JUGOVIC (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3970 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3288 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2864 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) was graded 80.50% for the time 21:12 (16th overall).
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 77.50% for the time 19:20 (7th overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 77.46% for the time 16:56 (first overall).

This week there were 198 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,909 different runners, including participants from 97 athletics clubs, have completed 17,850 runs covering a total distance of 89,250 km, and there have been 4,048 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 150, 7th March 2015

It was a perfect morning at Gindy parkrun for a 5km run – the weather slightly cooler than usual due to the change of season. The parkrun attendance was positive with some new and (many) old faces amongst the crowd. A big shout out to the Coopers – Mark, Jo and Imogen who did their 50th run on the day. There were also 27 first timers and 49 new PB's!!! As always, a big thank you to the volunteers, parkrun cannot happen without you.

Men's placings:
Martin DENT (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:58 - 17th time in 27 appearances.
Rob WALTER (VM35-39) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second over the line in 17:07 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was third over the line in 17:36 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3944 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3936 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3091 pts.

Women's placings:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (19th overall) over the line in 21:33 - first appearance.
Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 21:55.
Ann STAUNTON-JUGOVIC (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 22:21.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3874 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3217 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2812 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) was graded 79.20% for the time 21:33 (19th overall).
Rob WALTER (VM35-39) was graded 78.58% for the time 17:07 (second overall).
Martin DENT (VM35-39) was graded 78.19% for the time 16:58 (first overall).

This week there were 189 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,889 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 17,652 runs covering a total distance of 88,260 km, and there have been 3,990 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 147 – 14 February 2015

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!

Men's placings:
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.

Women's placings:
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.

 

parky 146

parkrun 146 welcomed calm, beautiful weather and 257 runners! Some amazing PBs were achieved, including an amazing 35sec PB for Gindy Event Director, Sally Sutherland.

April Pounds was introduced to the crowd as parkrunner of the month. April ran 4 times and volunteered once for the month of January. Congratulations Avril and thank you for your commitment to parkrun.

We set a new attendance record of 257 runners including 25 juniors. Special thanks goes to Robyn Guthrie who has mended the canopy cover for the Gindy crew!!! Looks brand new!!!

As always, a special thanks to our amazing volunteers.

Stats for the run are below:

Ginninderra parkrun
Event number 146
7th February 2015

Men's placings:
Michael DALY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:33 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was second over the line in 17:10 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
John STOKES (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:33.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3579 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3566 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2929 pts.

Women's placings:
Elizabeth HUMPHRIES (SW25-29) of Weston Creek AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 19:49 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Hannah DREHER (SW18-19) (Unattached) was second (32nd overall) over the line in 22:00.
Tara MELHUISH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 22:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3588 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2921 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2614 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John STOKES (VM45-49) was graded 82.72% for the time 17:33 (third overall).
Brad HETHARIA (VM35-39) was graded 78.93% for the time 17:10 (second overall).
Michael DALY (SM25-29) was graded 78.05% for the time 16:33 (first overall).

This week there were 257 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,802 different runners, including participants from 87 athletics clubs, have completed 16,834 runs covering a total distance of 84,170 km, and there have been 3,807 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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