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.
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.
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).