Ginninderra parkrun Event number 159 – 16th May 2015

Superb running weather greeted parkrun tourists from Maitland, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and 151 runners. A huge thank you to volunteers: Anthony HABER, Brian DALY Deb LIVERMORE, Greg LLOYD, Judith BIBO, Lauren HABER, Luigi SPAGNOLO, Steven KREUSSER, Tamzen ARMER and Tracey GREALY.

Congratulations Judy Burke on achieving 50 park runs. Judy consistently walks briskly - very briskly!

First female across the line was Hannah Cadden (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club. Hannah also topped the age grade with 81.27%. Hannah is now 29th on the Age Graded League 1000. Find out if you are on it at www.parkrun.com.au/ginninderra/results/agegradedleague.

First person home was the Unknown Athlete, for the third time. There were 41 new PBs including VIPs, Liz McLarnen and Peter Granleese, whose age grades differed by 0.05%, the equivalent of 1 second !

The McGilvray family scored 5 PBs and Lachlan McGilvray (JM10) achieved the perfect break of 7 straight PBs in 8 runs.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Henry STIMSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:46.
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was third over the line in 18:29.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Shane HUTCHISON (Unattached) 293 pts.
Anthony Joseph HABER (Unattached) 293 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 289 pts.

Female placings:
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:28 - third time in 5 appearances.
Belinda ALLISON (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:01 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Angela RIACH (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Emily GEARSIDE (Unattached) 280 pts.
Kyleigh VICTORY (Unattached) 271 pts.
Chloe MILLER (Unattached) 259 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) was graded 81.27% for the time 20:28 (9th overall).
Chloe MILLER (JW10) was graded 76.39% for the time 23:43 (40th overall).
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) was graded 75.56% for the time 18:29 (third overall).

This week there were 151 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,098 different runners, including participants from 104 athletics clubs, have completed 19,214 runs covering a total distance of 96,070 km, and there have been 4,302 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The male 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 158 – 9th May 2015

A big shout-out to all our amazing parkrun mums for Mothers Day. A great mix of new and old turned out. 19 were first timers and 42 of the 159 runners had more than 50 runs. Fabulous effort, Bianca Kimpton (JW10) who topped the age grade with 78.29 %.

First female home was first-timer Michelle Kemp (SW20-24) whose age grade sat between those of Trevor Jacobs (M65-69) and Roger Abbott (M75-79) from the ACT Veterans AC.

First male home, James Minto has placed first 16 times in 98 runs and gone sub-17 minutes 15 times but rarely both on the same day!

If you missed Run Director Brad’s joke this week, it was “If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?” - “Missiletoe.”

Local upcoming fun runs :

17 May, Mt Majura, ACT Mountain Running Championships 12K, 8K, 4K Off Road
21 May, John Knight Park, ABS FunRun 7km run, 5.7km walk
24 May, Lennox Gardens, YMCA Half Marathon, solo or two person relay
31 May, Rond Terraces, MS Walk and Fun run, 10 km and 5 km on road

Event #158 results:

Male placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 17:23 - 16th time in 84 appearances.
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second over the line in 18:06 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Liam LILLY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:17.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Shane HUTCHISON (Unattached) 197 pts.
Anthony Joseph HABER (Unattached) 193 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 192 pts.

Female placings:
Michelle KEMP (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 20:33 - first appearance.
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:47.
Bianca KIMPTON (JW10) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:48.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 200 pts.
Bianca KIMPTON (Unattached) 197 pts.
Ashleigh GREY-REITZ (Unattached) 187 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bianca KIMPTON (JW10) was graded 78.29% for the time 21:48 (25th overall).
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 76.60% for the time 19:44 (7th overall).
Grant BLUETT (VM40-44) was graded 76.52% for the time 18:06 (second overall).

This week there were 159 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,085 different runners, including participants from 104 athletics clubs, have completed 19,063 runs covering a total distance of 95,315 km, and there have been 4,261 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The male 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.

 

Ginninderra parkrun report 2 May 2015 – 3rd Birthday

Many happy returns, Ginninderra parkrun. Great organisation by run directors, Gregor and Sally, a great spread and all free, thanks to the Aussie spirit of volunteering. Many thanks to all those who contributed. Award winners were: David Beaven, Judith Williams, Tegan Roberts, Craig Baker, Emily Gearside, Peter Evans, Graham Burke, Emily Roberts, Luke Schemen-Rogers, Victoria Roberts, Peter Ralston, Tony McDonald, Judith Bibo, Jacqui Warden and Debbie ODonoghue.

First male home, Marty Dent tweeted ‘Congrats to Gindy parkrun for three awesome years.’ Young West Australian of the Year, Timothy Lefroy, was the second male home. First female was Layla Rowntree of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Club. Second was Bianca Kimpton (JW10).

At parkrun everyone participates in the same event with elite sportspersons, both current and future. The Sub 17 Men and Sub 20 Women for Ginninderra is a Who’s Who of running identities. You can’t do that in any other sport.

The 29 runners who achieved new PBs might be interested in the entry standard for the 5000m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Women 15:20 and Men 13:25.

Male placings:
 Martin DENT (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 15:27 - 18th time in 29 appearances.
 Timothy LEFROY (SM20-24) of UWA AC, was second over the line in 15:45.
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 16:48 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
 Gregor SUTHERLAND (YMCA of Canberra Runners Club) 100 pts.
 Peter RALSTON (Achilles Running Club Canberra) 100 pts.
 Tony MCDONALD (Achilles Running Club Canberra) 100 pts.

Female placings: 
Layla ROWNTREE (JW11-14) of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club, was first (28th overall) over the line in 22:10 - first time in 5 appearances.
 Bianca KIMPTON (JW10) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:38.
 Deb KNAPP (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 22:47.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
 Layla ROWNTREE (Ginninderra Little Athletics Club) 100 pts.
 Justine BAYLISS (Unattached) 100 pts. 
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
 Martin DENT (VM35-39) was graded 85.87% for the time 15:27 (first overall).
 Timothy LEFROY (SM20-24) was graded 81.90% for the time 15:45 (second overall).
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) was graded 79.46% for the time 16:48 (third overall).

This week there were 184 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,066 different runners, including participants from 104 athletics clubs, have completed 18,904 runs covering a total distance of 94,520 km, and there have been 4,237 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
 The male 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 156 – 18th April 2015

Amongst 16 first timers were visitors from Curl Curl, Parramatta, Merimbula and the Gold Coast. Volunteers were Anthony Haber, Brad Hetharia, Danial Pymont, Elspeth Nicholls, Glenn Theakston, Judith Williams, Justine Bayliss, Katherine Power and Kristie Barlow. Congratulations to William Barlow on 50 runs, half of which were at Gindy. Along with other photos of this parkrun event, William’s 50 run-away balloon can be viewed at Gindy parkrun #156.

First and second placings for both men and women were by forty-somethings. Nicki Taws topped the age grade followed by Mathew Kaley and Sue Mahony. Of 84 females, 71 males and 10 unknowns who ran - 20 achieved new PB’s.

Male placings:
Mathew KALEY (VM45-49) of Sydney Striders, was first over the line in 18:48 - first appearance.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:09 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Rowan BEGGS-FRENCH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:16 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4518 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4462 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3627 pts.

Female placings:
Nicki TAWS (VW45-49) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:14 - first time in 3 appearances.
Sue MAHONY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:44.
Tara MELHUISH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:45.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 4159 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3529 pts.
Emily GEARSIDE (Unattached) 3005 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nicki TAWS (VW45-49) was graded 78.02% for the time 21:14 (14th overall).
Mathew KALEY (VM45-49) was graded 76.60% for the time 18:48 (first overall).
Sue MAHONY (VW45-49) was graded 76.23% for the time 21:44 (19th overall).

This week there were 155 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,040 different runners, including participants from 102 athletics clubs, have completed 18,720 runs covering a total distance of 93,600 km, and there have been 4,208 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The male 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 155 – 11th April 2015

On a perfect autumn day, Run director Deb welcomed visitors from the UK, Parramatta, and Brisbane and congratulated Kay Blemings on her 50th run. A posse of 20 St Pat's lads on tour swelled the numbers to 175 and raised the number of first timers to 44.

First female, Hannah Oldroyd, from Bradford UK and Steve Darby from Leeds ran the Canberra marathon next day. Lots of Ginninderra parkrunners participated in the Australian Running festival. Rowan Walker won the marathon and Andrew McGowan was 3rd. In the half marathon Brad Hetharia placed 3rd and James Minto 4th. Trevor Jacobs completed his 30th Canberra marathon.

We are very proud of Ginninderra representatives in the Paris marathon. Jaycob McMahon 3:38:30, Kate Ridderhof 5:04:28, Mel McClusky 3:47:12, Gregor Sutherland 4:02:53, Sally Sutherland 4:46:58, Tania Marx 4:52:22 and Mark Cooper 6:27:42. Peut etre un parkrun popup ! And at the Rotterdam Marathon, Matt Fenech ran 2:31:33. Hearty congratulations to all.

Male placings:
Jack BIGMORE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:54 - first time in 5 appearances.
Jacob CARUANA (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:02.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4419 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4372 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3542 pts.

Female placings:
Hannah OLDROYD (SW25-29) of Airedale Dodgers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 19:59 - first appearance.
Meg FREEMAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:37.
Sarah MARTIN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 22:53.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 4159 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3463 pts.
Emily GEARSIDE (Unattached) 3005 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jacob CARUANA (JM15-17) was graded 80.43% for the time 17:02 (second overall).
Jack BIGMORE (SM20-24) was graded 76.33% for the time 16:54 (first overall).
Daniel CARSON (JM15-17) was graded 75.49% for the time 17:53 (4th overall).

This week there were 175 runners, of whom 44 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 3,024 different runners, including participants from 103 athletics clubs, have completed 18,565 runs covering a total distance of 92,825 km, and there have been 4,188 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2014-04-26 (event number 105).
The male 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page.

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