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.
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.
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.