Event number 245
14th January 2017
What a week for records! This week we celebrated a major collection of milestones from some of our most dedicated runners:
- Junior Runner Lachlan McGilvray made the 50 club; and
- Len Hogg made the 100 club!
If that wasn’t enough, James Minto completed his 150th run, and Peter Ralston completed his 200th – the most of any Gindy parkrunner to date!
Another record was created, with our course being closed due to fallen trees on course for the first time, after Friday night’s storm. But with the selfless assistance of Brendan Belcher who gave up his parkrun and the rest of his long run to scout out the alternative course and become a last minute marshal, 206 runners were able to still have a great morning!
Thanks to all of our volunteers this week: Brendan BELCHER • Debbie LOVETT • Graham BURKE • Gregor SUTHERLAND • Judy BURKE • Laura GOWARD • Louise MAGUIRE • Perlita POH • Robert BROWN • Sally SUTHERLAND • Zoe LOVETT
A little bit about James and Peter:
- 120 of his 149 runs have been at Ginninderra
- his first race here was in Event No. 2 on 5 May 2012 where his time was 24:59
- since then, Jimbo has been placed First on 23 occasions
- he also has done 7 PBs
- current PB is 16”20 and his average time is 19:42
- has volunteered 7 times.
- our first 200 runs member
- 164 of his 199 completed runs have been at Ginninderra with the others at 17 different venues, including in the UK
- another old timer - his first run was in Event No. 9 on 23 June 2012 where his time was 26:55
- has done 12 PBs
- current PB is 22:06 and average time is 26:55
- Peter has volunteered at parkrun on 26 occasions
- not fanatical about his times as he acts as a guide for eyesight-challenged members of the Achilles Running Club.
And the results….
Trent MONAGHAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:21 - 4th time in 11 appearances.
John STOKES (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:09 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
David BEAVEN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:15 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3550 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2604 pts.
Anthony HABER (Unattached) 1971 pts.
Emily GEARSIDE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:13 - 9th time in 127 appearances.
Rasa KABAILA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:07.
Lauren STONE (SW30-34) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 23:08.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3030 pts.
Fran FREEMAN (Running Mums Australia) 2873 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2741 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John STOKES (VM50-54) was graded 81.27% for the time 18:09 (second overall).
Bruce GRAHAM (VM50-54) was graded 78.32% for the time 19:27 (4th overall).
Trent MONAGHAN (SM30-34) was graded 75.22% for the time 17:21 (first overall).
This week there were 206 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 4,650 different runners, including participants from 190 athletics clubs, have completed 33,461 runs covering a total distance of 167,305 km, and there have been 6,367 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sarah MCRAE who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 26th April 2014 (event number 105).
The male record is held by Martin DENT who ran in a time of 00:14:42 on 17th November 2012 (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