With the cooling of the weather Canberra has become a great place for a 5km jog at the moment and Saturday was no exception. We had a great show of 228 runners and walkers alike, of whom 27 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part. Below are some further details on placings and statistics.
James MINTO (VM35-39) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:49 - 26th time in 124 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was third over the line in 18:14.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3932 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3111 pts.
Greg LLOYD (Unattached) 2149 pts.
Olivia STUTCHBURY (SW18-19) of Goulburn Triathlon Club, was first (8th overall) over the line in 19:46 - second time in 3 appearances.
Gemma WILSON (VW40-44) of FIT Canberra (Females in Training), was second (49th overall) over the line in 24:41.
Deb LIVERMORE (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was third (51st overall) over the line in 24:45 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3503 pts.
Fran FREEMAN (Running Mums Australia) 3280 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3147 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James MINTO (VM35-39) was graded 78.89% for the time 16:49 (first overall).
Jason MCCRAE (VM40-44) was graded 77.15% for the time 18:14 (third overall).
Olivia STUTCHBURY (SW18-19) was graded 75.13% for the time 19:46 (8th overall).
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 4,809 different runners, including participants from 190 athletics clubs, have completed 34,815 runs covering a total distance of 174,075 km, and there have been 6,554 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.