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.

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 154 4th April 2015

It was a perfect morning at Gindy parkrun for a 5km run – the weather starting to cool down but not raining. Despite the Easter break there were good numbers in the crowd and parkrun tourists from Melbourne, Sydney and London!! Rowan Walker was first male over the line with a time of 15.33 and Hannah Cadden was the first female over the line with a time of 20.38.

Please note that every week the set of full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ginninderra parkrun Results Page if the run report has not yet been issued and you are keen to see how everyone went. As per usual, a big thanks to all our volunteers; parkrun can’t happen without you.

Men's placings:
Rowan WALKER (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 15:33 - 9th time in 16 appearances.
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was second over the line in 17:02 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Mathew JACKMAN (SM30-34) of Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club, was third over the line in 18:27.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4325 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4291 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3460 pts.
Women's placings:
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) of Little Athletics, was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:38 - second time in 4 appearances.
Layla ROWNTREE (JW11-14) of North Canberra Gunghalin Athletics Club, was second (21st overall) over the line in 21:56.
Belinda ALLISON (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
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:
Rowan WALKER (VM45-49) was graded 91.21% for the time 15:33 (first overall).
Hannah CADDEN (JW11-14) was graded 80.61% for the time 20:38 (17th overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 77.01% for the time 17:02 (second overall).
This week there were 182 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,980 different runners, including participants from 100 athletics clubs, have completed 18,390 runs covering a total distance of 91,950 km, and there have been 4,164 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 91.21% run (15:33) on 4th April 2015 (event number 154).

 

Ginninderra parkrun Event number 152 
- 21st March 2015

Ten volunteers started 176 well-behaved runners of various abilities, dogs and prams on their run amongst the gums on a lovely equinox day. Graham Burke volunteered for the 37th time, and next day won his age group in the Weston Creek half marathon – proving that volunteering at parkrun will make you a better runner.

Visitor Ashley Cowley has run at 39 different parkruns in UK and Australia but only once at each one. Unique. Maybe Guinness Book of Records material? Good luck with your quest Ashley. Perhaps this is the only time we’ll ever not expect a first-timer to come back.

First woman, Cassondra Haider edged closer to the 20 minute club. First man, Anthony Haber also topped the age grade. Carol Wigg’s 5th PB in a row was amongst the 36 new PBs. Congratulations Emily Gearside on your PBPB (post baby PB), 2015 PB and almost new PB.

The same day as the Running Festival in Canberra 11-12 April, (42.2 km, 21.1 km, 10 km and 5 km), seven regular Gindy parkrunners will assemble in Paris for the marathon - hence the occasional ‘pardon my French’ heard around the tent when packing up.

Men's placings:
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:32 - 12th time in 42 appearances.
 James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was second over the line in 17:28 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
 Steve EVES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:47.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: 
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4135 pts.
 Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4119 pts.
 Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3283 pts.

Women's placings:
 Cassondra HAIDER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:05 - third time in 3 appearances.
 Belinda ALLISON (VW40-44) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
 Lindsey SWARTZENTRUBER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
 Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 4066 pts.
 Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3388 pts.
 Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2864 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
 Anthony Joseph HABER (VM35-39) was graded 80.75% for the time 16:32 (first overall).
 James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 75.10% for the time 17:28 (second overall).
 Cassondra HAIDER (SW20-24) was graded 73.69% for the time 20:05 (8th overall).
This week there were 176 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,928 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 18,026 runs covering a total distance of 90,130 km, and there have been 4,084 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).

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

 

Ginninderra parkrun – Event number 151 – 14th March 2015

Cooler autumn weather didn't keep parkrunners away from Lake Gindy on Saturday, with 198 runners crossing the finish line. Those hot summer training sessions are paying off: almost one in three participants ran a personal best. Great work everyone!

One of Gindy's best known and friendliest faces, Tegan Roberts, ran her 100th parkrun. An incredible 97 of these have been at Gindy.

Thanks to our volunteers this week - without you parkrun just wouldn't happen.

Usual stats below:

Men's placings:
James MINTO (SM30-34) of Weston Creek AC, was first over the line in 16:56 - 15th time in 81 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Matt WALTER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 4039 pts.
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 4026 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 3191 pts.

Women's placings:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:12 - second time in 2 appearances.
Tara MELHUISH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:48.
Ann STAUNTON-JUGOVIC (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3970 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 3288 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2864 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Astrid SMYTH (JW10) was graded 80.50% for the time 21:12 (16th overall).
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 77.50% for the time 19:20 (7th overall).
James MINTO (SM30-34) was graded 77.46% for the time 16:56 (first overall).

This week there were 198 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,909 different runners, including participants from 97 athletics clubs, have completed 17,850 runs covering a total distance of 89,250 km, and there have been 4,048 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).

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

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