Thank you to roving parkrun reporter Peter Ralston for the Run Report.
Run Director, Kate Jackson acknowledged the traditional owners of the land then launched 236 parkrunners into the Australia Day long weekend. Many thanks to our magnificent volunteers: Gary Bowen, Gemma Wilson (hop along bar code reader with three deputies), Kellie Grubb, Michael Aisbitt (super substitute Run Director), Michael Daly, Peter Ralston, Susan Hammond, Timothy Bogie and Victoria Roberts.
First woman home was first timer, Lesley Walker, followed by Breanna Gasson (new PB!) and Judith Williams close behind in third place. Good on you to the 33 parkrunners who clinched New PBs in 22 degree heat – and welcome to the 35 first timers who included visitors from Mosman, Blackbutt, Merimbula, Rockingham, Cairns and St Peters.
Unusually for the men, it was a young gun, SM20-24 David Turner who was first home, followed by Alistair McCluskey. Fittingly for the day, third place-getter, James Sawyer, was a visitor from Nonsuch London. Within 13 km of Nonsuch there are 10 parkruns. Samuel Johnson did not say ... “When you’re tired of London parkruns, you’re tired of life...” but there are 45 of them in London.
Amongst all the Aussie flags, top hats and Vegemite jar ear rings, William Roberts JM11-14 was judged best dressed. Well done to Kim Blackmore, Robert Solomon and Neill Taylor who finished 50 runs. Encouragement to Natalie Bush, Catherine Burns, Bianca Kimpton, Lyndsay Currie and Jenny Jacobs who have reached the turn around point (25 runs).
The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) half marathon was held at 6:30 am at Reconciliation Place on Sunday 25 January. parkrun wishes all Deek’s runners good luck for the Tokyo marathon on 21 February 2015.
Ginninderra parkrun Event number 144 24th January 2015
David TURNER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:49 - first time in 7 appearances.
Alistair MCCLUSKY (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:08.
James SAWYER (VM35-39) of Epsom Oddballs RC, was third over the line in 19:13.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig BAKER (Unattached) 3409 pts.
David BEAVEN (Unattached) 3380 pts.
Peter EVANS (Unattached) 2768 pts.
Lesley WALKER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (29th overall) over the line in 22:25 - first appearance.
Breanna GASSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 23:03.
Judith WILLIAMS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 23:17 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Judith WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3496 pts.
Tegan ROBERTS (Unattached) 2792 pts.
Elspeth NICHOLLS (Unattached) 2505 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anthony SCOTT (VM50-54) was graded 76.90% for the time 19:29 (5th overall).
Michael LEAHEY (VM60-64) was graded 76.46% for the time 21:10 (19th overall).
Steve CONNOR (VM45-49) was graded 74.47% for the time 19:39 (6th overall).
This week there were 236 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
Ginninderra parkrun started on 28th April 2012, and since then 2,732 different runners, including participants from 86 athletics clubs, have completed 16,321 runs covering a total distance of 81,605 km, and there have been 3,683 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.