Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #217

It was dark walking down to the lake. So either we were there for the night version of parkrun or winter really is here. Given how cold it was when we bravely ditched our warmer clothes and headed to the start line, we can assume it was winter. The morning brightened but my hands never recovered any warmth. However, it never rained, so in the end it was almost a decent winter morning for 2 laps around a lake.

Welcome to all our first-timers who braved the weather for their first parkrun. And a special welcome to our parkrun tourists from Minnippi (QLD), Koonwarra & Mullum Mullum.

Congratulations to our newest members of the super-elite parkrun milestone club:

  • Chris Radley (100 parkruns): Chris has run 61 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Mullum Mullum, Torrens, Darwin & Wilson Botanic parkruns. Chris’ first run at Lillydale lake was on the 7th May 2016, has a current PB of 20:23 and has volunteered 4 times.
  • Annemarie Elenius (50 parkruns): Annemarie has run 42 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Mullum Mullum, Albert, Phillip Island and Rosebud parkruns. Annemarie’s first run at Lillydale lake was on the 2nd April 2016, has a current PB of 25:28 (achieved on her 50th run) and has volunteered 9 times.
  • Damien Gardner (50 parkruns): Damien has run 41 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Mullum Mullum, Inverloch, Albert, Phillip Island, Bright and Hagley parkruns. Damien’s first run at Lillydale lake was on the 9th July 2016, has a current PB of 18:45 and has volunteered 3 times.

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This week's awesome achievements:Congratulations to everyone who managed to improve on their own PB this week (all 36 of you), with a special shout-out to everyone who has recorded more than 30 local parkruns:

  • Jacob Hayles (50 parkruns): With his 2nd PB for 2018, Jacob took 4 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 20:54 (on his 50th run).
  • Jared Byrne (65 parkruns): With his 2nd PB for 2018, Jared took 3 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 19:53.
  • Nicola Sweet (75 parkruns): With her 7th PB in the last 10 runs, Nicola took 34 seconds off her previous best to record a new PB of 26:13.
  • Elka Mallon (152 parkruns): With her 3rd PB in the last 4 runs, Elka took 7 seconds off her previous best to record a new PB of 22:22.

As always thank-you to our volunteers who made this event happen. Our photos this week are by Carolyn Sloan
Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lillydale Lake parkrun

The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,820 participants have completed 30,410 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,050 km, including 5,260 new Personal Bests. This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Sarah LOVE • Rebecca HEASMAN • Mak SAWA • Elka MALLON • Kylie DEALY • Paul BROWN • Des KEUKEN • Jacob WHITE • Troy MCDONALD • Mark HAYWARD • Toko OSADCZUK • Carolyn SLOAN

Female placings:
1st Beth REDMAN (VW45-49) – 21:09
2nd Elka MALLON (VW35-39) – 22:22
3rd Kylie DEALY (SW30-34) – 22:47

Male placings:
1st Dan BEARD (VM40-44) – 17:12
2nd Simon RYAN (SM30-34) – 17:26
3rd Kieran CANTWELL (SM30-34) – 18:05

Course Records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Tim NORTON who recorded a time of 14:54 on 17th February 2018 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

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

 

Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #216

Yes, it was cold and foggy this week, but the rain held off, and an impressive 174 of you completed the two laps to record another parkrun for your tally - well done! Welcome to all our first-timers, and especially well done for braving the winter dawn for your first visit! We hope you enjoyed your time and come back soon.

And welcome to all our parkrun tourists: Erin & Russell (Darebin parkrun - and congratulations  for running your 50th Russell!), David (Jubilee Way parkrun in Adelaide), Gwyn, Jill & Mark (Balyang Sanctuary), Amanda (Bega parkrun), David (Mullum Mullum), and Mark & Cheryl from Albert parkrun (previously from Big Bay parkrun in South Africa). Mark and Cheryl are certainly seeing some different parkruns, with Lillydale Lake making Mark's 76th different parkrun event, only outdone by Cheryl, now with 107 different events! Thanks for visiting us everyone:)

Congratulations to our latest member of the elite parkrun milestone clubs:

  • Mel Duckworth (50 parkruns): Mel first ran with us in August 2016, and has since completed 44 local events, with visits to Jells, Mullum Mullum, Wangaratta and Studley parkruns. Her currentPB is 24:31, and she has volunteered once.

Lillydale Lake parkrun

We are accumulating miletone awards ready to hand out, so if you are due for an award but not planning to be at Lillydale Lake for some time, please let us know so that we don't waste time each week calling out your name.

This week's awesome achievements:

Congratulations to everyone who managed to beat their own best time (all 22 of you), with special mentions to those who already have more than 30 local events to their name:

  • Elka Mallon (151 parkruns): Hooray to our Run Director Elka for a fantastic run this week, taking off a massive 29 seconds for her 2nd PB in 3 events, and setting a new time to beat of 22:29. Woo hoo Elka!
  • Brad Gossit (112 parkruns): Brad is also in fine form, also with his second PB in 3 events, beating his previous best by 4 seconds to set a new PB of 18:34. Great running Brad!
  • Erika Bedyn (74 parkruns): Erika now has 2 consecutive PBs, (and 3 in 6 events), taking off a further 10 seconds this week to set a new PB of 24:30. Good form Erika!
  • Kylie Barton (46 parkruns) - Congratulations to Kylie for beating her previous best by 8 seconds, and setting a new challenge of 23:51 - good work!

As always, thank-you to our hero volunteers who are the reason we are able to bring you this event every week (and also thanks to some of our regulars who are popping up as volunteers at neighbouring events - well done!). Our photos this week are by David Schwab.
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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,809 participants have completed 30,210 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,050 km, including 5,227 new Personal Bests. This week 174 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Debbi WEAVER • Jason WILLIAMS • Elka MALLON • Kylie DEALY • Chami RANASINGHE • Tony RUDDICK • Kathryn RUDDICK • Jodie TWIDALE • Carolyn ROSENBROCK • Nigel HINCKS • Fiona SCHWAB • David SCHWAB

Male placings:

  1. Dan Beard (VM40-44) - 16:55
  2. Mark Chalmers (VM45-49) - 17:25
  3. Paul Allardice (VM40-44) - 18:31

Female placings:

  1. Julie Norney-Petrie (VW45-49) - 18:50
  2. Amy Richardson (SW25-29 - 22:01
  3. Kylie Dealy (SW30:34) - 22:27

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade score:

  1. Julie Norney-Petrie (VW45-49) - 87.96%
  2. Dan Beard (VM40-44) - 81.87%
  3. Mark Chalmers (VM45-49) - 81.44%

Course records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Tim NORTON who recorded a time of 14:54 on 17th February 2018 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

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

 

Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #215

Guest writer and avid parkrunner from Sydney, Caroline Southwell, recently expressed a desire to do every single kind of volunteer role possible with parkrun. So for this event, we're honoured to feature this Run Report from Caroline!

It seems cold temperatures and fog were the order of the morning, and yet 225 runners and walkers made it out this week. Well done! A big welcome to our 15 first-timers who did their first ever parkrun with us at Lillydale Lake today. Welcome to the parkrun family :) And a special mention to our parkrun tourists Kate (from Lalor) & Therese (from Jells).

Congratulations to our newest members to the elite parkrun milestone club:

  • Jessica Drew (50 parkruns): Jessica has completed 16 runs with us at Lillydale Lake, and is an avid tourist with 35 parkruns elsewhere, including one in the US! Her current PB is 27:14 and she has volunteered 4 times.
  • Andrew Mathers (50 parkruns): A true “passionista”, Andrew has done all 50 parkruns here at Lillydale Lake starting on 19th July 2014. In that time he's achieved a PB of 23:00 and has volunteered once – today!
  • Paul Brown (100 parkruns): Paul has completed 91 of his 101 runs here at Lillydale Lake with tourist trips to Mullum Mullum, Albert Melbourne and Wangaratta. His PB is 23:34 and he's volunteered 13 times doing a number of different roles.

Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun

Lilydale Lake parkrun

This week's awesome achievements:
Congratulations to everyone who managed to improve on their own PB this week (all 48 of you!!), with a special shout-out to those who have also recorded more than 30 local parkruns:

  • Erika Bedyn came home in a new time of 24:40 today, knocking 22 seconds of her previous best time. This is her second PB for 2018. Nice work!
  • Annmarie Elenius set a new best time of 25:28 taking 38 seconds off her previous PB. This is her 9th PB in just over 2 years of parkrun.
  • Nicola Sweet took 30 seconds off her PB from last week to cross the line in 26:47. This is her 6th PB for this year alone!
  • Sotty Fiorenza achieved her first PB for this year taking 32 seconds off her previous best time to set a new personal record of 27:23.
  • Andrew Carpenter took a sneaky 4 seconds off his PB, now set at 28:32. This was his first PB for 2018.
  • John Thomas took 18 seconds off his PB today. Congrats! It was his first PB for this year, and he now has a new target of 22:38.
  • Sarah Love took 20 seconds off her PB, to come down to a whopping fast 21:33. That's her second PB for this year already.

Pacers:
The first Saturday of the month means we had pacers! 9 of them in fact. Shout outs to:

  • Dan Beard: paced 18 mins, recorded 17:55
  • Graham Coutts: paced 20 mins, recorded 19:56
  • Dodge Crawley: paced 22:30, recorded 22:25
  • Chris Sloan: paced 25:00, recorded 24:58
  • Martin King: paced 27:30, recorded 27:25
  • Laura Digregorio: paced 30:00, recorded 29:39
  • Ryan Clarke: paced 32:30, recorded 32:39
  • Suzie Smedley: paced 35:00, recorded 34:57
  • Sally Stepniewski: paced 40:00, recorded 40:33

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As always thank-you to our volunteers who made this event happen. Our photos this week were taken by Brooke Petrie and Daniel Ismail.

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,793 participants have completed 30,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,180 km, including 5,205 new Personal Bests. This week 225 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers: Martin KING • Ryan CLARK • Craig COUPER • Sally MORRIS • Geoff TIMMS • Graham COUTTS • Rhonda HINEY • Elka MALLON • Andrew MATHERS • Laura DIGREGORIO • Dan BEARD • Dodge CRAWLEY • Kylie DEALY • Daniel ISMAIL • Brooke PETRIE • Phil GRINYER • Paul LACALA • Suzie SMEDLEY • Sally STEPNIEWSKI • Caroline SOUTHWELL • Amy SKILLER • Chris SLOAN

Female placings:
1st Grace Muller (JW15-17) – 19:42
2nd Georgia Brock (SW25-29) – 19:43
3rd Jude Cavanagh (VW40-44) – 21:28

Male placings:
1st Harry Norman (JM15-17) – 16:11
2nd Matt Grant (SM30-34) – 17:08
3rd Josh Goding (SM25-29) – 17:45

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade score:
1st Harry Norman (JM15-17) 83.42%
2nd Andrew Egginton (VM55-59) 79.97%
3rd Pam Tindal (VW55-59) 79.94%

Course records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Tim NORTON who recorded a time of 14:54 on 17th February 2018 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

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

 

Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #214

Wow - what a wonderful turnout for our 3rd annual barkrun event! Thanks so much to everyone who brought your beloved parkdogs along, and a special thank-you to the parkdogs themselves, for all being so well behaved. And weren't our juniors wonderful! They acquitted themselves brilliantly in their volunteer roles (ably assisted by several supervisors), and weren't little Maiya's photos gorgeous!! Full barkrun results are below - but we have to say a huge special thank-you to regular parkrunner Rob Thompson, from ClawsNPaws pet supplies in Bayswater, who provided showbags and treats for all our parkdogs. Thanks  Rob!

Welcome to all our first-timers this week, and especially to our parkrun tourists - Tim from Traralgon/You Yangs, and Casey from Yarraville.

Congratulations to our latest recruits to the exclusive parkun milestone clubs:

  • Nigel Hincks (50 parkruns) Nigel has run 46 times at Lillydale Lake, with tourist trips to Mullum Mullum, Westerfolds, Jells, and Diamond Creek parkruns. He has had 8 PBs, has a current best time of 27:23, and has volunteered three times.
  • Chami Ranasinghe (100 parkruns): Chami has run 89 times locally, with tourist trips to Sale, Jells, Balyang Sanctuary, Churchill, Hobart (TAS), Parramatta (NSW), East Coast (Singapore) and Bolton (UK) parkruns. Chami started with us in June 2015, has recorded 11 PBs with a current PB of 27:13, and has volunteered 6 times.

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

The week's awesome achievements:

Hard to believe than anyone would get PBs with so much excitement and so many parkdogs, but 34 of you did (and some of you were running with dogs too!). Congratulations to you all, especially the following people who have already completed more than 30 local events, making that PB so much harder to get:

  • Elka Mallon (149 parkruns): Brilliant running by our Run Director Elka, to beat her previous best by 10 seconds and set a new PB of 22:58.
  • Paul Brown (100 parkruns): What a way to celebrate your 100th parkrun than by setting a new Personal Best! Well done to Paul, for taking off a massive 35 seconds and setting a new time to beat of 23:34. (And I believe he was paced by Dodge Crawley to help achieve this? Good work Dodge!)
  • Des Keuken (80 parkruns): Des also benefited from some pacing support, this time from Gwenda Erickson, to help him shave off 3 seconds and set a new record of 34:13.
  • Nicola Sweet (72 parkruns): There is no stopping Nicola! For her 5th PB in 7 runs, Nicola has taken off a further 9 seconds to set a new PB of 27:17.
  • Alex Buxton (54 parkruns): A 15 second improvement for Alex, to get under the 21 minute mark and set an impressive new PB of 20:53.
  • Monika Brown (43 parkruns): Monika has taken 10 seconds off her previous best, set last November, for a new time to beat of 33:31.
  • Eloise Wallace (36 parkruns): Wow - great improvement from Eloise to take a massive 49 seconds off her previous PB from 2 years ago, and set a new PB of 29:41.

As always, thanks to our hero volunteers each and every week. And a special treat for our barkrun event this week was having our wonderful juniors fill all our volunteer roles. You were all fantastic - we're so proud of you! Thanks also to our adult supervisors who helped everything run smoothly - no mean feat when you are mixing enthusiastic kids with excited parkdogs!

Our full barkdog results are below, including those who were awarded special certificates by our parkdog competition judges:

Dog Position Dog Name Dogs Age Time Prizes
1 Rusty 5.5 21:25 Fastest
2 Carbon 4 24:26:00
3 Lucy 2 24:47:00
4 Scout 13 months 26:35:00
5 Harriet 9 27:07:00
6 Zuri 2 28:29:00
7 Billy 5 months 29:54:00 Youngest
8 Sammy 3.5 34:13:00
9 Nugget 5 38:09:00
10 Bella 9 38:09:00
11 Ragamuffin 2.5 38:54:00
12 Taru 7.5 39:10:00
13 Ava 3 39:11:00
14 Charlie 1 41:00:00
15 Shadow 1.5 41:00:00
16 Cocoa 2 41:13:00
17 Odette 3 41:38:00
18 Brigit 5 41:38:00
19 Piper 2 42:06:00
20 Darcy 10 months 42:21:00
21 Ruby 6 43:51:00
22 Jake 3.5 44:24:00 Largest
23 Dusty 6 47:20:00
24 Bouncer 7.5 47:40:00
25 Bella 1 49:10:00
26 Rocky 3 50:03:00
27 Finn 12 50:05:00
28 Buster 10 50:06:00
29 Charlie 8 51:39:00
30 Ollie 2 51:46:00
31 Max 1 52:04:00 Smallest
32 Asha 13 54:13:00 Oldest
33 Trevor 4 54:21:00
34 Teddy 2 55:09:00
35 Zeke 2 56:25:00
36 Buddy 1 56:40:00
37 Sparky 11 56:43:00
38 Wesley 12 57:08:00
39 Hank 2 57:12:00
Volunteer Dogs 1 Lap
Rocky Sebastian Bonnie Koda
Ziggy Murphy Stella

We have a huge number of excellent photos available on our Facebook site - feel free to download any you like. Our photo selection this week come from Maiya.

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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Lillydale Lake parkrun

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,778 participants have completed 29,811 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,055 km, including 5,157 new Personal Bests. This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Sarah LOVE • James LOVE • Debbi WEAVER • Rebecca KERR • Elka MALLON • Susanne TALBOT • Kylie DEALY • Tamsyn TALBOT • Samantha LOVE • Naomi WALLACE • Brooke PETRIE • Jacob WHITE • Rob PETRIE • Robbie PETRIE • Stuart SWAIN • Olivia KERR • Mia KERR • Robert THOMPSON • Sally STEPNIEWSKI • Eva NASH • Christopher NASH • Garen SMITH • Spencer SMITH • Maiya STEPNIEWSKI

Male placings:
1st Dan Beard (VM40-44) – 17:11
2nd Kieran Cantwell (SM30-34) – 18:02
3rd Paul Allardice (VM40-44) – 18:11

Female placings:
1st Julie Norney Petrie (VW45-49) – 19:37
2nd Kate Prior (VW35-39) – 22:08
3rd Elka Mallon (VW35-39) – 22:58

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
1st Julie Norney Petrie (VW45-49) – 84.45%
2nd Dan Beard (VM40-44) – 80.60%
3rd Damian Gardner (VM50-54) – 77.72%

Course records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Tim NORTON who recorded a time of 14:54 on 17th February 2018 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

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

 

Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #213

Winter is on the way but not quite here yet. The weather was chilly and the conditions wet underfoot, however, there was no rain and conditions were great for running or walking around the lake.

Welcome to all our first-timers who braved the weather for their first parkrun. And a special welcome to our parkrun tourists from Frog Hollow.

Congratulations to our newest members of the super-elite parkrun milestone club:

  • John Thomas (100 parkruns): John has run 88 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Port Fairy, Warnambool, Mullum Mullum, Torquay, Hamilton, Castlemain & West Beach (SA). John’s first run at Lillydale lake was on the 30th Jan 2016, has a current PB of 22:56 and has volunteered 4 times.
  • Jacinta Fullerton (100 parkruns): Jacinta (one of the founding members of Lillydale Lake parkrun) has run 70 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Wangaratta, Mount Beauty, Bright, Jells, Mullum Mullum, Berwick Springs, Karkarook, Sale, Merimbula, Chelsea Bicentennial, Shepparton, Launceston (TAS), Geographe Bay (WA), Anderson (NZ). Jacinta’s first run at Lillydale lake was on the 10th May 2014, has a current PB of 25:50 and has volunteered 30 times.

This week's awesome achievements:
Congratulations to everyone who managed to improve on their own PB this week (all 42 of you), with a special shout-out to everyone who has recorded more than 30 local parkruns (10 for juniors):

  • Joshua Radley (85 parkruns): With his 1st PB for 2018, Joshua took 1 second off his previous best to record a new PB of 22:52.
  • Toko Osadczuk (35 parkruns): With her 3rd PB in the last 6 runs, Toko took 20 seconds off her previous best to record a new PB of 24:52.

Upcoming Events

Barkrun - May 26 (this coming Saturday)
Bring your favourite four-legged running buddy for this special event, brought to you by our junior parkrunners!

As always thank-you to our volunteers who made this event happen. Our photos this week are by Tony Johnson
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Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
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Lillydale Lake parkrun
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Lillydale Lake parkrun

The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,744 participants have completed 29,571 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,855 km, including 5,123 new Personal Bests. This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Brigitte JUNG • Graham COUTTS • Jacquelyn SKEWES • Elka MALLON • Celia JOHNSON • Tony JOHNSON • Kylie DEALY • Des KEUKEN • David GORMAN • Samantha CARDWELL • Annemarie LEE

Female placings:
1st Julie NORNEY PETRIE (VW45-49) – 19:09
2nd Brooke SIMPSON (SW25-29) – 22:17
3rd Wendy MULDOON (VW45-49) – 23:06

Male placings:
1st Lachlan MAN (SM25-29) – 15:31
2nd Dan BEARD (VM40-44) – 17:07
3rd Kieran CANTWELL (SM30-34) – 17:50

Course Records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Tim NORTON who recorded a time of 14:54 on 17th February 2018 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

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

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