Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #209

It was misty. The beautiful weather that had been forecast arrived later in the day, but the conditions in the morning were perfect for running as was evident with 42 PB’s recorded. Sadly 3 runners (and more importantly their finish tokens) got lost in the mist between the finish line and the recording table.

Welcome to all our 22 first-timers this week and a special welcome to our parkrun tourists: We had visitors from Cambodia, Brisbane, Joondalup Lake (Perth), Frog Hollow and Berwick Springs  parkruns.

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

  • Jade Johansen (100 parkruns): Jade has run 89 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Westerfolds, Mullum Mullum, Jells, Shepparton, Cobram, Echucha Moama and Phillip Island parkruns. Jade’s first run was at Lillydale lake’s 2nd parkrun, has a current PB of 26:24 and has volunteered 9 times.

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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:

  • Jason Williams (153 parkruns): With his 1st PB in just over 3 years Jason took 25 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 19:11.
  • Phil Grinyer (62 parkruns): With his 2nd PB in 3 weeks, Phil took 35 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 23:20.
  • Troy McDonald (36 parkruns): With his 3rd PB for 2018, Troy took 12 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 22:54.
  • Alex Huser (33 parkruns): With his 2nd consecutive PB (and 4 in 5 weeks), Alex took 20 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 18:02.

Upcoming events:

Birthday celebration - April 28!
Get your best blues on and come dressed up to help us celebrate our 4th anniversary. And yes, there will be food afterwards.

Barkrun - May 26!
Bring your favourite four-legged running buddy for this special event, brought to you by our junior parkrunners! (Juniors, we will have a special sign-up sheet available from this Saturday, so if you can help out, add your name, and your responsible adult's name, to our volunteer roster).

As always thank-you to our volunteers who made this event happen. Our photos this week are by Ian Uren
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OMG. Can it really be a PB after 3 years??

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Celia: Congrats on the 150 (parkruns that is, not years)

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Robert very appropriately wearing his red 50 shirt to mark his 150th parkrun

The weekly stats report:

Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,661 participants have completed 28,691 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,455 km, including 4,931 new Personal Bests. This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Helen MOORE • Judy MOLESWORTH • Jade JOHANSEN • Darren MOORE • Ian UREN • Kylie DEALY • Zach KEUKEN • Des KEUKEN • Ash CROW • Kim WATSON

Female placings:
1st Carly GRIFFITH (SW25-29) – 21:18
2nd Kylie DEALY (SW30-34) – 22:38
3rd Danni WEBB (SW30-34) – 22:39

Male placings:
1st Dan BEARD (VM40-44) – 17:20
2nd Alex HUSER (SM25-29) – 18:02
3rd Paul TODD (VM35-39) – 18:36

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 #208

The predicted wild weather held off long enough for us all to finish a great run and then get home, before the wind and rain hit. And the warnings obviously didn't deter you - we had another giant field of 251 complete the course this week - and for all those asking, our attendance record is 258, so we were very close!

Welcome to all our first-timers this week - we hope you enjoyed your first parkrun and make it a regular part of your Saturday. And welcome to our parkrun tourists: Becky from Harrogate parkrun (Yorkshire in the UK), Nilmini & Jacqueline  (Frog Hollow parkrun), and Sandra (Jells), plus a few others whose name I didn't catch.

Our newest milestone club members weren't present on Saturday, so we'll catch up with them at a later date.

Congratulations on everyone who managed a new Personal Best time this week - the PB bell was ringing loud and proud! Special mentions for PBs when you've already clocked up 30 local parkruns (10 for juniors) go to:

  • Nicola Sweet (67 parkruns): That's two consecutive PBs for Nicola now, each time by huge margins. This week, she took off a further 39 seconds to set a new best time of 27:58 - great running Nicola!

And thank-you to everyone who stayed to help cheer our final finisher over the line, in honour of the parkrunners in the Commonwealth Games who did the same in their event. And thanks to Spencer who managed a impressive sprint for the finish line!

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Upcoming events:

  • Birthday celebrations (April 28): get your best blues on and come dressed up to help us celebrate our 4th anniversary. And yes, there will be food afterwards....
  • Barkrun (May 26): bring your favourite four-legged running buddy for this special event, brought to you by our junior parkrunners! (Juniors, we will have a special sign-up sheet available from this Saturday, so if you can help out, add your name, and your responsible adult's name, to our volunteer roster).

Thanks to all our volunteers again this week. Our photos are by Andrew Egginton.

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,639 participants have completed 28,451 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,255 km, including 4,889 new Personal Bests. This week 251 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers: Carol RILEY • Debbi WEAVER • Russ DICKENSON • Kylie DEALY • Kristy CARR • Paul ALLARDICE • Andrew EGGINTON • Luke HOARE • Amanda DUNHAM

Female placings:

  1. Sarah Lloyd (SW20-24) - 20:07
  2. June Petrie (VW50-54) - 21:38
  3. Alyssa Ford (SW25-29) - 21:42

Male placings:

  1. Harry Norman (JM15-17) - 16:28
  2. Dan Beard (VM40-44) - 17:21
  3. Ewen Doonan (SM20-24) - 18:01

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  1. Harry Norman (JM15-17)  - 83.20%
  2. June Petrie (VW50-54) - 81.51%
  3. Dan Beard (VM40-44) - 79.83%

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 #207

Yet another perfect Autumn morning saw another large crowd this week, and again plenty of new Personal Bests to celebrate! Welcome to all our first timers this week, and special welcomes to our parkrun tourists - Chantell from Lalor parkrun (in her quest to complete every Victorian parkrun), and Maggie from Geographe Bay parkrun (Perth), running her 99th parkrun.

This week's celebrations:
Congratulations to our latest members of the parkrun milestone clubs:

  • Natalie Bradford (10 junior parkruns): Natalie has run all her 10 parkruns at Lillydale Lake, starting with us only in December, and has a current PB of 24:11.
  • Andrew Scorgie (50 parkruns): Andrew has run 40 of his 50 events locally, with tourist trips to Hastings Foreshore, Mullum Mullum, Kawana, Torquay and Studley parkruns. His best time is 23:35, set last April, and he has volunteered 4 times.
  • Sarah Lacala (50 parkruns): Sarah has run now run 49 times locally, with tourist runs at Noosa and Merimbula parkruns. Her PB is 27:03, set just last month, and she has volunteered twice.
  • Joshua Hellema (50 parkruns): Josh ran 45 of his 50 runs locally, and visited Cobram, Merimbula, Philip Island, Parkville and Albury Wodonga parkruns. His current PB is 21:08, set in October last year, and he has volunteered an impressive 8 times already - thanks Josh!

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This week was Super Saturday (the first Saturday in the month), and for a change, our winner of our PROTM (parkrunner of the month) was present to collect their award! Congratulations to.... Dodge Crawley! Dodge has run 126 parkruns (120 of those at Lillydale Lake), with visits to Diamond Creek, Frog Hollow, Cobram and Jells parkruns. During March, Dodge ran 4 times, volunteered once, and recorded not one but two new  PB's (and his first time under 20 mins) - in fact, he came so close to that again this week! Dodge has now volunteered a total of 11 times - thanks Dodge!

Dodge Crawley

Super Saturday is also our pacer day, and thanks to our volunteer pacers this month. Remember to thank our pacers if they help you to a new PB, or even to run a time you've been trying for - they love hearing if they've helped you! Our pacers this week were:

  • Bryan Ackerley: paced at 20:00, recorded 19:59 - accuracy winner!
  • Alex Wallace: paced at 22:30, recorded 22:34
  • Martin King: paced at 25:00, recorded 24:49
  • Annmarie Elenius: paced at 27:30, recorded 27:13
  • Paul Brown: paced at 30:00, recorded 29:44
  • Ryan Clarke: paced at 32:30, recorded 32:34

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This week's Awesome Achievements:
Another huge haul of PBs this week, so congratulations if you were one of the 47 people who managed to beat your previous best. Special mentions to those with more than 30 local parkruns already to their name:

  • Nicola Sweet (66 parkruns): Wow - a huge improvement from Nicola, to knock a massive 39 secs from her best time, set only in November, and record a new PB of 28:37.
  • Phil Grinyer (60 parkruns): Phil shaved just 2 secs off his previous PB, but that is all you need! Congratulations to our most colourful runner, on a new PB of 23:55.
  • Helen Davis (33 parkruns): Another huge improvement, with Helen taking 38 secs off her PB from October, to set a new time to beat of 34:54 - especially impressive after a long injury spell.
  • Alex Huser (32 parkruns): Alex is in fine form, with his 3rd PB in 4 weeks, taking a further 2 seconds off a time set only a fortnight ago, for a new best time of 18:22
  • Brad Strauss (31 parkruns): Brad has been so close to beating last July's PB before, equalling it in December, and finally taking off a vital 3 secs for a new target of 24:21
  • Eva Nash (30 parkruns): Eva might have only run 28 times locally, so doesn't technically qualify for this list, but her 3rd consecutive PB (and 5th in 6 runs) deserves celebration! And this PB was an impressive one - taking a whopping 36 secs off for a new time to beat of 24:40. Well done Eva!

Coming up:

It's only three weeks to our 4th birthday celebrations - do you have your costume ready? Remember our theme is blue, so get your thinking caps on and let's see what wild outfits you can come up with!

As always, thanks to our volunteers. Our photos this week are from Gary Stopar.

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,606 participants have completed 28,200 parkruns covering a total distance of 141,000 km, including 4,857 new Personal Bests. This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers: Martin KING • Ryan CLARK • Naomi MCCOMBE • Debbi WEAVER • Jason WILLIAMS • Elka MALLON • Gary STOPAR • Bryan ACKERLY • Kylie DEALY • Emanouel HATZIMANOLIS • Paul BROWN • Alex WALLACE • Annmarie ELENIUS • Jessica DREW • Alayna CORNER • Suzie SMEDLEY • Catherine KENNEDY

Male placings:

  1. Harry Norman (JM15-17) - 16:54
  2. Alex Huser (SM25-29) - 18:22
  3. Paul Allardics (VM40-44) - 18:31

Female placings:

  1. Kellie Emmerson (SW30-34) - 19:03
  2. Grace Muller (JW15-17) - 20:27
  3. Andrea Lung (VW45-49) - 22:24

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  1. Harry Norman (JM15-17)  - 81.07%
  2. Pam Tindal (VM55-59) - 78.87%
  3. Kellie Emmerson (SW30-34) - 77.87%

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 #206

Autumn is such a great time to run/jog/walk, especially when it's Easter and School holidays, and you know that a bit of Saturday exercise sets you up to enjoy all those Easter eggs guilt-free! And so many of you thought the same - we had one of our largest ever crowds this weekend.

Welcome to all our first-timers - we hope you enjoyed your first parkrun and come back soon. And special welcomes to our parkrun tourists: Pauline from Burley Griffin parkrun, Donald and Jay from North Shore parkrun (Townsville), Danni, Rebecca and Mitchell, all from Berwick Springs parkrun, and Tiffany from Chelsea Bicentennial parkrun (plus a few that I think I missed?) - thanks for visiting our event, and congratulations Pauline on your 30th different parkrun:)

Awesome achievements:
You must have all enjoyed the cooler running conditions this week, as over one in five of you recorded new Personal Bests this week - a whopping 54 PBs on one day! The PB Bell will be worn out if you keep performing this well. Congratulations to everyone who managed to beat their own best, with special mentions to anyone who has notched up 30 local events (10 for juniors):

  • Sarah Love (153 parkruns): It's taken nearly 2 years for Sarah to beat her previous best, but she did it emphatically this week, taking off 24 seconds to set a new PB of 21:53. (Was it winning the February PROTM award that gave her the extra oomph?)
  • Dodge Crawley (125 parkruns): Backing up from last week's PB of an impressive 20:01, Dodge managed to improve by a further 7 secs this week to get under that magical 20 minutes, with a new time to beat of 19:54. Great form Dodge!
  • Stuart Swain (73 parkruns): After a run of 3 consecutive PBs last July, Stuart has been zeroing in on his best times for the past few months, and finally broke his record this week, taking off 10 secs for a new PB of 21:41.
  • Maria Twisk (48 parkruns): Maria has been running consistent times for months now, all sooo close to her best, so great to see her finally beat her PB by 8 seconds and set a new record of 29:11.
  • Eryn Bugden (33 parkruns): A huge improvement from Eryn, taking a whopping 3 minutes 2 seconds off an already good time, to set a new PB of 25:53. All those Monday training sessions are paying off!
  • Julien Sebire (11 parkruns, JM10): Fantastic effort from Julien, to beat his previous best time by 15 seconds, and set a new PB of an impressive 21:23.

Upcoming events:

  • April 28 CAKE TIME! Dress up in this year's theme colour of blue to help celebrate our fourth anniversary.
  • May 26 Barkrun. Bring your best running buddies for our special doggy day, brought to you by our juniors.

As always, thank-you to our hero volunteers, and a special thank-you to everyone who has put their name down to volunteer in the coming weeks - our roster is completely full, which makes the job of the event team so much easier. Our photos this week are from Jacob White - remember the full album (over 200 photos) is available on our Facebook site.

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,576 participants have completed 27,956 parkruns covering a total distance of 139,780 km, including 4,810 new Personal Bests. This week 249 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Mak SAWA • Debbie WOODS • Debbi WEAVER • Elka MALLON • Ian UREN • Kylie DEALY • Jacob WHITE • Liz HAYLES • Jacob HAYLES • Katherine HOBSON • Helen PLUNKETT
Male placings:

  1. Harry Norman (JM15-17) - 16:18
  2. David Venour (VM45-49) - 17:10
  3. Brad Jones (VM35-39) - 18:23

Female placings:

  1. Jaimee-Lee Code (JW11-14) - 18:36
  2. Julie Norney-Petrie (VW45-49) - 19:34
  3. Georgia Brock (SW20-24) - 20:22

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  1. Julie Norney-Petrie (VW45-49) - 84.67%
  2. David Venour (VM45-49) - 84.56%
  3. Jaimee-Lee Code (JW11-14) - 84.50%

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.

 

Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #205

It was overcast but the threatening rain held off until well after the tail walker was safely home. Once again the weather has smiled on us when further north things are not so pleasant for running.

Welcome to all our 17 first-timers this week and a special welcome to our parkrun tourists: Cheryl from London England, Dawn from Chelsea Bicentennial, Colin from Mackay and Dale from Albert parkruns.

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

  • Liam Dell (100 parkruns): Liam has run 68 times at Lillydale Lake parkrun with tourist trips to Albert Park, Jells, Westerfolds, Frog Hollow, Berwick Springs and Studley parkruns. Liam’s first run was at Lillydale lake’s very first parkrun, has a current PB of 21:32 and has volunteered once.

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February PROTM (parkrunner of the month):
This month's PROTM award was presented to Sarah Love. Sarah has run 150 parkruns (130 at Lillydale Lake), with tourist trips to Hastings Foreshore, Inverlock, Albert, Foster, Taree, Hamilton, Echuca Moama, Burley Griffin, Coburg, Parramatta, Mullum Mullum, Rhodes and Westerfolds parkruns. Sarah first ran at Lillydale Lake in the 2nd event on 3rd May 2014, has a current PB of 22.17 and has volunteered a very impressive 17 times. During Feb Sarah ran 4 times and volunteered once.
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Awesome achievements:
Congratulations to everyone who managed to improve on their own PB this week (all 29 of you), with a special shout-out to everyone who has recorded more than 30 local parkruns (10 for juniors):

  • Dodge Crawley (124 parkruns): With his 1st PB for 2018 Dodge took 3 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 20:01. Dodge has now succeeded in setting a new PB for the 5th consecutive year.
  • Alex Huser (30 parkruns): With his 2nd consecutive PB Alex took 13 seconds off his previous best to record a new PB of 18:24.

Upcoming Events

Birthday celebration - April 28!
Yes, it's nearly time to celebrate our fourth anniversary, and the dress-up theme has been announced - come dressed in your best blues for the day! The day will include our annual awards, as well as a sausage sizzle, and of course, CAKE! So plan to hang around a little longer and join in the celebrations.

Barkrun - May 26!
Also for your diary - our annual Barkrun event is coming up. We'll be calling for juniors to help run our special day for our running buddies, so juniors - if you are planning to volunteer soon, that's the date to aim for.
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As always thank-you to our volunteers who made this event happen. Our photos this week are by Tony Johnson
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This is so easy I can do it with my eyes closed

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I'm going to ring the bell

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The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,558 participants have completed 27,707 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,535 km, including 4,756 new Personal Bests. This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Libby KING • Geoff TIMMS • Elka MALLON • Celia JOHNSON • Tony JOHNSON • Tom RAISBECK • Kylie DEALY • Des KEUKEN • Sally STEPNIEWSKI • Eva NASH • Christopher NASH

Female placings:
1st Jaclyn MURPHY (SW25-29) – 19:55
2nd June PETRIE (VW50-54) – 21:09
3rd Georgia BROCK (SW20-24) – 21:18

Male placings:
1st Harry NORMAN (JM15-17) – 16:09
2nd Dan BEARD (VM40-44) – 17:16
3rd Simon RYAN (SM30-34) – 17:41

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
1st Harry NORMAN (JM15-17) – 84.83 %
2nd June PETRIE (VW50-54) – 83.37 %
3rd Dan BEARD (VM40-44) - 80.21 %

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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