Another large crowd joined us on Saturday - 221 of you completed the two laps, way up on our usual average of about 170 each week. Welcome to all our first-timers this week, and special welcomes to all our parkrun tourists - Bernard from Pakenham parkrun, Noel from Shellharbour parkrun (Wollongong), and an even more special shout out to our repeat visitor Marei from Woodley parkrun (UK), who ran her 50th parkrun with us this week! Well done Marei!
Congratulations to our latest members to join the elite parkrun milestone clubs:
- Ella Hoenger (10 parkruns in the Junior 11-14 category): Ella has run all her parkruns with us at Lillydale Lake, starting in December 2015, and her current PB is 39:26.
- Andrew van Duynhoven (50 parkruns): Andy joined us in October 2015, and has run 39 times locally, with tourist trips to Wangaratta, Mount Beauty, Hastings Foreshore, Ararat, Albury Wodonga, and Chelsea Bicentennial parkruns. His current PB - set in great style on his 50th run - is 20:54, and he has volunteered an impressive 16 times! Thanks Andy!
And a very special milestones presentation this week:
- Margaret Betts (25 volunteer turns!): Of her 84 parkruns, Margaret has run/walked with us 83 times, and visited Berwick Springs parkrun. But it's her amazing contribution as a volunteer that was recognised this week: Margaret has now volunteered 25 times so will receive the much-coveted purple parkrun shirt. Her favourite role is tail walker, but she has also volunteered as barcode scanner and token support. Thanks so much Margaret!
Congratulations to everyone who managed a new Personal Best this week, and don't forget to ring our PB Bell (at the scanning table) if you think you have beaten your best time. No-one with more than 30 local runs managed a PB this week - probably not surprising given the heat and humidity.
Thanks as usual to our hero volunteers this week. Our photos are from Zach.
The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 3,319 participants have completed 25,718 parkruns covering a total distance of 128,590 km, including 4,499 new Personal Bests. This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Debbi WEAVER • Sue DUGGAN • Jason WILLIAMS • Maria LISSENBURG • Kylie DEALY • Nicole LEE • Zach KEUKEN • Kelly HOBSON • Peter SELL • Sarah BOSCHEN • Katherine HOBSON
1st Julie Norney Petrie (VW45-49) - 19:12
2nd Georgia Brock (SW20-24) - 21:37
3rd Sarah Lloyd (SW18-19) – 22:31
1st Rob Petrie (VM45-49) - 18:40
2nd Paul Allardice (VM40-44) - 18:54
3rd Ross Kinsella (VM35-39) - 19:09
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
1st Julie Norney Petrie (VW45-49) – 86.28 %
2nd Damian Gardner (VM50-54) - 77.97 %
3rd Pam Tindall (VW55-59) - 77.45 %
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 John DUTTON who recorded a time of 15:04 on 7th June 2014 (event number 7).
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.