Luckily the rain held off for most of us on Saturday, although we all ended up with muddy shoes from the week of wet weather preceding the weekend! Welcome to all our first-timers this week - we are so impressed with you for turning up for your first run on such a cold day! And special welcomes to our parkrun tourists this week - Scott from Inverloch parkrun, David from Frog Hollow parkrun, and Annemarie from Mullum Mullum parkrun.
Thank you Freedom Sports Medicine!
We have been so lucky to have Freedom Sports Medicine as our local sponsor at Lillydale Lake parkrun for some years now, but due to parkrun Australia now signing up three national sponsors, the local sponsor program is closing. We are so grateful to all the support that Caleb and Ross and their team have provided to us over the years (both financial and in-kind), and will continue to enjoy their professional services, while hoping to see the guys as regular participants as well. Thanks so much FSM!
Welcome back Laurie:
Our beloved Laurie has been in hospital for many weeks and then rehab recovering from an injury, so we were all delighted that Laurie could visit this week and cheer from the sidelines. It won't be too long now before he can finally get that 100th parkrun completed!
Awesome achievements this week:
Congratulations to all 18 athletes who managed new Personal Bests this week. Only one of those had already completed more than 30 local events, so a special shoutout to:
- Erika Bedyn (58 parkruns): Well done Erika, finally beating a long-standing PB from way back in 2015 by 10 secs, for a new best time of 25.11
Thank-you to everyone who answered our call for volunteers - we now have the luxury of a full roster for the next few weeks, and only a single vacancy (timekeeper) for September 9! And thanks to our wonderful volunteers this week - we sympathised with you standing out in the cold! Photos this week are from Jacinta Fullerton and Fiona Williams.
The weekly stats report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 2,870 participants have completed 21,561 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,805 km, including 3,972 new Personal Bests. This week 121 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Linda VANDUYNHOVEN • Jacinta FULLERTON • Libby KING • Debbi WEAVER • Lavinia PETRIE • Robert TWISK • Fiona WILLIAMS • Zach KEUKEN • Anne MCPHERSON • Liz HAYLES • William WATERS
Caleb MCINNES (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:48 - 14th time in 24 appearances.
Joel JOHNSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:11 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Damien GARDNER (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:45 - was first to finish once before.
Kylie DEALY (SW30-34) of Up 'n Active, was first (28th overall) over the line in 22:46 - third time in 100 appearances.
Brooke PETRIE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 24:06.
Elka MALLON (VW35-39) of Up 'n Active, was third (39th overall) over the line in 24:20.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Damien GARDNER (VM50-54) – 79.91% for the time 18:45 (third overall).
Bert PELGRIM (VM60-64) – 79.52% for the time 20:21 (9th overall).
Rob PETRIE (VM45-49) – 76.26% for the time 18:53 (5th overall).
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.