New Years Day – 2017

NYD is fast approaching.  Maitland parkrun will not hold a special event on NYD, 2017.

There will be an opportunity to partake in a local Region of Runners event (or more than one) on the day.

Keep an eye out for details as it gets closer.

 

Christmas Day

Maitland parkrun will not hold a special event on Christmas day 2016.

So, come on Christmas eve Saturday for your usual fix of parkrunning or walking to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

 

Event Number 57

Some days are just golden.  And Saturday was one of those days.  The weather was just perfect for a lap around Walka.  332 locals turned up for an enjoyable morning and weren't disappointed.

We celebrated Crystal Walker's 50th parkrun.  Crystal is the first parkrunner to complete all of her 50 parkruns at Maitland.  Now we all know that Maitland is the best parkrun in Australia (world?), and Crystal has not disappointed by sticking to her local parkrun.  We congratulate Crystal on her achievement!!

The results are in:

Men's placings:
Greg WILSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:50 - 13th time in 15 appearances.
Gerrod MURPHY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:41 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Ryan KUSZELYK (JM15-17) of Healthy Active Lifestyle Centre, was third over the line in 19:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Clint PHILIP (Unattached) 476 pts.
Michael BARRY (Unattached) 471 pts.
Travis HOWARD (Maitland Senior and Little AC) 452 pts.

Women's placings:
Kim FLETCHER (VW35-39) of Maitland Senior and Little AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:00 - 36th time in 45 appearances.
Cindilee THOMPSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:13.
Renae COBLEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:47 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jody MORRISSEY (Unattached) 472 pts.
Bronwyn GUY (five30runners) 430 pts.
Kristy WIGGINS (Running Mums Australia) 419 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Toy MARTIN (VW65-69) was graded 81.39% for the time 26:04 (72nd overall).
Greg WILSON (VM35-39) was graded 74.39% for the time 17:50 (first overall).
Kim FLETCHER (VW35-39) was graded 71.19% for the time 21:00 (7th overall).

This week there were 332 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Maitland parkrun started on 2nd November 2013, and since then 2,915 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 16,435 runs covering a total distance of 82,175 km, and there have been 4,319 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:18:12 on 2014-10-18 (event number 51).
The men's record is held by Greg WILSON who ran in a time of 00:16:59 on 2014-08-23 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded a 90.46% run (19:45) on 28th December 2013 (event number 9).

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

 

Maitland parkrun Number 56

It was a great morning at Walka on Saturday......we celebrated with Scott Salmon and Kurt Osborne who reached their 50th parkrun.  Well done to you both and congratulations for reaching that fantastic milestone.

The weather was a little humid, but there is worse to come this summer.  I think everyone agrees that PB's were easier in the winter, but don't let that stop you trying.

Thanks to all the volunteers.  It would be great to get more pacers each week.  It is a great way to encourage others to reach their goals out on the course. Isn't it uplifting when you have someone to run with ?   Someone to encourage you when your legs hurt?   We still need the regular volunteer roles performed, but if you would like to give pacing a go, please come and see us.  It is not hard, as long as you have a timing device.  Give it a go, there are no penalties for getting it wrong!!

If anyone has a plastic finish token that they have mistakenly taken home, please bring it back to us.  We will love you forever.

We have just completed 80,000km so far at Maitland parkrun (add everyone's 5km together for 56 weeks).  What an achievement for everyone.  I think a celebration is need in February 2015 when we reach 100,000 kms!!!

The results were as follows:

Men's placings:
Michael O CONNOR (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:25 - 4th time in 16 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Kevin PICTON (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Clint PHILIP (Unattached) 376 pts.
Michael BARRY (Unattached) 371 pts.
Travis HOWARD (Maitland Senior and Little AC) 356 pts.

Women's placings:
Rochelle KAVANAGH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:41 - second time in 2 appearances.
Jenna BLACKBURN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:26 - was first to finish once before.
Melissa BOUCHER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 23:04 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Margaret KELLY (Unattached) 376 pts.
Jody MORRISSEY (Unattached) 376 pts.
Bronwyn GUY (five30runners) 368 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Brian LAWRENCE (VM50-54) was graded 71.59% for the time 21:07 (13th overall).
Kevin PICTON (VM45-49) was graded 71.45% for the time 19:51 (third overall).
Caleb WALZ (JM10) was graded 71.36% for the time 22:07 (23rd overall).

This week there were 333 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Maitland parkrun started on 2nd November 2013, and since then 2,883 different runners, including participants from 48 athletics clubs, have completed 16,103 runs covering a total distance of 80,515 km, and there have been 4,244 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:18:12 on 2014-10-18 (event number 51).
The men's record is held by Greg WILSON who ran in a time of 00:16:59 on 2014-08-23 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded a 90.46% run (19:45) on 28th December 2013 (event number 9).

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

 

Maitland parkrun 54

There was no fancy dress, birthdays or cake this week but it was great to see 380 parkrunners this week.

 

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Congratulations to Sarah Tyrell for completing 50 parkruns this week!

 

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Congratulations also go out to our first Suncorp parkrunner of the month to Caitlyn Roser. Caitlin has participated in 3 out of 4 parkruns in October, on the other week she volunteered her time to help out in kids week and to top it off, Caitlin run 2 personal bests. Well done Caitlyn, we can't wait to see you out on the track in your new singlet!

 

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week - Bronwyn GUY  •  David WALKER  •  Eleanor HART  •  Fiona WILSON  •  Jennifer COOGAN  •  Jody MORRISSEY  •  Kyle GALLAGHER  •  Margaret KELLY  •  Martin OWENS  •  Melissa GILBERT  •  Nicole BOYD  •  Pertrea SAXBY  •  Shaye RUSSELL  •  Tahlia BELL. It is really great to see your smiling faces on the course and at the finish line :). We are always on the lookout for more volunteers, please see one of our volunteers on race day or email us at maitlandhelpers@parkrun.com. Also, please opt-in to the Maitland parkrun volunteer email list (which you can find in a link from your latest parkrun results)to find out more about volunteering and find out when volunteers are needed for upcoming events.

 

Maitland parkrun, Event number 54, 8th November 2014

Men's placings:
Simon WHITE (VM35-39) of The Naked Runners, was first over the line in 18:31 - second time in 3 appearances.
Michael O CONNOR (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Shane MURRAY (VM40-44) of five30runners, was third over the line in 19:12.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gerrod MURPHY (Unattached) 194 pts.
Flinders COBLEY (Unattached) 191 pts.
Michael BARRY (Unattached) 185 pts.

Women's placings:
Jenna BLACKBURN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:04 - first time in 11 appearances.
Melanie OSBORNE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 23:55.
Heather Elizabeth HARWOOD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 23:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Margaret KELLY (Unattached) 200 pts.
Jennifer COOGAN (Unattached) 199 pts.
Jenna BLACKBURN (Unattached) 197 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Toy MARTIN (VW65-69) was graded 81.86% for the time 25:55 (80th overall).
Flinders COBLEY (JM10) was graded 76.87% for the time 20:32 (10th overall).
Rome COLLYER (JM10) was graded 72.82% for the time 23:22 (39th overall).

 

 

 

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