Another beautiful morning at New Farm with 298 enthusiastic parkrunners joining us for their weekly running or walking fix. We had 22 first timers today and a massive 50 runners achieved a new PB.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Naomi O’Hanlon (50), Michael Neill (50), Graham Ross (50) and Karen Watson (25 volunteers).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Jayden B-B, Emma Jane Bergwever, Anja Bion, James Chadwick, Mike Delisser, Jenny Downie, Rosie Flint, Julie Hall, Nicole Isbel, Anita Jarvis, Liam Polkinghorne, Nicholas Rossel, Susan Tessmann, Vicki Thompson, Ian Thompson, Wendy Crompton and Chris Rossel.
Our aim is to have the roster for each week filled before we leave the park on the previous Saturday. Thanks to everyone who’s volunteered so far for next week.
Get organised and put your name down well ahead of time to guarantee your favourite role.
Well done to the juniors who scored PBs today: Cadel B and Isabella D.
Welcome to our junior first timer: Chisako T. We hope to see you again soon.
Parents, please remember our Under 11 rule which states all children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while running.
Also a reminder that scooters and bicycles are not permitted at parkrun, due to the safety risks to both children and parkrunners.
Visually impaired athletes and guides
To connect with the VI team join the Achilles Brisbane - athletes & guides connect facebook group. Each Wednesday, the call goes out to match VI athletes with guides for the following Saturday.
We’d love to see more visually impaired people and guide dogs join us.
Please take some time to watch this video, as we’d like everyone to know where our defibrillator is kept and the basics of its use.
The defib is stored in the blue plastic gear box between parkruns, and moved to the finish line for easy access once the run has started each week. It will stay there until the tail walker crosses the line.
You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.
Wed-Thurs 23-24 May — Darkness to Daylight Challenge, 110km overnight (go as far you can), 10km morning run or 3km morning walk
Saturday 26 May – Runaway Noosa Marathon, marathon, 31.6km, half marathon, 10km, 5km and swim events
Sunday 27 May — Rotary Fun Run, 5km walk/run and 10km run at Rocks Riverside Park
Saturday 2 June — Kokoda Challenge, Brookfield
Saturday 2 June — Queensland Running Cross Country Series
Sunday 3 June — Memory Walk and Jog, Brisbane
Sunday 3 June — Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, kids’ 2km
Sunday 3 June — NGC Dash, Oxenford, half marathon
Saturday 9 June — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 10 June — Greater Springfield Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 35km, 28km, 14km, 7km and 1km events
Sunday 10 June — Climb for Cancer, Brisbane
Sunday 10 June — Gold Coast 100 Run Festival
Sunday 17 June — Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
Friday 22 June — Oxfam Trailwalker, Lake Manchester to Mt Coot-tha
Saturday 23 June — Wondai Country Running Festival
Sunday 24 June — Kangaroo Point Fun Run, 5km or 10km, proceeds to Kokoda Youth Foundation
Monday 25 June - Sunday 1 July — Bravehearts 777 Marathon
Sat-Sun 30 June – 1 July — Gold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kid’s 4km events
Saturday 7 July — Teneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day.
Sunday 8 July — Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run
Sunday 8 July – Gold Coast Beach Run
Saturday 14 July — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sat/Sun 14-15 July — Kokoda Challenge, 96km
Sunday 15 July — Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 20km, 10km & 5km events
Sunday 15 July — Bloody Long Walk, 35km
This week’s stats
This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Wendy CROMPTON • Susan TESSMANN • Jenny DOWNIE • Emma Jane BERGWEVER • Chris ROSSEL • Nicholas ROSSEL • Nicole ISBEL • Vicki THOMPSON • Ian THOMPSON • Mike DELISSER • Liam POLKINGHORNE • James CHADWICK • Anja BION • Anita JARVIS • Julie HALL • Jayden BARRETT-BAKER • Rosie FLINT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who recorded a time of 17:13 on 17th March 2012 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Jackson ELLIOTT who recorded a time of 15:15 on 14th December 2013 (event number 118).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bernie PORTENSKI who recorded 97.51% (20:47) on 19th April 2014 (event number 136).
New Farm parkrun started on 17th September 2011. Since then 14,005 participants have completed 94,157 parkruns covering a total distance of 470,785 km, including 15,778 new Personal Bests.