Today 373 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 22 recorded PB's. Well done! We also had some visitors from as far afield as Scotland and England - welcome!
Of course, without our fantastic volunteers today, parkrun wouldn't happen. So thank you all!! We really appreciate all the parkrunners who are stepping up to volunteer while we need a few more marshals than usual on our modified course. Thanks a bunch!
Today was our event #374, with 373 runners. Let's see if we can play some parkrun bingo for next week's event #375.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Justin Whitley (100) and Nate Stathis (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Jayden Barrett, Graham Brown, Donna Buckley, Colin Buckley, Karryn Chudziak, Mike Delisser, Yen Do, Jean Edmonds, David Edmonds, Alyson Fenton, Tony Fitzwater, Natalie Goodlich, Kylie Hirst, Elizabeth Keays, Maddie Lindert, Jane McMahon, Andrew Ridout, Nicholas Rossel, Paria Saadat, Loretta Smith, Juliet Stone, Mark Stone, Mel Wilson, Amanda Woolnough, Karen Rossel 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 new PBs: Henry M and Cerys W-J.
Welcome to our junior first timer: Emma M. 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 parkrunning.
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, and guide dogs with walkers, for the following Saturday.
Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun, as are runners and walkers of all abilities – visually impaired or not.
Mid-week (unofficial) social runs
If you’re keen to fit an extra social run or two into your weekly schedule, check out the unofficial New Farm outta-the-park runners facebook page.
A few parkrun regulars gather on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings for social runs, and the details are posted there. PM the group for more details.
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 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.
Sunday 17 February — Cupid’s Undie Run, New Farm Park
Sunday 17 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, 10.7km, 18.1km
Saturday 23 February — parkrundownunder Day
Thursday 28 February — Twilight Running Festival (St Lucia) early-bird entries close
Sunday 3 March — Peak 2 Park, Toowoomba, 4km and 10km events
Sunday 3 March — International Women’s Day Fun Run, South Bank, 5km, 10km
Sunday 3 March — SEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, 8.3km, 14.7km
Sat/Sun 9-10 March — Obstacool, Mansfield
Sunday 10 March — Q1 Stair Challenge, Surfers Paradise
Friday 15 March — Mooloolaba Twilight Run, 5km
Sunday 17 March — SEQ Trail Series, Daisy Hill, 14.3km, 20km
Sunday 17 March — Sri Chinmoy Shaw Park, 15km, 10km & 5km
30-31 March — Raw Challenge, Numinbah Valley
Sunday 31 March — Up the Buff Trail Race, Currumbin Valley
Sunday 31 March — Kingscliff Triathlon
Sunday 7 April — Great South Run, half marathon, 10km, 7km and 1km run/walk events
Sunday 7 April — Pinnacles Classic, Brookfield, 18km trail run
Sunday 11 April 2019 — A Walk in the Park, Nundah, 2km, 5km, 10km
Saturday 14 April — our first Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun for 2019. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced
Sunday 20 April — Wild Horse Criterium, Glasshouse Mountains
Sunday 28 April — QUT Classic, 1km, 5km and 10km events
Sunday 28 April — Twilight Running Festival, kids’ 1km, 5km run/walk, 10km run/walk and half marathon
Sunday 28 April — Gold Coast Running Festival, Cbus Super Stadium, 1km, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, half marathon
This week’s stats
This week 373 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Loretta Bridget SMITH • Amanda WOOLNOUGH • Karen ROSSEL • Maddie LINDERT • Graham BROWN • Chris ROSSEL • Nicholas ROSSEL • Andrew RIDOUT • Natalie GOODLICH • Mel WILSON • Colin BUCKLEY • Mark STONE • Mike DELISSER • Juliet STONE • Donna-Maria BUCKLEY • Yen DO • Jayden BARRETT • Karryn CHUDZIAK • Paria SAADAT • Kylie HIRST • Alyson FENTON • Jane MCMAHON • Tony FITZWATER • Jean EDMONDS • Elizabeth KEAYS • David EDMONDS
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 Brendan PRESS who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th November 2018 (event number 360).
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 15,620 participants have completed 106,924 parkruns covering a total distance of 534,620 km, including 17,125 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,287 individuals have volunteered 5,611 times.