The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of 189 New Farm parkrunners this morning.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Peter Choy (50) and Hap Happy (200 – unofficial milestone).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
The Brisbane City Council is continuing their essential maintenance work on the Catalina Riverwalk between New Farm and Teneriffe.
Today we continued with our a modified course but we hope to beack with our usual course next Saturday.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Francois Detaille, Ezequiel Ferrari, Mitchell Flaherty, Lingbo Hu, Kat Landry, Kaz Landry, Juliana Martinez, Leigh McLachlan, Pauline McLaren, Greg McSwiggan, Francisco Neill, Peter Pointon, Ashley Portas, Marissa Powell, Andrew Ridout, Nicholas Rossel, Nick Wade, Kris Webb, Paul Welsh, Marlon Whitely, Chris Rossel and Robyn Innes.
Thank you to all the volunteers who answered our call this week, as we needed more marshals for the modified course. If we have to continue with course B next Saturday, we will be needing some more volunteers, so please consider offering your help.
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.
Visually impaired athletes and guides
To connect with Kasey and the VI team join the Vision Impaireds and 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 come and join us.
Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Mia G, Sophie T, Rory W and Jayden B-B.
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.
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 tailrunner crosses the line.
You can still donate to help all our Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.
Thursday 23 November — Smiddy Fun Run, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 2.5km walk, 5km run and 7.5km team relay
Sunday 26 November— SEQ Trail Series, Bayview Conservation Park, Redland Bay, 7.4km, 10.8km
Saturday 9 December — Tom Tom at New Farm parkrun
Sunday, 10 December — Gold Coast 50, previously known as Kurrawa to Duranbah, solo and relay events, 5km, 15km, 30km, 50km
Monday 11 December — Red Dress Run, walk (apprx 4-5km) or run (6-7km)
Saturday 16 December — Beerwah at Daybreak, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km, relay
This week’s stats
This week 189 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Pauline MCLAREN • Ashley Joseph PORTAS • Greg MCSWIGGAN • Leigh MCLACHLAN • Peter POINTON • Lingbo HU • Kaz LANDRY • Chris ROSSEL • Nicholas ROSSEL • Andrew RIDOUT • Nick WADE • Robyn INNES • Kat LANDRY • Kris WEBB • Paul WELSH • Francois DETAILLE • Marissa POWELL • Marlon WHITELY • Mitchell FLAHERTY • Juliana MARTINEZ • Francisco NEILL • Ezequiel FERRARI
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 13,013 participants have completed 86,544 parkruns covering a total distance of 432,720 km, including 14,916 new Personal Bests.