Today we had 435 happy walkers and runners. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Ben Lemberg, Deirdre Brown, Graham Brown and Louise Mahony for clocking up their 100th parkruns, to Amanda Darbishire, Yeu Nicole Tran, Phong Tran and Howard Lutton for reaching their 50 milestones, and to Henrik S for joining the junior 10 club with a new PB.
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
We are extremely thankful for today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Hilary Cory, Wendy Crompton, Lisa Hennell, Paul McMahon, Heather Moore, Will Phillips, Andrew Ridout, Nicholas Rossel, Shani Rupasinghe, Grace Schoenemann, Elizabeth Strubin, Brian Thaker, Karen Watson, Rhondda Wetton, Rachel Witte, Karen Rossel and Angela Ives.
Henrik S joined the junior 10 club with a new PB. Great job!
Congratulations to the juniors who scored PBs today: Amy W, Isabella A, Jemma C, Henrik S and Zac C.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Cameron O’B, Emily S, Evan V, Finnlay C, Harrison C, Harry H, Holly H, Lucas M, Oscar J, Seobin M, Seojoon M and Thomas G.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.
Dogs at parkrun
We love seeing dogs at parkrun, but for the safety of all dogs and parkrunners, they must be on short leashes and under the firm control of their best friends at all times.
It’s a BCC Local Law requirement that dogs be on leashes while in the park and on the pathways of our course. You can always visit the Powerhouse Park dog park after your run.
Please take some time to watchthis video, as we’d like everyone to know where our defibrillator is kept and the basics of its use.
The defib will be 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.
Sunday 26 March —Kingscliff Triathlon
Sunday 2 April – Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run
Sunday 2 April – Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, 2km
Sunday 9 April – Brisbane's Great South Run, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, kids 2.6km
Sunday 9 April – Sunshine Coast Run Series (La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright, Buddina), 2km, 5km, 10km, off road 15km
Sunday 23 April – Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run
Sunday 23 April – Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 1km junior event
Sunday 30 April – Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run
Sunday 30 April – Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon
This week’s stats
This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:32 - third time in 4 appearances.
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) of BERT Squad, was second over the line in 18:16 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Cameron BOOTH (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:27 - was first to finish once before.
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:51 - 45th time in 108 appearances.
Amanda DARBISHIRE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 20:04 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Samantha DALY (VW35-39) of Ashgrove Rangers AC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 20:42.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) – 90.15% for the time 18:16 (second overall).
Ian DONALD (VM45-49) – 75.72% for the time 19:01 (6th overall).
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) – 75.67% for the time 17:32 (first overall).
The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who recorded a time of 00:17:13 on 17th March 2012 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Jackson ELLIOTT who recorded a time of 00:15:15 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 11,724 participants have completed 76,044 parkruns covering a total distance of 380,220 km, including 13,319 new Personal Bests.