Christmas Day 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019 parkruns – update

There are only two days of the year when parkruns are able to be held on days that are not Saturdays, but New Farm parkrun won’t be holding special parkruns on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December) or New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January) this time.

So why not consider becoming a tourist at another parkrun to get some exercise credit in before your Christmas feasting or to shake away the cobwebs after the New Year's party?

Christmas Day

In Brisbane, following the tradition of the past few years, South Bank parkrun will be running on Christmas Day at 7am, and you can park in the underground car park for just $2 until 10am.

There's also Christmas Day events at Capalaba, MansfieldMinnippiOcean View, Petrie, RedcliffeRocks Riverside, Sandgate and White Rock, all starting at 7am.

New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, you can “do the double” (i.e. two parkruns in one day) at any of these parkruns:

6.30am – Meadowbrook, PallaraRedcliffeWhite Rock and Woodford

7am – AshgroveKedronMinnippiRedland BayRocks RiversideSandgate and Warner Lakes

8am – Forest Lake

8.30am – CapalabaChermsideKelvin GroveOcean View, PetrieSt Lucia and Zillmere.

Please take care when travelling between parkruns.

Check out the full list of events for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day at www.parkrun.com.au/christmas-compendium/. There’s also the unofficial NYD doubles finder.

Closer to the time, keep an eye on the FB pages of the events you’ve chosen in case there are any last-minute cancellations.

Check out our facebook event for more info about our New Farm Christmas celebrations at parkrun on Saturday 22 December 2018.

 

Run Report #364 – 8 December 2018

Thank you to the 270 parkrunners who joined us today. We appreciate your patience on our modified course. We’ll be continuing with this course next week at least.

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

Volunteers

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Thank you to today’s volunteers: Stuart Austin, Sebastian Brameld, Jack Coates, Henry Coates, Peter Cochrane, Michael Crompton, Mike Delisser, Emily Fraser, Natalie Goodlich, Sarah Hancock, Hap Happy, Vance Hetariki, Robyn Innes, Tess Leroy, Heather Moore, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Susan Smith, Kristin Staunton, Rhondda Wetton and Wendy Crompton.

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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.

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Get organised and put your name down well ahead of time to guarantee your favourite role.

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To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends, first-timers and juniors are always welcome!

Juniors

Well done to the other juniors who scored new PBs today: Emily M, Jack VDW and Theo M.

Welcome to our junior first timer: Elke H. We hope to see you again soon.

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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.

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Also a reminder that scooters and bicycles are not permitted at parkrun, due to the safety risks to both children and parkrunners.

Construction works – New Farm Park River Hub

The Brisbane City Council’s construction of the New Farm Park River Hub, located near Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm Park is underway, and it is anticipated to be completed and open for public use in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The subsequent works to revitalise the river-front (promenade) path, park amenity and improve wayfinding at New Farm Park are anticipated to start soon, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Currently, the promenade path is too narrow for its current use, and the path height is lower than highest tide and often becomes inundated and inaccessible during peak tides.

We will have some changes to our parkrun course next Saturday and perhaps later on as well.

Our modified course will result in some slow points within the first 1km of the course and everyone will need to slow down and be patient. If you are gunning for a PB or don’t want to be held up, please consider volunteering with us or touristing to other parkruns next week.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page and please attend our pre-run safety briefings at 6.50am each Saturday you parkrun to ensure you are aware of any course changes and/or cancellations.

For more info, see the BCC website.

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.

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Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun.

Defibrillator

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.

If you’d like more detailed information, check out this longer video or read the full users’ manual. You should also remind yourself of CPR.

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.

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Coming up

Saturday 22 December — Christmas celebrations at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 3 February
— SEQ Trail Series, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 17 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 3 March — SEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, 8.3km, 14.7km
Sunday 17 March — SEQ Trail Series, Daisy Hill, 14.3km, 20km
Sunday 11 April 2019
 — A Walk in the Park, Nundah, 2km, 5km, 10km

This week’s stats

This week 270 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Wendy CROMPTON • Rhondda WETTON • Heather MOORE • Henry COATES • Emily FRASER • Hap HAPPY • Vance HETARIKI • Jack COATES • Kristin STAUNTON • Natalie GOODLICH • Robyn INNES • Mike DELISSER • Sebastian BRAMELD • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Stuart AUSTIN • Michael CROMPTON • Peter COCHRANE • Susan SMITH • Tess LEROY • Sarah HANCOCK

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 15,112 participants have completed 103,513 parkruns covering a total distance of 517,565 km, including 16,880 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,260 individuals have volunteered 5,387 times.

 

Run Report #363 – 1 December 2018

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Thank you to everyone for their patience today. The modified course seemed to work well. We’ll be continuing with this course for the next two weeks at least – we’ll keep you updated.

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Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Anita Jarvis (100), Natalie Rayment (100), Sigourney Thompson (100) who was our volunteer tail walker and Ilia Ryzhov (50).

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

Due to River Hub construction works, the modified course will continue next week and on 16 December at least, so please keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest news. More details below.

Volunteers

Thank you to today’s volunteers: Deirdre Brown, Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, Darren Evans, Hap Happy, Vance Hetariki, Robyn Innes, Tom James, Jo-Marie Moore, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Lyn Robertson, Mark Robinson, Nick Rossel, Ali Sweetser, Greg Sweetser, Sigourney Thompson, Mark Walkey, Rhondda Wetton, Karen Rossel and Chris Rossel.

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We need a few more marshals for the modified course next week, and a photographer, so let us know if you’d like to opt in for a shady volunteer spot on Saturday.

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.

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Get organised and put your name down well ahead of time to guarantee your favourite role.

To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends, first-timers and juniors are always welcome!

Juniors

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Well done to the juniors who scored new PBs today: Aidan S and Edward P.

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Welcome to our junior first timers: Jack VDW, Tom S and Ben C. We hope to see you again soon.

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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.

Construction works – New Farm Park River Hub

The Brisbane City Council’s construction of the New Farm Park River Hub, located near Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm Park is underway, and it is anticipated to be completed and open for public use in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The subsequent works to revitalise the river-front (promenade) path, park amenity and improve wayfinding at New Farm Park are anticipated to start soon, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Currently, the promenade path is too narrow for its current use, and the path height is lower than highest tide and often becomes inundated and inaccessible during peak tides.

We will have some changes to our parkrun course next Saturday, and every week from now until at least Christmas.

Please ensure you come to our pre-run brief at 6.50am each Saturday so you know what changes have been made.

For the safety of our parkrunners and the public on the path, we need more volunteer marshals (at least two more than usual) so please consider volunteering over the next few weeks – take advantage of the opportunity not to run in the hot weather.

Our modified course (on 9 and 16 December) will result in some slow points within the first 1km of the course and everyone will need to slow down and be patient. If you are gunning for a PB or don’t want to be held up, please consider volunteering with us or touristing to other parkruns over the next few weeks.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page and please attend our pre-run safety briefings at 6.50am each Saturday you parkrun to ensure you are aware of any course changes and/or cancellations.

For more info, see our latest post on this topic or the BCC website.

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.

Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun.

Defibrillator

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.

If you’d like more detailed information, check out this longer video or read the full users’ manual. You should also remind yourself of CPR.

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.

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Coming up

Sunday 9 December — GC50 Run Festival, 5km, 15km, 30km and 50km events for teams and individuals
Saturday 9 December — Beerwah at Daybreak, 10km, half marathon or marathon
Saturday 22 December — Christmas celebrations at New Farm parkrun

This week’s stats

This week 268 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Rhondda WETTON • Tom JAMES • Sigourney THOMPSON • Hap HAPPY • Karen ROSSEL • Vance HETARIKI • Darren EVANS • Ali SWEETSER • Deirdre BROWN • Greg SWEETSER • Mark ROBINSON • Chris ROSSEL • Nicholas ROSSEL • Lyn ROBERTSON • Mark WALKEY • Robyn INNES • Leela DILKES-HOFFMAN • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Jo-Marie MOORE

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 15,074 participants have completed 103,243 parkruns covering a total distance of 516,215 km, including 16,856 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,259 individuals have volunteered 5,366 times.

 

Construction update – New Farm Park River Hub

There will be course changes from Saturday 1 December. They are expected to last until at least Christmas with different changes after that.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page and please attend our pre-run safety briefings at 6.50am each Saturday you parkrun to ensure you are aware of any course changes and/or cancellations.

For more info, see the BCC’s latest newsletter or the BCC website.

For more background info, please see our previous post on this topic.

 

Run Report #362 – 24 November 2018

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It was a lovely morning, hope all 283 of you enjoyed your run/walk. We had a great bunch of volunteers today, a big thank you to them! If you'd like to give it a try, please get in touch with us.

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Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Liam Clifford (50), Andrew Foote (50), Darcy Rawlinson (50) and 10 clubs juniors Indigo H and Sofia R (with a new PB).

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

Due to River Hub construction works, there will be some course changes next week and through until Christmas, so please keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest news. More details below.

Volunteers

Thank you to today’s volunteers: Bob Baker, Emma Bergwever, Deirdre Brown, Tracey Chappell, Karryn Chudziak, Michael Coe, Darren Evans, Naomi O'Hanlon, Kiarne Pham, Bella Ridout, Andrew Ridout, Lyn Robertson, Stuart Simmons, Kristin Staunton, Nathan Arthur Trounce, Karen Rossel and Chris Rossel.

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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.

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To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends, first-timers and juniors are always welcome!

Juniors

Well done to Indigo H and Sofia R who joined the junior 10 club (Sofia with a new PB to boot), and to Erik VRVO who also scored a new PB.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Lucy M, Lily B and Maddie B. We hope to see you again soon.

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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.

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Also a reminder that scooters and bicycles are not permitted at parkrun, due to the safety risks to both children and parkrunners.

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Construction works – New Farm Park River Hub

The Brisbane City Council’s construction of the New Farm Park River Hub, located near Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm Park is underway, and it is anticipated to be completed and open for public use in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The subsequent works to revitalise the river-front (promenade) path, park amenity and improve wayfinding at New Farm Park are anticipated to start in late November 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Currently, the promenade path is too narrow for its current use, and the path height is lower than highest tide and often becomes inundated and inaccessible during peak tides.

We will have some changes to our parkrun course next Saturday, and every week from now until at least Christmas.

Please ensure you come to our pre-run brief at 6.50am each Saturday so you know what changes have been made.

For the safety of our parkrunners and the public on the path, we need more volunteer marshals (at least two more than usual) so please consider volunteering over the next few weeks – take advantage of the opportunity not to run in the hot weather.

It is likely that our required changes will result in some slow points within the first 1km of the course and everyone will need to slow down and be patient. If you are gunning for a PB or don’t want to be held up, please consider volunteering with us or touristing to other parkruns over the next few weeks.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page and please attend our pre-run safety briefings at 6.50am each Saturday you parkrun to ensure you are aware of any course changes and/or cancellations.

For more info, see our latest post on this topic or the BCC website.

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.

Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun.

Defibrillator

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.

If you’d like more detailed information, check out this longer video or read the full users’ manual. You should also remind yourself of CPR.

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.

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Coming up

Monday 26 November — Red Dress Run, helps the Salvation Army assist drought stricken farmers
Sunday 9 December
 — GC50 Run Festival, 5km, 15km, 30km and 50km events for teams and individuals
Saturday 9 December — Beerwah at Daybreak, 10km, half marathon or marathon
Saturday 22 December — Christmas celebrations at New Farm parkrun

This week’s stats

This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

K PHAM • Karen ROSSEL • Naomi O'HANLON • Bob BAKER • Darren EVANS • Emma Jane BERGWEVER • Nathan Arthur TROUNCE • Deirdre BROWN • Chris ROSSEL • Kristin STAUNTON • Lyn ROBERTSON • Andrew RIDOUT • Tracey CHAPPELL • Michael COE • Bella RIDOUT • Stuart SIMMONS • Karryn CHUDZIAK

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 15,051 participants have completed 102,975 parkruns covering a total distance of 514,875 km, including 16,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,256 individuals have volunteered 5,346 times.

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