A beautiful brisk morning at New Farm that our 351 parkrunners enjoyed.
Congratulations to today’s milestone runners: Michelle Cluely (50), Matthew Antoine (50), Angela Beale (50) and Ben Farrell (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
A big round of applause for today’s volunteers: Tracy Baker, Tanya Bromilow, Janice Burnham, Mark Chapman, Emma Coakes, Jack Coates, Leanne Gauld, Lingbo Hu, Bayden Kohn, Susan McGee, Pauline McLaren, John Miles, Nikki Mortimer, Ben Paskins, Katherine Pemberton, Karen Ridoutt, Genevieve Smith, John Young, Michele Meredith and Robyn Innes.
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.
Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Marcelle A, Samara K (2nd week in a row) and Christian S (2nd week in a row.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Sophie A, Vajra H-K, Bailey S and Rob P. 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.
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.
Friday 28 July — Sunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 30 July — Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 30 July — Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 5km, 10km, 20km
Sunday 30 July — Park2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Saturday 5 August — New Farm parkrun Event #300
Sat/Sun 5-6 August – Lamington Eco Challenge
Sunday 6 August — Brisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 6 August — Townsville Running Festival
Sunday 6 August — Cane 2 Coral, 8km and 15km events
Saturday 12 August — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 13 August — City 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 13 August — Bloody Long Walk, 35km
Sunday 13 August — Kalinga Dash
Sunday 20 August — TLC Fun Run, North Lakes, 5km, 10km events
Sunday 20 August — Sunshine Coast Marathon
Sunday 20 August —Heroes and Villains fun run/walk, Toowoomba
Sunday 27 August — Bridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events
Thursday 30 August — Birdsville Races fun run, 6.1km
Saturday 2 September — Warrior Saturday at parkrun nationwide
Saturday 9 September — our final Pacer Day for 2017 at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Saturday 9 September — Greater Springfield Run for Life
Saturday 9 September — Trail Run Epic, Grandchester, 4.2km, 11.5km and 21km
Sunday 10 September — A Walk in the Park, Nundah, 2km, 5km, 10km
Saturday 23 September — Twilight Bay Run, Wynnum, 1 km kids, 5km, 10km and 21.1km events
This week’s stats
This week 351 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Michele Lea MEREDITH • Katherine PEMBERTON • Emma COAKES • Pauline MCLAREN • John MILES • Lingbo HU • Janice BURNHAM • Tanya BROMILOW • Jack COATES • Tracy BAKER • Mark CHAPMAN • Ben PASKINS • John YOUNG • Genevieve SMITH • Susan MCGEE • Robyn INNES • Leanne GAULD • Bayden KOHN • Karen RIDOUTT • Nikki MORTIMER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
John TRESCHMAN (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:11 - first time in 6 appearances.
Rob PODESTA (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:21.
Mark WALKEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:49.
Josephine AUER (SW18-19) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 18:57 - first appearance.
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 19:56 - has been first to finish on 50 previous occasions.
Meg ACHILLES (SW30-34) of Intraining, was third (35th overall) over the line in 21:28.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
John TRESCHMAN (VM50-54) – 83.13% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
Carol RUSSELL (VW55-59) – 82.97% for the time 22:25 (48th overall).
Ana SANTOS (VW55-59) – 79.94% for the time 22:21 (46th overall).
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 12,494 participants have completed 81,970 parkruns covering a total distance of 409,850 km, including 14,312 new Personal Bests.