A lovely cooler morning and a great way to run off those left over Easter Eggs. We had 395 runners this morning and as always we would like to thank the enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers.
Congratulations to Max Le Marchand who completed his 50th parkrun today and our junior parkrunner Rossi B who completed his 10th run last week and was presented with his certificate this morning.
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
A big thank you to our volunteers: Barbara Absolon, Michael Anderton, Tanya Bromilow, John Carran, Kiet Chueamrasri, Bonita Cory, Hilary Cory, Mike Delisser, Greg Hutley, Benjamin Lemberg, Liz McGuigan, Michele Meredith, Connor Ryan, Ana Santos, Susan Tessmann, Lisa Todd, Allison Wilton, Wendy Crompton and Robyn Innes.
Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs today: Rossi B (2nd week in a row), Finnlay C, Hudson R, Patrick G, Lawrence C, Cameron O’B and Mackenzie S.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Nicholas H, Georgia S and Amelie J. 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.
Last day to enter the Medibank competition to win a trip to any parkrun in Australia.
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 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.
Sunday 23 April – Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run
Sunday 23 April – Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, half marathon, 1km junior event
Sunday 30 April – Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run
Sunday 30 April – Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run
Sunday 30 April – Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon
Sunday 30 April – earlybird entries close for theGold Coast Airport Marathon
Wed-Thurs, 3-4 May – Darkness to Daylight Run (110km relay, 10km run or 3km walk)
Sunday 7 May – QUT Classic
Saturday 13 May – our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Saturday 13 May – Byron Bay Triathlon
Sunday 14 May – Mothers’ Day Classic, 4.5km, 8km run/walk
Sat-Sun 20-21 May – Warwick Pentath, 5 races over 2 days totalling 42.2km
Saturday 20 May – Straddie Salute, 8km run/walk
Sat/Sun 20-21 May – Tough Mudder, Woodford
Sunday 21 May – Rotary Fun Run, 5km walk/run and 10km run at Rocks Riverside Park
Saturday 27 May — Noosa Multisports Festival, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, swim, cycle
Sunday 28 May— Brisbane Trail Marathon, marathon and half marathon events
Sunday 4 June —Brisbane Times City2 South, 14km and 5km events
This week’s stats
This week 397 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
John POLSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:37 - second time in 2 appearances.
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:19 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Daniel WRIGHT (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Amanda DARBISHIRE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:55 - 24th time in 49 appearances.
Sheila CLOWES (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (39th overall) over the line in 21:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Katherine PEMBERTON (VW35-39) of Intraining, was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:03 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
John POLSON (SM30-34) – 77.83% for the time 16:37 (first overall).
Tony KEAN (VM75-79) – 77.34% for the time 25:58 (140th overall).
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) – 77.09% for the time 17:19 (second 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 11,941 participants have completed 77,575 parkruns covering a total distance of 387,875 km, including 13,557 new Personal Bests.