Run Report #320 – 20 January 2018

What a great morning for parkrun at New Farm. We had 354 runners and walkers enjoying the light breeze. We had 20 people new to parkrun – Welcome! and 38 new PBs – well done!

Congratulations to today’s milestone runners: Stacy Gardner (50), Marcelle Abbato (50), Murray Craze (50) and Donald McAllister (50).

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

Volunteers

Thank you to today’s volunteers: Hilary Arthure, Lisa Dighton, Vicki Fennelly, Karla Fraser, Allison Ingham, Emma Lotzvie, Liz McGuigan, Leigh McLachlan, Iain McManus, Luke OConnor, Tracey OConnor, Stephen Roberts, Ana Santos, Tammy Van Der Zant, Dennis Vincent, Selina Ward, Karen Rossel and Chris Rossel.

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.

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

First timers’ briefing

Please make sure you arrive early if you’re a first timer, or haven’t run at New Farm parkrun before. Our first timer’s briefing starts at 6.45am each week.

Our usual main briefing is at 6.50am before we head down to the start line.

Visually impaired athletes and guides

To connect with Birgit 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 and guide dogs join us.

Juniors

Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Jemma L, Alyssa P, Hayden L and Preston P (all completing their 2nd parkrun ever).

Welcome to our junior first timers: Holly G, Olivia G and Hunter R. 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.

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 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 tail walker crosses the line.

You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.

Coming up

Sunday 21 January — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Saturday 27 Januaryintraining volunteer day at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 28 January
SEQ Trail Series, James Drysdale Park, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 28 January — intraining Marathon School launch
Saturday 3 February — The Enduro, Gold Coast
Saturday 10 February
Dusk to Dawn (Caboolture Historical Village), various long-course solo and relay events
Saturday 10 February 2017
Tweed Enduro
Sunday 11 February — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Sunday 11 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, Advancetown Lake, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 25 FebruarySEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, 8.3km, 14.7km

This week’s stats

This week 354 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Leigh MCLACHLAN • Liz MCGUIGAN • Karen ROSSEL • Ana SANTOS • Chris ROSSEL • Tammy VAN DER ZANT • Tracey OCONNOR • Luke OCONNOR • Vicki FENNELLY • Hilary ARTHURE • Dennis VINCENT • Lisa DIGHTON • Stephen ROBERTS • Selina WARD • Allison INGHAM • Iain MCMANUS • Karla FRASER • Emma LOTZVIE

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 13,324 participants have completed 88,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 444,075 km, including 15,096 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #319 – 13 January 2018

A hot morning at New Farm didn't stop the 362 runners enjoying the run along the river. Welcome to all the first timers; we hope to see you back soon!
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Even Channel Nine News visited this morning. Congratulations to today’s milestone runners: Sophie Kennedy (100), Ruediger Landmann (100), Michael Anderton (100) and Chloe Burnham (50). It was lovely to see their parkrun friends celebrate with them.
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Volunteers
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Stuart Austin, Emma Jane Bergwever, Anja Bion, Tracey Chappell, Peter Cochrane, Lawrie Conroy, Meeray Ghaly, Allison Ingham, Tom James, Kristin King-Young, Liz McGuigan, Peter McMahon, Naomi O'Hanlon, Helgi Sammelselg, Susan Tessmann, Johnny Thew, Eliza Thomas, Charlotte Thomas, Allison Wilton, John Young, Pip Stewart and Sherman Simpson. 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. To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends, first-timers and juniors are always welcome!
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First timers’ briefing
As we will no longer have a coordinated warm-up after the usual 6.50am pre-run brief, we’ll be holding the first timers’ briefing at 6.45am from now on. Please make sure you arrive early if you’re a first timer, or haven’t run at New Farm parkrun before. Our usual main briefing will continue as normal at 6.50am before we head down to the start line.
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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 and guide dogs join us.

Juniors

A big congratulations to junior Chloe B who joined the 50 Club today. Well done! Welcome to our junior first timers: Khloe D, Jemma L, Alyssa P, Beccy C, Preston P, Hayden L, Matthew C and Matthew M. 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.

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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 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 tail walker crosses the line.

You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.

Coming up

Sunday 21 January — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Saturday 27 Januaryintraining volunteer day at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 28 January
SEQ Trail Series, James Drysdale Park, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 28 January — intraining Marathon School launch
Saturday 3 February — The Enduro, Gold Coast
Saturday 10 February
Dusk to Dawn (Caboolture Historical Village), various long-course solo and relay events
Saturday 10 February 2017
Tweed Enduro
Sunday 11 February — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Sunday 11 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, Advancetown Lake, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 25 FebruarySEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, 8.3km, 14.7km

This week’s stats

This week 362 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Pip STEWART • Susan TESSMANN • Lawrie CONROY • Kristin KING-YOUNG • Liz MCGUIGAN • Tom JAMES • Sherman SIMPSON • Naomi O'HANLON • Peter Francis MCMAHON • Emma Jane BERGWEVER • John YOUNG • Allison WILTON • Tracey CHAPPELL • Helgi SAMMELSELG • Anja BION • Meeray GHALY • Stuart AUSTIN • Johnny THEW • Allison INGHAM • Peter COCHRANE • Eliza THOMAS • Charlotte THOMAS

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 13,285 participants have completed 88,461 parkruns covering a total distance of 442,305 km, including 15,058 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #318 – 6 January 2018

What a wonderful start to 2018 and new year of parkrunning. We had 339 parkrunners join us on this beautiful summer’s day.

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A special welcome to the 29 participants brand new to parkrun and the visitors from other parkruns who joined us. We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Chris Tuck’s gift, thanking him for the last five years of warm-ups.

Congratulations to today’s milestone runner: David Godkin (100) and to Chris Tuck (250 on New Year's Day) and Kiarne Pham (300 on New Year's Day).

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

Thank you to today’s volunteers: Graham Brown, Vicki Fennelly, Meeray Ghaly, Zuzana Gulejova, Hap Happy, Lisa Hennell, Lara McCambridge, Joanna Moulds, Megan Overell, Kay Power, Kristin Staunton, Ian Thompson, Vicki Thompson, Allison Wilton, John Young, Pip Stewart and Sherman Simpson.

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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.

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

First timers’ briefing

As we will no longer have a coordinated warm-up after the usual 6.50am pre-run brief, we’ll be holding the first timers’ briefing at 6.45am from now on.

Please make sure you arrive early if you’re a first timer, or haven’t run at New Farm parkrun before.

Our usual main briefing will continue as normal at 6.50am before we head down to the start line.

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.

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We’d love to see more visually impaired people and guide dogs join us.

Juniors

Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Jacob B, Liam S and Jack T.

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Welcome to our junior first timers: Regan W, Amelia W, Cienna P, Allegra C, Ada B, Patrick E, Aidan S, Liam B and Ethan B. 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.

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 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.

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Thanks to the efforts of our magnificent parkrun communities across Australia, we ended 2017 in an excellent position with 87% of our Australian events now having access to an AED on parkrunday.

You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.

Coming up

Sunday 7 January — Twilight Running Festival (St Lucia) earlybird entries close
Sunday 21 January 
— Ipswich Trail Run Series
Saturday 27 Januaryintraining volunteer day at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 28 January
SEQ Trail Series, James Drysdale Park, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 28 January — intraining Marathon School launch
Saturday 3 February — The Enduro, Gold Coast
Saturday 10 February
Dusk to Dawn (Caboolture Historical Village), various long-course solo and relay events
Saturday 10 February 2017
Tweed Enduro
Sunday 11 February — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Sunday 11 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, Advancetown Lake, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 25 FebruarySEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, 8.3km, 14.7km

This week’s stats

This week 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Pip STEWART • Sherman SIMPSON • Hap HAPPY • Lisa HENNELL • Graham BROWN • Kristin STAUNTON • Joanna MOULDS • John YOUNG • Lara MCCAMBRIDGE • Allison WILTON • Megan OVERELL • Vicki FENNELLY • Vicki THOMPSON • Ian THOMPSON • Zuzana GULEJOVA • Meeray GHALY • Kay POWER

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 13,227 participants have completed 88,099 parkruns covering a total distance of 440,495 km, including 15,025 new Personal Bests.

 

200 parkruns: Peter Pointon

Peter Pointon

New Farm parkrun is a family affair for the Pointon family, and on Saturday Peter was the second family member to reach the 200 (unofficial) milestone . Congratulations!

Peter's brother John, who lives in Sydney, has clocked up 230 parkruns, and the rest of the family - Karen, Anita, Lesley and Mark - aren't far behind Peter in the parkrun tally.

Your first parkrun was at New Farm in July 2012. Why did you start parkrunning?

A good friend living at New Farm mentioned a regular running event happening near his unit every Saturday. My own efforts to get into a routine of regular exercise were a huge failure so decided to try it out, mind you it was about six months before I finally made it! Interestingly he decided running was no longer his thing and only ran the once, can't believe that was 200 parkruns ago already!

You've done 200 parkruns (179 at New Farm) and volunteered 17 times. What's kept you coming back to parkrun?

Few reasons, love the friendly and relaxed atmosphere, great to catch up with parkrun friends and family, coffee and breakfast afterwards, it's a great start the day. Also, it's probably not well known but the 55 - 59 Veteran males 7th place is always hotly contested which motivates me to put in some midweek runs and to try to lose a few kilograms, drink less and generally stay honest. It’s become a big thing at work too with most of the workplace into parkrun it always occupies the Monday morning chatter.

Where's your favourite parkrun tourism spot and why?

I've managed to try out about 18 different courses now and haven't really found a dud! I'd have to say Cook's River in Sydney; they're a really friendly group who go out of their way to make visitors welcome and almost half the crowd head back to the Cooks cafe after the run too! It's very handy to Canterbury train station which makes it ideal for the visitor. The course itself is very scenic, well worth a look if you find yourself in Sydney on a Saturday morning!

What's your favourite volunteer role and why?

Probably tried all the rolls at least once, they are all fun, but my favourite would be timekeeper. It's inspiring to watch the elites come in and great to greet all the runners and walkers home. Timing can be a little nerve racking, especially when you help set up the finish area and knock a button... lucky it was only the lap button and not the stop! Best not to help and just be an observer; it's way less stressful!

Any funny parkrun stories or memories?

I'd been struggling to crack into the 25's for a while and thought if I can just keep up with the 25 pacer I'd do okay. As I passed the pacer I told of my intention. At about the turn around my plan was coming unstuck and I started to slow. I would have been happy to give up as there is always next week, but the pacer had other ideas! She kept on my case and pushed me, really making me work and got me there in 24:42. Of course the 25 min pacer couldn't finish at this time and said “I'll be just behind you, keep going!”  Shows the value of having a coach!

Your proudest sporting or other achievement/s to date?

Running would be managing 1h44m (and some seconds) for the Gold Coast half marathon back in 1992! Non-running would be competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. The camaraderie is not unlike that felt at parkrun... only on steroids... after all, it occupies all of Easter, only comes around once a year but is nowhere near as healthy!

What are your running/sporting goals next year? Other goals (non-sport)?

My running goal for 2018 is to beat my PB (23:46), that might even see me jump a few places in the hotly contested 55 - 59 VM group too. My other running goal is to become a parkrun tourist! No plans to do anything further than 5kms at this stage. The idea of getting another contender for the Gladstone is floating around there too.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Probably just a special thanks to all the volunteers who help out each week and make it happen, especially the core group who I'm sure volunteer more than they run, these people are so inspirational with what they do!

 

Run Report #317 – 30 December 2017

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It’s a wrap! That’s parkrun for 2017 done and dusted.

Well done to the 258 parkrunners who joined us for a fun morning. It was tough out there in the heat and humidity but you all did sterling jobs. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, and once again a big thanks to Chris Tuck for the last five years of warm-ups!

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Congratulations to today’s milestone runners: Donna Buckley (50), Stuart Austin (50), Karen Ridoutt (100), Zuzana Gulejova (100) and Colin Buckley (100).

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from the New Farm parkrun event team! Will we see you at the special New Year’s Day parkruns? See you in 2018!

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

Thank you to today’s volunteers: Barbara Absolon, Emma Bergwever, Deirdre Brown, John Carran, Michael Crompton, Nicola Garrett, Lingbo Hu, Greg Hutley, Robyn Innes, Liz McGuigan, Marty Nguyen, Daniel Scharf, Nathan Trounce, Chris Tuck, Karen Watson, Rhondda Wetton, Jack Whittam, Wendy Crompton and Rhondda Wetton.

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.

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

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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 and guide dogs join us.

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Juniors

Well done to Mia G who scored a PB today.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Libby G, Layla G, Sophie W, Abhinav P, Aston W, Lachlan G and Billy 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.

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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 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.

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Coming up

Monday 1 January — special extra New Year’s Day parkruns
Sunday 21 January 
— Ipswich Trail Run Series
Saturday 27 Januaryintraining volunteer day
Sunday 28 January
SEQ Trail Series, James Drysdale Park, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 28 January — intraining Marathon School launch
Saturday 3 February — The Enduro, Gold Coast
Saturday 10 February
Dusk to Dawn (Caboolture Historical Village), various long-course solo and relay events
Saturday 10 February 2017
Tweed Enduro
Sunday 11 February — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Sunday 11 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, Advancetown Lake, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 25 FebruarySEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, 8.3km, 14.7km

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This week’s stats

This week 258 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Wendy CROMPTON • Rhondda WETTON • Liz MCGUIGAN • Karen WATSON • Lingbo HU • Emma Jane BERGWEVER • Nathan Arthur TROUNCE • Deirdre BROWN • Robyn INNES • John CARRAN • Barbara ABSOLON • Greg HUTLEY • Marty NGUYEN • Michael CROMPTON • Jack WHITTAM • Nicola GARRETT • Daniel SCHARF

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 13,166 participants have completed 87,760 parkruns covering a total distance of 438,800 km, including 14,999 new Personal Bests.

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