Run Report #298 – 22 July 2017

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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).

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

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.

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.

Juniors

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.

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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 instruction manual. You could 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

Friday 28 JulySunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 30 July
Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 30 JulySri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 5km, 10km, 20km
Sunday 30 JulyPark2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Saturday 5 August — New Farm parkrun Event #300
Sat/Sun 5-6 August – Lamington Eco Challenge
Sunday 6 AugustBrisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 6 AugustTownsville Running Festival
Sunday 6 AugustCane 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 AugustCity 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 13 AugustBloody Long Walk, 35km
Sunday 13 August
Kalinga Dash
Sunday 20 AugustTLC Fun Run, North Lakes, 5km, 10km events
Sunday 20 AugustSunshine Coast Marathon
Sunday 20 AugustHeroes and Villains fun run/walk, Toowoomba
Sunday 27 AugustBridge 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 SeptemberGreater Springfield Run for Life
Saturday 9 September
Trail Run Epic, Grandchester, 4.2km, 11.5km and 21km
Sunday 10 SeptemberA Walk in the Park, Nundah, 2km, 5km, 10km
Saturday 23 September
Twilight Bay Run, Wynnum, 1 km kids, 5km, 10km and 21.1km events

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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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Run Report #297 – 15 July 2017

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It was a lovely winter morning for our 397th parkrun at New Farm today - well done to the 369 parkrunners who joined us.

Congratulations to today’s milestone runner: Solomon Cheng (100), and to Ben Paskins who has clocked up his 25th volunteer milestone.

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

A big round of applause for today’s volunteers: Yvonne AHCHEE, Paul BURNHAM, Hilary CORY, Bonita Cory, Dom Crowley, Benjamin Crowley, Sarah Crowley, Mike Delisser, Leanne Gauld, Wei-Yin Han, Lingbo Hu, Sophie Kennedy, Marissa Powell, Andrew Ridout, Paul Stockwell, Anthony West, Jodie Woodward, Nicole Yates, Amanda Wastell and Angela Ives.

Our aim is to have the roster for each week filled before we leave the park on the previous Saturday. If everyone shard the load by volunteering three times a year, we’d have more than enough volunteers to fill our roster every 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.

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Juniors

Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Samara K, Alexandra J, Felicity M, Christian S, and Lawrence C.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Isabella B, Victoria C, Sienna S, Aden F, Ryan M-W, Austen H, Joe Z and Justin H. 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 instruction manual. You could 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

Sunday 23 JulyRiverrun ultra marathon
Sunday 23 JulyPomona King of the Mountain
Friday 28 JulySunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 30 July
Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 30 JulySri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 5km, 10km, 20km
Sunday 30 JulyPark2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Saturday 5 August — New Farm parkrun Event #300
Sat/Sun 5-6 August – Lamington Eco Challenge
Sunday 6 AugustBrisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 6 AugustTownsville Running Festival
Sunday 6 AugustCane 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 AugustCity 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 13 AugustBloody Long Walk, 35km
Sunday 13 August
Kalinga Dash
Sunday 20 AugustTLC Fun Run, North Lakes, 5km, 10km events
Sunday 20 AugustSunshine Coast Marathon
Sunday 20 AugustHeroes and Villains fun run/walk, Toowoomba
Sunday 27 AugustBridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events
Thursday 30 August  — Birdsville Races fun run, 6.1km

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This week’s stats

This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Angela MARATHONER • Paul BURNHAM • Lingbo HU • Yvonne AHCHEE • Amanda WASTELL • Andrew RIDOUT • Wei-Yin HAN • Paul STOCKWELL • Leanne GAULD • Mike DELISSER • Sophie KENNEDY • Anthony WEST • Bonita CORY • Hilary CORY • Dom CROWLEY • Marissa POWELL • Jodie WOODWARD • Benjamin CROWLEY • Sarah CROWLEY • Nicole YATES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Justin HICKEY (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:51.
Chris TUCK (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:50 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Alexandra BLAKE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Carys HODGSON (SW18-19) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Liz MCGUIGAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 22:11 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Justin HICKEY (JM15-17) – 77.96% for the time 17:51 (second overall).
Megan OVERELL (VW60-64) – 77.44% for the time 25:25 (137th overall).
Alexandra BLAKE (SW20-24) – 74.94% for the time 19:45 (10th 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 12,440 participants have completed 81,619 parkruns covering a total distance of 408,095 km, including 14,255 new Personal Bests.

 

100 parkruns: congratulations Hudson

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Hudson is one of our regular juniors at New Farm parkrun, and one of the few to have reached the 100 milestone.

His parents had this to say when he achieved this milestone today. We're so glad he came back for the second time.

Just after his 8th birthday Hudson was cajoled to have a crack at a 5km run at New Farm. He and his Mum Karen set of on their maiden parkrun with 149 other runners. After 45 minutes and 22 seconds of running, walking and a lot of complaining they crossed the finish line and Hudson vowed that that was his first and last ever parkrun.

Luckily the minds of eight year old boys operate with a pretty short retention span and one week later Hudson was at the start line of his second New Farm parkrun and this time it was his Dad's turn to coax him to the finish. He cut just over nine minutes off his first effort, which was great as there was less time for complaining and a lot more running than walking.

Wind forward two and a half years and on the 8th July 2017 Hudson completed his 100th parkrun and he will be the first junior 10 category runner to clock up the ton at New Farm. Now the complaining is about just missing out on a PB and when you are running 5km in 21 minutes at that age the PBs are getting pretty hard to come by.

Hudson now loves running and is constantly wanting to run quicker and further and parkrun has been a huge motivator for him. It is a great community event run by volunteers and these days there are often over 400 runners of all different ages lined up on the start line at 7am each Saturday morning.

 

Hung Pham: 200 parkruns

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We're continuing to profile New Farm parkrunners who have completed their 200th parkruns (unofficial milestone).

Hung Pham completed his 200th parkrun last week at Sandgate parkrun with his wife Winn - a double 200!

Your first parkrun was at New Farm in April 2013. Why did you start parkrunning? 

I took up parkrun after some convincing from my daughter on the condition that her mum takes up parkrun as well.  Also, since my children were already running, I thought it'll be a great way to spend family time & an excuse to indulge in a post run pain au chocolat at the markets.

You've done 200 parkruns (161 at New Farm). What's kept you coming back to parkrun?

Through parkrun I've discovered the enjoyment of running, met many interesting and friendly people.  I enjoy catching up with my friends on parkrun day.

Where's your favourite parkrun tourism spot and why?

I enjoy parkrunning by the water, hence my favourites so far are Albert Park, Kirra, Ballina Coast and Sandgate.

What's your favourite volunteer role and why? 

Photographer, as I like capturing runners stepping out of their comfort zone and doing their best. Also pacer, as I enjoy helping other runners enjoy and improve on their running.

Any funny parkrun stories or memories? 

No funnies but most memorable was when my friend Wadi Nadzri helped me run under 25 mins before my 100th parkrun. He almost killed me. After the run I was pale, my legs felt like jelly and Wadi had to help me over to the park bench to sit down.

Your proudest sporting or other achievement/s to date? 

Recently achieving my current PB and subsequently able to consistently run at that pace.

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

Really just to keep enjoying running and to be able to keep running for as long as I can.

 

Run Report #296 – 8 July 2017

Great turnout for our 296th parkrun at New Farm today - well done to the 373 of you who braved the foggy conditions to get your weekly dose of parkrun!

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Congratulations to today’s milestone runners: Ian Caudwell (100), junior Hudson R (100), Zoe Sluyters (50), Matt Chapman (50), Alex Maltby (50) and Kayla Porter (50).

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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parkrunner of the month

Our parkrunner of the month award for June is our first junior POTM Nick Rossel.

Nick is in the 11-14 age group and will complete his 94th parkrun today. He’s a keen volunteer, having volunteered 34 times including six times already this year.

Nick receives a POTM key ring, a massage voucher from Body Leadership Australia and a $50 voucher from Barambah Organics. Well done!

Thanks to Ian from Barambah Organics for coming along to present the prizes.

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Volunteers

Big hugs and kisses for today’s volunteers: Yvonne Ahchee, Elsa Barrand-Lee, Helen Beatson, Tanya Bromilow, Colin Buckley, Paul Burnham, Jonathan Carroll, Mike Delisser, Vicki Fennelly, Wei-Yin Han, Liam Hawkins, Lingbo Hu, Robyn Innes, Maarten Kamp, Sophie Kennedy, H Pham, Andrew Ridout, Elise Ridoutt, Sherman Simpson, Melissa Watson, John Young, Amanda Wastell and Angela Ives.

Our aim is to have the roster for each week filled before we leave the park on the previous Saturday. If everyone shard the load by volunteering three times a year, we’d have more than enough volunteers to fill our roster every 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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Pacers

Pacer week was a hit as always - thanks to our pacers Helen, Tanya, Colin, Paul, Robyn and Hung. There were 70 PBs today. Great work!

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.

Check out the feedback from the recent VI workshop in the parkrun Australia blog.

Juniors

Congratulations to Hudson R on running his 100th parkrun today.

Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Alexa H, Samuel W, Cameron O’B and Oscar J.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Felicity M, Oliver J, Walther L, Jett G and Corey 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 instruction manual. You could 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.

Coming up

Sat/Sun 15-16 JulyKokoda Challenge, 96km
Sat
urday 16 JulyMoreton Mongrel, 2.2km ,5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon
Sunday 17 July
Jetty 2 Jetty, 5km, 10km, 21.1km events
Sunday 23 JulyRiverrun ultra marathon
Sunday 23 JulyPomona King of the Mountain
Friday 28 JulySunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 30 July
Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 30 JulySri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 5km, 10km, 20km
Sunday 30 JulyPark2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Saturday 5 August — New Farm parkrun Event #300
Sat/Sun 5-6 August – Lamington Eco Challenge
Sunday 6 AugustBrisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 6 AugustTownsville Running Festival
Sunday 6 AugustCane 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 AugustCity 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 13 AugustBloody Long Walk, 35km
Sunday 13 August
Kalinga Dash
Sunday 20 AugustTLC Fun Run, North Lakes, 5km, 10km events
Sunday 20 AugustSunshine Coast Marathon
Sunday 20 AugustHeroes and Villains fun run/walk, Toowoomba
Sunday 27 AugustBridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events
Thursday 30 August  — Birdsville Races fun run, 6.1km

This week’s stats

This week 373 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Melissa WATSON • Maarten KAMP • Angela MARATHONER • Paul BURNHAM • Lingbo HU • Sherman SIMPSON • Tanya BROMILOW • Yvonne AHCHEE • Amanda WASTELL • Helen BEATSON • H PHAM • Elsa BARRAND-LEE • John YOUNG • Andrew RIDOUT • Liam HAWKINS • Vicki FENNELLY • Colin BUCKLEY • Robyn INNES • Wei-Yin HAN • Jonathan CARROLL • Mike DELISSER • Sophie KENNEDY • Elise RIDOUTT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:26 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
Chris TUCK (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:16 - was first to finish once before.
Stephen SEXTON (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:25.

Female placings:
Carys HODGSON (SW18-19) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 20:42 - second time in 4 appearances.
Edwina FLOWER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 21:08.
Meg ACHILLES (SW30-34) of Intraining, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 21:23.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Barbara ABSOLON (VW65-69) – 75.67% for the time 27:12 (180th overall).
Hudson RIDOUTT (JM10) – 73.58% for the time 21:27 (23rd overall).
Ana SANTOS (VW55-59) – 73.22% for the time 24:24 (88th 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 12,394 participants have completed 81,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 406,250 km, including 14,181 new Personal Bests.

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