That was the steamiest parkrun we've had all summer. Well done to the 301 keen beans who turned up this morning. You've all earned a relaxing afternoon with a cool beverage.
Congratulations to Anja Bion on reaching her 100th milestone this morning, and volunteering as a VI guide to boot.
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Anthony Albert, Stuart Austin, Anja Bion, Sebastian Brameld, James Chadwick, Henry Coates, Jack Coates, Zuzana Gulejova, Louise Hogg, Liz McGuigan, Megan Overell, Karen Ridoutt, Jonathan Sanchez, Joy Seiler, Vicki Thompson, Ian Thompson, Amanda Wastell 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.
Visually impaired athletes and guides
As we mentioned above, Anja completed her 100th parkrun milestone while guiding Henry today.
Here’s what she had to say to Henry and the VI groupon reaching this milestone:
“parkrun hasn't changed my life as it did for so many others as I always been the sporty type, but guiding opened a whole new running chapter for me so thank you for running with me today.”
To connect with Anja, 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.
Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Ava S and Lucy B.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Eva C and Henry C. We hope to see you again soon.
Parents, please remember our Under 11 rulewhich 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 tail walker crosses the line.
You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.
Sunday 25 February — SEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, 8.3km, 14.7km
Sunday 4 March — International Women’s Day Fun Run (South Bank), 5km, 10km
Sunday 4 March — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Sunday 4 March — Melanoma March, Coolangatta
Sunday 4 March — Peak 2 Park, Toowoomba
Friday 9 March — Mooloolaba Twilight Run, 5km
Sunday 11 March — South East Queensland Trail Running series (Daisy Hill) 14.3km, 20km
Sunday 11 March — Q1 Stair Challenge, Surfers Paradise
Sunday 18 March — Run for Freedom, Meadowlands Picnic Ground, Carindale
Sunday 18 March — Kingscliff Triathlon
Sunday 18 March — Gaythorne RSL Stomp
Sunday 18 March — Mango Hill State School Mud Run
Sunday 18 March — Run for Freedom, Carindale, 5km
Saturday 24 March — Raw Challenge, Numinbah Valley
Sunday 25 March — Melanoma March, Brisbane
Sunday 25 March — Up the Buff Trail Race, Currumbin Valley
Sunday 31 March — Wild Horse Criterium, Glasshouse Mountains
30 March – 1 April — Maidenwell Easter Running Festival, nine events over two days ranging from 2.2km to 56km
Saturday 8 April — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced
Sunday 8 April — Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run
Sunday 8 April — Great South Run, half marathon, 10km, 7km and 1km run/walk events
Sunday 8 April — Pinnacles Classic, Brookfield, 18km trail run
Sunday 15 April — Gold Run, Southport, 5km during Commonwealth Games marathon
Sunday 22 April — Twilight Running Festival, kids’ 1km, 5km run/walk, 10km run/walk and half marathon
Sunday 22 April — Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run
Sunday 29 April — QUT Classic, 1km, 5km and 10km events
Sunday 29 April — Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run
This week’s stats
This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Rhondda WETTON • Liz MCGUIGAN • Louise HOGG • Henry COATES • Jack COATES • Amanda WASTELL • Joy SEILER • Megan OVERELL • Vicki THOMPSON • Ian THOMPSON • Anthony ALBERT • Sebastian BRAMELD • Zuzana GULEJOVA • Karen RIDOUTT • James CHADWICK • Anja BION • Stuart AUSTIN • Jonathan SANCHEZ
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 13,498 participants have completed 90,090 parkruns covering a total distance of 450,450 km, including 15,233 new Personal Bests.