This morning 352 runners braved the coldest winter morning so far this year. What a fabulous turnout. Add to this a whopping 54 new PBs. A big shout out to the pacers who also provided extra inspiration.
A huge thank you to our warm-hearted volunteers (probably all that was warm) who are essential to the smooth running of parkrun every week.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners:Vanessa Davies (100) and Owyn Butters (100).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Jodie Bickel, Neele Braas, Colin Buckley, Paul Burnham, Jonathan Carroll, Lawrie Conroy, Kelly Damm, Felicity Flook, Steven Flook, Mike Garrett, Hap Happy, Carys Hodgson, Andreas Meyer, Steve Reeves, Bella Ridout, Andrew Ridout, Paria Saadat, Susan Tessmann, Robyn Innes and Heather Moore.
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.
It was pacer day and we had four pacers out there for times ranging from 20 to 45 minutes.
Congratulations to the 54 parkrunners who scored PBs today with the aid of our fabulous pacers: Paul Burnham (20), Mike Garrett (23), Colin Buckley (35) and Hap Happy (45).
Well done to Zach W who joined the junior 10 club, and to the juniors who scored PBs: Alyssa P, Cienna P, Bella R (2nd week in a row), Henry L and Preston P.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Tiffany L, Keisha H, Olivia L, Indigo H, Taylah B, Luka R and Calvin 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.
Visually impaired athletes and guides
To connect with the VI team join the Achilles Brisbane - athletes & 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.
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 22 July — Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run, races ranging from 3km to a half marathon
Sunday 22 July — Pomona King of the Mountain
Friday 27 July — Sunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 29 July — Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 29 July — Park2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Sunday 29 July — Beans for Brains fun run and walk, Wynnum, 5km, 10km and junior 1.5km events
Saturday 5 August — Brisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 5 August — Townsville Running Festival, marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, 2.5km
Sunday 5 August — Cane to Coral Fun Run, Bundaberg
Saturday 11 August — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 12 August — Moreton Mongrel, 2.2km ,5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon Sunday 12 August — City 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 12 August — Kalinga Dash
Sunday 12 August — Redlands Coast Fun Run, 1km kids, 5km and 10km events
17-19 August — Sunshine Coast Marathon, 2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km events
Sunday 26 August — Bridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events
This week’s stats
This week 352 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Heather MOORE • Susan TESSMANN • Lawrie CONROY • Paul BURNHAM • Hap HAPPY • Andrew RIDOUT • Colin BUCKLEY • Robyn INNES • Jonathan CARROLL • Kelly DAMM • Bella RIDOUT • Steve REEVES • Jodie BICKEL • Felicity FLOOK • Steven FLOOK • Andreas MEYER • Neele BRAAS • Carys HODGSON • Mike GARRETT • Paria SAADAT
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 14,281 participants have completed 96,387 parkruns covering a total distance of 481,935 km, including 16,106 new Personal Bests.