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.
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.
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.
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.
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 21 January — Ipswich Trail Run Series
Saturday 27 January — intraining 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 February — SEQ 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.