Cancellation – Saturday 1 July 2017 due to the Teneriffe Festival

New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on Saturday 1 July 2017 due to the Teneriffe Festival which runs 10am – 9pm on that day.

The event organisers will be setting up from Friday evening with road and path closures in the area. For more information, see the Teneriffe Festival web page.

Why not become a parkrun tourist for the week? See the list of nearby parkrun events on our homepage (bottom right of page) or check out the full events listing for every parkrun location in Australia.

If you are heading to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon that weekend, don’t forget that Main Beach parkrun may be cancelled too, due to road closures for the marathon events. Why not consider entering the 5.7km or 10km events which are on Saturday instead?

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Run Report #291 – 27 May 2017

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New Farm parkrun, 27 May 2017

Another perfect parkrun morning – beautiful weather and 362 smiling parkrunners.

Welcome to the 48 first-timers and well done to the 44 parkrunners who scored new PBs today.

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Congratulations to Christine Fitchew and Louise Bell who completed their 100th parkruns, to Alana Smith who ran her 50th and to Liz McGuigan who's earned her purple '25 volunteers' shirt.

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

Many thanks to today’s volunteers you did a brilliant job: John Carran, Kelly Chapman, Michael Coe, Lawrie Conroy, Wendy Crompton, Vicki Fennelly, Karla Fraser, Maarten Kamp, James Leather, Liz McGuigan, Paul McMahon, Bruce Pearce, Kiarne Pham, Nick Rossel, Elizabeth Strubin, Susan Tessmann, Yeu Nicole Tran, Greg Zieth, Rhondda Wetton and Karen Rossel.

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 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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Juniors

Well done to junior Avril H who scored a PB today.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Sarah C, Jamie M, Harrison F, Fergus McM, Billy H, Mitchell 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.

 

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Coming up

Sunday 28 MayBrisbane Trail Marathon, marathon and half marathon events
Sunday 4 June Brisbane Times City2 South, 14km and 5km events
Saturday 10 June — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Saturday 10 JuneSandgate Love Run (4km or 8km run/walk)
Sunday 18 JuneGriffith Sport Logan Fun Run, 5km, 10km, junior 1km dash
Sunday 18 JuneCaloundra Foreshore Run
Saturday 1 JulyTeneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day.
Sat-Sun 1-2 JulyGold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kid’s 4km events
Saturday 8 July — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 9 JulySomerset Rail Trail Fun Run
Sat/S
un 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 JulyRiverrunultra 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

New Farm parkrun, 27 May 2017

This week’s stats

This week 362 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Ryan DALTON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:20 - first time in 3 appearances.
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) of BERT Squad, was second over the line in 18:47 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Sean CALLERY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:59.

Female placings:
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:31 - 49th time in 113 appearances.
Taryn AXELSEN (VW35-39) of Intraining, was second (11th overall) over the line in 19:41.
K PHAM (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 21:28 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) – 87.67% for the time 18:47 (second overall).
Taryn AXELSEN (VW35-39) – 76.46% for the time 19:41 (11th overall).
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) – 76.00% for the time 19:31 (9th 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 12,169 participants have completed 79,380 parkruns covering a total distance of 396,900 km, including 13,865 new Personal Bests.

New Farm parkrun, 27 May 2017

 

Run Report #290 – 20 May 2017

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The rain held off, and we had another wonderful parkrun morning with exactly 300 parkrunners. 43 PBs were claimed – well done.

Congratulations to Nathan Currie who completed his 100th parkrun, to Penny Shield, Johnno Featherstone, Adam Mayers and Gary Turton who ran their 50ths, and to junior Caitlin B who ran her 10th parkrun.

A special shout out to junior Hudson R who ran a PB for the third week in a row!

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

A round of applause for today’s brilliant volunteers: James Chadwick, Kelly Chapman, Matt Chapman, Bonita Cory, Hilary Cory, Darren Evans, Hap Happy, Lisa Hennell, Rod Innes, Rudi Landmann, Ben Lemberg, Liz McGuigan, Andrew McLaren, Andrew Ridout, Elizabeth Strubin, Jodie Woodward, Robyn Innes and Michele Meredith.

Thank to everyone who put their name down on the roster. 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 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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Juniors

Well done to Hudson R  whi ran a PB for the third week in a row!

Welcome to our junior first timers: Caitlin B, Max B and Connor B. We hope to see you all 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

Sunday 21 MayRotary Fun Run, 5km walk/run and 10km run at Rocks Riverside Park Saturday 27 MayNoosa Multisports Festival, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, swim, cycle
Sunday 28 MayBrisbane Trail Marathon, marathon and half marathon events
Sunday 4 June Brisbane Times City2 South, 14km and 5km events
Saturday 10 June — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Saturday 10 JuneSandgate Love Run (4km or 8km run/walk)
Sunday 18 JuneGriffith Sport Logan Fun Run, 5km, 10km, junior 1km dash
Sunday 18 JuneCaloundra Foreshore Run
Saturday 1 JulyTeneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day.
Sat-Sun 1-2 JulyGold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kid’s 4km events
Saturday 8 July — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 9 JulySomerset Rail Trail Fun Run

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This week’s stats

This week 300 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers.

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.
An unknown runner was second.
Chris LINCOLN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:28.

Female placings:
Rebecca EDWARDS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:59 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
K PHAM (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (28th overall) over the line in 21:09 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Katie DALL (SW30-34) of Reddog Triathlon Training, was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:32 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Fran BELLAS (VW55-59) – 78.71% for the time 22:42 (61st overall).
Hudson RIDOUTT (JM10) – 74.86% for the time 21:05 (25th overall).
Ian CAUDWELL (VM55-59) – 74.78% for the time 20:33 (18th 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 12,121 participants have completed 79,018 parkruns covering a total distance of 395,090 km, including 13,821 new Personal Bests.

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Run Report #289 – 13 May 2017

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It was a great morning at New Farm parkrun  with just under 390 runners. Perfect conditions for running, and great work by our pacers with 74 new PBs claimed.

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Congratulations to Solly Litchfield who completed her 100th parkrun, and to Veronica Garcia-Hansen who ran her 50th. Ben Hitchings reached his (unofficial) milestone of 200 parkruns. Congratulations to all of you.

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album and you can read Ben’s 200th parkrun story in our blog

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Volunteers

A big thank you to today’s volunteers: Yvonne Ahchee, Deirdre Brown, Wendy Crompton, Mike Delisser, Natalie Goodlich, Lisa Hennell, Vesna Jaksic, Benjamin Lemberg, Kelly Millar, Ian Penney, K Pham, E Pham, Andrew Ridout, Samantha Thomas, Winn Winn, Heather Moore and Michele Meredith.

Also big thanks our volunteer pacers Helen Beatson (31), Tanya Bromilow (30), Colin Buckley (35), Jeff Dunbar (23), Joanna Henderson (27), Tom James (22), Sophie Kennedy (26), Ben Paskins (25), H Pham (28), David Remilton (32) and Ana Santos (24).

We had a really positive response to all our pacers and we’ll do it again on 10 June.

We still have some volunteer vacancies for next week. 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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Juniors

Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs today: Liam McB, Hudson R (second week in a row), Isaac R, Kara B and Chloe B.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Saxon C, Mikayla G and Kyla C. 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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Shoes for Planet Earth

Thanks to Lisa Hennell for organising this collection this week and last week. We’ll do another one later in the year.

Read more about the work of Shoes for Planet Earth.

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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

Sat-Sun 20-21 MayWarwick Pentath, 5 races over 2 days totalling 42.2km
Saturday 20 MayStraddie Salute, 8km run/walk
Sat/Sun 20-21 May
Tough Mudder, Woodford
Sunday 21 MayRotary Fun Run, 5km walk/run and 10km run at Rocks Riverside Park
Saturday 27 May
Noosa Multisports Festival, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, swim, cycle
Sunday 28 MayBrisbane Trail Marathon, marathon and half marathon events
Sunday 4 June Brisbane Times City2 South, 14km and 5km events
Saturday 10 June — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Saturday 10 JuneSandgate Love Run (4km or 8km run/walk)
Sunday 18 JuneGriffith Sport Logan Fun Run, 5km, 10km, junior 1km dash
Sunday 18 JuneCaloundra Foreshore Run
Saturday 1 JulyTeneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day.
Sat-Sun 1-2 JulyGold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kids' 4km events 18449634_1430634530334172_6686904079535484591_o

This week’s stats

This week 389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers.

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.
Oliver MOORE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:10.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:40 - 48th time in 112 appearances.
K PHAM (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:04 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Juliet STONE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 21:23.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) – 75.42% for the time 19:40 (14th overall).
Hudson RIDOUTT (JM10) – 74.27% for the time 21:15 (39th overall).
Ian CAUDWELL (VM55-59) – 73.64% for the time 20:52 (31st 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 12,089 participants have completed 78,718 parkruns covering a total distance of 393,590 km, including 13,778 new Personal Bests.

 

Ben Hitchings: parkrun is a family affair, with 150 of 200 parkruns pushing a stroller

ben 2We're continuing to profile New Farm parkrunners who have completed their 200th parkruns (unofficial milestone).

Ben Hitchings completed his 200th parkrun today, and has maintained highly respectable times even while pushing a pram.

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

A few of my mates started regularly attending and they really enjoyed it.

I was sceptical at first as this meant giving up Friday night beers, but I figured if you can't beat them join them!

You've done 200 parkruns (184 at New Farm). What's kept you coming back to parkrun?

It's become part of every Saturday morning for me and my two boys; very much a weekend ritual now.

Initially it was the achievement of cutting my time down and striving to set a new PB that kept me coming back. Then kids come along and pretty much put an end to that.

My oldest son has been with me for approximately 150 parkruns and he genuinely looks forward to it. Running with two now (~45kgs with the pram) is very challenging, but we all enjoy it. It's a very positive, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere, and a good place to catch up with family and friends for the run and/or coffee after.

Where's your favourite parkrun tourism spot and why?

184 out of 200 runs at New Farm suggests that I don't do that much touring, but I do enjoy doing other parkruns occasionally if I'm travelling/holidaying.

Albert Park (Melbourne) was very nice, and I also went to Cairns over Christmas which had amazing views too (despite the heat and humidity!).

Any funny parkrun stories or memories?

When I first started I was not very fit and on several occasions had a vomit either towards the end or just after.

The boardwalk section behind the power house has become affectionately known to me and a few mates as 'spew alley' after one fateful run, and I also have a couple of runs on Strava where you can see my course takes a sharp deviation off the run course to 'have a laugh at the grass'.

Your proudest sporting or other achievement/s to date?

My sporting career is speckled with mediocre achievements, so nothing really worth mentioning. I've always enjoyed playing a number of different sports, but my focus over the last 4-5 years has been running and cycling after rupturing my ACL.

So coming back from that, and now doing 200 parkruns is definitely up there. Outside of sport, becoming a dad is definitely my no.1 achievement, although that didn't require much effort from me.

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

I'm doing bridge to Brisbane in August, and Noosa triathlon in November so will shortly ramp up my training for that. Other than that, looking forward to cracking the 250 parkrun milestone.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A big thank you to all my family and friends that have run/walked/coffeed with me over the last 200 runs, and also to the run directors and volunteers who show up each week to put this event on.

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