Thanks to everyone for coming to our 7th anniversary celebrations this morning. We had a fantastic time! Thanks to Councillor Vicki Howard for her support, and all the visitors and regulars for dressing up and joining us.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Phuong Tran (100), Eloise Smith (50), Karla Fraser (50), Mark King (50) and Neele Braas (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Deirdre Brown, Barbara Clarke, Wendy Crompton, Sylvia Cullen, Jemele Deen, Hap Happy, Liam Hawkins, Rachel Haydon, Lisa Hennell, Alanah Horsfield, Robyn Innes, Rod Innes, Liz McGuigan, Heather Moore, Ethan Pham, Steve Rayner, Karen Ridoutt, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Chris Rossel, Melissa Watson, Winn Winn, Heather Moore 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!
Well done to juniors who scored PBs: Amelia S and Emma L.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Brooke J, Esther G, Luca J and Thomas 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.
There’s been some fantastic achievements over the past year.
Since our last anniversary, 3530 parkrunners have completed 14,391 runs, walks or jogs on our course, covering 71,955km – that’s five times around Australia!
There were 45 parkrun events at New Farm with an average of 320 parkrunners and 20 volunteers per event. 13,258 registered parkrunners call New Farm parkrun home.
The fastest parkrun of the year was 16:22, the slowest was 70:27 and the average time was 29:34.
261 junior parkrunners completed 670 parkruns and claimed 143 new PBs.
Most runs at New Farm: Ben Paskins (39), John Young (36), Andrew Persson (36), Andrew Ridout (35), Brett Egberts (35), Matt Towers (35), Hap Happy (35), and Christine Fitchew (35).
Most first finishes (male and female): Melissa Watson (7), Gretel Whiteman (6), Amanda Darbishire (5), Justin Whitely (5), Samuel Zaranski (4), Carys Hodgson (3), Kathryn Smyrneos (3), Liz McGuigan (3), Leo Altarelli (2), Andrew White (2), Laura Daly (2) and Olivia Lennon (2).
Most PBs: Ellie Sargeant (9), Mark Somerville (9), Raido Geltmann (9), Tony Zavaglia (9), Darren Blin (9) and Pierre Bouchereau de Pury (9).
parkrun just couldn’t happen if it wasn’t for all our amazing volunteers. We’ve had 329 New Farm parkrunners freely give their time this year. They’ve filled 896 volunteer positions
Most volunteering this year (excluding our core team of run directors): Mike Delisser (14), Anja Bion (13), Andrew Ridout (13), Colin Buckley (12), Hap Happy (12), Lisa Hennell (10), Jayden Baker-Barrett (10), Lingbo Hu (9), Mike Garrett (9), Pauline McLaren (8), Ian Ridoutt (8) and Catherine Chapman (8).
Thank you, as always, to our core run director team: Wendy Crompton, Rhondda Wetton, Pip Stewart, Sherman Simpson, Amanda Wastell, Angela Ives, Heather Moore, Karen and Chris Rossel, Robyn Innes, Vance Hetariki and Susan Tessmann.
Well done everyone!
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.
If you’d like more detailed information, check out this longer video or read the full users’ manual. You should also remind yourself of CPR.
The defib is stored in the 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.
Monday 1 October — Sri Chinmoy Wynnum Seaside Run, 15km, 10km & 5km events
Saturday 6 October — International parkrun Day #parkrun14
Saturday 6 October — Cops and Robbers parkrun at various parkrun locations
Sunday 7 October — Toohey Trail Run, 5km, 10km, half marathon
Saturday 13 October — Sandgate Sunset Run, various team relay and solo events
Sunday 14 October — Melbourne Marathon
Sunday 14 October — Toowoomba marathon, 10km, 21km, 31.6km, 42km
Sunday 14 October — Maleny Run Fest, 5km, 10km and half marathon events
Sunday 14 October— SEQ Trail Series, Enoggera Reservoir, 8.4km, 12.9km
Saturday 20 October — Blackall 100
Saturday & Sunday, 20-21 October — Dingo bike ride, trail run and duathlon
Sunday 28 October— SEQ Trail Series, Numinbah, 6.9km, 11.4km
Sunday 28 October — YMCA Rat Race, 4km or 8km obstacle race, Kangaroo Point
Sunday 28 October — Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, Port Douglas, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km + kids’ 2.3km
Thursday 1 November — Smiddy Fun Run, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 2.5km walk, 5km run and 7.5km team relay
This week’s stats
This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Melissa WATSON • Wendy CROMPTON • Rhondda WETTON • Heather MOORE • Steve RAYNER • E PHAM • Liz MCGUIGAN • Sylvia CULLEN • Hap HAPPY • Lisa HENNELL • Deirdre BROWN • Winn WINN • Chris ROSSEL • Liam HAWKINS • Robyn INNES • Rod INNES • Jemele DEEN • Karen RIDOUTT • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Anja BION • Rachel HAYDON • Barbara CLARKE • Alanah HORSFIELD
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 14,705 participants have completed 99,945 parkruns covering a total distance of 499,725 km, including 16,560 new Personal Bests.