What a fabulous morning, and thank you to all the pyjama’ed superheroes who joined us this morning, especially the ones who brought food to share. We loved the party and the amazing costumes!
We had 471 parkrunners help us celebrate six years of parkrun at New Farm. 77 of them were first-timers (welcome!) and 39 PBs were claimed today.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Brett Egberts (100), Wei-Yin Han (50) and Matthew Sorbello (50).
We send our best wishes with Paul McMahon as he returns to the UK to live, and wish him many more happy English parkruns!
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Graham Brown, Deirdre Brown, Joep Buijs, Michelle Cluley, Michael Coe, Wendy Crompton, Lisa Downie, Majella Gillen, Natalie Goodlich, Alys Henderson, Max Le Marchand, Nicole Matthews, Robert Oakleigh, Bruce Pearce, Kiarne Pham, Elise Ridoutt, Trevor Stafford, Nicole Tran-Pearce, Amanda Wastell, Rhondda Wetton, Chen Zhang, Heather Moore and Michele Meredith.
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.
parkrunner of the month
Our parkrunner of the month for August is Elise Ridoutt. We’d like to recognise not only Elise, but the rest of her family too – Ian, Karen and Hudson.
Elise has been a regular volunteer while her family runs and has volunteered 32 times so far, but she’s also enjoyed park-walking and running with her family too. Thanks to her family for supporting her and for making parkrun a healthy habit for the whole family.
This is the last time we’re are able to present prizes for POTM, so a big thank you to Ian and Jane from Barambah Organics and Paul and Ange Trevethan from Body Leadership Australia!
Visually impaired athletes and guides
To connect with Kasey 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 come and join us.
Hearing impaired and deaf parkrunners
On Saturday 14 October, Kedron parkrun is inviting all deaf/hearing impaired to experience a parkrun. An Auslan interpreter will be available to give the briefing.
This video may also be of interest.
Well done to all the juniors who scored PBs: Sophie T and Bianca Y.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Kate J, Holly S, Lydia K, Lauren F, Sebastian A and Jordan O. 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 tailrunner crosses the line.
You can still donate to help all our Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.
Sunday 2 October — Sri Chinmoy Wynnum Seaside Run, 5km, 10km, 15km
Saturday 7 October — International parkrun Day #parkrun13
Saturday 7 October — Fast 10km, Pallara
Sunday 8 October — Toohey Trail Run, 5km, 10km, half marathon
Sunday 8 October — Toowoomba marathon, 10km, 21km, 31.6km, 42km
Saturday 14 October — Cops and Robbers parkrun Day at Petrie, Sandgate, Bunyaville and North Lakes parkruns
Saturday 14 October — parkrun for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at Kedron parkrun
Saturday 14 October — Sandgate Sunset Run
Saturday 14 October — Race for hOPE, Kirra, 5km, 10km
Sunday 15 October — YMCA Rat Race, 4km or 8km obstacle race, Kangaroo Point
Sunday 15 October — Melbourne Marathon
Sunday 15 October — Maleny Lions Mountain View Challenge, 3km, 5km, 10km, 21km
Saturday 21 October — Blackall 100
Saturday 21 October — Snap Fitness challenge at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 22 October — Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, Port Douglas, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km + kids’ 2.3km
This week’s stats
This week 471 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Joep BUIJS • Wendy CROMPTON • Rhondda WETTON • Heather MOORE • Michele Lea MEREDITH • K PHAM • Nicole MATTHEWS • Amanda WASTELL • Graham BROWN • Deirdre BROWN • Bruce PEARCE • Majella GILLEN • Alys HENDERSON • Natalie GOODLICH • Chen ZHANG • Lisa DOWNIE • Yeu Nicole TRAN-PEARCE • Elise RIDOUTT • Trevor STAFFORD • Max LE MARCHAND • Michael COE • Michelle CLULEY • Robert OAKLEIGH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
Andrew WHITE (SM18-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:38 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
Bram CHAPMAN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:04.
Kathryn SMYRNEOS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:31 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Rachel MOREL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 20:10.
Amanda DARBISHIRE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 20:31 - has been first to finish on 27 previous occasions.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) – 90.23% for the time 18:15 (5th overall).
David MOSS (VM55-59) – 78.12% for the time 20:11 (28th overall).
Ana SANTOS (VW55-59) – 77.57% for the time 23:02 (88th overall).
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 12,867 participants have completed 85,236 parkruns covering a total distance of 426,180 km, including 14,802 new Personal Bests.