Run Report #282 – 25 March 2017

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Today we had 435 happy walkers and runners. Well done everyone!

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Congratulations to Ben Lemberg, Deirdre Brown, Graham Brown and Louise Mahony for clocking up their 100th parkruns, to Amanda Darbishire, Yeu Nicole Tran, Phong Tran and Howard Lutton for reaching their 50 milestones, and to Henrik S for joining the junior 10 club with a new PB.

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

We are extremely thankful for today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Hilary Cory, Wendy Crompton, Lisa Hennell, Paul McMahon, Heather Moore, Will Phillips, Andrew Ridout, Nicholas Rossel, Shani Rupasinghe, Grace Schoenemann, Elizabeth Strubin, Brian Thaker, Karen Watson, Rhondda Wetton, Rachel Witte, Karen Rossel and Angela Ives.

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

Henrik S joined the junior 10 club with a new PB. Great job!

Congratulations to the juniors who scored PBs today: Amy W, Isabella A, Jemma C, Henrik S and Zac C.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Cameron O’B, Emily S, Evan V, Finnlay C, Harrison C, Harry H, Holly H, Lucas M, Oscar J, Seobin M, Seojoon M and Thomas G.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.

Dogs at parkrun

We love seeing dogs at parkrun, but for the safety of all dogs and parkrunners, they must be on short leashes and under the firm control of their best friends at all times.

It’s a BCC Local Law requirement that dogs be on leashes while in the park and on the pathways of our course. You can always visit the Powerhouse Park dog park after your run.

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Defibrillator

Please take some time to watchthis 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 will be 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.

Coming up

Sunday 26 March Kingscliff Triathlon

Sunday 2 April Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run

Sunday 2 April Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, 2km

Saturday 8 April – our first Pacer Day for 2017 at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.

Sunday 9 April – Brisbane's Great South Run, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, kids 2.6km

Sunday 9 April Sunshine Coast Run Series (La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright, Buddina), 2km, 5km, 10km, off road 15km

Sunday 23 April Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 23 April Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 1km junior event

Sunday 30 April Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 30 April Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

This week’s stats

This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 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:
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:32 - third time in 4 appearances.
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) of BERT Squad, was second over the line in 18:16 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Cameron BOOTH (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:27 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:51 - 45th time in 108 appearances.
Amanda DARBISHIRE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 20:04 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Samantha DALY (VW35-39) of Ashgrove Rangers AC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 20:42.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) – 90.15% for the time 18:16 (second overall).
Ian DONALD (VM45-49) – 75.72% for the time 19:01 (6th overall).
Justin WHITLEY (VM35-39) – 75.67% for the time 17:32 (first 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 11,724 participants have completed 76,044 parkruns covering a total distance of 380,220 km, including 13,319 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #281 – 18 March 2017

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Today we had 303 park runners & walkers, well done!

Congratulations to Liz McGuigan for clocking up her 200th parkrun – we hope you can now put your feet up for a while!.

Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

Today’s volunteers did a brilliant job: Graham Brown, Deirdre Brown, David Coote, Mike Delisser, Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, Darren Evans, Tegan Gilligan, Wei-Yin Han, Maarten Kamp, Dominique McConnell, Paul McMahon, Andrew Ridout, Ian Ridoutt, Shani Rupasinghe, Tracey Seymore, Mark Walkey, Nick Rossel, Karen Rossel and Chris Rossel.

To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends and juniors are always welcome!

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Juniors

Congratulations to the juniors who scored PBs today: Isobel H and Rory W (2nd week in a row).

Welcome to our junior first timers: Lawrence C, Pippa S, Libby S and Hugh McA.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 watchthis 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 will be 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 26 March Kingscliff Triathlon

Sunday 2 April Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run

Sunday 2 April Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, 2km

Saturday 8 April – our first Pacer Day for 2017 at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.

Sunday 9 April – Brisbane's Great South Run, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, kids 2.6km

Sunday 9 April Sunshine Coast Run Series (La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright, Buddina), 2km, 5km, 10km, off road 15km

Sunday 23 April Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 23 April Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 1km junior event

Sunday 30 April Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 30 April Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

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This week’s stats

This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 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.
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) of BERT Squad, was second over the line in 18:18 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:12 - 44th time in 107 appearances.
Isobel HERMISTON (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:46.
Sheila CLOWES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian CAMERON (VM60-64) – 89.98% for the time 18:18 (second overall).
Melissa WATSON (SW30-34) – 73.43% for the time 20:12 (7th overall).
Isobel HERMISTON (JW11-14) – 73.35% for the time 21:46 (19th 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 11,677 participants have completed 75,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 378,500 km, including 13,265 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #280 – 11 March 2017

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It was wonderful to be back on deck after two weeks of cancelled parkruns! So good to see so many turn up to run, with 317 runners. It was a really nice morning of catching up.

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Congratulations to our run director Karen Rossel on reaching her 100th milestone and having volunteered 40 times along the way. It was lovely to see so many people supporting her on the run!

Also congratulations to Dominique McConnell and the three Nicks - Nicole Sterling, Nick Jones and Nicholas Mykolayenko - for clocking up their 50th parkruns.

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Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

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Volunteers

Thank you today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Deirdre Brown, Graham Brown, Wei-Yin Han, Liam Hawkins, Robyn Innes, Ruediger Landmann, Paul McMahon, Hung Pham, Andrew Ridout, Ana Santos, Qiulian Xi Saunders, Amanda Wastell, Melissa Watson, Anthony West, Rhondda Wetton, Heather Moore and Michele Meredith.

To volunteer, email us with your name or athlete ID, preferred date and task. Groups of friends and juniors are always welcome!

parkrunner of the month

Our parkrunner of the month award for February was presented to Vicki Fennelly.

She is a keen and reliable volunteer who puts her hand up to volunteer frequently. She’s a quiet achiever and is going from strength to strength with her running so far this year.

Vicki receives a shiny POTM key ring, a massage voucher from Body Leadership Australia and a $50 voucher from Barambah Organics. Well done!

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Twilight random draw

Congratulations to the winners of our random draw for entries into the Twilight Running Festival (St Lucia). They were Lesley Pointon and Arron Sparkes.

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Juniors

Congratulations to the juniors who scored PBs today: Jonny S, Jayden V and Rory W.

Welcome to our junior first timers: Clara S, Ebony G, Emily O’N, Grace S, Isabella A, Ethan S, Henrik S, Keenan G and Toby O’N.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.

Defibrillator

Please take some time to watchthis 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 will be 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 19 March Twilight Running Festival (St Lucia), 5km, 10km, 21.1km, junior event

Sunday 26 March Kingscliff Triathlon

Sunday 2 April Pinnacles Classic, 18km trail run

Sunday 2 April Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, 2km

Saturday 8 April – our first Pacer Day for 2017 at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.

Sunday 9 April – Brisbane's Great South Run, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, kids 2.6km

Sunday 9 April Sunshine Coast Run Series (La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright, Buddina), 2km, 5km, 10km, off road 15km

Sunday 23 April Gallipoli Run (Brisbane), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 23 April Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run, 2.5km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 1km junior event

Sunday 30 April Gallipoli Run (Ipswich), 5km, 10km walk/run

Sunday 30 April Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

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This week’s stats

This week 317 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 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:
Daniel WRIGHT (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:59 - second time in 5 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Ashley Joseph PORTAS (SM30-34) of Brisbane Road Runners, was third over the line in 18:50.

Female placings:
Solveig LITCHFIELD (VW35-39) of Intraining, was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:57 - 19th time in 48 appearances.
Sheila CLOWES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (31st overall) over the line in 22:12 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Kaley KOPPA (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 22:29 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David COOTE (VM55-59) – 81.72% for the time 18:58 (4th overall).
Hill STEVE (VM50-54) – 76.15% for the time 19:51 (11th overall).
Barbara ABSOLON (VW60-64) – 74.78% for the time 27:06 (130th 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 11,638 participants have completed 75,397 parkruns covering a total distance of 376,985 km, including 13,249 new Personal Bests.

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New Farm parkrun is cancelled on 4 March 2017

New Farm parkrun will not be going ahead again this Saturday.

As you can see from these photos taken late today, the construction work just beyond the Powerhouse is not yet finished and the path is too narrow for 400 or so parkrunners to safely share it with cyclists and other park users.

We don’t take this decision lightly, and the event team is very disappointed that we cannot offer you our event this week. We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit another parkrun or register a freedom run by completing our course at a different time of the day.

We hope to be back next week!

Please stay tuned and we’ll post facebook updates when we have any news.

 

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New Farm parkrun has been cancelled this Saturday, 25 February.

Unfortunately there is some unexpected construction work going on in the gardens just past the Powerhouse and it is blocking a significant section of the path there.

We have therefore decided to cancel our event this week for safety reasons, considering that we are getting big attendances currently (around 380 parkrunners) and the path is very narrow.

Please take the opportunity to parkrun or volunteer at another parkrun location instead.

We hope to see you all back here at New Farm Park next Saturday, as we’ve been told the earthworks will be complete by then.

P.S. We’ve also got a new stopwatch :)

 

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