Congratulations to the 370 runners enjoying the lovely weather this morning. A special welcome to our many first timers and a big thank you to our volunteers.
We look forward to seeing you at our 7th anniversary celebrations next week.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Michael Flynn (50), Emily Fraser (100) and Anthony Claydon (100).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Sophie Carran, Catherine Chapman, Claire Coe, Mike Garrett, Lisa Hennell, Steven McCormick, Liz McGuigan, Pauline McLaren, Andrew McLaren, Jenny Reedman, Bella Ridout, Andrew Ridout, Chris Seeley, Joey Srinkapaibulaya, Susan Tessmann, Angela Ives 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.
Well done to Emily O’N who joined the junior 10 club with a new PB, and to the other juniors who scored PBs: Aidan S, Ben V, Amelia S, Georgia MacD, Bella W and Gigi B.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Isabel K, Zoe K, Kira D, Gabrielle McG, Lucas E and Samuel T. 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.
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.
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.
Saturday 22 September — New Farm parkrun’s 7th anniversary celebrations
Saturday 22 September — Twilight Bay Run, Wynnum, 1 km kids, 5km, 10km and 21.1km events
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
This week’s stats
This week 370 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Susan TESSMANN • Angela MARATHONER • Pauline MCLAREN • Andrew MCLAREN • Liz MCGUIGAN • Jenny REEDMAN • Lisa HENNELL • Catherine CHAPMAN • Joey SRINKAPAIBULAYA • Andrew RIDOUT • Robyn INNES • Sophie CARRAN • Anja BION • Steven MCCORMICK • Bella RIDOUT • Claire COE • Mike GARRETT • Chris SEELEY
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 14,639 participants have completed 99,486 parkruns covering a total distance of 497,430 km, including 16,500 new Personal Bests.