Thank you to everyone for their patience today. The modified course seemed to work well. We’ll be continuing with this course for the next two weeks at least – we’ll keep you updated.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Anita Jarvis (100), Natalie Rayment (100), Sigourney Thompson (100) who was our volunteer tail walker and Ilia Ryzhov (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Due to River Hub construction works, the modified course will continue next week and on 16 December at least, so please keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest news. More details below.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Deirdre Brown, Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, Darren Evans, Hap Happy, Vance Hetariki, Robyn Innes, Tom James, Jo-Marie Moore, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Lyn Robertson, Mark Robinson, Nick Rossel, Ali Sweetser, Greg Sweetser, Sigourney Thompson, Mark Walkey, Rhondda Wetton, Karen Rossel and Chris Rossel.
We need a few more marshals for the modified course next week, and a photographer, so let us know if you’d like to opt in for a shady volunteer spot on Saturday.
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 the juniors who scored new PBs today: Aidan S and Edward P.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Jack VDW, Tom S and Ben 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.
Construction works – New Farm Park River Hub
The Brisbane City Council’s construction of the New Farm Park River Hub, located near Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm Park is underway, and it is anticipated to be completed and open for public use in late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The subsequent works to revitalise the river-front (promenade) path, park amenity and improve wayfinding at New Farm Park are anticipated to start soon, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Currently, the promenade path is too narrow for its current use, and the path height is lower than highest tide and often becomes inundated and inaccessible during peak tides.
We will have some changes to our parkrun course next Saturday, and every week from now until at least Christmas.
Please ensure you come to our pre-run brief at 6.50am each Saturday so you know what changes have been made.
For the safety of our parkrunners and the public on the path, we need more volunteer marshals (at least two more than usual) so please consider volunteering over the next few weeks – take advantage of the opportunity not to run in the hot weather.
Our modified course (on 9 and 16 December) will result in some slow points within the first 1km of the course and everyone will need to slow down and be patient. If you are gunning for a PB or don’t want to be held up, please consider volunteering with us or touristing to other parkruns over the next few weeks.
Please keep an eye on our facebook page and please attend our pre-run safety briefings at 6.50am each Saturday you parkrun to ensure you are aware of any course changes and/or cancellations.
For more info, see our latest post on this topic or the BCC website.
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.
Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun.
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.
Sunday 9 December — GC50 Run Festival, 5km, 15km, 30km and 50km events for teams and individuals
Saturday 9 December — Beerwah at Daybreak, 10km, half marathon or marathon
Saturday 22 December — Christmas celebrations at New Farm parkrun
This week’s stats
This week 268 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Rhondda WETTON • Tom JAMES • Sigourney THOMPSON • Hap HAPPY • Karen ROSSEL • Vance HETARIKI • Darren EVANS • Ali SWEETSER • Deirdre BROWN • Greg SWEETSER • Mark ROBINSON • Chris ROSSEL • Nicholas ROSSEL • Lyn ROBERTSON • Mark WALKEY • Robyn INNES • Leela DILKES-HOFFMAN • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Jo-Marie MOORE
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 Brendan PRESS who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th November 2018 (event number 360).
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 15,074 participants have completed 103,243 parkruns covering a total distance of 516,215 km, including 16,856 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,259 individuals have volunteered 5,366 times.