Run Report #341 – 23 June 2018


There was a small but enthusiastic crowd at New Farm this morning - 277 parkrunners braved the chilly breeze. Welcome to our several visitors from NZ, Canberra and Melbourne, we're sure you felt right at home in the cooler weather!


Big, big congratulations to Winn Pham and Hung Pham on both reaching your milestone runs of 250 today. The whole Pham family has now reached this impressive milestone (and beyond!) while still fitting in regular volunteer stints. Also congratulations to Katherine Farry on doing her 50th parkrun today, with 47 of those at our beloved New Farm course.


Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.

Reminder: New Farm parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 7 July 2018 due to the Teneriffe Festival which runs 10am – 9pm on that day.



Thank you to today’s volunteers: Jayden Barrett-Baker, Deirdre Brown, John Carran, David Coote, Joanna Fack, Jason Lloyd, Sophie Lloyd, Brett Peel, Michelle Peel, Philip Pine, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Paul Welsh, Marlon Whitely, Angela Ives and Amanda Wastell.


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 PBs today: Thomas H and Zac C.


Parents, please remember our Under 11 rulewhich 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.

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 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 tail walker crosses the line.

You can still donate to help the other Australian parkrun events get their own defibrillators. Donations are tax deductible.


Coming up

Monday 25 June - Sunday 1 JulyBravehearts 777 Marathon
Sat-Sun 30 June – 1 July — Gold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kid’s 4km events
Saturday 7 July — Teneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day.
Sunday 8 July — Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run
Sunday 8 July – Gold Coast Beach Run
Saturday 14 July — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sat/Sun 14-15 July — Kokoda Challenge, 96km
Sunday 15 July — Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 20km, 10km & 5km events
Sunday 15 July — Bloody Long Walk, 35km
Sunday 22 JulyJetty 2 Jetty Fun Run, races ranging from 3km to a half marathon
Sunday 22 July — Pomona King of the Mountain
Friday 27 July — Sunshine CoasTrek
Sunday 29 July — Stadium Stomp (The Gabba)
Sunday 29 July — Park2Park, Ipswich, 5km, 10km, 21.1km
Sunday 29 July — Beans for Brains fun run and walk, Wynnum, 5km, 10km and junior 1.5km events
Saturday 5 AugustBrisbane Marathon Festival, 2.2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 5 August — Townsville Running Festival, marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, 2.5km
Sunday 5 AugustCane to Coral Fun Run, Bundaberg
Saturday 11 August — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
Sunday 12 August — Moreton Mongrel, 2.2km ,5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon Sunday 12 August — City 2 Surf, Sydney
Sunday 12 August — Kalinga Dash
Sunday 12 August — Redlands Coast Fun Run, 1km kids, 5km and 10km events
17-19 AugustSunshine Coast Marathon, 2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km events
Sunday 26 August — Bridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events.

This week’s stats

This week 277 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Angela MARATHONER • Brett PEEL • Joanna FACK • Amanda WASTELL • Deirdre BROWN • David COOTE • John CARRAN • Paul WELSH • Jason LLOYD • Sophie LLOYD • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Michelle PEEL • Marlon WHITELY • Jayden BARRETT-BAKER • Philip PINE

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 14,192 participants have completed 95,804 parkruns covering a total distance of 479,020 km, including 16,025 new Personal Bests.