Thank you to the 270 parkrunners who joined us today. We appreciate your patience on our modified course. We’ll be continuing with this course next week at least.
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Stuart Austin, Sebastian Brameld, Jack Coates, Henry Coates, Peter Cochrane, Michael Crompton, Mike Delisser, Emily Fraser, Natalie Goodlich, Sarah Hancock, Hap Happy, Vance Hetariki, Robyn Innes, Tess Leroy, Heather Moore, Hudson Ridoutt, Ian Ridoutt, Susan Smith, Kristin Staunton, Rhondda Wetton and Wendy Crompton.
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 the other juniors who scored new PBs today: Emily M, Jack VDW and Theo M.
Welcome to our junior first timer: Elke H. 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 perhaps later on as well.
Our modified course 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 next week.
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 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.
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 December — Christmas celebrations at New Farm parkrun
Sunday 3 February — SEQ Trail Series, Bunyaville, 8.6km, 15.7km
Sunday 17 February — SEQ Trail Series, Hinze Dam, 10.7km, 18.1km
Sunday 3 March — SEQ Trail Series, Ewen Maddock Dam, 8.3km, 14.7km
Sunday 17 March — SEQ Trail Series, Daisy Hill, 14.3km, 20km
Sunday 11 April 2019 — A Walk in the Park, Nundah, 2km, 5km, 10km
This week’s stats
This week 270 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Wendy CROMPTON • Rhondda WETTON • Heather MOORE • Henry COATES • Emily FRASER • Hap HAPPY • Vance HETARIKI • Jack COATES • Kristin STAUNTON • Natalie GOODLICH • Robyn INNES • Mike DELISSER • Sebastian BRAMELD • Hudson RIDOUTT • Ian RIDOUTT • Stuart AUSTIN • Michael CROMPTON • Peter COCHRANE • Susan SMITH • Tess LEROY • Sarah HANCOCK
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 15,112 participants have completed 103,513 parkruns covering a total distance of 517,565 km, including 16,880 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,260 individuals have volunteered 5,387 times.