This week 157 people braved the wet weather to run, jog or walk our course. We welcomed 10 first timers including visitors from Cairns, Sydney, Southbank and St Lucia. Congrats on 14 new PBs.
A very special congratulations and best wishes to Melissa and Liam who ran this morning and will be married this afternoon!
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: David Remilton (250) and Sam Rose (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Barbara Absolon, Catherine Chapman, Michael Crompton, Kelly Damm, Darren Evans, Wei-Yin Han, Lisa Hennell, Jillian Henrys, Steven McCormick, Pauline McLaren, Natalie Rayment, Andrew Ridout, Sofia Ridout, Joey Srinkapaibulaya, Mark Stone, Amelia Vulcao Vasconcelos, Rhondda Wetton, Sherman Simpson and Vance Hetariki.
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 Isaac S who scored a PB today.
Welcome to our junior first timer: Samuel B. 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 20 October — Blackall 100
Saturday & Sunday, 20-21 October — Dingo bike ride, trail run and duathlon
Saturday 27 October — Halloween theme at New Farm parkrun
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
Thursday 1 November — Smiddy Fun Run, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 2.5km walk, 5km run and 7.5km team relay
Sunday 4 November — Noosa Triathlon & Multisport Festival
Sunday 4 November — The Red Run, 5km, 10km run/walk, Kedron Wavell Services Club
Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 November — Kryptonite Challenge, Toowoomba, 7km or 12km (obstacle course)
Sunday 11 November — SEQ Trail Series, Pomona, 7.1km, 13.2km
Sunday 25 November— SEQ Trail Series, Bayview, 7.2km, 10.5km
Monday 26 November — Red Dress Run, helps the Salvation Army assist drought stricken farmers
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 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Rhondda WETTON • Pauline MCLAREN • Sherman SIMPSON • Vance HETARIKI • Lisa HENNELL • Darren EVANS • Natalie RAYMENT • Catherine CHAPMAN • Joey SRINKAPAIBULAYA • Andrew RIDOUT • Sofia RIDOUT • Wei-Yin HAN • Mark STONE • Barbara ABSOLON • Jillian HENRYS • Steven MCCORMICK • Kelly DAMM • Michael CROMPTON • Amelia Carolina VULCAO VASCONCELOS
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 14,807 participants have completed 100,799 parkruns covering a total distance of 503,995 km, including 16,651 new Personal Bests.