It was a huge morning, with our biggest field yet of volunteer pacers, 397 parkrunners and perfect running weather. Well done everyone – parkvolunteers, parkrunners, parkjoggers, parkwalkers – you were all fabulous this morning.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners:Thomas Hitchen (250), Charlotte Rowland (50), Jane Iron (50) and Evan Moulds (50).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Anja Bion, Tanya Bromilow, Colin Buckley, Paul Burnham, Catherine Chapman, Lawrie Conroy, Joshua Di Bella, Jeff Dunbar, Darren Evans, Karla Fraser, Mike Garrett, Nicola Garrett, Hap Happy, Lisa Hennell, Chel Here, Melanie Jackson, Emma Lotzvie, Josh Lotzvie, Hannah Mackay, Helen McMaster, Fergus McM, Henry McM, Hung Pham, Peter Pointon, Ian Ridoutt, Samuel Rose, Barry Rutherford, Karen Smith, Pip Stewart and Sherman Simpson.
It was lovely to see junior parkrunners Henry and Fergus on the scanners today. Well done guys!
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.
It was our August pacer day and we had eleven pacers out there for times ranging from 20 to 45 minutes.
Congratulations to the 58 parkrunners who scored PBs today with the aid of our fabulous pacers: Paul Burnham (20), Jeff Dunbar (22), Mike Garrett (23), Hung Pham (24), Joshua Di Bella (25), Nicola Garrett (26), Tanya Bromilow (28), Sam Rose (28:30), Colin Buckley (30) Karen Smith (36), and Hap Happy (45).
As the weather is warming up, our last pacer day for 2018 will be held on 8 September, as we only hold pacer days in the cooler month (April – September).
Well done to the juniors who scored PBs: Ania B, Emily C, Cadel B, Patrick E, Jensen B, Ryan L and Matthew McG.
Welcome to our junior first timers: Audrey H, Luca B and Noah McK. 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 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.
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 — The Brook Run, 2km, 5km and 10km colour runs
Sunday 12 August — Redlands Coast Fun Run, 1km kids, 5km and 10km events
17-19 August — Sunshine Coast Marathon, 2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km events
Sunday 26 August — Bridge to Brisbane, 5km, 10km events
Saturday, 1 September – Warrior parkruns across Australia in support of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation
Saturday 1 September — Race for hOPE, Kirra, 4km, 8km and junior dash
Saturday 8 September — Running CEOs Fast Festival, Pallara, half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km events
Saturday 8 September — our last Pacer Day for 2018 at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
8-9 September — Trail Run Epic, Grandchester, trail run (4.2km – 42km) and cycle (4.2km – 92km)
Sunday 9 September — Riverrun ultra marathon
Saturday 15 September — Redcliffe parkrun’s 1st anniversary celebrations
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
This week’s stats
This week 397 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Pip STEWART • Lawrie CONROY • Barry RUTHERFORD • Paul BURNHAM • Peter POINTON • Sherman SIMPSON • Hap HAPPY • Lisa HENNELL • Tanya BROMILOW • Darren EVANS • Jeff DUNBAR • H PHAM • Chel HERE • Catherine CHAPMAN • Colin BUCKLEY • Hannah MACKAY • Joshua DI BELLA • Ian RIDOUTT • Anja BION • Henry MCMASTER • Helen MCMASTER • Fergus MCMASTER • Karla FRASER • Emma LOTZVIE • Josh LOTZVIE • Samuel ROSE • Mike GARRETT • Nicola GARRETT • Melanie JACKSON • Karen SMITH
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 14,456 participants have completed 97,812 parkruns covering a total distance of 489,060 km, including 16,300 new Personal Bests.