Run report for Event number 137 : 28th November 2015

The weather turned it up a bit for us today, so WELL DONE to the 97 parkrunners who slogged it out in the humidty. That includes you Sheri TELFORD, we are proud of you!

CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to the club -

Junior 10 Club
Lincoln BOON, Liam TURLEY, Sam TEUNISSE & Wouter TEUNISSE.

50 Club
Gary ENGEL, Mark GRIEVE & Brad WILTON.

100 Club
Toney MAGNER & Adam BOON.

To claim your Milestone Shirt -
Check out your parkrun profile and click on CLUB PROGRESS. When the link becomes live you just need to pitch in for postage.
Then hang out by the letterbox for the postie to bring you some happy mail.

BIG THANKS to our wonderful volunteers this week :: Gary ENGEL, Andy MAGNER, Josh WOOLFE, Lisa BUDD, Roslyn BUDD, Toney MAGNER, Bill CAULFIELD & Yasmin PARKER.

We just need one more volunteer for next week to hand out the Finish Tokens. Please let us know if you can help out.

Farewell to David POOLE, we hope you enjoy your new home and the cooler weather.

Last but not least - COME along to our XMAS BASH next weekend, everyone is welcome! The link to the event is at the top of the page. Our social crew organisers are after numbers TODAY, so if you are planning to attend please let them know on the event page,

Cheers :: Tracey smile emoticon

Anniversary Date
Next Anniversary - 26th March 2016

Event #137

Weather
Clear (27.72 degrees celcius, humidity 0.71)

Volunteers
Andrew Damien MAGNER • Gary ENGEL • Joshua WOOLFE • Lisa BUDD • Roslyn BUDD • Toney MAGNER • Tracey CULLEN • William CAULFIELD • Yasmin PARKER

PB's
Anne WILLIAMS
Craig CALLANDER
Louise AZPIRI
Nicki LEMBCKE
Patrick MCCARTHY
Steve WINNETT
Teri ASKER

Journal Report

Riverway parkrun
Event number 137
28th November 2015

Male placings:
Simon O'REGAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:45 - 7th time in 8 appearances.
Chris WHITTY (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:56 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Brad ALLAWAY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:22 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Darren LOWE (Unattached) 2939 pts.
Chris WHITTY (Unattached) 2905 pts.
Donald BODE (Unattached) 2867 pts.

Female placings:
Meredith WATKINS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 21:33 - 7th time in 18 appearances.
Kaya LAIRD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 22:40 - has been first to finish on 38 previous occasions.
Kristine TRACEY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (13th overall) over the line in 24:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kelly NETTLE (Unattached) 2567 pts.
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 2553 pts.
Janelle GALLWEY (Unattached) 2457 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Simon O'REGAN (VM40-44) was graded 78.03% for the time 17:45 (first overall).
Chris WHITTY (VM50-54) was graded 70.46% for the time 20:56 (second overall).
Kristine TRACEY (VW50-54) was graded 70.40% for the time 24:06 (13th overall).

This week there were 96 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.
Riverway parkrun started on 30th March 2013, and since then 1,803 different runners, including participants from 66 athletics clubs, have completed 11,385 runs covering a total distance of 56,925 km, and there have been 2,283 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Rachel EFFENEY who ran in a time of 00:19:01 on 2015-06-06 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Samuel MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:16:23 on 2015-02-14 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Viv SCANDLYN who recorded a 83.99% run (21:33) on 31st May 2014 (event number 61).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.

Official Club List

Club Members

50 Clubbers

Donald BODE, Adam BOON, Nicole BOON, Craig CALLENDER, Kim CHASE, Damian COE, Gary ENGEL, Loryn GREEN, Mark GRIEVE,  Holger HILDERBRANDT, Damien HOLDEN, Ross JOHNSTON, Karen KING, Kaya LAIRD, Chris LAUREN, Daniel LETT, Rachel LIND, Darren LOWE, Andrew MAGNER, Toney MAGNER, Timothy MCKEAN, Fiona MINTERN, Kelly NETTLE, Margaret O'KEEFE, Patrick PEACOCK, Katie RODGERS, Keith SCANDLYN, Viv SCANDLYN, Kristine TRACEY, Chris WHITTY, Leanne WHITTY, Brad WILTON,
Well done to all of our 50 Club members!!!

100 Clubbers

Adam BOON, Kaya LAIRD, Andrew MAGNER, Toney MAGNER
100 parkruns and still going!

Juniors Club

Blaire BODE, Keenan BOTHA, Lincoln BOON, Connor BYRNE, Connor DEPOLD, Robbie FINMORE, Samuel LEWIS, Ebony MURAKAMI, Levi MURAKAMI, Taleisha PERFECT, Eli RODEN, Sam TEUNISSE, Wouter TEUNISSE, Liam TURLEY, Jess VAMPLEW, Benjamin WILLIAMSON, Bronte WILLIAMSON,

 

Run Report for Event number 136 : 21st November 2015

Weather
Clear (25.86 degrees celcius, humidity 0.63)

Volunteers
Alana O'BRIEN • Alison MAGNER • Janelle GALLWEY • Kaya LAIRD • Leanne WHITTY • Matthew BRIGHT • Patrick PEACOCK • Toney MAGNER

New Club Members

10 Club

Sam TEUNISSE

PB's
Alec HAYES
Alice OH
Bella MARQUEZ
Benjamin WILLIAMSON
Callum MILLER
Cynthia CLARKE
Eleanor PARDOE
Elsa CLARKE
Emma HAYES
Eryn CHATFIELD
Heath CONNOLLY
Herb MARQUEZ
Ji Yoen PARK
Josh MARQUEZ
Macgregor REID
Marissa SCHULZE
Meagan WALDON
Nicola HITCHCOCK
Sam TEUNISSE
Teri ASKER
Wayne EYKENBOOM

Journal Report

Riverway parkrun
Event number 136
21st November 2015

Male placings:
Kirk PEACOCK (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:21 - 8th time in 10 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Chris WHITTY (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:32 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Darren LOWE (Unattached) 2846 pts.
Chris WHITTY (Unattached) 2806 pts.
Donald BODE (Unattached) 2771 pts.

Female placings:
Meredith WATKINS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 21:04 - 6th time in 17 appearances.
Jade CONNOR (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 23:30.
Bella MARQUEZ (JW10) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 23:47.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kelly NETTLE (Unattached) 2473 pts.
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 2454 pts.
Janelle GALLWEY (Unattached) 2360 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kirk PEACOCK (VM45-49) was graded 74.42% for the time 19:21 (first overall).
Bella MARQUEZ (JW10) was graded 73.79% for the time 23:47 (15th overall).
Meredith WATKINS (VW35-39) was graded 71.84% for the time 21:04 (4th overall).

This week there were 103 runners, of whom 4 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.
Riverway parkrun started on 30th March 2013, and since then 1,794 different runners, including participants from 66 athletics clubs, have completed 11,289 runs covering a total distance of 56,445 km, and there have been 2,276 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Rachel EFFENEY who ran in a time of 00:19:01 on 2015-06-06 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Samuel MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:16:23 on 2015-02-14 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Viv SCANDLYN who recorded a 83.99% run (21:33) on 31st May 2014 (event number 61).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.

 

Run Report for Event number 135 :: 14th November 2015

Things are heating up around here and it's not just due to all our good looking runners. Great to see the humidity and heat isn't keeping you away but please remember to stay hydrated.

Thank you to our volunteers today - you guys are awesome.

We are missing tokens 101, 51 and 78. If you have accidentally snuck home with these, please, please return them ASAP. Things can get confusing without a full set of finishing tokens.

Remember, our little Christmas party will be held on 5th December at Riverway Tavern. Please let us know if you would like to help out.

We hope to see you all next weekend.

Nico

 

Weather

Clear (26.75 degrees celcius, humidity 0.7)

Volunteers

Alice OH  •  Brad ALLAWAY  •  Craig CALLANDER  •  Michelle WILLIAMSON  •  Nicole BOON  •  Patrick PEACOCK

New Club Members

Toney MAGNER - 100 runs, 98 at Riverway, VM50-54, PB 22:29

Liam TURLEY - 10 runs, 10 at Riverway, JM11-14, PB 33:06

Male placings:

Gerry MAGUIRE (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:34 - third time in 7 appearances.
Chris WHITTY (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Garry ALSTON (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:15.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Darren LOWE (Unattached) 2756 pts.
Chris WHITTY (Unattached) 2708 pts.
Donald BODE (Unattached) 2675 pts.

Female placings:

Meredith WATKINS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 22:25 - 5th time in 16 appearances.
Lisa BUDD (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 23:48.
Bella MARQUEZ (JW10) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 24:14.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Kelly NETTLE (Unattached) 2380 pts.
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 2354 pts.
Janelle GALLWEY (Unattached) 2301 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

William CAULFIELD (VM75-79) was graded 73.38% for the time 26:48 (28th overall).
Bella MARQUEZ (JW10) was graded 72.42% for the time 24:14 (15th overall).
Gerry MAGUIRE (VM50-54) was graded 71.72% for the time 20:34 (first overall).

This week there were 116 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

Riverway parkrun started on 30th March 2013, and since then 1,790 different runners, including participants from 65 athletics clubs, have completed 11,186 runs covering a total distance of 55,930 km, and there have been 2,255 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rachel EFFENEY who ran in a time of 00:19:01 on 2015-06-06 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Samuel MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:16:23 on 2015-02-14 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Viv SCANDLYN who recorded a 83.99% run (21:33) on 31st May 2014 (event number 61).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.

Congratulations on your PB's

Anne WILLIAMS
David TWIVEY
Eleanor PARDOE
Elsa CLARKE
Heath CONNOLLY
Isla PARKER
Josh MARQUEZ
Joshau KELLY
Katie MORRISON
Lisa BUDD
Macgregor REID
Nicola HITCHCOCK
Richard PEACHEY
Sheri TELFORD
Sienna PARKER
Will PARTRIDGE

Anniversary Date

Next Anniversary - 26th March 2016

Event Team

  • Event Directors - Tracey Cullen & Rachel Lind
  • Run Directors - Nicole Boon, Damien Coe, Tim McKean, Patrick Peacock & Kristine Tracey
 

Event number 134 :: 7th November 2015

Male placings:
Kirk PEACOCK (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:46 - 7th time in 9 appearances.
Andrew DANIELS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 20:56 - was first to finish once before.
Donald BODE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 21:28 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Darren LOWE (Unattached) 2664 pts.
Paul FAULKNER (Unattached) 2663 pts.
Chris WHITTY (Unattached) 2609 pts.

Female placings:
Rachel EFFENEY (SW25-29) of Ashgrove Rangers AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 20:07 - 14th time in 14 appearances.
Kaya LAIRD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 23:00 - has been first to finish on 38 previous occasions.
Jade CONNOR (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (18th overall) over the line in 23:53.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kelly NETTLE (Unattached) 2288 pts.
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 2257 pts.
Janelle GALLWEY (Unattached) 2208 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rachel EFFENEY (SW25-29) was graded 73.57% for the time 20:07 (second overall).
Kirk PEACOCK (VM45-49) was graded 72.85% for the time 19:46 (first overall).
Bella MARQUEZ (JW10) was graded 72.82% for the time 24:06 (21st overall).

This week there were 123 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.
Riverway parkrun started on 30th March 2013, and since then 1,779 different runners, including participants from 65 athletics clubs, have completed 11,070 runs covering a total distance of 55,350 km, and there have been 2,239 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Rachel EFFENEY who ran in a time of 00:19:01 on 2015-06-06 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Samuel MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:16:23 on 2015-02-14 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Viv SCANDLYN who recorded a 83.99% run (21:33) on 31st May 2014 (event number 61).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.

PB's

Andrew DANIELS
Bella MARQUEZ
Craig CALLANDER
Eryn CHATFIELD
Herb MARQUEZ
Josh MARQUEZ
Joshua WOOLFE
Kat BISHOP
Kirsten SEYMOUR
Kylie COLLEDGE
Kylie WYER
Leigh TURNER
Michael PETERSON
Nancye RICHARDSON
Robyn TAIFALOS
Teri ASKER

 

Weather

Partly Cloudy (26.77 degrees celcius, humidity 0.66)

Volunteers

Angela WENTA  •  Holger HILDEBRANDT  •  Ji Yoen PARK  •  Keith SCANDLYN  •  Megan HOODCAMP  •  Timothy MCKEAN

Top 10 Volunteers

This is currently being tested. It will include anyone who has run at your event more than 5 times, exact home clubs cannot be detected.

Volunteered 54 times - Tracey CULLEN (Runs at this event - 11)
Volunteered 37 times - Leith WALLACE (Runs at this event - 5)
Volunteered 35 times - Stacey RUSH (Runs at this event - 35)
Volunteered 34 times - Kristine TRACEY (Runs at this event - 50)
Volunteered 21 times - Sandra LAMARI (Runs at this event - 51)
Volunteered 21 times - Rachel LIND (Runs at this event - 48)
Volunteered 21 times - Kim CHASE (Runs at this event - 42)
Volunteered 12 times - Fiona MINTERN (Runs at this event - 74)
Volunteered 11 times - Katie RODGERS (Runs at this event - 59)
Volunteered 10 times - Karen KING (Runs at this event - 82)

Event News

New Years Day News - published on Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:11:51 +0000 (http://www.parkrun.com.au/riverway/news/2015/11/07/new-years-day-news/)
Christmas News - published on Sat, 07 Nov 2015 01:33:08 +0000 (http://www.parkrun.com.au/riverway/news/2015/11/07/christmas-news/)

 

Riverway parkrun #124

Speedy finishers, missing tokens and new additions to the parkrun family

Another Saturday morning has come around and gone again, and parkrunners and (parkrun crews) are no doubt looking forward to what may be their one lie-in of the week tomorrow! The mercury is starting to rise again in Townsville and a few of you were feeling it at Riverway this morning, it didn't put you off though! 95 of you pounded the path at Riverway today, 12 of whom were first-timers. Local iron-man Sam Murphy was first across the line with a time of 16:43, not quite besting his PB (and the Riverway course record) but a time most of us could only dream of, we wish him luck in the Airlie Beach Tri next weekend.

Sam was chased right up to the finish by Top Brand speedster Troy Argent, who unfortunately forgot his barcode this week! Even if you're one of our finest and fastest, we have to adhere to policy: no barcode = no time. We hope to see both these fellas back again soon, it certainly keeps the finish-line crew on their toes, no dossing around having coffee for 20 minutes!

Thanks again to all our volunteers this week: Cam LAIRD • Eleanor PARDOE • Gayle WALKOM • Karen THURLOW • Kent DUNGAVELL • Liam TURLEY • Rachel LIND • Robyn KOSSENDEY • Ross JOHNSTON • Samantha STRUTHERS • Sheri TELFORD
If you would like to help please message the facebook page, or e-mail us. Available roles can be found at our roster page here.

We are still missing tokens from last week: 19, 20, 28 and 31. PLEASE check your pockets, laundry baskets, car door pockets in case you have accidentally taken them home, they are not easily replaced and we need them for future runs!

A note on last week's results - there was a wee hiccup with the finish tokens being given out in the wrong order which we attempted to fix manually later on when processing but there were still some glaring errors including a few people being down as 10 minutes later than they should. We really appreciate you guys being patient with us when something like this happens, and it's a reminder that we are all volunteers and human!

Thank you also to everyone who came along to the first ever Riverway parkrun social at KingPin Bowling last weekend. Another event will definitely be in the pipeline soon, suggestions for time, place and dates are welcome!

Hope you all have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces next weekend.

PS. Once again congrats to Riverway stalwarts Toney and Alison Magner, who became grandparents this week!

- Rach (& Ruby the parkrun dawg)

 

:: Event # 84 :: 15th November 2014

 

Wow guys!! Riverway parkrun #84 has set a new attendance course record with 157 people!
This is even quite a little jump on our previous record of 144 set in early October on International parkrun Day. Good work to everyone, particularly as we are getting into these warmer days.
Once again, thanks to our wonderful volunteers who allow us to put on this event every week for you all. If you are th...inking about volunteering, take a look here: http://www.parkrun.com.au/riverway/futureroster/ .
We've got a good few vacancies in the coming weeks so feel free to email us at riverwayhelpers@parkrun.com or message us on here if you'd like to help out.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and catch you all next time!

 

Patty :: Run Director

 

Men's placings:
Ian ANDERSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:15 - second time in 3 appearances.
Edwin ARGOTE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:35.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew Damien MAGNER (Unattached) 2897 pts.
Darren LOWE (Unattached) 2621 pts.
Toney MAGNER (Unattached) 2489 pts.

Women's placings:
Kaya LAIRD (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 23:27 - 35th time in 67 appearances.
Viv SCANDLYN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:43 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Kim CHASE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 25:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 2749 pts.
Karen KING (Unattached) 2660 pts.
Kim CHASE (Unattached) 2228 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Viv SCANDLYN (VW55-59) was graded 76.32% for the time 23:43 (15th overall).
Keith SCANDLYN (VM60-64) was graded 75.93% for the time 21:07 (5th overall).
Owen STANLEY (VM70-74) was graded 68.09% for the time 26:13 (33rd overall).

This week there were 157 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Riverway parkrun started on 30th March 2013, and since then 1,126 different runners, including participants from 35 athletics clubs, have completed 6,007 runs covering a total distance of 30,035 km, and there have been 1,377 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Helen Ann MOTTI who ran in a time of 00:19:20 on 2013-07-13 (event number 16), and by Helen MOTTI who also ran 00:19:20 on 2013-11-09 (event number 33).
The men's record is held by Samuel MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:16:31 on 2014-11-08 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Viv SCANDLYN who recorded a 83.99% run (21:33) on 31st May 2014 (event number 61).

 

#83 – 8 November 2014

Thank you everyone for making Event #83 so enjoyable. Townsville, as ever, is turning on the sunny weather, which makes a great backdrop to the our beautiful course.

A big shout out to the fabulous volunteers, both named and unnamed, without whom the run would not have taken place. Thanks folks. If you are still considering volunteering, please don't be shy, all roles are easy and we really appreciate your help. Simply drop us an email or chat to the friendly faces at the scanning table next week.

Wonderful to see 122 runners this morning racing, trotting and walking their way around the paths. The results show there were plenty of first timers and lots of new PBs. Our first finisher this morning (and a first timer) set a new parkrun Riverway course record, lowering the previous best by nearly a minute. Great work Sam. We all now have a new benchmark to which to aspire.

Until next time, run happy.

 

 

Riverway parkrun #61

 

This week at Riverway parkrun: social media madness, an unofficial course record, a new age-grade record, the "filthy fifty" & junior10s, and all quiet on the scanning front.

 

We may have got a little bit big for our boots at Riverway in recent weeks because today we found ourselves uttering the words: "it was a bit quiet this week, with just 89 runners" [plus tail-runner makes 90!]. A few months ago "just 89" runners would have been up there as a record attendance, but with the last 4 events before this week seeing the #100 token and beyond being passed out it's become easy to forget just how much, and how fast, we've grown!

Quite a few of you were taking today out to prepare for the 6 and 12km events at Run Townsville tomorrow, if you're not already registered then there's still time to take part - there will be last minute rego until 6:55am tomorrow! We're also wishing "good luck!" to Run Director Kristine Tracey and regular volunteer Fiona Murakami who are both taking part in the Mackay Marina Run tomorrow!

We finally saw two of our regular parkrunners reach the coveted "50 parkruns" mark after today's run. Congratulations Kaya Laird and Andy Magner! Make sure you order your special "50-club" red-shirts, HQ have just had a big delivery of them so hopefully you won't have to wait too long to receive them! Now to start working towards 100! We also had a new member of the "Junior 10" club: Levi Murakami reached the 10-parkruns milestone last week (and was back for more today, in fact he even PB'd!). Levi deserves a special mention here, this young lad is one of the Townsville Bulletin's "Chosen Ones" for the Townsville Running Festival and is raising money for Ronald McDonald House. At age 8, Levi has already faced challenges in his life that most of us hope to never meet, having had treatment for an aggressive tumour just a year ago. Read more about his story in his words (and his mum's) at his blog. Keep up the good work, Levi!


Great job, Levi!

As volunteers occasionally we have the odd hiccup with times and results. Today we had a bit of a panic (and I think we worried a few of the regulars too!) when it appeared the barcode scanner wasn't picking up barcodes. Turns out it had accidentally been muted, so although it was scanning perfectly it just wasn't giving the old reassuring "doob-ee-doop". Thanks for bearing with us those of you who might have been worried that they weren't going to get their results! You'll be glad to see they all went through! Thankfully most issues we've encountered at parkrun are easily remedied and the more we come across the better we're able to solve most problems! So don't be put off by the equipment looking complicated (it's not) - we rely on our volunteers to keep parkrun going - if you can fill any of the gaps in the upcoming roster please e-mail or Facebook us!

 

Volunteer heroes: Fiona Mintern, Karen King, Vicky Windsor & Katie Rodgers

Back to the field: Tyson Burns flew across the line in 17:29 today marking an (unofficial) new course record in his first appearance at Riverway. Technically the current course record of 17:25 set by Jake Vockins last year still stands, but as we have since significantly changed the route we think Tyson still deserves recognition as the record-holder for the current route! You'll just have to come back and shave off those 4 seconds Tyson to make it official! Well done! We saw 27 new personal bests today, including first lady Viv Scandlyn who also set a new age grade record of 83.99% (she also held the previous one!).

 
Tyson cruising over the line

Thanks everyone for coming along, and of course to our volunteers who made today happen: Beth TWIVEY  •  Fiona MINTERN  •  Fiona MURAKAMI  •  Karen KING  •  Katie RODGERS  •  Patrick PEACOCK  •  Rachel LIND  •  Vicky WINDSOR. Thanks also to Sandra & Dave Lamari from Choice Finance Townsville for sponsoring coffees for our helper-heroes.

Finally, although we've been active on Facebook since our inception, we're now spreading our social media wings properly on Twitter and Instagram. You can follow us using the handle @riverwayparkrun on both. Also if you have photos you've taken at Riverway parkrun please hashtag #riverwayparkrun if you're posting them on Instagram so that we can enjoy them too!

See you all next week!

Rachel Lind
co-Event Director
Riverway parkrun

 

Riverway parkrun #58

Run report for 10th May 2014

This week at Riverway parkrun we saw special guests, a feature in Townsville's new webzine, hitting the 100 mark again and more PBs all round.

We make no secret here at Riverway about how much we love meeting parkrunners visiting from other locations, or "parkrun tourists". This week we had the absolute pleasure of hosting two very special guests who jointly hold the record for the greatest number of different parkrun events in Australia attended: Alan and Róisín Burrell. With Riverway making it 37 events apiece it's no wonder that it's been a couple of months since they've been to their home event of Wynnum, QLD. You may be familiar with Alan's alter-ego "The Prof" and his role of providing the weekly statistics for parkrun Australia and The parkrun Show, Australia. We were all delighted to meet them both and hope they come back for another visit before too long! If you're ever away from home over a weekend why not check to see if there's a parkrun nearby? Your barcode allows you to run any parkrun, anywhere in the world!

Riverway meets The Prof: Karen McCabe, Tracey Cullen, Róisín Burrell, Alan Burrell, Rachel Lind & Tim McKean

 

We were lucky enough to have Katrina Youngman from TheGo Townsville on photographer duty this week, not only taking photos for our Facebook page but also to go with the article on Riverway parkrun that's being featured on TheGo, Townsville's new web-zine and active community. This is a great place to find out what is going on, new ideas for ways to get active and other helpful advice like choosing a good physiotherapist. There are also some pretty inspiring interviews from local athletes on there too! Check it out!

Last week one of our regular first finishers, Shane Lewis, offered to slow down enough to help pace one lucky runner. First off the mark to snap up the offer was Sandra Lamari, who wanted to try and get her PB down into the 28 minute region. With a bit of one-on-one pacing and advice from Shane she took a full 35 seconds off her previous PB and crossed the line in 28:37! She said afterwards:

"I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Shane Lewis for helping me pace out for my 28.37 minute personal best run this morning. I really appreciate your generosity, and I am grateful that you didn't leave me behind a few times! I did make it, my legs felt like jelly and my lungs were burning (I didn't spew, so I probably wasn't trying hard enough .)"

Well done Sandra! Great job! And thank you Shane for being our first official pacer!

Sandra "on struggle street" approaching the finish

Another PB was gained by Connor Byrne, son of our co-Event Director Tracey Cullen, who got his first sub-25min parkrun! Connor caught up with me about halfway around the course and neither of us wanted the other to pull ahead after that! (So I got a sub-25 out of it too!) A great job and great progress made since his first parkrun at Riverway's launch in March 2013 where he couldn't yet run without stopping to walk. Good on ya mate!

This week we had yet another 100+ run with 113 of you crossing the finish line. As our event grows it makes filling all of our volunteer roles even more important. Thank you to those who made this week possible: Cam LAIRD  •  Daniel NOGUEIRA  •  Karen Alicia MCCABE  •  Karen FISHER  •  Katrina YOUNGMAN  •  Rejane PEREIRA  •  Shane LEWIS  •  Tracey CULLEN  •  Vicky WINDSOR

If you haven't volunteered yet, have a look at the roster for the next few weeks here, and see if there's a role you could help with. All volunteer roles are very simple and there is always a Run Director available to answer any questions. If you can help out please message us on the Facebook page or e-mail riverwayhelpers@parkrun.com

See you all next weekend!

Rachel Lind
co-Event Director
Riverway parkrun

 

Stats

Men's placings:
Jon-Paul HARVEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:06 - first appearance.
Ryan SHAW (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:15 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Chris BOYLE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Chris BOYLE (Unattached) 576 pts.
Andrew Damien MAGNER (Unattached) 540 pts.
Ross JOHNSTON (Unattached) 507 pts.

Women's placings:
Kaya LAIRD (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 22:36 - 21st time in 46 appearances.
Karen KING (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 23:51 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Rachel LIND (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 24:36 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kaya LAIRD (Unattached) 595 pts.
Karen KING (Unattached) 583 pts.
Rachel LIND (Unattached) 576 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kaya LAIRD (VW40-44) was graded 69.10% for the time 22:36 (10th overall).
Karen KING (VW45-49) was graded 67.92% for the time 23:51 (14th overall).
Jason WOODFORTH (VM40-44) was graded 66.83% for the time 20:54 (4th overall).

This week there were 113 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Riverway parkrun Results Page.

 

Riverway parkrun #57

Brrrrrr! The long summer is winding its way to an end and we were definitely feeling a bit of a chill in the air this morning at Riverway. Jumper weather for a couple of our volunteers who were stood still for much of the hour but excellent running weather by the looks of all of those PBs you guys were knocking out. We had 104 runners cross the line today (proving it doesn't need to be our birthday to inch over the magic 100 mark!) including at least 22 first timers and 28 of you scored PBs! One of those wiping the floor with his previous personal best was Max Sainty, who has scrubbed a fantastic 14 minutes off in just 4 parkruns and completed the 5km in under an hour today, phenomenal work Max! Another notable PB was first past the post, Shane Lewis, who shaved 33 seconds off his previous best crossing the line in a time of 19:17, worthy of The Flash!

 

Max crossing the line at 58:02

Shane has very kindly offered to run as a pacer next week (at a slower pace than his usual warp speed) for anyone with PB of 21:30 or slower who might be interested. If you are becoming frustrated, having difficulty running an even race and haven't achieved a PB in a while then this could be a great opportunity from one of our best runners! First in, best dressed. See Facebook for more details.

We had a few visitors from far and wide today, including Mark & Sharon Foster from Ramsgate, UK (Margate and Pegwell Bay parkruns).

Mark & Sharon from the UK, we love our parkrun visitors at Riverway!

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped today run like a well-oiled machine, you were all great: Tracey Cullen, Alana Edwards, Cam & Kaya Laird, Linda Mitchell, Fiona Murakami, Krystal Pearson & Claire Twivey. We were sad to hear that North Shore parkrun had to be cancelled due to lack of names on their volunteer roster. We hope this never happens at Riverway and the only way it won't is if you don't let it! Our roster for the next few weeks can be found here. Please have a look and see if you would be free to put your name down to do any of the roles, they are all super easy and we give full training! E-mail us at riverwayhelpers@parkrun.com or message us on Facebook.

Have a fantastic weekend, see you all next week - don't forget your barcodes!

Rachel Lind
co-Event Director
Riverway parkrun

 

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