Shepparton parkrun weekly news – Event #244

A glorious morning saw 183 parkrunners enjoy event number 244 of Shepparton parkrun.

Our parkrun would not take place each week if it was not for our great volunteers. This week we would like to thank Allan CONNOLLY • Andrew OLLEY • Arnold BEETON • Louise DWYER • Kate DAINTON • Kylie MONK • Andrea SCHOLZ • Glenys FRIZZELL • Penelope STEUART • Ian ALMOND • Georgie DODSON • Diana GIACOMELLI

Please check our future roster page for available positions and you can email us at sheppartonhelpers@parkrun.com or you can put your name on the roster page at parkrun.

This week we welcomed visitors from Taree parkrun NSW, Cobram parkrun and Coburg parkrun.

We also welcomed 21 first time Shepparton parkrunners. We hope that you enjoyed your time here

A few of our parkrunners journeyed to other parkruns. Lee-Anne Kirschner - Albury Wodonga parkrun, Chris Banning - Lillydale Lake parkrun and Shane Colbert - Cobram parkrun.

No Shepparton parkrun -10th November

Due to the Challenge Shepparton Triathlon being held on this weekend, Shepparton parkrun will no take part on this day

Lancefield parkrun bus trip

As there is no Shepparton parkrun on 10th November we have organised a bus trip to Lancefield parkrun. Last year we took a bus to Mount Beauty parkrun and had a great day and expect it to be just as fun. Please see Rosalie Smith or Allan Connolly if you are interested. The more the merrier and keeps costs down.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Tom Avram.

Tom has 48 of his parkruns here at Shepparton and 2 at 2 different parkruns. Of Tom’s 49 parkruns, 2 have been PB’s. Since his 1st parkrun, Tom has reduced his time by 0:22.

Congratulations Tom and look forward to you joining the 100 club.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Ed Siauw.

Ed has 39 of his parkruns here at Shepparton and 11 at 2 different parkruns. Of Ed’s 49 parkruns, 4 have been PB’s. Since his 1st parkrun, Ed has reduced his time by 1:43.

Congratulations Ed and look forward to you joining the 100 club.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Peter Britton.

Peter has 49 of his parkruns here at Shepparton and 1 at 1 different parkruns. Of Peter’s 49 parkruns, 11 have been PB’s. Since his 1st parkrun, Peter has reduced his time by 9:34.

Congratulations Peter and look forward to you joining the 100 club.

 

25 club Volunteer

This week we have a personal milestone of Volunteering 25 times to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Louise Dwyer

Louise has volunteered in the role of Finish tokens support 1 times, Pre Event set up 19 times, Barcode Scanning 1 times, Timekeeper 1 time.

We thank Louise so much for volunteering

Congratulations Louise

Congratulations to our 16 parkrunners that achieved the great milestone of a new PB.

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,143 participants have completed 29,228 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,140 km, including 5,125 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event #243

International parkrun Day

This weekend we celebrated International parkrun Day - the anniversary of the inaugural Bushy Park Time Trial on Saturday 2nd October 2004. Over the last 14 years, that first event, featuring 13 runners and 5 volunteers, has spawned the now 5 million strong parkrun movement, with over 200,000 parkrunners in attendance around the world every weekend.

The line up at the very first Bushy Park Time Trial in 2004.

parkrun has continued to grow, reaching Australia in April 2011 and our very own Shepparton parkrun in January 2014. There are now over 1,000 events run around the world every weekend, in countries as diverse as Canada, Poland, Malaysia and Namibia. Not bad for a community based on the simple, basic principles formed from the start: weekly, free, 5k, for everyone, forever.

This week at Shepparton we were able to relish a beautiful spring morning for our 180 parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests! Representatives of 5 different clubs took part, as we had visitors from all over the country; including Devonport parkrun TAS, West Beach parkrun SA and Bendigo parkrun VIC.

Some of our Shepparton locals were spotted out and about as they toured other parkruns. Sarah Pye made an appearance at Noosa parkrun; Chris, Chelsea and Cadel Nicholson continued their travels at Dubbo parkrun; Chris and Debbie Harvey were spotted at You Yangs parkrun; Rosalie and Larry Smith and family were at Echuca Moama parkrun and Shane Colbert was at Euroa parkrun.

volunteers

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

 Allan CONNOLLY  •  Andrew OLLEY  •  Chris BANNING  •  Damon YOUNG  •  Julie GOODALL  •  Kerry CONNOLLY  •  Kylie MONK  •  Michael HALL  •  Murray KING  •  Robin PETTIGREW  •  Rod KIRBY

Thank you to all of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at a future Shepparton parkrun please email sheppartonhelpers@parkrun.com

100 club

This week we welcome Steve Monk to the 100 club!

Steve completed his first parkrun in December 2015, and has completed 93 of his 100 parkruns at Shepparton. Steve has toured at Wangaratta, Balyang Sanctuary, Cobram and Main Beach. Since his 1st parkrun, Steve has reduced his time by 4 minutes and 59 seconds; including getting a PB on his 100th parkrun. He has also volunteered on 11 occasions.

Congratulations Steve! We look forward to you joining the 250 club!

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,122 participants have completed 29,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,225 km, including 5,109 new Personal Bests.

 

Shepparton parkrun weekly news – Event #242

A glorious morning welcomed 162 parkrunners to event number 242 of Shepparton parkrun.

Each week a fabulous band of volunteers helps provide everyone with the joy of parkrun. This week we would like to thank Allan CONNOLLY • Kerry CONNOLLY • Danny WYNN • Peter KESSON • Christine TREVASKIS • Mathieu RYAN • Rosalie SMITH • Larry SMITH • Murray KING • Adrian JONES • Carmel RYAN • Phillip HEALEY • Richard SPEEDY • Mark COLLINS • Sam DANIEL • Liza COSTIGAN • Rod KIRBY • Julie GOODALL.

This also includes our volunteer pacers who helped 19 of our parkrunners to new personal best times. A special mention to Mark Collins who was visiting Shepparton parkrun from Port Maquarie parkrun as our 20m pacer.

This week we welcomed tourists from Port Macquarie parkrun, Cobram parkrun, Timboon parkrun and Point Cook parkrun. We hope that you all enjoyed Shepparton parkrun and see you all again soon.

Many of our parkrunners travelled also to other parkruns. Kawana parkrun in Qld. was the meeting place for Chris,Chelsea and Cadel Nicholson, Chris and Debbie Harvey, Peter and Glenys Frizzell. Jarrod Minogue - Torrens parkrun S.A., Sue Olley - Ocean Grove parkrun, Louise Secomb - Toowoomba parkrun, Chris and Norah Armstrong - Gungahlin parkrun A.C.T., Gerarld, Kate and Montana Montgomery - Merimbula parkrun, Chris Banning - Frog Hollow parkrun, Kate Dainton and Lindi Cardamone - Bright parkrun.

This week we welcomed 10 first time Shepparton parkrunners. We hope that you enjoyed your first time and that you enjoy many more to come.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Ian Almond.

Ian has 47 of his parkruns here at Shepparton and 3 at 3 different parkruns. Of Ian’s 49 parkruns, 20 have been PB’s. Since his 1st parkrun, Ian has reduced his time by 13:49. Ian has also volunteered 3 times.

Congratulations Ian and look forward to you joining the 100 club.

 

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

 

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,108 participants have completed 28,865 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,325 km, including 5,094 new Personal Bests.

One of our fellow parkrunners from Albert parkrun Melbourne will be making Shepparton her home for 6 months and would like to know if there is anyone who has furnished accommodation available. Please let us know and we can forward on the information.

 

Shepparton parkrun weekly news – Event #241

A beautiful morning  of 8 degrees greeted our 186 parkrunners for event number 241 of Shepparton parkrun.

Our parkrun is totally volunteer run. With out these fabulous people our parkrun would not go ahead. This week we would like to thank Allan CONNOLLY  •  Andrea SCHOLZ  •  Carmel RYAN  •  Chelsea NICHOLSON  •  Chris BANNING  •  Demi WOOD  •  Karen SPEEDY  •  Kim READ  •  Louise DWYER  •  Richard SPEEDY  •  Robin PETTIGREW  •  Rosalie SMITH  •  Tony ELLIS.

If you would like to help out in one of our volunteer positions please check our future roster page. If there is a postion and date you would like please email us at sheppartonhelpers@parkrun.com or write your name down on the page provided at parkrun each week.

parkrun tourism was the going thing this week. We welcomed tourists to Shepparton from Traralgon parkrun, Toolern Creek parkrun, Wyndham Vale parkrun, Mawson Lakes parkrun S.A. and Leicester Victoria parkrun U.K.

We also had many of our regular parkrunners travel to different parkruns. Sam and Tara Daniel - Launceston parkrun Tas., Chris and Debbie Harvey - Tuggeranong parkrun A.C.T. (parkrun pb's as well), Shane Colbert - Cobram parkrun, Allan Connolly - Sunbury parkrun, Craig, Helen, Hayden, Justin and Lee Reynolds - Euroa parkrun (Craig's 50th parkrun congratulations), Mathieu and Justine Ryan - Woy Woy parkrun.

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Welcome to the 7 first time Shepparton parkrunners to week. We hope that you enjoyed your time and hope to see you each week.

Congratulations to 23 parkrunners that achieved a new pb this week.

100 club

This week we have a personal milestone of 100 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Peter Frizzell

Peter has run 85 parkruns at Shepparton and 15 parkruns at 15 different parkruns including one in every state and territory and joined the Peel Club on Saturday at Launceston. Peter, since starting off, has had 7 PB’s and has reduced her time by 1:35.

Peter has also volunteered 16 times

Congratulations Peter and we look forward to see you joining the 250 club

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,098 participants have completed 28,703 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,515 km, including 5,075 new Personal Bests.

One of our fellow parkrunners from Albert parkrun Melbourne will be making Shepparton her home for 6 months and would like to know if there is anyone who has furnished accommodation available. Please let us know and we can forward on the information.

 

 

Shepparton parkrun weekly news – Event #240

A beautiful start to the morning with the weather and 162 parkrunners out enjoying it.

Our parkrun is totally volunteer run and this week we would like to thank Allan CONNOLLY • Debbie HARVEY • Tony ELLIS • Louise DWYER • Chris BANNING • Andrea SCHOLZ • Richard SPEEDY • Joanna FOULKES • Sharleen BACHELOR • Georgie DODSON • Diana GIACOMELLI • Millar CARTER.

This week we welcomed visitors to Shepparton parkrun from Castlemaine parkrun, Armidale parkrun NSW.and Newport Lakes parkrun.

Several of our parkrunners took part in some parkrun tourism. Dylan Scoble and Max Carroll at Echuca Moama parkrun, Mathieu and Justine Ryan at Urunga parkrun NSW, Kate Dainton at Euroa parkrun, William Adadei at Mura di Lucca parkrun in Italy.

We also welcomed 16 first time parkrunners to Shepparton parkrun. We hope that you enjoyed it and come along next week.

Peel Club

A special achievement this week by one of parkrunners. Peter Frizzell took part in Launceston parkrun Tas. and by doing so joined the parkrun Peel Club. The Peel club is a club that recognises someone that has taken part in a parkrun in each state and territory in Australia. The Peel club is named after former Shepparton resident and the first person to achieve this feat, Brendan Peel.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulateChristine Trevaskis.

Christine has 41 of her parkruns here at Shepparton and 9 at 8 different parkruns. Of Christine’s 49 parkruns, 7 have been PB’s. Since her 1st parkrun, Christine has reduced her time by 3:16. Christine has also volunteered 4 times.

Congratulations Christine and look forward to you joining the 100 club.

100 club

This week we have a personal milestone of 100 parkruns to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate Melanie McAuliffe

Melanie has run 92 parkruns at Shepparton and 8 parkruns at 7 different parkruns. Melanie, since starting off, has had 11 PB’s and has reduced her time by 12:34.

Melanie has also volunteered 13 times

Congratulations Melanie and we look forward to see you joining the 250 club

 

Congratulations to the 13 parkrunners that acheived a new PB for this week,

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).


Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,091 participants have completed 28,517 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,585 km, including 5,052 new Personal Bests.

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