The Beaches parkrun Event #113 22/04/2017

A small gathering of just 27 runners met on an eerily calm and windless morning.

It was mid-tide, and the slope in the sand kept every runner and walker honest.

Congrats to Brad, first male over the line (again!).

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And to Jessy Kozak, first female over the line in the sand. The second time in two appearances.

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Well done also to our parkrun tourist from Canberra Peter Daffern who finished third.

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We had 4 first timers and 2 new PBs. Huge congratulations to Pablo Moscato for his new PB and second time under 40 minutes. Just try walking 5 km in the sand in under 40 minutes!

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(Nice photo!)

Ana Saiao took a huge 5 minutes off her time for a PB!

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Must have been good music.

So what do the volunteers talk about in the lull between the start, the halfway high fives and the finish? We get to know each other better, we watch the dolphins, and soon we’ll be joined again by the whales. What better place is there on a Saturday morning? Thanks to our 10 volunteers who made it all happen (Mel and Beth left before the photo to go camping!).

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Male placings:
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 19:24 - 22nd time in 25 appearances.
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:31 - has been first to finish on 36 previous occasions.
Peter DAFFERN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:28.

Female placings:
Jessy KOZAK (SW30-34) of Night Striders, was first (8th overall) over the line in 28:14 - second time in 2 appearances.
Bridget TIDEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 28:42 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Belinda GREALY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 30:25 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) – 68.67% for the time 31:23 (13th overall).
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) – 66.58% for the time 19:24 (first overall).
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) – 62.97% for the time 21:31 (second overall).

The female record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who recorded a time of 00:19:18 on 27th December 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Vlad SHATROV who recorded a time of 00:17:59 on 30th April 2016 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy PALMER who recorded 84.23% (22:12) on 29th November 2014 (event number 1).

 

The Beaches parkrun Event #112 15/04/2017

A beautiful Easter Saturday brought 34 runners on a moderate mid tide.
We welcomed 6 first timers including parkrun Australia's Chief Operations Officer Renee Gimbert from the Gold Coast.
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Ana Saiao ran her 1st ever parkrun.
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Congratulations to:

Glenn Taylor taking 5 minutes off his previous best,
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Clair Nussey continued with her PB streak (now 3 in a row) and going sub-30,
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Bren Murphy 1 minute 17 seconds PB.
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Sam Arthur 4 minute PB.
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At the conclusion of our event, we thanked Cooks Hill Surf Lifesaving Club for allowing us to access their defibrillator saving us having to raise $2,000.00 to purchase our own.
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Thanks to this weeks volunteers and to Punky for his chocolate PB energy bar!
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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the The Beaches parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 21:59 - 36th time in 73 appearances.
Grzegorz WOJTOWICZ (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 22:43.
Glenn TAYLOR (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:47.

Female placings:
Lani WALLER (JW10) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 27:58 - first time in 3 appearances.
Jane HAMSON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 28:03 - has been first to finish on 34 previous occasions.
Claire NUSSEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 29:50.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) – 61.64% for the time 21:59 (first overall).
Lani WALLER (JW10) – 61.03% for the time 27:58 (8th overall).
Glenn TAYLOR (VM35-39) – 59.47% for the time 22:47 (third overall).

The female record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who recorded a time of 00:19:18 on 27th December 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Vlad SHATROV who recorded a time of 00:17:59 on 30th April 2016 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy PALMER who recorded 84.23% (22:12) on 29th November 2014 (event number 1).

The Beaches parkrun started on 29th November 2014. Since then 1,384 participants have completed 4,271 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,355 km, including 683 new Personal Bests.

 

 

The Beaches parkrun Event #111 08/04/2017

We had a small field of 30 last week with gorgeous sunny conditions and a low-ish tide! We had 8 first timers join us, Andrew Heike, Ashley Gardner, Albert Forbes, Paul Goura, Joseph Gardner, Jasher Gardner, Health Williams and Helen Williams.
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Andrew Heike managed second over the line on his first run at The Beaches, with regular Beaches goer Stephen Filmer coming in first over the line.
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There were 4 PBs recorded with Claire Nussey taking 5:43 off her time, Rohan Coles taking 4:25, Felix Mole taking 0:18, and Beth Weatherstone taking off 1:07.

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Belated congrats to regular runner Gary Brown, who came in 2nd in the Walka Waterworks Ultra 100km! Nice work Gary!

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Volunteering this week was a family affair with the Weatherstone (4) and Williams family (6) filling out the ranks along with Tom Hardy, Nerida Lithgow, Michael Brewer, Tricia Steele and Brad Gibbins. Thanks for giving up your time and your run!

Male placings:
Stephen FILMER (VM55-59) (Unattached) was first over the line in 21:30 - third time in 21 appearances.
Andrew HEIKE (SM30-34) of Woodstock Runners, was second over the line in 21:55.
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:16 - has been first to finish on 35 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Albert FORBES (JW10) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 29:42 - first appearance.
Bridget TIDEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 29:56 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Claire NUSSEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (12th overall) over the line in 31:09.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Stephen FILMER (VM55-59) – 73.33% for the time 21:30 (first overall).
Gary BROWN (VM35-39) – 60.85% for the time 22:16 (third overall).
Andrew HEIKE (SM30-34) – 59.32% for the time 21:55 (second overall).

The female record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who recorded a time of 00:19:18 on 27th December 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Vlad SHATROV who recorded a time of 00:17:59 on 30th April 2016 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy PALMER who recorded 84.23% (22:12) on 29th November 2014 (event number 1).

The Beaches parkrun started on 29th November 2014. Since then 1,378 participants have completed 4,237 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,185 km, including 678 new Personal Bests.

 

The Beaches parkrun Event #110 01/04/2017

Parkrunners were greeted with flat and firm sand and decent conditions for our April fools day run. Great conditions for regular runner and volunteer, Cathy Ayre to clock up her 150th run! She has run at 23 different events both here and overseas! Well done Cathy!
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We had 7 first timers, welcome: Grzegorz WOJTOWICZ, Kylie BURNLEY, Richard HENWOOD, Peter STOREY, Agnieszka KUMORKIEWICZ, Kirra WILLIAMS & Anissa STOREY.

Congratulations to Kylie Burnley, first over the line on her first attempt at The Beaches, Bradley Gibbins was first over the line for the males.
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The photo album has so many smiley faces and it is no wonder with almost a quarter of the field registering a new PBs! Congratulations to Thomas HARDY, Janette COX, Jeffrey DUNCAN, Susan PEATE, Matthew MANSFIELD, Belinda GREALY, Melissa TAN, Amanda MABIN, Leah JOHNSON.

Belinda Grealy shaved 26 seconds off her previous PB and came so close to sub-30 with a time of 30:02.

Tom Hardy started parkrunning in January, in that time he has managed 3 PBs, his new PB sits at a very respectable time of 24:16, great work Tom!

Janette Cox took 26 seconds off her previous PB to bring her fastest time at The Beaches to 24:49. Janette also had an enviable age grading score of 71.05%.

What is the age grading score?

The age grading score produces a percentage based on the world record time for your gender and age. This allows you to compare your times against others in different genders and age brackets.  It is important to note that the age grading score does not take into consideration the difficulty of the course or the conditions.

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Thank you to our fabulous volunteers (special shout out to the five30 crew and their mascot Neko) for giving up their time and run for others!
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Male placings:
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 19:21 - 21st time in 24 appearances.
Grzegorz WOJTOWICZ (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:23.
Ben CARSON (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:47 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Kylie BURNLEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 23:52 - first appearance.
Janette COX (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (8th overall) over the line in 24:49 - was first to finish once before.
Susan PEATE (SW30-34) of Wooters Runners, was third (11th overall) over the line in 25:58.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Janette COX (VW50-54) – 71.05% for the time 24:49 (8th overall).
Bradley GIBBINS (SM25-29) – 66.67% for the time 19:21 (first overall).
Ben CARSON (VM45-49) – 62.69% for the time 22:47 (third overall).

 

 

The Beaches parkrun Event #108 18/03/2017

This week’s windy parkrun attracted 45 people and 7 volunteers. Wind aside, running conditions at The Beaches were fair with good sand compaction and a rising low tide. We welcomed nine new runners to The Beaches parkrun, thanks for joining us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Another runner was inducted into the black t-shirt brigade on the weekend as Jimmy Young joined the ranks. Congratulations on your 100th parkrun! Jimmy has run 85 of his 500 parkrun kilometers at The Beaches!
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We welcome everyone at The Beaches and this week we had some visitors from: Lake Mac, a strong contingent from the Wooters running group, and some venom eating sea slugs.

Runners may have seen the beautiful blue dragon sea slugs (Glaucus atlanticus) that had washed ashore.  These little guys eat the blue bottles that we see washed up on the beach, venom and all!
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Photo credit - Tricia Steele

Not even the strong headwind on the home stretch could hold back Mark Fitzgerald, Jesse Varley, Matthew Mansfield, Rebecca Raschke, Jeffrey Duncan, Jane Hosking & Stuart Carpenter, who all ran PBs. Special mention also to the Mole brothers with only 3 seconds separating them, no doubt there will be some healthy competition in the future as they spur each other on to PBs.

The Polhman family donned the green vests this week, bringing their collective volunteering number to 156! Thanks also to Bryn, Chris and Maureen for volunteering this week at The Beaches, we couldn’t run without you!
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Male placings:

Scott Robert ALDER (VM50-54) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 21:05 - third time in 18 appearances.

Stephen FILMER (VM55-59) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:15 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Mark FITZGERALD (VM50-54) of Wooters Runners, was third over the line in 21:24.

Female placings:

Adana GREENTREE (JW10) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 26:24 - first appearance.

Jane HAMSON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 27:09 - has been first to finish on 33 previous occasions.

Susan PEATE (SW30-34) of Wooters Runners, was third (21st overall) over the line in 27:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Stephen FILMER (VM55-59) – 74.20% for the time 21:15 (second overall).

Scott Robert ALDER (VM50-54) – 71.07% for the time 21:05 (first overall).

Mark FITZGERALD (VM50-54) – 69.47% for the time 21:24 (third overall).

See you this Saturday for a high tide run!

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