Event number 175
2nd July 2016
A perfect, if somewhat cool start to the weekend, allowed us to kick things off with a great parkrun in Tuggeranong. The Tuggeranong family continues to grow, with 18 first times joining us in a crowd of 177 runners. There were also 31 recorded new Personal Bests! Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.
Once again we were able to get our there thanks to the efforts of our volunteer crew: Liz BARTLAM, Birgitt BUTCHERS, Penelope DANIEL, Emily HARTLEY, Kate LEHMENSICH, Monique LONSDALE, Scott MARSHALL, Michele MCDONALD, Lisa ROBERTSON, Clarissa ROSAL, Leonie SEARLE, Lindsay STOKES, Wendy YOUNG and Clancey YOUNG. There are still a few spots available for parkruns over the coming weeks, so please consider a stint as a vollie if you can so that we can keep this great event running (pun intended).
Congratulations to Megan CATLIN and Daniel INGRAM, who completed their 50th and 100th parkruns respectively. Megan is (almost) what Gary likes to refer to as a "parkrun purist", completing all but one of her parkruns with us here in Tuggeranong (the other being a quick venture to Ginninderra parkrun), and has helped out as a volunteer on three occasions. In a similar boat is Daniel, who has completed 96 out of his 100 parkruns at Tuggeranong, with the remainder within Canberra. Daniel has also been a great help with parkrun, volunteering six times, and never in the same role twice. Congratulations to you both - wear your new shirts proudly when they arrive.
An unknown runner was first.
Will LIND (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:58 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Sam BURRIDGE (SM30-34) of Functional Running, was third over the line in 17:32 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel ENGLAND (ACT Veterans AC) 1527 pts.
John YOUNG (Unattached) 1178 pts.
Chris GAMMON (Unattached) 1159 pts.
Bronwyn CALVER (VW45-49) of Speedy Geese, was first (31st overall) over the line in 22:31 - third time in 49 appearances.
Judy BOWE (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (33rd overall) over the line in 22:45.
Belinda WILSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 23:38.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tracie SCARLETT-ARUNDELL (Running Mums Australia) 1497 pts.
Bronwyn CALVER (Speedy Geese) 1479 pts.
Lisa ROBERTSON (Unattached) 1460 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rohan LOWRY (VM40-44) was graded 78.32% for the time 17:50 (5th overall).
Bede WEBSTER (VM50-54) was graded 77.77% for the time 19:16 (8th overall).
Will LIND (SM30-34) was graded 76.23% for the time 16:58 (second overall).
Tuggeranong parkrun started on 23rd February 2013, and since then 4,059 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 34,158 runs covering a total distance of 170,790 km, and there have been 6,798 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Natalie ARCHER who ran in a time of 00:17:17 on 17th January 2015 (event number 100).
The male record is held by Martin DENT who ran in a time of 00:14:46 on 11th May 2013 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan ARCHER who recorded a 92.96% run (22:29) on 31st January 2015 (event number 102).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tuggeranong parkrun Results Page.