Warragul parkrun #34

Warragul parkrun Event number 34 - 5th December 2015

Our very first summer parkrun today! It was a warm morning - easily the warmest we've had since we began! We had 82 parkrunners, parkwalkers and parkinbetweeners today, which includes 9 First Timers - a warm welcome to Ryan MURPHY, Daniel JACOB, Melissa BAKER, Ron COLEMAN, Roger BARNES, Danielle BRIDGER, Niall THOMPSON, Mathew MURPHY & Steve DIFABRIZIO.

We also saw 24 new PBs recorded today by Ashti MULLEN, Ayva WILLIAMSON-KELLY, Caitlyn GUPPY, Chloe KINDRED, Chris VANSCHYNDEL, Daniel ESHUIS, Fiona SYMES, Gary OLSSON, Ian HANSON, Julian TURECEK,Kathryn DIFABRIZIO, Katrina MAGYAR, Kirrilly BRIDGER, Lachlan JACOB, Michael BEAMISH, Nannette HART, Paula PETTINGILL, Ralph SHARP, Rayleen SLEGERS, Rebecca JENNINGS, Remi ELTON, Rose ATTWOOD, Sam MITCHELL & Terri WILKS. Awesome stuff!

We announced November's pOTM - Heidi Gratton - but she wasn't there. We celebrated you Heidi! Hope to see you next week :)

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers today - Ayla BROWN, Chris BUCKINGHAM, Rebecca CHRISTIAN, Chloe DIGNAN, Holly DIGNAN, Samantha DIGNAN, Margaret DUNN, Jayne ELTON, Remi ELTON, Amy MCCALL, Isabel MURDOCH, Colin NATHAN & Kevin "Phantom Course Marker" WALLACE. Lovely to see some new people putting their names on the roster. Today was also International Volunteer Day - thank you to ALL our volunteers past, present and future.

If you haven't had a turn at volunteering yet, we need you! Check out our future volunteer roster here to see what vacancies there are and for information on how to put your name on the roster. We look forward to hearing from you!

Good luck to all who are participating at the Sussan's run in the city tomorrow. Please feel free to share a photo and description of your achievements!!

As mentioned last week, The Silly Season is upon us. To get into the spirit of Christmas, we will be holding a special Festive parkrunday on the 19th of December. We encourage you to trade your activewear for your festivewear and get into the spirit.

In addition, we are holding a special New Year's Day parkrun at 9am. New Year's Day is the only day of the year where you can try and do a "parkrun double" - that is attend two parkruns in the same day. Traralgon is holding their parkrun at 7am and Pakenham is scheduled for 8am (a bit of a tight squeeze unless you're at the pointy end!)

Enjoy the week ahead and we will see you all again on Saturday at 7:50am sharp at the BBQ shelter.

Amy McCall & Isabel Murdoch - Event Directors
Lea Naismith - Run Director

Male placings:
Mitchell DISTON (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:26 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Alec BEDFORD (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:30 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Jason HILDER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:27 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Colin HART (Unattached) 2982 pts.
Jason HILDER (Unattached) 2705 pts.
Richard ADAMS (Wild Dog Triathlon Club) 2391 pts.

Female placings:
Kathryn HILDER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 23:08 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Kay FROST (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:56 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Ashti MULLEN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 25:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Paula PETTINGILL (Unattached) 3159 pts.
Catherine MCKENNA (Unattached) 2996 pts.
Emily HART (Unattached) 2874 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rob ZWIERLEIN (VM50-54) was graded 75.23% for the time 19:55 (5th overall).
Mitchell DISTON (JM15-17) was graded 73.24% for the time 18:26 (first overall).
Alec BEDFORD (JM15-17) was graded 72.97% for the time 18:30 (second overall).

This week there were 82 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

Warragul parkrun started on 11th April 2015, and since then 608 different runners, including participants from 30 athletics clubs, have completed 2,733 runs covering a total distance of 13,665 km, and there have been 796 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Kathryn HILDER who ran in a time of 00:21:05 on 2015-09-05 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Peter CUTLER who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2015-05-30 (event number 7).
The Age Grade course record is held by John GRAHAM who recorded a 80.21% run (20:43) on 18th July 2015 (event number 14).

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

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