422 finishers and 23 volunteers participated in last Saturday's Albert Melbourne parkrun.
Thank you to Volunteers ... and More Wanted in Coming weeks
Thank you to Run Director Joanne WATKINS and a terrific group of volunteers including Alexandra SION • Amy ROZSA • Beatrice ROBERTS • Debbie COLLINS • Elsy HERNANDEZ • Emily BELL • Gabriel HERNANDEZ • George FORNALSKI • Jackie CANT • Janet ROBINSON • Jessica BARLOW • Jessica VALENTINE • Joanne RAVEN • Joshua CANT • Manoj KUMAR • Martin VAN RUN • Matthew RICHARDSON • Naida PEARSON • Selby COXON • Shannon CRANE • Sinead BOUWMEESTER • Sophie WANN
At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or keen parkrun visitors from overseas or interstate.
To add your name to the Volunteer Roster for parkruns in future weeks:
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for volunteer role to firstname.lastname@example.org or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun.
To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to email@example.com or message the Run Director for that event.
As a guide, aim to volunteer once for every 8-10 parkruns you run or walk.
Milestones, PBs, First Timers and Best Wishes
Congratulations to milestone achievers: Catherine O'Mahony (100 parkruns), Christine Henderson (50), Chloe Dunkley (50), Dana Ma (50) and junior parkrunners Emilio Salgado (10) and Jack Tan (10).
Congratulations to 70 PB achievers including Andrew Bird in his 72nd lap of the lake and Cara Oliveri in her 70th - good reward for consistent parkrunning.
There were 90 first timers to Albert Melbourne including Ada Macey on her third visit from Brisbane to Albert. How can you be a first timer on your third visit? Easy! Ada volunteered on her first two visits. At Albert Melbourne, volunteers from interstate or overseas are always welcome to volunteer. We hope all first timers enjoyed the Albert Melbourne experience and come again.
Check out the awesome photos for this event on our Facebook page.
Barcodes and Finishing Tokens
Barcodes can be validly scanned from one of:
* paper copies printed from your parkrun registration;
* laminated barcode;
* durable plastic key tag or elastomeric wristband - order from Bentlogic (Bentlogic weblink)
Scanners do not read mobile phones or computer screens. Volunteers have no authority to record a time without a validly scranned barcode.
Always hand in the plastic finishing token you receive at the end of parkrun. If you forget your barcode, you must still hand in the token !!
Safety is a primary concern for everybody
For your safety and the safety of others:
* Self-seed at the start of the event, faster runners towards the front.
• KEEP TO THE LEFT on the path around the lake;
• GIVE WAY AND BE COURTEOUS TO ONCOMING PEDESTRIANS, RUNNERS, ROWERS AND OTHER PARK USERS;
• Take particular care around Albert Park lake's famous swans, their young chicks and all birdlife.
• If running with ONE dog on a SHORT lead, make sure that your dog or the dog's lead do not touch or tangle other other runners, walkers, cyclists, park users and swans. Parks Victoria regulations stipulate that near the lake, dogs MUST be on a lead at all times.
• If running or walking with a baby pusher, you are solely responsible for making sure that the pusher does not touch other parkrunners. Only the runner pushing, not the seated child, can register as a finisher.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.
Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).
• Free parking in Canterbury Road, Albert Road, Clarendon St and Moray St (but read parking signs carefully).
• Car park adjacent to lake: flat fee of $5.30, payable by credit card.
Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun
This parkrun report was written by Vin Martin and published by Scott Watkins.
See you next Saturday for another Albert Melbourne parkrun
7.45 - briefing for 'first timers' to Albert Melbourne parkrun
7.50 - general briefing for all participants
8.00 - parkrun start