run report #391, 18.05.2019

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 albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun.

To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourne@parkrun.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.

Photos
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.
Post-run coffee

Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).

Parking

• 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

 

run report #390, 11.05.2019

408 finishers and 21 volunteers participated in last Saturday's Albert Melbourne parkrun.

Thank you to Volunteers ... and More Wanted in Coming weeks
Thank you to Run Director John ANDREW and a terrific group of volunteers including Alex STRAUBE • Alexandra MERRETT • Brendan PEEL • Celeste SULLIVAN • Chris BURNETT • David FIELDING • Debbie PHILLIPS • Fiona YOUNG • Janardhan Reddy YARRAMADDU • Janet ROBINSON • Joanna MARKWICK • Joanne WATKINS • Julie HUTCHINSON • Katherine RICH • Michael CRAYTHORN • Monica WONG • Pablo ALMENDRAS • Paul SHIPLEY • Samantha STRAUBE • Scott WATKINS.

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 albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun.

To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or message the Run Director for that event.

Volunteering is lots of fun and no prior experience is required.

Milestones, PBs, First Timers and Best Wishes
Congratulations to Erik Ueda (Parkville Run director and Melbourne University Athletic Club runner) on recording the fastest first finish (15:55) ever at Albert Melbourne by a Run Director from any venue.

Congratulations to Mick Beasley on completing 100 parkruns in his fastest parkrun ever at 51 different venues. Mick first ran at Albert Melbourne in May 2012 and has volunteered 9 times - what a terrific parkrun journey!

Congratulations to Albert Melbourne regular Teresa Chong on completing 50 parkruns (including 48 at this venue) and volunteering 6 times along the way.

Congratulations to Vin Lam from London, a first timer to Albert, on completing 100 parkruns at 57 different venues! Vin has volunteered 13 times.

Congratulations to Warren Rozen on completing 50 parkruns including 8 PBs.

Congratulations to 81 PB achievers. There were 92 first timers to Albert Melbourne. We hope you enjoyed the experience and come again.

parkrun adventurers podcasts

A fortnight ago Scott, Vin and a few tourists at Albert were interviewed for the ‘parkrun adventurers’ podcast (podcast no. 155, from 15:30 into the podcast to 27:40). These amazing podcasts are chock full of interviews with parkrun people, discussions on interesting topics and snapshots of parkrun venues right around Australia. Check it out at parkrun adventurers podcast.

Photos
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.
Post-run coffee

Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).

Parking

• 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 $5.20, 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

 

run report #389, 04.05.2019

422 finishers and 28 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 Scott WATKINS • Gareth PETER • Paula HARRIS • Alana BRENNAN • Russell SHIELD • Matthew RICHARDSON • Susan SLY • Tracy GROVES • Sam WEILY • Lee MORONY • Nicholas BOWLES • Amanda PIPER • Lex GOEMAAT • Fiona YOUNG • Neil SCOTT • Victor ORTEGA • Nicole MITCHELL • Philippa SOLLY • Kathryn BROWNE • Erick SALGADO • Krishna RAMADUGU • Anne BROWNE • Biheng ZHANG • Laura BARSTOW • Naomi HUDSON • Luke BARBAGALLO • Mark GEMMOLA.

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 albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun.

To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourne@parkrun.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 Francesca Ligabo on completing her 100th parkrun at Parkville parkrun (Parki parki?). Francesca ran her early parkruns at Albert Melbourne before becoming a major contributor at Parkville parkrun. Francesca has volunteered 25 times, often in the role of Run Director at Parkville.

Congratulations to Albert Melbourne regular Monica Wong on completing a parkrun in every Australian State and Territory with her parkrun in Canberra on 28 April. On 4 May, Monica ran alongside Ziyi Zhang, encouraging Ziyi to run an emphatic PB in her 72nd Albert Melbourne parkrun.

Congratulations to Marnie Edwards on running a PB in her 50th Albert Melbourne parkrun, breaking 30 minutes for the first time in 62 parkruns across 11 different parkrun venues.

Congratulations to 53 PB achievers. There were 93 first timers to Albert Melbourne. We hope you enjoyed the experience and come again.

Pollinate Energy
A special thanks to all of the volunteers from the Pollinate Group who assisted on Saturday. We hope many of you had an opportunity to speak with them. The Pollinate Group are empowering women as entrepreneurs to distribute clean energy solutions in India and Nepal. If you are interested in learning more, you can follow Pollinate on Facebook or consider making a direct donation to their work here. And remember, every donation is doubled for the rest of this month!

Photos
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.
Post-run coffee

Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).

Parking

• 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 $5.20, 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

 

run report #388, 27.03.2019

502 finishers and 20 volunteers participated in last Saturday's Albert Melbourne parkrun.

Thank you to Volunteers ... and More Wanted in Coming weeks
Thank you to Run Director Scott WATKINS and a terrific group of volunteers including Joanne WATKINS • Jo BUCKLE • Ramana THIRUMOORTHY • Debbie COLLINS • Ann SOUTHERINGTON • Sandra MURPHY • Belinda EMERY • E YAP • Warrick BURGESS • Gordon EWING • Caitlin EWING • Andrea LUNG • Fiona YOUNG • Janie SWEENEY • Sharon FORD • Carolyn FRANCIS • Anne BROWNE • Jarrod ADAMS • Gonzalo BENEDETTI.

To add your name to the Volunteer Roster for future weeks:

• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun on any Saturday for a future parkrun.

To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or message the Run Director for that event.

Volunteering really is a lot of fun. As a suggestion, many people aim to volunteer once for every 8-10 parkruns you run or walk.

Milestones, PBs, First Timers and Best Wishes
Congratulations to Martin van Run, Jasmine Just, Sarah Flynn, Chris Hart and Michael Kipp on completing their 50th parkruns.

Most parkrunners are young at heart, but some are young of body too! Junior parkrunners led the way this week:
* Abigail Cant ran a PB in her 97th lap of the lake;
* Angus Watson and Ben Sherman were second and third finishers respectively; and
* Albert Melbourne regular Rosie Lyness ran her fastest parkrun anywhere (22:07) to be first finisher and new age group record holder at Gardiners Creek parkrun.
Congratulations to 81 PB achievers. There were 127 first timers to Albert Melbourne. We hope you enjoyed the experience and come again.

Photos
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.
Post-run coffee

Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).

Parking

• 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 $5.20, 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

 

run report #387, 20.03.2019

500 finishers and 24 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 Richard LYNESS • Mick BEASLEY • Alexandra MERRETT • Imogen RUSSELL-HEAD • Jane SINCLAIR • Peter BEARSLEY • Monica WONG • David DOLAN • Murray CHYNOWETH • Matthew RICHARDSON • Susan SLY • Gordon EWING • Caitlin EWING • Andrea LUNG • Dianne CHESTER • Ziyi ZHANG • Helen KLEIBER • Amit KHOT • Lauren MASEROW • Jo BELL • Jamie KLEIBER • Jack KLEIBER • Glenn BAILEY.

To add your name to the Volunteer Roster for future weeks:

• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com or
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun on any Saturday for a future parkrun.

To remove your name from the volunteer roster, e-mail your non-attendance to albertmelbourne@parkrun.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 Will Relf on completing his 50th parkrun.

Congratulations to Robert Del Ponte who completed his 250th parkrun at Studley parkrun. Rob ran over 100 times at Albert Melbourne before Westerfolds and Studley parkruns started up closer to his home. More importantly, Rob was a Run Director many times in Albert Melbourne's early years and still volunteers often (including as Run Director) at Studley parkrun. Well done Robert on your lasting contribution to parkrun.

As an aside, Albert Melbourne's exact multiple of 500 finishers is only the second time that number has been a multiple of 100. Back on 23 March 2013, we had exactly 100 finishers; an unknown athlete was first finisher that day but the registered parkrunner with the fastest time by guess who? Robert Del Ponte!
Congratulations to 73 PB achievers, including Gustavo da Costa whose PB was achieved in his 175th Albert Melbourne parkrun in a time 8 minutes faster than his debut run back in October 2014 ... and we think there might be more PBs to come!

There were 142 first timers to Albert Melbourne. We hope you enjoyed the experience and come again.

Photos
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.
Post-run coffee

Emerald Hill Cafe (189 Bank Street) or Carousel (cafe by the lake, near the 1km mark).

Parking

• 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 $5.20, 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

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