Weekly report #455, 10.07.2021

This week we met visiting volunteer Bronwyn who may become eligible in September to purchase a parkrun T-shirt for volunteering 50 times and before she qualifies for a red T-shirt for 50 finishes. How cool is that! Check out the News section for details.

In Albert Melbourne parkrun no. 455, 318 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 60 first timers, comprising 29 visitors from other events and 31 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the event and return. 46 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part, including 15 Crosbie Crew, 6 Purple Pacers and 3 Kathmandu Trail Club members.
Volunteers:

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Scott WATKINS (Run Director) • Vin MARTIN • Joanne WATKINS • Robert (Rob) FALLOON • John ANDREW • Jane BARKMAN • Ramana THIRUMOORTHY • Nick PAINE • Monica WONG • Roy GROOM • Rick DRURY • Erica AULD • Ruth-Mary FAULCONBRIDGE • Fiona YOUNG • Olga MIRENSKY • Debbie PHILLIPS • Winson TAN • Sarah MIKOLAS • Stuart TENNANT • Bronwyn ROWLESON • Ruchi S • Roy WIEDEMEYER • Gin MASTERS • Ben TAYLOR • Andres CICHERO • Tessa SALMONS • Jenny ANDERSON • Sara B

Volunteering Opportunities in Coming Weeks
To make parkrun happen at Albert Melbourne, around 25 volunteers are required each week in a variety of essential roles.
Please consider placing your name on the Volunteer Roster for the coming week or one of the weeks ahead. No qualifications are required - we provide simple, clear instructions on how to perform your role. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new people.
There are two ways to add your name to the Volunteer Roster:
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun; or
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for a volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com
At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or visitors from overseas or interstate.
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.

News
Bronwyn Rowleson participates often at Altona and Newport parkruns including lots of volunteering. So much volunteering (39 times) that she volunteers once for every run or walk. There is a chance that Bronwyn will make the V50 club before she finishes 50 parkruns. Thank you Bronwyn for joining the Albert Melbourne volunteer team this week.
From 1 September, parkrunners will be eligible to purchase T-shirts to celebrate volunteering at 50, 100 and 250 events.
Young first timer Tom Davoren must think parkrun is a doddle. Not only was Tom 3rd finisher in this event, but he became the third fastest JM11-14 finisher (17:11) ever at Albert Melbourne. South Melbourne AC’s Bart Leeton was right on Tom’s heels and his big PB of 17:36 makes him the 8th fastest JM11-14 finisher at Albert Melbourne.
Hats off to Alf Ippolito who ran the highest age grading in this event (83.70%). Alf’s time of 18:12 was a PB not only at Albert Melbourne, but across 170 finishes at several venues.
If you have a story to share, please let us know.

Milestones
Congratulations to Rachael Tobin and Josh Hoffman on completing 50 parkruns.

Staying COVID-19 Safe
For contact tracing purposes every Victorian parkrun displays a unique QR code each Saturday morning, at various locations at the event. The QR code is also available on each event’s social media channels and website so you can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We ask that all volunteers and participants check in each week. If entering the QR code manually with the Service Victoria Ap, the password for Albert Melbourne parkrun is MPEETH. The Department knows that parkrun operates about 8-9 am on Saturday, so it is OK for you to check-in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun.
As the COVID-19 Framework guidelines apply to all events in Victoria, it is important that the parkrun community are aware of the implications.
We'd also ask all participants to review the codes below for runners, walkers and volunteers. The most important part of these codes is that if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.
If you are new to parkrun, welcome. We are a free, community wellbeing event. We are not a race. We welcome everyone. After a year when we had to stay in our homes and avoid connections, we hope that parkrun offers a safe way for our community so start coming together again.
Our implementation of the code at Albert Melbourne parkrun includes the following:
* We will conduct a first-timer briefing at the usual meeting place (Coot Picnic area) at 7.45am.
* We will not be providing a key bucket or bringing our selfie frame. Albert, the stuffed swan, will stay home for a while. We have committed to sanitising and cleaning all shared equipment, so we need to keep things to a minimum.
* We will conduct a short, main briefing at the normal start line (Palms Lawn). This will contain safety information only and we urge all participants to be present and attentive.
* The main briefing will be delivered by a number of people in parallel to help people spread out.
* We will not be celebrating milestones, visitors or making any other announcements during the briefing. This is to minimise the time that people are in close contact. We know these are important parts of our community and will do our best to acknowledge these on social media and in our run report.
* We will be expanding the start area and encouraging people to spread out. We will also be actively suggesting that people position themselves by starting time. This may mean that you take a few extra seconds to cross the start line.
* During the event it is understood that people may come in close proximity to others for short periods of time. This is OK. Please respect others, be kind and please, no spitting or high-fiving.
* At the finish line we will be significantly expanding our finish funnels to provide space for participants to stay apart.
* We will be using our double funnel. For those who don't remember, your time is recorded when you pass between the flags. After that, you need to stay in order and move along the funnel to collect your finish token. It is really important that people move steadily along that line to enable a steady flow of people.
* Most importantly, we still want parkrun to be a fun, happy environment.
* Finally, all of these additional measures will require extra volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and feel part of the event. All roles are easy and come with fun training. Please let us know if you are interested.
The parkrun COVID framework is here:
https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system

All of this information, including the QR code, is on the news section of our website:
https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/
Illness and Injury
There are always some parkrunners who cannot participate due to illness or injury to themselves or a loved one. Best wishes to you. We look forward to seeing you participating in parkrun again when you are able. As you recover from illness or injury, please be cautious in selecting when and how fast you attempt to participate. Be guided by your medical advisers. No-one wants re-injury or the need for medical assistance at a parkrun.
Photos
Check out all the photos on the
Albert Melbourne parkrun Facebook page.

Registration, Barcodes and Finishing Tokens
You obtain a personal barcode upon registration for parkrun. If you are not registered for parkrun, we strongly recommend that you do register and print off your barcode. The link to registration can be found on our Home page.
Volunteer timekeepers record your time when you finish between the two tall parkrun flags. After you finish, stay in order through the finish funnel and will be given a finish token. You then take that and your personal barcode to the volunteer scanners on the other side of the BBQ shed.
After the barcode and finish token are scanned, always hand in the plastic finishing token. If you forget your barcode or are not registered and don't have a barcode, you MUST still hand in the finish token!!
Volunteers have no authority to record a time from a mobile phone or computer screen. And they have no authority to record a time without a valid barcode.
For a more detailed guide on how parkrun works check out "How parkrun works"
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
shop.parkrun.com

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 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. A child in a pusher cannot have their time recorded.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.

Post-run coffee / breakfast:
After parkrun you'll generally find some people at all of these venues:
Nine Yards (228 Dorcas St, South Melbourne)
James (323 Clarendon St, South Melbourne)
Carousel Cafe (beside the lake, close to the 1km mark)
Boatshed (beside the lake, close to the 4.5km mark)
Jack the Geezer (99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park)
Please come and join us!

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 $5.40, payable by credit card.

Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
Albert parkrun, Melbourne Results Page.
The female record is held by Sinead DIVER who recorded a time of 16:14 on 11th February 2017 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Luke MATHEWS who recorded a time of 14:39 on 25th December 2018 (event number 370).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 102.80% (22:01) on 7th February 2015 (event number 167).

Albert parkrun, Melbourne started on 19th November 2011. Since then, 26,864 participants have completed 127,050 parkruns covering a total distance of 635,250 km, including 19,226 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,684 individuals have volunteered 8,184 times.

Written by Vin Martin
Published by Scott Watkins

 

Weekly report #454, 03.07.2021

Walking on crutches with one foot raised off the ground in a moonboot was never going to stop Renee Para from volunteering at this event. Quite inspiring. Thank you to everyone who volunteered – many at short notice.

Well done Janet Robinson on completing her 250th parkrun and Samantha Straube in joining the Volunteer 25 club. Their achievements are set in more detail in the Milestones section below.

In Albert Melbourne parkrun no. 454, 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 46 first timers, comprising 22 visitors from other events and 24 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the event and return. 31 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part, including 7 Crosbie Crew, 4 Melbourne Midday Milers, 3 Gunn Runners and representatives of several registered athletic clubs – South Melbourne, Richmond Harriers, Warrnambool, Malvern Harriers, Mornington Peninsula and Waverley.

Volunteers:

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

John ANDREW (Run Director) • Karen JOB • Vin MARTIN • Tony GUTTMANN • Renee PARA • Maddie SANDALL • Ben JEEVES • Samantha STRAUBE • Mary RUTH • Lisa MILLAR • Erica AULD • Ruth-Mary FAULCONBRIDGE • Debbie PHILLIPS • Sarah MIKOLAS • Janine LIVERSAGE • Joshua SEE • Longfei WANG • Anna MCKINNON • Neil LAHY • Sergio QUINTERO • Alex COMYN • Nathan LAWRENCE • Chaithanya GUNTURI

Volunteering Opportunities in Coming Weeks
To make parkrun happen at Albert Melbourne, around 25 volunteers are required each week in a variety of essential roles.

Please consider placing your name on the Volunteer Roster for the coming week or one of the weeks ahead. No qualifications are required - we provide simple, clear instructions on how to perform your role. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new people.

There are two ways to add your name to the Volunteer Roster:
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun; or
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for a volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com

At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or visitors from overseas or interstate.

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.

News

Crosbie Crew member Rachel McGuiness proved that last week’s PB was no fluke by running another PB (17:29). Tantalisingly, this time is just 7 seconds outside Sinead Diver’s SW30-34 record set back in February 2012.

Two Albert Melbourne regulars with over 600 parkruns between them ran their best times in a long while. Dani Elle finished Albert Melbourne in under 30 minutes for the first time since December 2016, while Melbourne Marathon Spartan Kai Ooi ran his fastest Albert Melbourne parkrun in 18 months.

It was terrific to see Vikki and John Smith, avid parkrun tourists and keen volunteers at Wyndham Vale parkrun, visit Albert Melbourne for the first time.

If you have a story to share, please let us know.

Milestones

Congratulations to Samantha Straube on volunteering at her 25th event, thereby qualifying for a purple 25 T-shirt. She has volunteered in 9 different roles. Thank you Samantha for your terrific contribution to Albert Melbourne parkrun.

Congratulations to Janet Robinson on completing 250 parkruns since starting parkrun back in September 2014. Janet has finished 210 of her parkruns at Albert Melbourne with a brilliant PB on Christmas Day 2019 to set a VW60-64 age category record which stands to this day. A big contributor at Albert Melbourne, Janet has volunteered more than 50 times, or once for every 5 finishes. Thank you Janet for being an integral part of Albert Melbourne parkrun over the past 7 years.

Congratulations to Peter Robinson on completing 50 parkruns (and well done to Janet and Peter on synchronising their milestones!!)

Staying COVID-19 Safe

For contact tracing purposes every Victorian parkrun displays a unique QR code each Saturday morning, at various locations at the event. The QR code is also available on each event’s social media channels and website so you can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We ask that all volunteers and participants check in each week. If entering the QR code manually with the Service Victoria Ap, the password for Albert Melbourne is MPEETH. The Department knows that parkrun operates about 8-9 am on Saturday, so it is OK for you to check-in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun.

As the COVID-19 Framework guidelines apply to all events in Victoria, it is important that the parkrun community are aware of the implications.

We'd also ask all participants to review the codes below for runners, walkers and volunteers. The most important part of these codes is that if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.

If you are new to parkrun, welcome. We are a free, community wellbeing event. We are not a race. We welcome everyone. After a year when we had to stay in our homes and avoid connections, we hope that parkrun offers a safe way for our community so start coming together again.

Our implementation of the code at Albert Melbourne parkrun includes the following:

* We will conduct a first-timer briefing at the usual meeting place (Coot Picnic area) at 7.45am.

* We will not be providing a key bucket or bringing our selfie frame. Albert, the stuffed swan, will stay home for a while. We have committed to sanitising and cleaning all shared equipment, so we need to keep things to a minimum.

* We will conduct a short, main briefing at the normal start line (Palms Lawn). This will contain safety information only and we urge all participants to be present and attentive.

* The main briefing will be delivered by a number of people in parallel to help people spread out.

* We will not be celebrating milestones, visitors or making any other announcements during the briefing. This is to minimise the time that people are in close contact. We know these are important parts of our community and will do our best to acknowledge these on social media and in our run report.

* We will be expanding the start area and encouraging people to spread out. We will also be actively suggesting that people position themselves by starting time. This may mean that you take a few extra seconds to cross the start line.

* During the event it is understood that people may come in close proximity to others for short periods of time. This is OK. Please respect others, be kind and please, no spitting or high-fiving.

* At the finish line we will be significantly expanding our finish funnels to provide space for participants to stay apart.

* We will be using our double funnel. For those who don't remember, your time is recorded when you pass between the flags. After that, you need to stay in order and move along the funnel to collect your finish token. It is really important that people move steadily along that line to enable a steady flow of people.

* Most importantly, we still want parkrun to be a fun, happy environment.

* Finally, all of these additional measures will require extra volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and feel part of the event. All roles are easy and come with fun training. Please let us know if you are interested.

The parkrun COVID framework is here:
https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system

All of this information, including the QR code, is on the news section of our website:
https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/

Illness and Injury
There are always some parkrunners who cannot participate due to illness or injury to themselves or a loved one. Best wishes to you. We look forward to seeing you participating in parkrun again when you are able. As you recover from illness or injury, please be cautious in selecting when and how fast you attempt to participate. Be guided by your medical advisers. No-one wants re-injury or the need for medical assistance at a parkrun.

Photos
Check out all the photos on the
Albert Melbourne parkrun Facebook page.

 

Registration, Barcodes and Finishing Tokens
You obtain a personal barcode upon registration for parkrun. If you are not registered for parkrun, we strongly recommend that you do register and print off your barcode. The link to registration can be found on our Home page.
Volunteer timekeepers record your time when you finish between the two tall parkrun flags. After you finish, stay in order through the finish funnel and will be given a finish token. You then take that and your personal barcode to the volunteer scanners on the other side of the BBQ shed.
After the barcode and finish token are scanned, always hand in the plastic finishing token. If you forget your barcode or are not registered and don't have a barcode, you MUST still hand in the finish token!!
Volunteers have no authority to record a time from a mobile phone or computer screen. And they have no authority to record a time without a valid barcode.
For a more detailed guide on how parkrun works check out "How parkrun works"
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
shop.parkrun.com

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 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. A child in a pusher cannot have their time recorded.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.

Post-run coffee / breakfast:
After parkrun you'll generally find some people at all of these venues:
Nine Yards (228 Dorcas St, South Melbourne)
James (323 Clarendon St, South Melbourne)
Carousel Cafe (beside the lake, close to the 1km mark)
Boatshed (beside the lake, close to the 4.5km mark)
Jack the Geezer (99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park)
Please come and join us!

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 $5.40, payable by credit card.

Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun

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

The female record is held by Sinead DIVER who recorded a time of 16:14 on 11th February 2017 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Luke MATHEWS who recorded a time of 14:39 on 25th December 2018 (event number 370).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 102.80% (22:01) on 7th February 2015 (event number 167).

Albert parkrun, Melbourne started on 19th November 2011. Since then, 26,804 participants have completed 126,732 parkruns covering a total distance of 633,660 km, including 19,180 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,678 individuals have volunteered 8,156 times.

Written by Vin Martin
Published by Scott Watkins

 

Weekly report #453, 25.06.2021

After 4 weeks off for a "short" COVID lockdown, Albert Melbourne parkrun returned again last Saturday. Here is all the news.

Do you know that a QR code can be registered in two ways on your phone. First and easiest for most people is to scan the code from Facebook, the website or a copy at the finish area. A second way to do it is to enter the code manually on the Service Victoria App. MPEETH is the manual QR code at Albert Melbourne parkrun, and it is easy to remember. Just think of the word ‘empathy’, replace the letter ‘a’ with ‘ee’ and drop the first and last letters (‘e’ and ’y’). More details on the COVID framework are set out below.

When David Suder ran his 249th parkrun on 1 May, the 250th appeared just a week or two away. David volunteered the next week, ran a half marathon, rested a calf strain on a third weekend, and then came 4 weeks without a local parkrun ….. does this story have a happy ending? Read the section on Milestones below where we also celebrate Sarah Mikolas qualifying for entry to the Volunteer 25 club .

We had our first new age category record in 16 months too – details in the News Section below.

In Albert Melbourne parkrun no. 453, 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 24 first timers, comprising 16 visitors from other events and 8 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the event and return. 28 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part, including 11 Crosbie Crew.

 

<strong>Volunteers: </strong>

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Sarah MIKOLAS (Run Director) • Vin MARTIN • Ryo TSUKUI • Ramana THIRUMOORTHY • Nick PAINE • Sandra MURPHY • Mick MIROVIC • Simon BARRIE • Gustavo DA COSTA • David FOSKEY • Julie HUTCHINSON • Suzanne JOHNSON • Martin VAN RUN • Debbie PHILLIPS • • Paul SHEAHAN • Joshua SEE • Adrian SHIEL • Jacqueline SHIEL • Roy WIEDEMEYER • Gin MASTERS • Anna MCKINNON • Shenelle PIMM • Jenny ANDERSON

 

<strong> Volunteering Opportunities in Coming Weeks</strong>
To make parkrun happen at Albert Melbourne, around 25 volunteers are required each week in a variety of essential roles.

Please consider placing your name on the Volunteer Roster for the coming week or one of the weeks ahead. No qualifications are required - we provide simple, clear instructions on how to perform your role. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new people.

There are two ways to add your name to the Volunteer Roster:
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun; or
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for a volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com

At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or visitors from overseas or interstate.

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

 

<strong>News</strong>

WA Masters Runner Peter Sanders broke the VM75-79 age category record with a scintillating time of 23:46.

Rachel McGuiness ran an emphatic PB of 17:35, raising her 24 places to 13th ranking of all female finishers at Albert Melbourne. Rachel is within 13 seconds of Sinead Diver’s SW30-34 record.

Speaking of Sinead Diver, holder of our SW30-34 and SW35-39 records, congratulations are in order for her selection to represent Australia in the Marathon at the upcoming Olympic Games.

For how many years can you keep improving your PB? Ross Pentland, who has been parkrunning for 8 years, ran his all-event PB in his 211th parkrun across 40 venues. Well done Ross.

If you have a story to share, please let us know.

<strong>Milestones</strong>

Congratulations to Sarah Mikolas on volunteering at her 25th event, thereby qualifying for a purple 25 T-shirt. Sarah has been Run Director on 5 occasions and is a valued member of the core team supporting Event Directors, Joanne and Scott. Sarah has volunteered in 9 separate roles and no role is too much for her.

Congratulations to David Suder on completing his 250th parkrun – an awesome achievement. David began his parkrun journey back in March 2014 and has finished 239 of his 250 parkruns at Albert Melbourne. Along the way, David has volunteered 30 times. Thank you David for being a major contributor at Albert Melbourne over the past 7 years.

Congratulations to Kate Seibold, Toby Turner and Hugh Murray on completing their 50th parkruns.

Congratulations to junior parkrunner Zach Visser on completing 10 parkruns – a terrific milestone for a junior parkrunner.

<strong>Staying COVID-19 Safe</strong>

For contact tracing purposes every Victorian parkrun displays a unique QR code each Saturday morning, at various locations at the event. The QR code is also available on each event’s social media channels and website so you can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We ask that all volunteers and participants check in each week. If entering the QR code manually with the Service Victoria Ap, the password for Albert Melbourne is MPEETH. The Department knows that parkrun operates about 8-9 am on Saturday, so it is OK for you to check-in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun.

As the COVID-19 Framework guidelines apply to all events in Victoria, it is important that the parkrun community are aware of the implications.

We'd also ask all participants to review the codes below for runners, walkers and volunteers. The most important part of these codes is that if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.

If you are new to parkrun, welcome. We are a free, community wellbeing event. We are not a race. We welcome everyone. After a year when we had to stay in our homes and avoid connections, we hope that parkrun offers a safe way for our community so start coming together again.

Our implementation of the code at Albert Melbourne parkrun includes the following:

* We will conduct a first-timer briefing at the usual meeting place (Coot Picnic area) at 7.45am.

* We will not be providing a key bucket or bringing our selfie frame. Albert, the stuffed swan, will stay home for a while. We have committed to sanitising and cleaning all shared equipment, so we need to keep things to a minimum.

* We will conduct a short, main briefing at the normal start line (Palms Lawn). This will contain safety information only and we urge all participants to be present and attentive.

* The main briefing will be delivered by a number of people in parallel to help people spread out.

* We will not be celebrating milestones, visitors or making any other announcements during the briefing. This is to minimise the time that people are in close contact. We know these are important parts of our community and will do our best to acknowledge these on social media and in our run report.

* We will be expanding the start area and encouraging people to spread out. We will also be actively suggesting that people position themselves by starting time. This may mean that you take a few extra seconds to cross the start line.

* During the event it is understood that people may come in close proximity to others for short periods of time. This is OK. Please respect others, be kind and please, no spitting or high-fiving.

* At the finish line we will be significantly expanding our finish funnels to provide space for participants to stay apart.

* We will be using our double funnel. For those who don't remember, your time is recorded when you pass between the flags. After that, you need to stay in order and move along the funnel to collect your finish token. It is really important that people move steadily along that line to enable a steady flow of people.

* Most importantly, we still want parkrun to be a fun, happy environment.

* Finally, all of these additional measures will require extra volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and feel part of the event. All roles are easy and come with fun training. Please let us know if you are interested.

The parkrun COVID framework is here:
<a href="https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system">https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system</a>

All of this information, including the QR code, is on the news section of our website:
<a href="https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/">https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/</a>

<strong>Illness and Injury</strong>
There are always some parkrunners who cannot participate due to illness or injury to themselves or a loved one. Best wishes to you. We look forward to seeing you participating in parkrun again when you are able. As you recover from illness or injury, please be cautious in selecting when and how fast you attempt to participate. Be guided by your medical advisers. No-one wants re-injury or the need for medical assistance at a parkrun.

<strong>Photos</strong>
Check out all the photos on the
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/albertmelbourneparkrun">Albert Melbourne parkrun Facebook page</a>.

 

<strong>Registration, Barcodes and Finishing Tokens</strong>
You obtain a personal barcode upon registration for parkrun. If you are not registered for parkrun, we strongly recommend that you do register and print off your barcode. The link to registration can be found on our Home page.
Volunteer timekeepers record your time when you finish between the two tall parkrun flags. After you finish, stay in order through the finish funnel and will be given a finish token. You then take that and your personal barcode to the volunteer scanners on the other side of the BBQ shed.
After the barcode and finish token are scanned, always hand in the plastic finishing token. If you forget your barcode or are not registered and don't have a barcode, you MUST still hand in the finish token!!
Volunteers have no authority to record a time from a mobile phone or computer screen. And they have no authority to record a time without a valid barcode.
For a more detailed guide on how parkrun works check out "How parkrun works"
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
<a href="https://shop.parkrun.com">shop.parkrun.com</a>

<strong>Safety is a primary concern for everybody</strong>
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 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. A child in a pusher cannot have their time recorded.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.

<strong>Post-run coffee / breakfast: </strong>
After parkrun you'll generally find some people at all of these venues:
Nine Yards (228 Dorcas St, South Melbourne)
James (323 Clarendon St, South Melbourne)
Carousel Cafe (beside the lake, close to the 1km mark)
Boatshed (beside the lake, close to the 4.5km mark)
Jack the Geezer (99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park)
Please come and join us!

<strong>Parking</strong>
• 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 $5.40, payable by credit card.

<strong>Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media</strong>
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
<a href="https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/results/latestresults/">Albert parkrun, Melbourne Results Page</a>.

The female record is held by Sinead DIVER who recorded a time of 16:14 on 11th February 2017 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Luke MATHEWS who recorded a time of 14:39 on 25th December 2018 (event number 370).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 102.80% (22:01) on 7th February 2015 (event number 167).

Albert parkrun, Melbourne started on 19th November 2011. Since then, 26,758 participants have completed 126,476 parkruns covering a total distance of 632,380 km, including 19,149 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,677 individuals have volunteered 8,133 times.

Written by Vin Martin
Published by Scott Watkins

 

Weekly report #452, 22.05.2021

A frosty morning was no obstacle to a good turnout at parkrun last Saturday and a terrific milestone for Beatrice Roberts.

In Albert Melbourne parkrun no. 452, 357 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 75 first timers, comprising 48 visitors from other events and 27 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the event and return. 39 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part, including 7 Crosbie Crew and 4 Victorian Road Runners.

Volunteers:

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Joanne WATKINS (Run Director) • Vin MARTIN • Scott WATKINS • Peter LOGAN • Luke GOODMAN • Kevin ARMSTRONG • Matty HORSTEN • Pegah MAASOUMI • Sarah MALOOF • David SUDER • Fiona YOUNG • Martin VAN RUN • Debbie PHILLIPS • Lauren MASEROW • Peter BENNETTS • Joshua SEE • Jacqueline SHIEL • Grischelle JAMISAL • Ismail QESHTA • Gin MASTERS • Shenelle PIMM • Neil LAHY

Volunteering Opportunities in Coming Weeks
To make parkrun happen at Albert Melbourne, around 25 volunteers are required each week in a variety of essential roles.
Please consider placing your name on the Volunteer Roster for the coming week or one of the weeks ahead. No qualifications are required - we provide simple, clear instructions on how to perform your role. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new people.
There are two ways to add your name to the Volunteer Roster:
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun; or
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for a volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com
At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or visitors from overseas or interstate.
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.

News
Ruth-Mary Faulconbridge is an enthusiastic participant at Albert Melbourne, running 5 times and volunteering on 4 occasions this year. Ruth-Mary, the only octogenarian to participate at Albert Melbourne this year, has held the event’s VW80-84 age category record for more than 3 years. Ruth-Mary proves that no-one is ever too old to participate in parkrun.

A few of us had the good fortune to chat with Sam Esmore when he visited Albert Melbourne in early April to volunteer as tailwalker. Last week Sam achieved statesman status by finishing a parkrun at every available venue in Victoria – that is over 90 different events!! Congratulations Sam on your marvelous achievement.

Well done to Stuart King on jumping to fourth place in the all-time VM45-49 rankings with a personal best of 17:02 in his 107th Albert Melbourne parkrun. Stuart is one of a select group of parkrunners (about 20) to achieve a PB at Albert Melbourne after finishing the event 100 or more times.

If you have a story to share, please let us know.

Milestones
Congratulations to Beatrice Roberts on completing 100 parkruns, the majority at Albert Melbourne but also with finishes at 23 other venues. Beatrice is one of our Run Directors and has volunteered at more than 25 times. Well done Beatrice on your personal milestone and thank you for your great contribution to Albert Melbourne.

Staying COVID-19 Safe
For contact tracing purposes every Victorian parkrun will display a unique QR code each Saturday morning, at various locations at the event. The QR code will also be available on each event’s social media channels and website so you can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We ask that all volunteers and participants check in each week. The Department knows that parkrun operates about 8-9 am on Saturday, so it is OK for you to check-in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun.
As the COVID-19 Framework guidelines apply to all events in Victoria, it is important that the parkrun community are aware of the implications.
We'd also ask all participants to review the codes below for runners, walkers and volunteers. The most important part of these codes is that if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.
If you are new to parkrun, welcome. We are a free, community wellbeing event. We are not a race. We welcome everyone. After a year when we had to stay in our homes and avoid connections, we hope that parkrun offers a safe way for our community so start coming together again.
Our implementation of the code at Albert Melbourne parkrun includes the following:
* We will conduct a first-timer briefing at the usual meeting place (Coot Picnic area) at 7.45am.
* We will not be providing a key bucket or bringing our selfie frame. Albert, the stuffed swan, will stay home for a while. We have committed to sanitising and cleaning all shared equipment, so we need to keep things to a minimum.
* We will conduct a short, main briefing at the normal start line (Palms Lawn). This will contain safety information only and we urge all participants to be present and attentive.
* The main briefing will be delivered by a number of people in parallel to help people spread out.
* We will not be celebrating milestones, visitors or making any other announcements during the briefing. This is to minimise the time that people are in close contact. We know these are important parts of our community and will do our best to acknowledge these on social media and in our run report.
* We will be expanding the start area and encouraging people to spread out. We will also be actively suggesting that people position themselves by starting time. This may mean that you take a few extra seconds to cross the start line.
* During the event it is understood that people may come in close proximity to others for short periods of time. This is OK. Please respect others, be kind and please, no spitting or high-fiving.
* At the finish line we will be significantly expanding our finish funnels to provide space for participants to stay apart.
* We will be using our double funnel. For those who don't remember, your time is recorded when you pass between the flags. After that, you need to stay in order and move along the funnel to collect your finish token. It is really important that people move steadily along that line to enable a steady flow of people.
* Most importantly, we still want parkrun to be a fun, happy environment.
* Finally, all of these additional measures will require extra volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and feel part of the event. All roles are easy and come with fun training. Please let us know if you are interested.
The parkrun COVID framework is here:
https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system

All of this information, including the QR code, is on the news section of our website:
https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/
Illness and Injury
There are always some parkrunners who cannot participate due to illness or injury to themselves or a loved one. Best wishes to you. We look forward to seeing you participating in parkrun again when you are able. As you recover from illness or injury, please be cautious in selecting when and how fast you attempt to participate. Be guided by your medical advisers. No-one wants re-injury or the need for medical assistance at a parkrun.
Photos
Check out all the photos on the
Albert Melbourne parkrun Facebook page.

Registration, Barcodes and Finishing Tokens
You obtain a personal barcode upon registration for parkrun. If you are not registered for parkrun, we strongly recommend that you do register and print off your barcode. The link to registration can be found on our Home page.
Volunteer timekeepers record your time when you finish between the two tall parkrun flags. After you finish, stay in order through the finish funnel and will be given a finish token. You then take that and your personal barcode to the volunteer scanners on the other side of the BBQ shed.
After the barcode and finish token are scanned, always hand in the plastic finishing token. If you forget your barcode or are not registered and don't have a barcode, you MUST still hand in the finish token!!
Volunteers have no authority to record a time from a mobile phone or computer screen. And they have no authority to record a time without a valid barcode.
For a more detailed guide on how parkrun works check out "How parkrun works"
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
shop.parkrun.com

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 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. A child in a pusher cannot have their time recorded.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.

Post-run coffee / breakfast:
After parkrun you'll generally find some people at all of these venues:
Nine Yards (228 Dorcas St, South Melbourne)
James (323 Clarendon St, South Melbourne)
Carousel Cafe (beside the lake, close to the 1km mark)
Boatshed (beside the lake, close to the 4.5km mark)
Jack the Geezer (99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park)
Please come and join us!

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 $5.40, payable by credit card.

Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
Albert parkrun, Melbourne Results Page.
The female record is held by Sinead DIVER who recorded a time of 16:14 on 11th February 2017 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Luke MATHEWS who recorded a time of 14:39 on 25th December 2018 (event number 370).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 102.80% (22:01) on 7th February 2015 (event number 167).

Albert parkrun, Melbourne started on 19th November 2011. Since then, 26,734 participants have completed 126,257 parkruns covering a total distance of 631,285 km, including 19,121 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,675 individuals have volunteered 8,110 times.

Contribution from Tim White
Written by Vin Martin
Published by Scott Watkins

 

Weekly report #451, 15.05.2021

Thousands of runners descended on the Great Ocean Road Running Festival last weekend. Some ran or volunteered at Albert Melbourne before driving down while others detoured to a parkrun along the way. Well done to everyone from Albert Melbourne who ran short and long distances at the Great Ocean Road Running Festival.

Meanwhile back at Albert Melbourne, there were some amazing performances and a new member of the V25 club – Kevin Armstrong who has volunteered at 25 different events. Read more in the News Section.

In Albert Melbourne parkrun no. 451, 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 29 first timers, comprising 24 visitors from other events and 5 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the event and return. 15 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Volunteers:

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Joanne WATKINS (Run Director) • Vin MARTIN • Scott WATKINS • Darren BIRTWISTLE • Jane BARKMAN • Kevin ARMSTRONG • Stephanie ARMSTRONG • Annette VAN ROOYEN • Ramana THIRUMOORTHY • Sandra MURPHY • Simon BARRIE • Janet ROBINSON • Lee ANDERSON • Jonathan MCGOW • Peter ROBINSON • Erica AULD • Debbie PHILLIPS • Teresa CHONG • Thomas LUMB • Mahmoud KONFU • Ruth BYRNE • Sarah MIKOLAS • Rosalyn MUIR • Ismail QESHTA • Timothy STREET • Chia-Lung TAI

Volunteering Opportunities in Coming Weeks
To make parkrun happen at Albert Melbourne, around 25 volunteers are required each week in a variety of essential roles.
Please consider placing your name on the Volunteer Roster for the coming week or one of the weeks ahead. No qualifications are required - we provide simple, clear instructions on how to perform your role. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new people.
There are two ways to add your name to the Volunteer Roster:
• Place your name on the volunteers’ clipboard at parkrun; or
• E-mail the date you can help and any preference for a volunteer role to albertmelbourne@parkrun.com
At Albert Melbourne, volunteers are always welcome whether they are regulars to the venue or visitors from overseas or interstate.
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.

News
Congratulations to Fiona Young and Gustavo Da Costa who finished in their fastest parkrun times at Albert Melbourne since 2019. Both celebrated with a well-deserved breakfast at Nine Yards Cafe with two dozen other finishers.

It was terrific to see Debbie Collins back on a quick visit to Melbourne after moving to Darwin earlier this year. Debbie has lost none of her fitness, finishing in a time just over a minute slower than her PB.

Almost two years after Ian Cameron broke the VM65-69 age category record, he returned to record another strong finish. Ian missed the record by 19 seconds, but recorded a higher age grading with a staggering 88.36%.

If you have a story to share, please let us know.

Milestones
Congratulations to Victorian Road Runner Kevin Armstrong on volunteering at 25 separate events. Kevin has run every year at Albert Melbourne since 2012 and volunteered in several roles including funnel manager, barcode scanner, marshal and timekeeper. Thank you Kevin for your terrific contribution.

Staying COVID-19 Safe
For contact tracing purposes every Victorian parkrun will display a unique QR code each Saturday morning, at various locations at the event. The QR code will also be available on each event’s social media channels and website so you can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We ask that all volunteers and participants check in each week. The Department knows that parkrun operates about 8-9 am on Saturday, so it is OK for you to check-in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun.
As the COVID-19 Framework guidelines apply to all events in Victoria, it is important that the parkrun community are aware of the implications.
We'd also ask all participants to review the codes below for runners, walkers and volunteers. The most important part of these codes is that if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.
If you are new to parkrun, welcome. We are a free, community wellbeing event. We are not a race. We welcome everyone. After a year when we had to stay in our homes and avoid connections, we hope that parkrun offers a safe way for our community so start coming together again.
Our implementation of the code at Albert Melbourne parkrun includes the following:
* We will conduct a first-timer briefing at the usual meeting place (Coot Picnic area) at 7.45am.
* We will not be providing a key bucket or bringing our selfie frame. Albert, the stuffed swan, will stay home for a while. We have committed to sanitising and cleaning all shared equipment, so we need to keep things to a minimum.
* We will conduct a short, main briefing at the normal start line (Palms Lawn). This will contain safety information only and we urge all participants to be present and attentive.
* The main briefing will be delivered by a number of people in parallel to help people spread out.
* We will not be celebrating milestones, visitors or making any other announcements during the briefing. This is to minimise the time that people are in close contact. We know these are important parts of our community and will do our best to acknowledge these on social media and in our run report.
* We will be expanding the start area and encouraging people to spread out. We will also be actively suggesting that people position themselves by starting time. This may mean that you take a few extra seconds to cross the start line.
* During the event it is understood that people may come in close proximity to others for short periods of time. This is OK. Please respect others, be kind and please, no spitting or high-fiving.
* At the finish line we will be significantly expanding our finish funnels to provide space for participants to stay apart.
* We will be using our double funnel. For those who don't remember, your time is recorded when you pass between the flags. After that, you need to stay in order and move along the funnel to collect your finish token. It is really important that people move steadily along that line to enable a steady flow of people.
* Most importantly, we still want parkrun to be a fun, happy environment.
* Finally, all of these additional measures will require extra volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and feel part of the event. All roles are easy and come with fun training. Please let us know if you are interested.
The parkrun COVID framework is here:
https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/open-with-covid-19-management-system

All of this information, including the QR code, is on the news section of our website:
https://www.parkrun.com.au/albertmelbourne/news/2021/01/11/restarting-parkrun/
Illness and Injury
There are always some parkrunners who cannot participate due to illness or injury to themselves or a loved one. Best wishes to you. We look forward to seeing you participating in parkrun again when you are able. As you recover from illness or injury, please be cautious in selecting when and how fast you attempt to participate. Be guided by your medical advisers. No-one wants re-injury or the need for medical assistance at a parkrun.

Photos
Check out all the photos on the
Albert Melbourne parkrun Facebook page.

Registration, Barcodes and Finishing Tokens
You obtain a personal barcode upon registration for parkrun. If you are not registered for parkrun, we strongly recommend that you do register and print off your barcode. The link to registration can be found on our Home page.
Volunteer timekeepers record your time when you finish between the two tall parkrun flags. After you finish, stay in order through the finish funnel and will be given a finish token. You then take that and your personal barcode to the volunteer scanners on the other side of the BBQ shed.
After the barcode and finish token are scanned, always hand in the plastic finishing token. If you forget your barcode or are not registered and don't have a barcode, you MUST still hand in the finish token!!
Volunteers have no authority to record a time from a mobile phone or computer screen. And they have no authority to record a time without a valid barcode.
For a more detailed guide on how parkrun works check out "How parkrun works"
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
shop.parkrun.com

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 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. A child in a pusher cannot have their time recorded.
• Running or walking with both a dog AND a pusher is NOT allowed.

Post-run coffee / breakfast:
After parkrun you'll generally find some people at all of these venues:
Nine Yards (228 Dorcas St, South Melbourne)
James (323 Clarendon St, South Melbourne)
Carousel Cafe (beside the lake, close to the 1km mark)
Boatshed (beside the lake, close to the 4.5km mark)
Jack the Geezer (99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park)
Please come and join us!

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 $5.40, payable by credit card.

Albert Melbourne parkrun on Social Media
* Facebook page: Albert Melbourne parkrun
* Twitter: @albertparkrunau
* Instagram: @albertmelbourneparkrun

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
Albert parkrun, Melbourne Results Page.
The female record is held by Sinead DIVER who recorded a time of 16:14 on 11th February 2017 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Luke MATHEWS who recorded a time of 14:39 on 25th December 2018 (event number 370).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 102.80% (22:01) on 7th February 2015 (event number 167).

Albert parkrun, Melbourne started on 19th November 2011. Since then, 26,659 participants have completed 125,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 629,500 km, including 19,082 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,674 individuals have volunteered 8,088 times.

Contribution from Tim White
Written by Vin Martin
Published by Scott Watkins

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