Albury Wodonga parkrun Event #104

Albury Wodonga parkrun
Event number 104
12th March 2016

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY!

324 parkrunners took part in our anniversary event with 53 people choosing a great day to take part in their first parkrun (sorry guys, we don’t have a photo booth every week, and no we don't wear tutus every week either). To top it off 54 parkrunners recorded PB’s!

Congratulations to our Annual Points Winners:
Mens
1st Michael MELLOR (Wodonga Athletic Club) 3531 pts.
2nd Steve PARKER (Unattached) 3505 pts.
3rd Onto LE BRETON (Unattached) 3439 pts.

Women's
1st Lizzie NEILSON (Unattached) 3656 pts.
2nd Emily DIBBEN (Unattached) 3230 pts.
3rd Nadia MELLOR (Wodonga Athletic Club) 2626 pts.

We also recognised the following parkrunners for their contribution and achievement:
Volunteer of the Year: Laura Chase
Junior parkrunner of the Year: Sam Chase

A huge thank you to the following:
RBR Party Hire for the decorations and of course the very popular photo booth! I hope you have all checked out your photo strip on facebook.
CakesRlicious for another amazing cake! If you missed it we had finish token number 2 to celebrate our second year!
Personal Best Physiotherapy for donating vouchers for our award winners and joining us for the day.
Expresso Mobile Coffee Van for keeping us caffeinated.

Of course, thank you to all who got in the party spirit and dressed up in their bright, tight and tutus! I am sure we must have looked a treat to an unsuspecting bystander!

On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last two years. To every single volunteer, parkrun could not happen without you. We are very fortunate to have a free event, open to everyone and I am sure parkrun has had an impact on your life in some way. We would love to hear your story, so feel free to send an email or a facebook message to share your parkrun experience. Here is mine……

"Two years, 104 events, 3,307 registered runners, thousands of PB's, countless friends, endless networks and unmeasurable rewards! (and no Saturday sleep-ins). Two of the best years ever!! And many more to come! Thank you for the continued love and support Albury Wodonga and the parkrun community!"

Event #104

Weather
Mostly Cloudy (19.96 degrees celcius, humidity 0.74)

Volunteers
Aida BAHARESTANI • Alyce HOLZER • Alyce NOLTE • Carly BARNES • Courtney BRYCE • Curtis BIGGS • Laura CHASE • Michael JONES • Sarah PEARCE • Wendy JUSTICE

Athlete Registrations
Total registrations: 3307

Top 10 Volunteers
This will include anyone who has run at your event more than 5 times, exact home clubs cannot be detected.

Volunteered 101 times - Curtis BIGGS (Runs at this event - 6)
Volunteered 68 times - Sarah PEARCE (Runs at this event - 14)
Volunteered 65 times - Brendan MURRAY (Runs at this event - 26)
Volunteered 30 times - Alyce HOLZER (Runs at this event - 7)
Volunteered 22 times - Laura CHASE (Runs at this event - 13)
Volunteered 16 times - Steve PARKER (Runs at this event - 113)
Volunteered 15 times - Richard HALL (Runs at this event - 8)
Volunteered 15 times - Bridget GLASS (Runs at this event - 1)
Volunteered 15 times - Chris WILSON (Runs at this event - 26)
Volunteered 15 times - Helen ROWLAND (Runs at this event - 55)

PB's
Aimee HEATH
Alex NEWMAN
Ben MCINTYRE
Billy RICHARDSON
Caroline KITE
Cathy MCNAB
Cindy PEARCE
Daniel POWELL
Dannielle VENASKIE
Dean CLARK
Dominica MALONEY
Elisabeth WATERS
Ellen CHRISTIAN
Evan SCHUCH
Greg PRONK
Heather MORGAN
James SEXTON
Jessie BELL
Joseph LUMANOG
Julie FAIR
Karina LAMB
Kelly MIHALY
Kim MCKAY
Kimberley MASON
Kylie LUDBROOK
Lincoln MORRISON
Lisa STEVENSON
Lloyd URQUHART
Lois MENTAKIS
Luca LAMOND
Matt BILSTON
Matthew DENSLEY
Maureen OCONNELL
Mel PLANT
Meredith WALLACE
Michael SKINNER
Michelle ROY
Nadia MELLOR
Neil THOMSON
Noah HEYWOOD
Pip NEWMAN
Riley HEYWOOD
Rob FAIR
Robert ASHLEY
Sally SEITZ
Sandra MORRISON
Sarah SHARWOOD
Seymour AHLADAS
Shelley BOWEY
Stacey LOCCISANO
Stacey SHEPHERD
Susan WHITE
Tom SHARWOOD
Yvette WATSON

Journal Report

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Matthew SHIPARD (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:42 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Onto LE BRETON (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Curtis BIGGS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Michael JONES (Unattached) 100 pts.
Matthew SHIPARD (Unattached) 99 pts.

Female placings:
Stacey LOCCISANO (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:12 - first time in 2 appearances.
Siobhan WILSON (SW18-19) of Wodonga Athletic Club, was second (37th overall) over the line in 22:14 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Melinda GRIGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (51st overall) over the line in 23:23.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Stacey LOCCISANO (Unattached) 100 pts.
Sarah PEARCE (Unattached) 100 pts.
Alyce HOLZER (Unattached) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nadia MELLOR (VW55-59) was graded 78.50% for the time 24:02 (63rd overall).
Michael MELLOR (VM65-69) was graded 77.15% for the time 21:44 (33rd overall).
Stacey LOCCISANO (SW25-29) was graded 77.08% for the time 19:12 (9th overall).

This week there were 324 runners, of whom 53 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Albury Wodonga parkrun started on 8th March 2014, and since then 2,828 different runners, including participants from 85 athletics clubs, have completed 16,462 runs covering a total distance of 82,310 km, and there have been 3,722 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:17:51 on 2014-11-08 (event number 36).
The male record is held by Jesse FEATONBY who ran in a time of 00:15:11 on 2014-12-13 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded a 105.19% run (21:31) on 13th December 2014 (event number 41).

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