Run Report #48, 2 April 2016

It was an absolute ripper of a morning on Saturday, the perfect morning and conditions for a run or walk down the beach, and it was fantastic to see 90 runners and walkers at Altona Beach parkrun. Huge welcome to our 18 first-timers and big congrats to the 14 parkrunners who recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of nine different athletics clubs took part.


Altona Beach parkrun #48 was brought to us by this awesome bunch of volunteers:

Kay COLLINS (Run Director) • Christine EWERT • Joyleen STEWART • Kath SCHUBACH • Maree GIBSON • Michaela DIANO • Rebecca PANTALLERESCO • Samantha ST LEON

It wouldn't have happened without them so a huge thank you to all for their help.

We are so grateful for the large amount of awesome people who put their names down to volunteer over the coming weeks. Thank you very much!

We all love to run parkrun but Altona Beach parkrun can only continue if we have enough volunteers. We ask that each parkrunner volunteers 3-4 times a year. Please see our Future Roster at this link and contact with your preferred date and position. Thank you in advance.


You can view Altona Beach parkrun's photos on our Facebook page.

Upcoming special dates

7 May 2016 - Altona Beach parkrun's 1st birthday

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Remember: No barcode = No result

Finish line and finish tokens

We remind parkrunners to please cross the finish line only once – please don’t come through twice as it can cause problems with the results later. Please also be reminded that your finish token must be handed back to our volunteers after it has been scanned. Please do not take it home as a souvenir!

Unfortunately, token #52 has gone walk-about!  If you have it, please let us know, we would love to get it back!!

Safety on the course

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian, or other designated adult of the parent’s choice. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

The path can get congested with runners, walkers, and cyclists, so please be mindful of other path users and keep to the left. Dogs should be kept on a short lead.

Especially in summer, we encourage all parkrunners to bring water and keep well-hydrated. Please also remember that snakes love the warmer weather so please be aware of the potential for them to be out and about.


Altona Beach parkrun would not be possible or FREE without the generous support from our sponsors, Stockland, Suncorp Bank, Hobsons Bay City Council, and Vic Health – thank you for your contribution to Altona Beach parkrun and ensuring the success of our event.

Milestone Club T-shirts

parkrunners are able to order milestone t-shirts when they have completed 10 (Juniors only), 50, 100, 250, and 500 parkruns.

For those working towards a milestone, your profile page will show how many events you’ve completed and how many more you need to complete before you reach the next milestone.

If you are a parkrunner due a milestone, check your profile (accessible through the link in your weekly newsletter email or results email) for a message informing you that you are now entitled to claim your milestone t-shirt. A personalised link will then take you to the appropriate page on parkrun's Wiggle-powered online store where you'll be able to order your t-shirt(s).

#48 Stats

Male placings:

Nick MORRISON-STORY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:13 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Julien DANDRIEUX (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:46.
Andrew HARDIE (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:49 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Damian PAYNTER (Unattached) 3285 pts.
Joel GAUCI (Unattached) 3148 pts.
David AQUILINA (Point Cook Runners) 2932 pts.

Female placings:

Janae MACKRELL (JW11-14) of Altona Little Athletics Centre, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:49 - 13th time in 22 appearances.
Fiona KEAN (VW35-39) of Salvos Striders, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 24:07 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Shelley BOWLER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 25:50.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Jane GIBBONS (Unattached) 3361 pts.
Claire RIPPON (Unattached) 2887 pts.
Fiona KEAN (Salvos Striders) 2875 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Janae MACKRELL (JW11-14) was graded 73.19% for the time 21:49 (13th overall).
John GRAY (VM50-54) was graded 72.85% for the time 20:34 (9th overall).
Julien DANDRIEUX (VM40-44) was graded 72.74% for the time 18:46 (second overall).

Altona Beach parkrun started on 9 May 2015, and since then 848 different runners, including participants from 46 athletics clubs, have completed 3,316 runs covering a total distance of 16,580 km, and there have been 832 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Nardine BAINBRIDGE who ran in a time of 00:18:34 on 2015-08-22 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Shane THIELE who ran in a time of 00:16:26 on 2015-11-14 (event number 28).
The Age Grade course record is held by Terry PEARCE who recorded a 85.74% run (18:42) on 16th May 2015 (event number 2).

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Altona Beach parkrun Results Page.

Upcoming Events

Oxfam Trailwalker
Date: Fri 8 Apr
Location: Jells Park to Wesburn Oval, Melbourne, VIC
Distance: 100km, 4 person team event

Run the Rock
Date: Sat 16 Apr
Location: Hanging Rock Racecource
Distances: 5km run or walk, 12km run, 20km run and the 2km kids run

The Color Run Night Run
Date: Sat 16 Apr
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 5km

Werribee Mansion Run
Date: Sun 24 Apr
Location: Werribee Mansion
Distances: 21km, 10km, 5.5km, 3.5km, Kids 1.2km

Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Run
Date: Sun 24 Apr
Location: Princes Park
Distances: 15km, 10km and 5km

Puffing Billy's Great Train Race
Date: Sun 1 May
Location: Belgrave
Distance: 13.5km

Wings for Life World Run
Date: Sun 8 May
Location: Elwood Park, Melbourne, VIC
Distance: Run as far as you want

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to include in our run reports - email:

See you this Saturday for Altona Beach parkrun #49, 7:50am run briefing, 8:00am run start.