63 dedicated parkrunners weren't deterred by the cool conditions this Saturday and enjoyed another fantastic Altona Beach parkrun. Today we welcomed 3 first timers to Altona Beach parkrun and 11 visitors from Frog Hollow, Berwick Springs and Canberra, despite the cool conditions we hope you enjoyed your visit to Altona Beach parkrun, an amazing 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part. Exceptional effort, everyone!
Today we celebrated a milestone with Maya Gauci who achieved her 10th parkrun.
Altona Beach parkrun # 60 was brought to us by this awesome bunch of volunteers:
Quintin STEPHENSON (Run Director) • Carmen SAMMUT • Glenn ROWLANDS • Jason HYDE • Kath SCHUBACH • Kristy MYERS • Maree GIBSON • Penny GAUCI • Zack ROWLANDS
It wouldn't have happened without them so a huge thank you to all for their help.
We all love to run parkrun but remember that 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 email@example.com with your preferred date and position. Thank you in advance.
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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!
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).
Daniel ROBERTS (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:52 - 6th time in 13 appearances.
Andrew SHAW (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:07.
Nathan TUMARU (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles GAUCI (Unattached) 672 pts.
Damian PAYNTER (Unattached) 652 pts.
Peter GAUCI (Unattached) 609 pts.
Ashley DAVIS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 23:27 - first time in 4 appearances.
Karin ATWELL (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 24:09.
Fiona KEAN (VW35-39) of Salvos Striders, was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:10 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Helen PELNS (Unattached) 639 pts.
Fiona KEAN (Salvos Striders) 590 pts.
Jane GIBBONS (Unattached) 544 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Daniel ROBERTS (JM15-17) was graded 73.76% for the time 18:52 (first overall).
Damian PAYNTER (VM40-44) was graded 70.96% for the time 19:41 (5th overall).
Joe FLEXMORE (JM15-17) was graded 70.02% for the time 19:34 (4th overall).
This week there were 63 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
Altona Beach parkrun started on 9th May 2015, and since then 1,000 different runners, including participants from 54 athletics clubs, have completed 4,331 runs covering a total distance of 21,655 km, and there have been 1,060 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).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Altona Beach parkrun Results Page.