Run Report 59: Olympic Efforts

 

The rain held off, the coolth held on, the parkrunners gathered, and the times recorded. Despite slightly anti-social weather there was a milestone, many personal bests, and lots of pride. Every parkrunner can be happy with their start to the day.

Newcomer Welcome

Seven first timers with records now to break, and seven unknown with barcodes now to take. Plenty of reasons to return to the course.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

Usain Blot doesn't have one parkrun to his name, but Jason Richter has achieved his 50th, Issac Everett and Alison Cartner have become first finishers, Harm Van Rees lead our age/gender grade rank, and Chris O'Berin, Brendan Zoch, Ann-Marie Wangdi, Alex Sutton, Hanako Aono, Tamara Cottingham, Karleen Farley, Angela Graystone, Belinda Dobbin, Elizabeth Hartland, Marg Sheridan and Tricia King all recorded personal bests. In a way they are all better than Usain Bolt.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

Do you want to see a man star jump in a red tutu? That should be enough to encourage you to view the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

The volunteer spirit made Australia's Olympics one of the best. Bendigo parkrun thanks its recent volunteers, Craig Graham, Vicki Lane, Angus McPherson, Luke Morris, Gregory Mundy, Yvette Rose, and Stephen Van Rees.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

This week Bendigo has Orchestra Victoria visiting. There's a lot of free live music so check it out here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, Medibank and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

Bill Hicks on running: Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot.... etc

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

 

Run Report 54: Gotta Catch Them All

Last Saturday saw 85 souls converge on Kennington Reserve. This mob wasn't there to pokemon (whatever that is). Instead they enjoyed the best parkrun conditions we've had for a while, with some long standing Bendigo parkrun personal bests cracked. This is terrific work for all who attended and to the volunteer team.

Newcomer Welcome

There was a big group of 17 first timers. Considering only one was an Unknown finisher, the majority must have been there for parkrun, and had not been caught up in the run while seeking Squirtles or Pikachus (whatever those are). Well done, and we hope to see you all next week too.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

As said, the personal best achievements for this weekend were a little special. Well done to Jason Richter, Kay Kelly, Sharon Parker, Jenny Fogarty, Deanna Marshall, Marg Sheridan, Alice Wilkinson, Des Henderson, David Brownbill, Jess Dawson, Margaret Jones, Vicky Fisher, Chris Creely, Jason Anderton, Katie Burton, Yvonne Boseley, Leigh McDermott, Catherine Creely, Adrian Bassett, and Lauren Bonora.

Also congratulations to Adam Parker (first male), Rhianna Wik-Gamble (first female) and Tim Lauder (Age/Gender Grade leader) for their achievements on the day.

No achievement is made in isolation, so these results are a testament to everyone who came down and took part.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

There was a hiccup with the camera this week, so an extra thank you to Andrea Smith, Angela Graystone, Elizabeth Harland, Gregory Mundy and to Angela Gallagher for their help in getting images to your screens. Please “like” and share, and if you see a pokemon please explain it.

Look via the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as those in their mid-twenties love pokemon (that's a lot). Thanks this week to Amanda Lynch, Andrea Smith, Andrew Snell, Angela Graystone, Elizabeth Hartland, Gregory Mundy, Ian Carmichael, Luke Morris, and Samuel Graham.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

Apparently this pokemon stuff is centred around historical locations. Bendigo has an old tramways and gold mine – which are tourist attractions but also pokemon sites apparently. Visit them after a parkrun/walk/jog, or just come to parkrun.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, Medibank and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

If you want to catch them all you'll need to be fit, and parkrun is a great way to get out, get fit, meet people, and do something that doesn't require a mobile phone.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report 51: Hunt for the parkrun People

Cold chill in the sky

parkrun help to warm today

This report haiku

Newcomer Welcome

Eight new to our run

Bendigo five start a fresh

Return for more gold: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

Motivate to end

Encourage Personal time

Record time tumble

(Meaning that of the 68 finishers, there were 19 personal bests – which is a big percentage. That's the joy of a cold morning – to finish fast, and many others had good times. Well done to Andrew Snell and Gerogie Jenkins for first finishing in their genders, and Tim Lauder as the Age/Gender category leader.)

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

Image or no proof

Did run happen only in mind

View this link to see: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

Love the volunteers

They give more than they receive

Have go via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

We are social but

Marilyn is not staying

To see her look here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

parkrun is for free

Thank our volunteers for that

And remember these: The City of Greater Bendigo, Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot

Tip of the Week

Art imitates life

Or does life imitate art

Watched a movie once...

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report 46: Question Time

Q: What do you think, did more than 100 parkrunners run, jog, skip, walk or jump on a cool morning around Kennington Res on Saturday 21 May?

A: Yes (102 parkrunners on 21/5/16)

Newcomer Welcome

Q: Of the 14 parkrunners new to the Bendigo course, with eight Unknowns, how many of them came from Canberra?

A: 1 (from the Tuggeranong parkrun)

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

Congratulations to Mathilda Stewart, our latest inductee to the Junior 10 Club. You can claim your free Tribesports tee via the 'clubs progress' in your parkrun profile.

Q: Who was spotted walking the latter stages of the event in pain and still pulled off a PB?

A: Brett McClure, making it two in a row.

Others to record a PB were Ben Fitzpatrick, Scott Aitken, Mark De Fide, Mark Albrecht, Elyse Harvey, Kathy Heagney, Emily Chibber, Daniel Palmer, Wendy Bolch, Kristine Fishley, Sarah Jane Guthrie (these last 3 coming in at exactly the same time), Jenny Fogarty, Megan McDonald, Hanako Aono, Natalie Fitzgerald, Brooke Shaw, Kathryne Charnas, Max Bray,  Vicky Fisher, Des Henderson and Cathy Manderson.

Q: Our first male finisher was Alex Van Ruiswyk (18:57min), the first female was Leah Bicknell (23:03), Charles Chambers was the Age/Grade first overall, but what is the average finish time on the Bendigo parkrun course 25:57, 31:14, or 38:97?

A: 31:14 (more than half the parkrunners beat this average last weekend)

Full list of results: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

Q: There’s a jumping man and a sleeping baby, but which dog is the happiest to be part of parkrun?

A: Probably the brown one (but you can choose).

See for yourself at our Facebook album page via this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

Q: Which of the volunteers at event 46 was also our April parkrunner of the Month, Kathleen Fair, Paul Fallon, Jennifer Gamble, Mick Garrett, Lorraine Merrett, Chris Oberin, Philip Shambrook, or Mitch Spiers?

A: Mick Garrett.

Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

Q: How many 7.9 metre tall women are there in Bendigo, and what’s her name?

A: There is 1, and her name is Marilyn.

For more information and other things to see in Bendigo visit: http://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

Thank You Sponsors

Q: Bendigo parkrun is possible with thanks to our volunteers as well as Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, Bendigo Council and which sponsor of the parkrunner of the Month prize?

A: The Athletes Foot

Tip of the Week

Q: If you want Saturday morning exercise with a friendly atmosphere where do you go?

A: parkrun.

 

Run Report 45: Free Hugs

 

It was National Volunteer Week last week. As Bendigo parkrun approaches its first year we'd like to heartily thank and congratulate all our current and past volunteers. They have kept this free morning community run operating. Further more, Bendigo parkrun 45 was run entirely by volunteers outside of the Bendigo parkrun set up committee. This suggests a terrific future ahead.

Newcomer Welcome

The weather was cool, not cold, the path was damp, not wet, and the sun was shining, not hiding. This welcomed twelve newcomers to Bendigo parkrun, and six Unknowns. We hope you all enjoyed your first run with us, and achieved a satisfactory time.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

Congratulations to Halle Webster who has joined the Junior 10 Club, see the milestone link below to claim your free t-shirt.

Our first female finisher was also our first overall finisher. This has not happened before, so well done to Teleah Hayes for this achievement and for notching a Personal Best (PB) on the course, and leading the Age/Grade category. She beat everyone, including our first registered male finisher, Luke Morris (that's me). Of greater importance to parkrun than finish placings is personal goals, and 28 other parkrunners recorded PBs. That's terrific for all of them, and pats on the back to the many more who came close to their best. Good luck for next weekend.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

For those who have made it to a milestone: Volunteer 25, Junior 10, 50 or 100, here is a link to claim your free T-shirt: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565493-How-do-I-claim-my-club-t-shirt

Photos

With the cool weather the sweat on brow was from the effort. See the big effort put in by our active parkrun lot, and the camaraderie shown to help one another in their effort, by seeing the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as the helicopter hug is this writer's favourite kind of hug (that's by a lot). Thanks this week to Paul Fallon, Craig Green, Elyse Harvey, Mark Hill, Tricia King, Luke Morris, Kathleen Pleasants, Andrew Snell, and Simon Thompson.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

Puffed from running and feel like a walking warm down? There are nature walks run by the Bendigo Field Naturalists Club. They hold a Wild Weekly Walk, and you can find more about it by visiting the Bendigo Tourism page: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot

Tip of the Week

Did you clap, thank, high-five, thumbs-up, or hug a volunteer last week? Remember, they volunteer because they want everyone to have a good time, so saying thanks is the least we can do.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

 

Run Report 43: Groovin and Moving

The rain held off for our 104 parkrunners. It turned out to be a clear day before the big music festival at the showgrounds caused the clouds to crack and bring thunder, lightning and every form of rain Zeus could conjure. Thank goodness we had an early morning Saturday parkrun.

Newcomer Welcome

There were 18 first timers to our Bendigo course, with seven new to parkrun. Welcome all, and well done on remembering your barcode. We hope to see you again and hope you make some new Saturday morning parkrunning friends. There were another seven unknowns who took part, so while we can't record their names for the record we hope they come again.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

With the first finisher at this event not having their barcode, the first recorded runner acknowledgement must go to Luke Morris, with the first female being Tyra Evens – a first timer to our course. Congratulations, and extra congratulation to the 17 others who made personal best times on the day. Another congratulations to Leon Gilbert who took out the age graded category, in a time of 22:07 (just three second short of his personal best).

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

For those who have made it to a milestone club, Volunteer 25, Junior 10, 50 or 100 here is a link to explaining how to claim your free T-shirt: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565493-How-do-I-claim-my-club-t-shirt

Photos

Mums, dads, and dogs. Children with music players, hair ties, and muscle shirts. Friends, families, and fatigued finishers. All can be seen the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as legionnaires hats protect the neck (that's a lot). Thanks this week to Jenny Boak, Lou Bray, Danny Burgess, Ian Carmichael, Julie Flynn, Jenny Johnston, Beth Lavery, Andrea Smith, and Bec Welsh.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

For those who have made it to the 25 volunteer mark, here is a link to claim your fee t-shirt: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565493-How-do-I-claim-my-club-t-shirt

Tourists

parkrun and wine. That could be a perfect mixture, but for those who prefer street parties there is one of those too, all happening on Saturday 7 May next to and in Rosalind Park.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

Do you feel like bringing the clouds to their knees? Stamp those feet like a brontosaurus and pound the pavement with the speed of the circadian rhythm. You can have the heavens shaking in no time.

by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

The Numbers

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Luke MORRIS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:26 - was first to finish once before.
Wil MCCAIG (JM11-14) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was third over the line in 20:35.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brett DOBBIN (Unattached) 3175 pts.
Jason RICHTER (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 3043 pts.
Andrew SNELL (Unattached) 2521 pts.

Female placings:
Tyra EVANS (SW30-34) of Pacific Athletics Club, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:24 - first appearance.
Bridie BLAKE-BURROWS (JW11-14) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was second (8th overall) over the line in 21:27 - was first to finish once before.
Alison CARTNER (VW40-44) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was third (17th overall) over the line in 23:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kerryn HENSLEY (Unattached) 3041 pts.
Kay KELLY (Unattached) 2784 pts.
Jen POLLARD (Running Mums Australia) 2358 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Leon GILBERT (VM60-64) was graded 75.13% for the time 22:07 (12th overall).
Charles CHAMBERS (VM60-64) was graded 74.73% for the time 21:50 (9th overall).
Bridie BLAKE-BURROWS (JW11-14) was graded 73.27% for the time 21:27 (8th overall).

This week there were 104 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Bendigo parkrun started on 11th July 2015, and since then 1,085 different runners, including participants from 65 athletics clubs, have completed 4,315 runs covering a total distance of 21,575 km, and there have been 1,169 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:33 on 2015-11-21 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who ran in a time of 00:14:58 on 2016-04-09 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who recorded a 86.19% run (14:58) on 9th April 2016 (event number 40).

 

Run Report 32: There are 142 Reasons to parkrun

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day. It was a wonderful feeling, to have so many parkrunners coming our way. Yes, there were 142 parkrunners last weekend. That's a new record, and with mild morning weather set to continue let's hope to see everyone again this weekend for a run/jog/walk.

Newcomer Welcome

Of the 142 there were 17 first timers, some of those new to parkrun. Welcome all. There were also 12 unknown finishers. We hope these come again with a barcode so they can keep track of their performances and feel the reward of Personal Bests (PBs) and of recording 10, 25, and 50+ parkruns.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

Included in the unknown list was out first finisher, as a result there's no record of their name, time, or gender. Hopefully they return, but for now let's congratulate Luke Brophy (18.54 min) and Sarah Mueller (22.45 min) as our first finishers respectively, and Leon Gilbert for topping the age/gender result with a 74.18% score.

Even better for Sarah Mueller was her time, a PB, and in fact 43 parkrunners recorded PBs last weekend. Magnificent! And Jack Bombardieri was not only parkrunner of the month for December but also recorded a PB too, and congratulations to Natalie Fitzgerald who was January’s parkrunner of the month and who volunteered on the day.

Thank you to The Athletes Foot for the parkrunner of the month prize.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

With thanks to the Gazelles Running Group you can see pictures of our parkrunners and volunteers enjoying the morning. Follow this link to the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as bears love porridge (that's a lot according to nursery rhymes). Thanks this week to Danny Burgess, Natalie Fitzgerald, Darren Fitzgerald, Jenny Johnston, Kay Kelly, Stephen McConnell, Luke Morris, John Roundhill, Sonya Walker, and Alan Wilkinson.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

A parkrun tourist is a walk/jog/runner who visits other parkruns. While Bendigo parkrun has a lot to offer, if you head to Castlemaine there is the Ben Quilty After Afghanistan exhibition at the moment. Well worth the look.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month/event/6068-ben-quilty-after-afghanistan-2016

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

If you want some friends to join you at parkrun tell them it is Goldilocks weather at the moment. Not too warm and not too cold.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report 23: Cool parkrunnings

Last weekend was a cool morning. Not cool enough for a Jamaican bobsleigh team to perform, but cool enough to bring out over 100 parkrunners, a kangaroo, a few dogs, kiddies, prams, and a string of best times. That's all pretty cool, man.

Newcomer Welcome

There were 21 cool newcomers to Bendigo parkrun, all of them new to the parkrun concept. Some would have worn cool sunglasses and cool new shoes, while all had their cool barcode and now have a reasonably cool time. With the temperature rising it will be hard to better times in coming months, but bringing friends and taking part is just as important, so we look forward to seeing all these cool people again soon.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

The cool conditions allowed 31 personal bests on the Bendigo parkrun track, with other parkrunners coming very close to their best times. Adam Parker was our first male finisher (missing his PB by 4 seconds) and Stacey Bulger was our first female finisher (taking a very cool 50 seconds off her PB). Leah Simpson was another cool person to record a PB, and with a 75.80% Gender/Age Score she won that category and now has the record for women in the 11-14 age group.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

No photoshop, no make-up, very little posing. There are photos of real, cool people to be seen at the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as the only thing cooler than being cool is ice cold (Hey ya, hey ya. It's in a song). Thanks this week to Jack Bombardieri, Lou Bray, Luke Brophy, Judy Fitt, Julie Flynn, Janine Jeremy, Beth Lavery, Angus McPherson and Luke Morris.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

Keep cool this weekend by standing under an air conditioner, or by standing under 61 metres of rock. The Bendigo Central Deborah Gold Mine has underground tours, and they are cool.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot

Tip of the Week

Fill a water bottle to ¾ and put it in the freezer on Friday. On Saturday morning take it out of the freezer, bring it to parkrun, run/walk/jog and have an ice cold drink. That's cool.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report 22: The DFYB Special Edition

Wowzers it was a warm morning. The results reflected this, and so did the sweat soaked pieces of paper that many call our barcode sheet. With bringing a barcode now mandatory across all parkruns for recording a time, we thought we'd have a Don't Forget You Barcode report with DFYB tips.

Newcomer Welcome

Holidays and bright mornings are bringing out newcomers and parkrun tourists. A big welcome to the 15 first timers this week. There was a visiting crew form Queensland who came, and they commented on our great course and warm (but not as warm as them) weather.

At least one of the Queensland folk had a wristband with his parkrun barcode on it. Pretty nifty, easy to wear, and avoids the touching of paper. People also had tags hooked onto keyrings and shoelaces. You can buy them online, they're cheap, and parkrun recieves a donation from the sales: http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun-wristband.html

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

After 22 parkruns we had just 11 Personal Bests this week, a sign of both the temperature taking some toll and the difficulty of constantly setting a new benchmark. Those who recorded best times this week include Russell Jarvis, Leigh Murphy, Marion Carter, John Jenkins, Hollie Alford, Ryan Rees, Natalie Johnson, Aaron Job, and Rosie Jenkins. Well done.

For particular mention are Ben Stolz and Stacey Bulger. They were not only our first finishers in each gender grade, but they also set themselves new PBs. A great effort all considered. We'll also spotlight Neil Bath, one of the Queensland tourists, who topped the week's Age/Gender Grade with a 78.19% score.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

Mobile phones are great, and we often use them for photos, but unfortunately the parkrun barcode scanner does not recognise mobile phone screens. Instead, as a tip, a lot of parkrunners use plastic name tag slips to store their barcode in, probably originally used at an office function. Speaking of name tags, you can tag names on photos via our Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as barcodes in the car glove box are a safe storage spot (that's a lot. PS: Do people still call it a glove box? Does anyone have gloves in there?). Thanks this week to Andrea Smith, Angus McPherson, Jaclyn Maddren, Jenny Boak, Jodie Herbert, Lou Bray, Luke Morris and Rosa Williams.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

We expect more parkrun tourists to Bendigo over the coming months. This is more people to chat with, and more people to coffee/juice/breakfast with at Hashtag after the parkrun. Once upon a time if they forgot their barcode they'd be able to write their name on a piece of paper. Not now. Instead the biggest use of ink we'll see in Bendigo will be on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery, and the Ink Remix exhibition.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

Barcodes can be etched into wristbands and tags, slipped into plastic business name badges, laminated, died into shirts, and stored in cars. They can also be placed inside a zip lock bag and shoved into a pocket, but what we don't recommend is forgetting it, or getting it tattooed upon your skin. A tattoo might work at first, but in time the skin will wrinkle and the barcode scanner might detect extra lines, giving results to the wrong parkrunner. So don't tattoo your barcode, and DFYB.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report 19: All the parkrun Ladies All the parkrun Ladies

For those playing parkrun bingo we have another square to cross off the card. The 19th parkrun saw the first male run time under 17 minutes. That is super quick, and for parkrun bingo it populates the Sub 17 Men results board on the Bendigo parkrun web site. This leaves one box missing. The Sub 20 Women. Hopefully someone will put their hand up for that soon.

Newcomer Welcome

Of the 105 parkrunners last weekend, 31 were new to Bendigo, many of these new to parkrun. Lightening fast times might not be everyone’s objective, but at least all can tick their bingo card for exercise and enjoying the morning Bendigo sun (with a dash of wind). A few also can tick Bendigo parkrun off their list of parkrun destinations. That’s a lot of boxes to tick. Hopefully everyone ticked their barcode too.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

The dry and mild morning made for excellent running weather (slight wind aside). This aided 32 parkrunners to achieve personal bests on the course. That’s terrific for each of them, and another bingo tick.

Of course we’ll highlight Richard Gleisner with his time of 16:47, the first sub 17 minute time at Bendigo parkrun. Along with being the first male finisher, he also topped the Age/Gender grade score, hitting 83.81%. For the women big congratulations must also be handed out to Susan Olley, who was the first female. Her time of 23:05 was very good, especially considering her age group of 60-64. This gave her an Age/Grade result of 82.89%. That would have topped the table any other week, and is an exceptional performance.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

You can play bingo with the photos. Make a card with squares for Headphones, Active Wear, Mouth Open, Dog, Volunteer, Smile, Inappropriate Shoes, Pram, etc. You’ll probably tick a line within the first five images.

See the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as legs must be eleven (that's called a lot in bingo). Thanks this week to Luke Brophy, Danny Burgess, Kathleen Fair, Janine Jeremy, Spencer Lavery, Beth Lavery, Catherine McCathie, Renelle McManus, Jason Richter, and Shelley Sharp. We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going.

Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

There are certain things someone visiting Bendigo has to do, and ticking the box marked Talking Tram Tour is a must. If you’re visiting Bendigo, after our parkrun we meet at Hashtag for a coffee, and for Tram Tour directions follow this link: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

Thank You Sponsors

Bendigo parkrun is a free, timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with thanks to our volunteers, and the help of Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, The City of Greater Bendigo and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

If you’re not interested in fast times, make a game of the Bendigo parkrun circuit by walking/jogging and playing your own game of bingo. Get a tick for spotting ducks, birds, completing the second lap, and making a friend on the course.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

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