parkrun 55 report

Bendigo parkrun Event number 55 23rd July 2016
After a blustery night the rain and wind backed off a little for our run. This week there were 66 runners, of whom 7 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part. We had no unknown runners this week. That means that everyone had their barcode. WELL DONE. That is a fantastic achievement. We celebrated our first 50 runner this week, Jen Pollard. Jen celebrated the event by running in a red Tutu.
The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:04 on 11th June 2016 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who ran in a time of 00:14:58 on 9th April 2016 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by David RICHES who recorded a 88.91% run (17:53) on 9th July 2016 (event number 53).
Male placings:
Paul BOXSHALL (VM35-39) of Bendigo YMCA Harriers, was first over the line in 17:51 - third time in 4 appearances.
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:40 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Luke BROPHY (VM40-44) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was third over the line in 19:34 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Female placings:
Maree O'CONNOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 25:38 - first time in 4 appearances.
Natalie JOHNSON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 26:56.
Tracy BARBER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 27:26.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul BOXSHALL (VM35-39) was graded 75.91% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) was graded 73.13% for the time 18:40 (second overall).
Jason BEECROFT (VM40-44) was graded 70.81% for the time 19:52 (5th overall).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bendigo parkrun Results Page.
Five great reasons to register for parkrun:
1. To contribute to my physical health
2. To accompany a friend / family member
3. To train for another running event or sport
4. To control my weight
5. To contribute to my mental wellbeing.
If you don’t have a barcode, follow the link below to register https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/
Photos: Photos can be found on our Facebook page and have already been viewed by many.
Volunteering: Volunteering is an important part of parkrun, without them you couldn’t provide the great event that parkrun is. Thank you to Belinda DOBBIN Brett DOBBIN Frances THOMPSON Lynley MCDONALD Mick GARRETT Samuel GRAHAM Tim LAUDER who joined me volunteering at parkrun 55.
We ask all parkrunners to volunteer at one in five runs. This helps us keep parkrun going. Follow this link to volunteer http://wwwparkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/
Sponsors: In order to provide this free timed event, Bendigo parkrun is proudly sponsored by Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, Medibank. The Gazelles Running Group, City of Greater Bendigo and The Athletes Foot Bendigo are our local supporters.
See you next week. Jenny Boak

 

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 #52 – last run of our first year

This week threatened rain but it held off long enough for everyone to get through parkrun #52.

Thanks to our volunteers this week: Craig GRAHAM, Jarrod THRELFALL, Judy FITT, Kathleen FAIR, Mick ZEALLEY, Paul FALLON, Philip SHAMROCK, and Samuel GRAHAM.

Here's a few offerings from this week's Bendigo parkrun:

Male placings:
Darren HARTLAND (VM40-44) of South Bendigo AC, was first over the line in 18:45 - first time in 3 appearances.
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Benjamin GOODE (VM35-39) of Bendigo Athletics, was third over the line in 19:17.

Female placings:
Rebecca WILKINSON (SW20-24) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:44 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Tullie ROWE (JW11-14) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was second (9th overall) over the line in 20:49 - was first to finish once before.
Andrea SMITH (VW40-44) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:56.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tullie ROWE (JW11-14) was graded 78.22% for the time 20:49 (9th overall).
Tim LAUDER (VM50-54) was graded 76.84% for the time 19:30 (6th overall).
Darren HARTLAND (VM40-44) was graded 73.33% for the time 18:45 (first overall).

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brett DOBBIN (Unattached) 3967 pts.
Jason RICHTER (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 3686 pts.
Andrew SNELL (Unattached) 3209 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kerryn HENSLEY (Unattached) 3706 pts.
Kay KELLY (Unattached) 3393 pts.
Jen POLLARD (Running Mums Australia) 3031 pts.

A few stats as Bendigo parkrun finishes off a fantastic first year:

  • this week there were 101 runners, of whom
  • 15 were first timers, and
  • 18 recorded new Personal Bests
  • representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part

Bendigo parkrun started on 11th July 2015, and since then

  • 1,200 different runners, including
  • participants from 75 athletics clubs,
  • have completed 5,092 runs covering a total distance of 25,460 km,and
  • there have been 1,339 new Personal Bests.
  • The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:04 on 2016-06-11 (event number 49).
  • 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).

Join us next Saturday, 9 July 2016 for our first anniversary.  GOLD is the theme - how will you get your gold on??

When you participate in a parkrun event, you are participating in the largest co-ordinated running event in the world. Now that's gold!

 

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.