The morning started out overcast and a little humid for 223 enthusiastic Berrinba parkrunners, including 25 newbies. The pre-run brief was a little different this week with a new rendition of the parkrun oath, thankyou to everyone for participating.
We had several milestone certificates presented for Junior 10 club and 50 club members. Congratulations to: Melissa Burns, Ashley Weatherall, Oliver Davis, Ben Brown & Mandi Swanson.
Next week is Berrinba's 100th event and we are celebrating with "bring a plate, bring a mate", so drag someone along that has been saying they will start one day, and bring along something yummy to share with your fellow parkrunners. There will be a cake as well and at this stage the coffee van will be on site so stay around after your run or walk and mingle.
4th of June we will be celebrating our 2nd birthday, with a colour theme, dress from head to toe in your favourite colour and we will have a rainbow of colour.
As always we had a great team of volunteers that ensured we had a smoothly run event enjoyed by all. We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Nicole BROADHURST, Anna CHAN, Pam HOCKINS, Judy HUNT, Greg HUNT, Joshua LITTLER, Alyssa LITTLER, Deanne LITTLER, Peta SMITH, Shannon STEVENSON, Melissa YOUNG
47 new PBs this week, congratulations to the following people, smashing your goals:
||Lauren DELLA BOSCA
A reminder that the only wheels allowed at parkrun are prams or wheelchairs, we can't allow scooters, bikes or toddler bikes with a pushhandle, to comply with our insurance and for the safety of all participants.
Event number 99
30th April 2016
George TAMBLYN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:22 - 7th time in 10 appearances.
Jason LITTLER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:35.
Kevin BAKER (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter ARCHER (Berrinba Runners) 7874 pts.
Mark BROADHURST (Berrinba Runners) 7300 pts.
John BUGEJA (Unattached) 7235 pts.
Lisa KUHNERT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:54 - 7th time in 12 appearances.
Mandy WONG (SW30-34) of 3lements Multisport Club, was second (14th overall) over the line in 23:06 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Mel CHAMBERLAIN (VW40-44) of 3lements Multisport Club, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 27:05 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Leigh Ellen FULLER (Unattached) 8809 pts.
Mandy WONG (3lements Multisport Club) 7071 pts.
Alyssa LITTLER (Unattached) 7065 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lisa KUHNERT (VW45-49) was graded 73.97% for the time 21:54 (7th overall).
George TAMBLYN (SM30-34) was graded 71.42% for the time 18:22 (first overall).
Kevin BAKER (VM50-54) was graded 70.69% for the time 20:52 (third overall).
This week there were 223 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Berrinba parkrun started on 7th June 2014, and since then 2,357 different runners, including participants from 73 athletics clubs, have completed 16,047 runs covering a total distance of 80,235 km, and there have been 3,065 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Kate BARNES who ran in a time of 00:18:38 on 2015-01-01 (event number 31).
The male record is held by Dan SYMONDS who ran in a time of 00:16:29 on 2015-09-19 (event number 66).
The Age Grade course record is held by John G. B. SHAW who recorded a 86.71% run (18:49) on 6th February 2016 (event number 87).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Berrinba parkrun Results Page.