Blackbutt parkrun event #82 on Valentines Day, saw 145 runners enjoy a run on our scenic but demanding course.
The Mahoneys (below) were looking absolutely fantastic in their Valentines costumes and showing their love for parkrun while cheering home the runners.
It doesn't matter how tough Blackbutt is, our runners love it! Otherwise how could you look this happy after one of the Butt hills??
Just a reminder about some of our parkrun policies. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and adults should take responsibility for all children of any age that are under their care.
We are lucky to have such a beautiful reserve to hold our parkrun in, but there are many different tracks leading through the bush which is why we mark the course with brightly coloured cones to show the way. Those unfamiliar with the course should follow the cones and pay attention to where the other runners are heading. A map of the course for each event is available on the parkrun website.
Thank you once again to our volunteers who gave up their time to make this event possible. Hope to see you again next week.
Photos thanks to Julie Hearn. Awesome shots Julie!!
Angela PASCOE • Anissa STOREY • Aston DEANS • Ebrahim FATHI • Glenn MAHONEY • Julie HEARN • Justine BESSELL • Karen MAHONEY • Ken CLOSE • Max KOZLIK • Robert HEARN • Rodney DEAN • Terri KOZLIK
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Our event is entirely organised by Volunteers - email firstname.lastname@example.org to help. See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Blackbutt parkrun happen. You may be surprised to find out just how much fun volunteering really is!
Blackbutt parkrun would like to thank our local sponsors,
as well as our National Sponsors,
Tim COCHRANE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:20 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Stephen GALLAGHER (VM40-44) of Newcastle Flyers, was second over the line in 21:04 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nick FLETCHER (Newcastle Veterans AC) 2203 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 1982 pts.
Oliver SCHWARZER (Macca's Mob) 1821 pts.
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) of Night Striders, was first (4th overall) over the line in 21:24 - 39th time in 51 appearances.
Beck HART (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 25:33.
Hannah JEFFERSON (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 26:44.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Cory NEWMAN (Night Striders) 2695 pts.
Suzanne MACQUEEN (Unattached) 2097 pts.
Azadeh GOLSHAN (Unattached) 2052 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) was graded 69.86% for the time 21:24 (4th overall).
Stephen GALLAGHER (VM40-44) was graded 66.77% for the time 21:04 (second overall).
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) was graded 66.24% for the time 31:33 (71st overall).
This week there were 145 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,570 different runners, including participants from 57 athletics clubs, have completed 11,666 runs covering a total distance of 58,330 km, and there have been 2,776 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:19:20 on 2014-09-06 (event number 58).
The men's record is held by Lorcan REDMOND who ran in a time of 00:17:30 on 2014-08-02 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lorcan REDMOND who recorded a 81.05% run (17:30) on 2nd August 2014 (event number 53).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Blackbutt parkrun Results Page.