Event #83 – Shorter butt Higher

The rain threatened but 160 hardcore runners showed up at the Butt for some fun. We used the wet-weather course which although it may be slightly shorter than the normal course (sshhh, don't tell anyone...) it has slightly more elevation. You wouldn't think we needed more elevation would you...?

Mitchell Jeffery (with Dad above) ran his 10th parkrun. Mitchell has now run at 6 different parkrun events. He is quite the tourist!

And speaking of tourists, we had a number of visitors this week with runners from as far away as the UK and Papua New Guinea, and of course a smattering of Interstate visitors too.

Photos thanks to Rodney Dean. Awesome work Rod!!

A massive thanks to our superstar volunteers!

Amba SLOMINSKA  •  Brooke FEENAN  •  Chris SLOMINSKI  •  Jodie TERSTEEG  •  Kylie BURNLEY  •  Loretta LOTT  •  Oliver SCHWARZER  •  Robert HOARE  •  Rodney DEAN  •  Silvana PETERS  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Suzanne MACQUEEN

Blackbutt parkrun needs you!

Our event is entirely organised by Volunteers - email blackbutthelpers@parkrun.com 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,

Pure Performance Sports

as well as our National Sponsors,

Stockland Suncorp


Men's placings:
Bryn HOSKINS (VM35-39) of Kotara Tigers Soccer Club, was first over the line in 20:31 - 11th time in 19 appearances.
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:40 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Jesse GRACZYK (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:27 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nick FLETCHER (Newcastle Veterans AC) 2297 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 2046 pts.
Oliver SCHWARZER (Macca's Mob) 1821 pts.

Women's placings:
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) of Night Striders, was first (4th overall) over the line in 21:39 - 40th time in 52 appearances.
Kristin ALSTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 25:23.
Lisa COCHRANE (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 25:32 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Cory NEWMAN (Night Striders) 2795 pts.
Suzanne MACQUEEN (Unattached) 2197 pts.
Azadeh GOLSHAN (Unattached) 2091 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lance ROBERTSON (VM70-74) was graded 70.63% for the time 24:58 (19th overall).
Angus ANSON-SMITH (JM10) was graded 69.13% for the time 25:45 (28th overall).
Cory NEWMAN (VW35-39) was graded 69.05% for the time 21:39 (4th overall).

This week there were 160 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,585 different runners, including participants from 57 athletics clubs, have completed 11,826 runs covering a total distance of 59,130 km, and there have been 2,801 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.