Event #89 – A Swan and a Bunny

A rainy morning meant the wet-weather course was used and our resident feathered friend Mr. Swan was none too happy about us occupying his pond shelter. He voiced his opinion to anyone who came close enough.

65 parkrunners got out of bed and braved the wet conditions (and the swan). Legends one and all!

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We were lucky enough to have a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny (aka the lovely Karen) who distributed chocolate eggs to some lucky kids.

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Ryan ran his 50th parkrun this weekend. He has run 47 of those at Blackbutt so he must love his hills! Congratulations Ryan!!

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Photos thanks to the legendary Rodney!

A huge thanks to our wonderful (and crazy!) volunteers!!

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Emma FOSTER  •  Jodie TERSTEEG  •  Liam EDWARDS  •  Mary-Anne FLETCHER  •  Nick FLETCHER  •  Rodney DEAN  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Thomas DEAN  •  Tony EDWARDS  •  Vicki WALLACE

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:
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:18 - 7th time in 31 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Matt GRIFFITH (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was third over the line in 21:19 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nick FLETCHER (Newcastle Veterans AC) 2636 pts.
Geoff BRENT (Unattached) 2481 pts.
Oliver SCHWARZER (Macca's Mob) 2214 pts.

Women's placings:
Sophie EGAN (VW40-44) of Night Striders, was first (14th overall) over the line in 25:11 - second time in 11 appearances.
Megan BLANCH-SMITH (VW35-39) of Night Striders, was second (18th overall) over the line in 25:45.
Gemma MACKENZIE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 27:24.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Cory NEWMAN (Night Striders) 2995 pts.
Anne-Marie CLOSE (five30runners) 2545 pts.
Azadeh GOLSHAN (Unattached) 2525 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Angus ANSON-SMITH (JM10) was graded 73.35% for the time 24:16 (10th overall).
Ian PEARSON (VM35-39) was graded 66.75% for the time 20:18 (first overall).
Anne-Marie CLOSE (VW65-69) was graded 65.65% for the time 31:50 (45th overall).

This week there were 65 runners, of whom 2 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Blackbutt parkrun started on 3rd August 2013, and since then 2,687 different runners, including participants from 59 athletics clubs, have completed 12,624 runs covering a total distance of 63,120 km, and there have been 2,976 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.