A Farewell from this Run Drector
It was a beautiful morning last Saturday and a great way to farewell the role of run director. 140 runners, joggers and walkers made it out on to the course with 21 of them running at Coburg for the very first time and an awesome 19 people running there fastest time to date.
A huge congratulations to Kirsty Johns for completing her 25 volunteer. To steal someone else's words (because they summed Kirsty up perfectly):
"She has been a fantastic volunteer at Coburg and junior parkrun and has volunteered for 7 different roles. If facilitating your spouse to be able to volunteer was an official role then she would have had the purple shirt many years ago! Thanks for your fabulous contribution to parkrun Kirsty!"
Further, there were two amazing parkrunners who joined the 50milestone club as well. Massive shoutout to Margaret Deverson and Sarah Morphet. Hitting 50 parkruns is a huge effort, welldone!
It has been an absolute pleasure to be a run director at Coburg over the last couple of years with the best part being able to chat with so many of its regulars, tourists and first timers. Thank you all for making the experience such a positive and enriching one!
A very warm welcome to the twenty-one people who had their personal barcodes scanned at Coburg parkrun for the very first time today, especially those who were at parkrun for the first time: Alison DUNNING, Ben RICHMOND, Bernadine LU, Brandon DODDS, Cindy O'CONNOR, Daniel ETEZADI, David TRAN, Dean STEPHENS, Gabby PANDOLFO, Harry WILSON, Joshua BARTHOLOMEW, Louise HARRISON, Mai NGUYEN, Margaret DUNN, Mohammad Qasim MANJOO, Othman ABUBAKAR, Roohan QAZI, Sandy THOMAS, Shailee PATEL, Simon SHERIDAN, and Theresa CONNOR. We hope to see you all again soon!
Coburg parkrun is not a race, but many of us get great joy and motivation from a personal best. Congratulations to those nineteen participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alethea JEREBINE (28:19), Alexandra VARRESE (31:42), Andrew HUDSON (22:55), Anna BAKER (31:45), Callan EAGLES (25:11), Carolyn SMITH (41:21), Francesca STELLA (38:33), Jayne MELVILLE (38:05), Jeff WAWERU (26:05), Jennifer MOK (58:32), Julian LA (31:21), Konrad MOORE (25:12), Lauren GATHERCOLE (26:25), Lisa DARMANIN (33:32), Lucy DALY (41:13), Sarah MORPHETT (22:20), Sarah RAJANDRAN (30:04), Stephanie LAU (28:34) and Taryn YOUNG (24:33). May your new PBs be short-lived!
Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb
No barcode, no result, no exceptions
This week's results include thirteen "Unknown" participants. This is because they forgot their barcode.
Printed barcodes are used at all parkrun events globally to record your results. You can collect and print your barcode from parkrun.com. Alternatively, you can order your barcode on a laser engraved silicone wristband from Bent Logic. We are strict with regard to this policy as we process over 100,000 results every weekend and if we were to relax our approach it would increase the amount of work for our volunteers.
If you'd like to learn more about the history of the printed barcode at parkrun and why this policy is in place, take a listen to the special No barcode, no result, no exceptions episode of the excellent Free, Weekly, Timed podcast.
Thanks to this week's volunteers
Every parkrun event relies on volunteers and volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. We're very grateful to everyone who's volunteered at Coburg parkrun in the past.
This weekend's community event was brought to you by ten wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Teresa ATTLEY, Thomas AYERS, Rebecca CAMBRELL, Deb DENNY, Rebecca DUFFY, Arden FRASER, Kirsty JOHNS, Phil SCOTT, Scott WILSON-SMITH and Michael ZAMMIT.
If you'd like to help, please take a look at the Future Roster page and drop our volunteer co-ordinator an email with the date(s) on which you'd like to volunteer.
Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun.
Please download the Virtual Volunteer App
The parkrun Virtual Volunteer is our official timing and scanning application and is available free of charge from Apple's App Store and Google Play.
The Virtual Volunteer app replaces timing and scanning hardware at parkrun events and helps maintain our free-to-participate model as we expand. All parkrun events are now required to be ‘app-only’ and we no longer have stand-alone timers or scanners.
To see how easy this app is to use, read the user guide.
New volunteer club members
Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new Volunteer club shirt this weekend:
Thank you for your hard work. We look forward to seeing you in your new aubergine shirt very soon!
New run club members
Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new club shirt this weekend:
- Margaret DEVERSON and Sarah MORPHETT joined the 50 Club
Coburg parkrun welcomes all running clubs to participate at our events.
This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Glenhuntly AC, Coburg Harriers, Merri Creek Running Club, Lebrun, Love the Run, Woodstock Runners, Northside Running Group, Baw Baw Runners, Running Mums Australia, UP Coaching, Bloody Good Route, Lalor Running Club and Red and Black Running.
Photographs at parkrun
Most of our participants and volunteers love to have their photo taken during our events and shared via social media. We do understand that not everybody feels the same way.
All parkrun events to use the arms crossed over the chest or face as a signal that a person does not want their photo taken and/or not publicised on social media (as modelled in this picture), so please let your event photographer know by using this signal if you do not wish to be photographed.
If you have been photographed and would like a photograph withdrawn, please drop us an email or an instant message with a link to the image and we'd be happy to take it down for you.
For more information, please visit photographs on our support site.
Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures
This week 140 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Arden FRASER • Rebecca DUFFY • Kirsty JOHNS • Scott WILSON-SMITH • Deb DENNY • Phil SCOTT • Michael ZAMMIT • Teresa ATTLEY • Thomas AYERS • Rebecca CAMBRELL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Coburg parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Rhydian COWLEY who recorded a time of 15:33 on 18th August 2018 (event number 174).
The female record is held by Lisa WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 16:18 on 18th May 2019 (event number 215).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lisa WEIGHTMAN who recorded 93.87% (16:18) on 18th May 2019 (event number 215).
Coburg parkrun started on 16th May 2015. Since then 5,440 participants have completed 27,299 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,495 km, including 4,714 new Personal Bests. A total of 490 individuals have volunteered 2,498 times.