What a cheery winter morning we had! A huge winter field of 151 enjoyed Coburg Lake Reserve - a testament to the growth and community of Coburg parkrun!
Great running everyone!
We had a huge list of milestones today, but... it seems they were all enjoying their milestones as tourists with our sister parkrun events! We'd love to see your milestone photos!
A very warm welcome to the twenty-two 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: Bethany ATKINSON-QUINTON, Bianca VECCHIO, Caitlyn BRYANT, David FOX, Elizabeth DICKIE, Ellie THOMPSON, Gene VIZZARI, Georgia NEWMAN, Grace MACLEOD, Helen NEALE, Madonna BUITER, Marion HACKETT, Marnie SELTEN, Matthew SLADE, Meagan JONES, Misty HALL, Natalie JIRICEK, Robyn LITTLE, Rose HOUGHTON, Sara PORTELLI, Slobodanka STOJKOVIC PECKHAM, and Stephen LOUND. 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 twenty-three participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Aleisha FEDERICO, Andrew HICKSON, Ashley HOLMES, Claire SPILLMAN, Claire YOUNG, David FENTON, Fleur DOUY, Julianne BROWN, Katherine OLEINIKOV, Keith MCGOWAN, Kusum GURUNG, Laura NIEJALKE, Linda GALANTI, Lisanne DE JONG, Maranda WADDELL, Max WADDELL, Meredith BOWLAND, Paul JENKINS, Roan PLOTZ, Rosa PALLOZZI, Ruby WARBER, Siri MURPHY and Veronica MILNE. May your new PBs be short-lived!
Age Category Records
It's pretty special to set a new benchmark for your age category. Today we saw this happen and we want to celebrate it.
- Aleisha FEDERICO set a new JW11-14 record of 00:21:06 (78.83 %)
Very well done indeed!
Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb
This week's results include eighteen "Unknown" participants. This is because they forgot their barcode.
Printed barcodes are used at all parkrun events globally to record your results. Unfortunately, our barcode scanners can't scan mobile phone or smart watch screens . 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 twelve wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Angela BELL, Laura BESWICK, Olivia DITTMER, Krystal EVANS, Arden FRASER, Kevin GIBB, Mani KUNNAKUDIAN, Carrie MCCALLUM, Marlowe SCOTT, Phil SCOTT, Scott STACEY and Keith STEPHENS.
Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun.
Did you know we have a Virtual Volunteer App?
This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Red and Black Running, Victorian Cross Country League, RunLikeCrazy, Merri Creek Running Club, Geelong Cross Country Club, Coburg Harriers, Old Scotch Collegians, RunningWorks, Victorian Road Runners, Lalor Running Club, Aboriginal Healthy Lifestyle Team, Running Mums Australia and Fanthropy Running Club.
Can I run with my dog?
We welcome participants with dogs at Coburg parkrun.
Please note that we only allow one dog per participant and that the welfare of that animal remains your responsibility throughout your parkrun visit.
Your dog must be under firm control at all times, either on a short lead or a harness with a short lead, and take extreme care to avoid coming into contact with other participants.
It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.
Remember, you cannot register your dog, or any other animal, with us - parkrun is for humans only.
Further information and advice about participating with a dog can be found on the parkrun website.
Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures
This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Arden FRASER • Kevin GIBB • Scott STACEY • Laura BESWICK • Phil SCOTT • Keith STEPHENS • Marlowe SCOTT • Carrie MCCALLUM • Krystal EVANS • Mani KUNNAKUDIAN • Olivia DITTMER • Angela BELL
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 4,152 participants have completed 20,490 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,450 km, including 3,672 new Personal Bests. A total of 415 individuals have volunteered 2,019 times.