Coburg Parkrun #280 – 03/07/2021

Hey, what’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold! While Saturday morning didn’t quite freeze over, we should recognise the group of stalwarts who turned out for the 280th edition of Coburg Parkrun. Many people waited in their cars with the heater on until the last moment, and who could blame them? But for those who dared - and there were just over 100 of them - it was a beautiful and clear morning at Coburg Lake with just a few puddles to remind everyone about the rain from the evening before.

Mark Bretherton made his debut as a run director after having it postponed recently due to another round of COVID-19 restrictions. But good things are worth waiting for and it all went off without a hitch.

Chris and Lucy finishing

First timers

We like to offer all our first timers a very warm welcome, even with Saturday being a little on the cool side. We hope you enjoyed your first visit to Coburg and that it won’t be your last - just remember to save some energy for that big hill on the way back! The following runners laced up for their first Coburg Parkrun this week: Ellery DURRANT, Robyn MORTON, Bri RYAN, Craig RYAN, Rebecca RYAN (Go the Ryans!), Jorge SOTO and Melissa THIELE.

First timers

Personal Bests

While Parkrun is not a race and is suitable for all ages and abilities, there’s a certain feeling about running faster than you have ever run before. Some people clearly turned up with a need for speed for Parkrun #280, and the cool conditions delivered the goods with 15 PBs on the day. it was an exciting finish with the top four placegetters crossing the line within 15 seconds of each other - and with two PBs in that group to boot.

Sam finishing

Congrats to the following Parkrunners, who ran their fastest Coburg Parkrun on 3 July: Helen THIELE (46:45), Michael JENKINS (32:46), Candice FARRUGIA (32:12), Emily KIRSH (28:54), Emily MCCARTHY (28:14), Holly DIMSEY (28:13), Samantha BLAKE (26:36), Simon BERNARD (25:23), Ashish BANSAL (25:01), Elias THOMAS (24:12), Marlowe SCOTT (23:36), Alexander INGLIS (23:22), Andy O’NEILL (23:17), Andrew WILLIAMS (19:46), and Aleem RUSTAM (19:39). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Marcus and Co

Milestones

Congrats to Sarah McNab who ran her 50th Parkrun on Saturday and her 15th at Coburg. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 regulations we’re not currently cosying up for milestone photos, but we know you’re out there.

Don’t forget your barcode

There were 13 mystery runners at Coburg this week, who are listed as Unknown in the results. We only ask one thing of you as a Parkrunner at these free events - if you want a result, you need to bring your barcode. No barcode, no result, no exceptions.

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 or other ID accessories from the parkrun Australia shop. 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

As a free event, Parkrun relies on the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Volunteering is a way to make new friends and social connections, and give back to a community event which means a lot to many people.

Coburg volunteers 3 July 2021

We are grateful to the following people who made this week’s event possible: Laura BESWICK, Mark BRETHERTON, Jill CARTER, Tracey COLBERT, Maria CRAWFORD, Fleur DOUY, Krystal EVANS, Angela KELLY, Jolie LARRIS, Lilly LARRIS, Dinesh Sekhar SEGARAN, and Susan SLATTERY.

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. We ask that Parkrunners try to volunteer at least three times a year.

Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun.

Running clubs

Coburg Parkrun welcomes all those from running clubs to attend our events. This week we welcomed people from the following clubs at beautiful Coburg Lake: Coburg Harriers, Crosbie Crew, Diamond Creek Runners, Fanthropy Running Club, Gunn Runners, Hunter Athletics and Recreation, HypoActive, Karki Parki, Kathmandu Trail Run Club, Lalor Running Club, Melbourne Midday Milers, Merri Creek Running Club, MINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners), No Homers, Quidditch Australia, Run Down Under, Running Medical Mums, Running Mums Australia, Northside Running Group, Victorian Cross Country League and Wooters Runners.

Group of girls with Beth finishing

Children at Parkrun

We want children to have an overwhelmingly positive experience at parkrun; participating because they want to, in a way they want to; and in a safe environment at all times. In general, at parkrun events, children aged 11 and over are free to participate as individuals in a similar way to adults. They are still children and we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for them to participate in, and we fully accept our duty of care over these individuals. It’s important to note however that the ultimate responsibility for their welfare remains with their parents or guardians.

Kids and adults finishing

Walking, jogging, or running

  • At our 5k Saturday events, children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • At junior parkrun Australia events children can run on their own from the age of 4 until the day before 15th birthday.
  • Under the age of 11 children must be accompanied to the start, and from the finish, of the event.
  • As with adults, children must always participate on foot. The only exception to this is that we do welcome wheelchair users where the course permits. In appropriate circumstances children may, if needed, be carried for short periods, however this must only be at a sensible walking pace and not running.

Can my child accompany me on their bicycle (bike, cycle) or scooter?

  • No, we believe that bicycles or scooters and runners do not mix. The risk of injury to runners and children is too high.

Volunteering

  • Children are a wonderful part of every parkrun community and we encourage them to volunteer.
  • Children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • Those aged 11 or over can volunteer without their parent or guardian, but should be within close proximity of a responsible adult volunteer. This is providing all parties are comfortable with this arrangement.

Additional Information

  • It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.
  • Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby-carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during parkrun events, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
  • Children may be pushed around our events in a buggy however they should be dressed appropriately, comfortable, and secure at all times. They should also have reached a stage of physical development where they are able to withstand the rigours of course-specific conditions.
 

Event Cancelled – 29-May-2021

 

Event Cancelled

Following the Victoria Government announcement on 27 May 2021, all parkrun events in Victoria are cancelled this weekend.
Please respect the lockdown restrictions, safety comes first.

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Coburg parkrun # 278 – 22/05/2021

All 137 finishers at Saturday’s Coburg parkrun deserve a high five for getting out on a freezing morning and having a crack instead of staying under the doona. Highlights included Dan Nolan running his 250th parkrun and Alicia Webb having her first ever go at being run director. We look forward to welcoming Mark Bretherton next week who is also a first time run director. 

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty 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: Adam KRANZ, Alexandra MILNE, Anna WANG, Clare SHUGG, Clinton KIETZMANN, Craig ISHERWOOD, Deanne MARTIN, Emily KIRSH, Gustavo DA COSTA, Hamish MORRISON, Harry MORRISON, Ken BLADWELL, Lee SPENCER-MICHAELSEN, Lorna VINAR, Luca M, Massimo GALLI, Nathan MCKEAN, Rachel FITZGERALD, Stephane BRETON, and Stu MILNE. We hope to see you all again soon!

Personal Bests

Coburg parkrun is not a race, but many of us get great joy and motivation from a personal best. Congratulations to those seventeen participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Anna BLANDFORD (35:42), Brooke UNDERWOOD (39:55), Candice FARRUGIA (32:31), David WADE (25:53), Georgina TILLER (37:51), Hayley SIME (28:00), James CORELLI (23:02), Jett FENTON (19:35), Lisa DARMANIN (30:49), Liz PYE (29:42), Lynne TICEHURST (29:02), Martin JUSTICE (21:56), Matthew GOODGER (30:22), Nalini BANSAL (42:35), Philip GORNIAK (19:38), Riley DIMSEY (27:36) and Warren BURKE (23:08). 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 or other ID accessories from the parkrun Australia shop. 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 eleven wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Teresa ATTLEY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Krystal EVANS, Karlene HILTON, Rebecca KIRBY, Alex MUIR, Fraser MURRAY, Libby SANDY, Lyndel SPEEDY, Alicia WEBB and Ken WILSON.

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 run club members

Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new club shirt this weekend:

  • Lucy DALY joined the 10 Club
  • Gerard REDMOND joined the 50 Club
  • David NOLAN joined the 250 Club

Running Clubs

Coburg parkrun welcomes all running clubs to participate at our events.

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Coburg HarriersLove the RunKathmandu Trail Run ClubMerri Creek Running ClubAchilles Running Club MelbourneLebrunRunning Medical MumsLalor Running ClubPurple PacersDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodAthletics EssendonQuidditch AustraliaRunning Mums Australiaparkrun ResolutionSQUADRUNPreston AC and Fanthropy Running Club.

Hello, my name is...

Perhaps you are reading this and you haven’t yet registered for parkrun. It’s really easy! Visit parkrun Australia or check out How do I register? for more information.

When you are registering please be mindful not to:

  • register more than once – once registered, you remain registered for life. You can turn up at any parkrun anywhere in the world without having to re-register
  • register separately when running with a pram
  • register your dog or any other animal – we welcome all animals to parkrun, but they cannot register a time

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Fraser MURRAY • Karlene HILTON • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Rebecca KIRBY • Alicia WEBB • Lyndel SPEEDY • Alex MUIR • Krystal EVANS • Teresa ATTLEY • Ken WILSON • Libby SANDY

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 5,619 participants have completed 28,611 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,055 km, including 4,924 new Personal Bests. A total of 512 individuals have volunteered 2,622 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 277 – 15/05/2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COBURG PARKRUN!

This time last year we were locked down and there were no fifth anniversary celebrations, so it was wonderful to be able to gather and enjoy our sixth birthday together. The morning's stormy weather largely held off. A large tree had fallen across the path overnight, but thanks to some plucky work (thanks Warren and Kate!) we were able to clear it just in time for everyone to get past.

The dress-up theme for the day was "dress your shoe size, not your age" and this brought out some impressive costumes. Special mention must go for Jo's magnificent inflatable pig outfit, still a little mystified as to how it fit the theme, but it certainly brought a few smiles out. Thanks to everyone who dressed up and took part.

A BIG MILESTONE

To add to the special day, we were thrilled to be able to celebrate Pete Johns' 250th parkrun. Many of you would know Pete as the founder of Coburg parkrun - Pete and his family have given countless hours to getting the event up and running, and ensuring its success. We are  incredibly thankful for Pete's massive contribution. Congratulations Pete!

pete

 

First timers

A very warm welcome to the ten 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: Anna BLANDFORD, Catherine ROSS, Darren ROBERTS, Greg HUTER, Helen THIELE, Isabella PARISI, James ROSS, James THIELE, Michael ASTILL, and Shaun MADDEN. We hope to see you all again soon!

Personal Bests

Coburg parkrun is not a race, but many of us get great joy and motivation from a personal best. Congratulations to those ten participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Brad GOSSIT (18:58), David WILLIAMS (30:17), Georgie HARRISON (34:31), James HEALY (24:25), Kelly LEHMANN (33:09), Louise HARRISON (34:46), Lucy DALY (34:34), Matthew MURPHY (23:04), Michael JENKINS (36:54) and Patrick BOYLE (23:20). 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.

  • Helen GOODWIN set a new VW75-79 record of 00:48:17 (50.22 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include five "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 or other ID accessories from the parkrun Australia shop. 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 thirteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Letchumy ACHANNAH, June ALLISON, Wendy BECKHOUSE, Deb DENNY, Elliott DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Paul DOUGHTY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Rebecca KIRBY, Mani KUNNAKUDIAN, Sahitra SERAN, Jo STAVERS and Brooke WEBSTER.

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 run club members

Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new club shirt this weekend:

  • Joe ROCK joined the 50 Club
  • Jamie ROSSATO joined the 100 Club
  • Pete JOHNS joined the 250 Club

Running Clubs

Coburg parkrun welcomes all running clubs to participate at our events.

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Glasshouse Run Club, Crosbie Crew, Victorian Cross Country League, Melbourne Midday Milers, Spartans, Merri Creek Running Club, Coburg Harriers, Achilles Running Club Melbourne, HypoActive, Westerfoldians, Melbourne Frontrunners, Lalor Running Club, Victorian Business Runners Inc, SQUADRUN, RUN DOWN UNDER and Fanthropy Running Club.

Children at parkrun

We want children to have an overwhelmingly positive experience at parkrun; participating because they want to, in a way they want to; and in a safe environment at all times. In general, at parkrun events, children aged 11 and over are free to participate as individuals in a similar way to adults. They are still children and we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for them to participate in, and we fully accept our duty of care over these individuals. It’s important to note however that the ultimate responsibility for their welfare remains with their parents or guardians.

Walking, jogging, or running

  • At our 5k Saturday events, children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • At junior parkrun Australia events children can run on their own from the age of 4 until the day before 15th birthday.
  • Under the age of 11 children must be accompanied to the start, and from the finish, of the event.
  • As with adults, children must always participate on foot. The only exception to this is that we do welcome wheelchair users where the course permits. In appropriate circumstances children may, if needed, be carried for short periods, however this must only be at a sensible walking pace and not running.

Can my child accompany me on their bicycle (bike, cycle) or scooter?

  • No, we believe that bicycles or scooters and runners do not mix. The risk of injury to runners and children is too high.

Volunteering

  • Children are a wonderful part of every parkrun community and we encourage them to volunteer.
  • Children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • Those aged 11 or over can volunteer without their parent or guardian, but should be within close proximity of a responsible adult volunteer. This is providing all parties are comfortable with this arrangement.

Additional Information

  • It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.
  • Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby-carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during parkrun events, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
  • Children may be pushed around our events in a buggy however they should be dressed appropriately, comfortable, and secure at all times. They should also have reached a stage of physical development where they are able to withstand the rigours of course-specific conditions.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

June ALLISON • Wendy BECKHOUSE • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Paul DOUGHTY • Rebecca KIRBY • Deb DENNY • Marcus DENNY • Jo STAVERS • Brooke WEBSTER • Elliott DENNY • Mani KUNNAKUDIAN • Letchumy ACHANNAH • Sahitra SERAN

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 5,599 participants have completed 28,474 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,370 km, including 4,907 new Personal Bests. A total of 508 individuals have volunteered 2,611 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 274 – 24/04/2021

Coburg parkrun # 274 - 24/04/2021

Run director's note

After a somewhat rainy week, Saturday morning produced ideal running conditions for the 141 runners, joggers and walkers to take part in event # 274 at Coburg. Twenty two seemed to be the number of the day, with 22 people taking part in Coburg parkrun for the first time and another 22 running their fastest time at Coburg to date!

We were also privileged to be joined by Catherine Kershaw visiting from Canberra to complete her 250th parkrun. Congratulations Cath!

Cath achieves 250 parkruns milestone

You may notice that Cath was wearing some strange gear to run parkrun in ...that's because she was also running her 7th parkrun beginning with C, to go with one starting with R, to join the (unofficial) Pirate Club. Here at Coburg, we have a few people chasing this unofficial club, including Nadine Crawford and Ian Crawford, visiting from the Peninsula. Congratulations me hearties!

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Finally, a huge thank you to our team of volunteers from Saturday, some of who volunteered for the very first time at Coburg, taking our total number of different volunteers past 500 since our event at Coburg launched in 2015. We couldn't do it without you!

First timers

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: Aleem RUSTAM, Anthony BALINT, Bill LA, Carly BUTTON, Catherine KERSHAW, Daniel PATERSON, Grant MCDONALD, Ian CRAWFORD, James CORELLI, Jessica NGUYEN, Josh RIORDAN, Lachlan GAINEY, Lesley MULLINEUX, Lucas TEASDALE, Mary MCDONALD, Nadine CRAWFORD, Nicola SKILL, Robin MASSEY, Rohan AHMAD, Tracey CLARK, William CRAWFORD, and Xavier LA. We hope to see you all again soon!

Personal Bests

Coburg parkrun is not a race, but many of us get great joy and motivation from a personal best. Congratulations to those twenty-two participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alethea JEREBINE (28:16), Andy ONEILL (23:31), Ben RICHMOND (30:17), Brett CARROLL (21:28), Catherine BESWICK (28:39), Cindy BACH (25:14), Clancy WHITTLE (19:54), Denis ROSCOE (24:31), Emily MCCARTHY (28:53), Glenda DE MARINIS (54:17), Guna Sundari PERIASAMY (40:12), Hugh MURRAY (19:37), Julian LA (28:51), Marlowe SCOTT (24:07), Michael DAVIS (18:53), Michelle HENDERSON (28:16), Phil MARCHI (29:32), Rebecca CAMBRELL (42:03), Samantha SLOSS (24:08), Sandra NICHOLAS (28:30), Susan SLATTERY (32:02) and Teresa ATTLEY (40:58). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include fifteen "Unknown" participants (including our first finisher). 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 or other ID accessories from the parkrun Australia shop. 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 fourteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Cindy BACH, Francis BRADLEY, Felicity COLEMAN, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Kevin DULLAGHAN, Peter DUNN, Brennan FITZPATRICK, Graham JENKINS, Sean MCGRATH, Glenda PASCOE, Phil SCOTT, Sharon TAYLOR, Isabella VAN BUUREN and Peter VAN BUUREN.

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 run club members

Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new club shirt this weekend:

  • Liam NIELD joined the 50 Club

Running Clubs

Coburg parkrun welcomes all running clubs to participate at our events.

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Crosbie Crew, Gunn Runners, Coburg Harriers, Kathmandu Trail Run Club, Merri Creek Running Club, Running Dads OZ, Victorian Cross Country League, Red and Black Running, Orienteering ACT, RUN DOWN UNDER, Peninsula Trail Runners, Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, SQUADRUN, Medibank parkrun club and Fanthropy Running Club.

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.

Photographs at parkrun

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 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Graham JENKINS • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Peter VAN BUUREN • Peter DUNN • Brennan FITZPATRICK • Phil SCOTT • Francis BRADLEY • Cindy BACH • Kevin DULLAGHAN • Sean MCGRATH • Sharon TAYLOR • Felicity COLEMAN • Glenda PASCOE • Isabella VAN BUUREN

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 5,556 participants have completed 28,091 parkruns covering a total distance of 140,455 km, including 4,847 new Personal Bests. A total of 503 individuals have volunteered 2,575 times.

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