Coburg parkrun # 250 – 04/01/2020

First Saturday back into the new year of parkrun goodness celebrating the 250th Coburg parkrun with over 190 runners, ooohh yeaah..

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An even bigger celebration for Kathleen on completing her 100th parkrun and made all the more sweeter by completing it for the first time in a long while without a moon boot. Well done Kate on your 100th run and rocking that cape and tutu.


First timers

A very warm welcome to the forty-five 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: Adrian SELL, Alexandra JULE, Amy MUTTON, Angela CHERRY, Casie EAST, Catherine EVEREST, Craig LINDENMAYER, David MACKAY, Dean CRACKNELL, Denbigh MORRIS, Elana TRAURIG, Emma GUSTAFSSON, Florian GENTO, Gary WILLS, Hsiu Yinn LAM, Jessica SHORT, Joey LINDENMAYER, John ALEKOZOGLOU, Joshua LOURENSZ, Joshua TRACY, Karina PALMER, Katie SCROGGIE, Leigh TRACY, Matt WARD, Matthew PARK, Max LINDENMAYER, Melanie PAGE, Michael PARK, Michelle WILLS, Orlando PERILLI, Oscar LINDENMAYER, Patrick CUMMING, Patrick MC NAMEE, Patrick POLAK, Peter COX, Sophia RUSSO, Stephanie BEECH, Steven TRAURIG, Stig GUSTAFSSON, Tamsyn THRING, Thomas PARK, Tom KEARY, Victoria PARK, Virginia LINDENMAYER, and William TRACY. 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 eleven participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alex CHEN (36:52), Andrew PATTON (28:04), Clare BARRY (40:49), Lewis FRASER (24:41), Mandy ERRINGTON (27:31), Owen MACRAILD (1:02:07), Penny SPURRELL (31:45), Rodney WEE (28:35), Rose SYMONS (23:39), Taryn YOUNG (26:20) and Xavier WEST (23:17). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include twenty "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 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 eleven wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Katherine ANDERSON, Nicholas BEATON, Laura BESWICK, Bob CUMMING, Rebecca DUFFY, Arden FRASER, Christopher HILL, Jolie LARRIS, Janine MYERS, Ashley Robert PEACOCK and Dorothy TUCK.

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.

Did you know we have a Virtual Volunteer App?

New run club members

Milestone t-shirts: a new process

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

  • Joel SHARRATT joined the 10 Club
  • Kathleen DULLAGHAN joined the 100 Club

Running Clubs

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

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Love the RunOld XaveriansWeetangera School Running ClubBloody Good RouteRed and Black RunningClapham RunnersCoburg HarriersTerrigal TrottersEltham Triathlon and Open Water ClubAchilles Running Club MelbourneTXR RunnersGENERATION RUNDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodTortoise RacingKathmandu Trail Run ClubRunning Mums AustraliaLalor Running Club12WBTFanthropy Running ClubCrosbie Crew and Merri Creek 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.

Do you know how hot is too hot for your dog?

Further information and advice about participating with a dog can be found on the parkrun website.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Ashley Robert PEACOCK • Katherine ANDERSON • Arden FRASER • Rebecca DUFFY • Laura BESWICK • Christopher HILL • Nicholas BEATON • Jolie LARRIS • Janine MYERS • Dorothy TUCK • Bob CUMMING

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 4,944 participants have completed 24,211 parkruns covering a total distance of 121,055 km, including 4,179 new Personal Bests. A total of 454 individuals have volunteered 2,280 times.