Coburg parkrun # 251 – 11/01/2020

Beautiful rain

Actually, we didn't have any rain on the day, but mech needed rain for Victoria didn't keep a huge Coburg parkrun turnout of 197 away, including 27 first-timers!

Coburg Lake Reserve turned on a beautiful chill morning, seeing 39 PBs.

Big congratulations to two new members of the 50-Club - Alex DEAL and Dallas MCGAR!

50-Club's 'Dallas', green cape

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty-seven 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: Alastair ROBERTS-THOMSON, Alex VON HOFMANN, Amanda RANVILLE, Andrea GATCHELL, Andrew LEGGO, Aurelia VON HOFMANN, Barbara CARR, Glenn CREMIN, Greg STEELE, Haley LAMBERT, Hamish MCCRACKEN, John PERKS, Josh HICKSON, Kira LEE, Lana WEAL, Laura MACRAILD, Michael JENKINS, Michael KIRKHAM, Nathan GEORGE, Patrick BOYLE, Peter DEAN, Richard HICKSON, Richard LOVETT, Rob FRASER, Sam STAGG, Savannah VON HOFMANN, and Vanessa PARSONS. 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 thirty-nine participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alanna FURLAN (23:23), Alec HARRIS (26:16), Audrey HENDERSON (43:09), Brooke UNDERWOOD (40:03), Caz SMITH (39:49), Eduardo VOM (27:42), Ethan VOM (27:14), Florian GENTO (30:29), Gareth ELVIDGE (27:17), Gemma SHEEHAN (36:13), James HEALY (25:50), Janne SHEEHAN (36:13), John ALEKOZOGLOU (34:54), Jonathan GIAKOUMIS (18:09), Jordan BRYAN (32:15), Karina PALMER (36:42), Kerrie BUTLER (28:51), Kon FOKIANOS (25:13), Kusum GURUNG (22:33), Leah VOM (28:48), Liz FENNELL (31:23), Maisey GASPER (28:48), Marion HACKETT (24:37), Mark BRETHERTON (21:00), Martin RUSSELL (19:22), Melanie BOWER (22:45), Molly GASPER (27:06), Natalie VOM (30:23), Nicola MALYSIAK (40:20), Owen MACRAILD (1:01:37), Paul FENNELL (28:24), Paul GRAHAM (20:34), Romano STUDER (22:08), Ross PRICKETT (21:33), Sahitra SERAN (33:47), Sarah VENUTO (28:17), Sophia RUSSO (40:58), Sue SIMEONE (30:54) and Zoe VOM (27:12). 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-two "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: Charlotte CLARK, Tracy COLBERT, Olivia DITTMER, Hagen DITTMER, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Clare FLEMING, Arden FRASER, Anna HICKEY-MOODY, Chris JACKSON, Bethany KOCH and Damien MURRAY.

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:

  • Alex DEAL and Dallas MCGAR 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: Melbourne Midday MilersPreston ACMerri Creek Running ClubVictorian Cross Country LeagueANU Tri/FriendsGunn RunnersCoburg HarriersRed and Black RunningVictorian Road RunnersCrosbie CrewThe Running RollersPetts Wood RunnersRunning Mums AustraliaMedibank parkrun club and Lalor 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 197 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Charlotte CLARK • Arden FRASER • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Damien MURRAY • Chris JACKSON • Bethany KOCH • Hagen DITTMER • Tracy COLBERT • Anna HICKEY-MOODY • Clare FLEMING • Olivia DITTMER

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 4,971 participants have completed 24,408 parkruns covering a total distance of 122,040 km, including 4,218 new Personal Bests. A total of 454 individuals have volunteered 2,291 times.