Coburg parkrun # 257 – 22/02/2020

What a beautiful day!

It was a beautiful morning last Saturday and was that not proven by the number of runners who turned up! 239 people joined us at Coburg parkrun and ran, jogged or walked our stunning course.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and congratulations to all those who achieved a PB. Hope to see you again this weekend :)


First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-three 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 CHODOROWSKI, Aten MORRIS, Belinda BOS, Bella SMITH, Cat MORRISON, Debbie VOLTZ, Gabrielle GADSBY, Heather CHARLES, Jared TRUSCOTT, Jared WILLITS, Jennifer ANDERSEN, Jessica RIPPIN, Justine CHARLES, Katie BUTLER, Kyle MCCARTT, Lauren MCKERRELL-KERR, Lynne MACDONALD, Martin PAL, Melissa BATHGATE, Neil TOMLIN, Nicola TOMLIN, Paul-Micah SULLIVAN, Peter GARROW, Peter LAWLOR, Ratidzo K PARIRENYATWA, Rebecca KELLY, Samantha SCICLUNA, Shafiqul MOLLA, Shamiso PARIRENYATWA, Sheryl BARON, Stacey YE, Stefan HATZIEVANGELOU, and Stefanie CARRIERA. 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 sixty-one participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Abbey GRIFFIN (29:09), Ahmad LATIF (28:01), Alagarsamy RAMU (33:16), Alex COTTER (26:52), Alex HEDT (29:24), Anthony CALFAPIETRA (25:10), Ashton BAILLIE (50:02), Ben FRY (21:22), Bon EAR (24:46), Bree BRYANT (20:42), Bridget MAIDMENT (27:35), Cade CURMI (18:23), Cass K (31:25), Claire COULSTOCK (26:22), Cynthia VAUGHAN (37:54), Daniel BROOKS REID (20:48), Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN (24:50), Debbie WARREN (34:27), Elizabeth TAYLOR (31:21), Fiona BRUNE (29:45), Francesca STELLA (40:02), Glenda PASCOE (40:32), Hamish MCCRACKEN (29:39), Harrison WARREN (34:26), Heidi MICHAEL (34:16), Holly DIMSEY (29:06), John ALEKOZOGLOU (33:47), Josh HICKSON (29:07), Karina PALMER (35:27), Katherine VELLA (34:52), Kon FOKIANOS (25:07), Laura MACRAILD (1:08:32), Libby SANDY (36:22), Loan EAR (29:28), Lucy WADDELL (32:43), Luke ATHERTON (23:43), Luke MORGAN (21:55), Madeleine DOUGHTY (25:16), Marion HACKETT (24:33), Matthew LLOYD-CAPE (27:16), Matthew SAVAGE (21:56), Matthew ZAMMIT (24:12), Meredith POYNER (40:35), Michael SCHAPER (36:25), Morgan WADDELL (33:35), Natalie VOM (28:07), Natasha TUDOR (31:04), Paul DOUGHTY (20:56), Richard HICKSON (29:07), Romano STUDER (22:00), Roslyn RING (44:23), Ruth OLIPHANT (29:21), Sam COURTIN-CLARK (26:23), Samir LATIF (28:58), Sarah STEPHENS (39:23), Sarah SYNOTT (33:52), Sarah TAYLOR (28:49), Sophia RUSSO (39:58), Taryn YOUNG (25:54), Thobeka ARCHER (39:29) and Tim JEROME (22:08). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include twenty-five "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 fifteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Olivier DAVID, Deb DENNY, Elliott DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Hagen DITTMER, Fleur DOUY, Rebecca DUFFY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Adam JENKINS, Maegan KERR, Michael MCCLARE, Karen MCCULLOCH, Katherine OLEINIKOV, Clare REDDROP and Pauline VANDENBERG.

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:

  • Dara JOHNS joined the 10 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 RunWoodstock RunnersMelbourne Midday MilersMerri Creek Running ClubRed and Black RunningBloody Good RouteRunLikeCrazyCrosbie CrewVictorian Cross Country LeagueHypoActiveRunning Medical MumsMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Achilles Running Club MelbourneLalor Running ClubRunning Mums AustraliaCoburg HarriersMedibank parkrun clubWesterfoldiansSQUADRUN and Victorian Masters Athletics.

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 239 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Adam JENKINS • Maegan KERR • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Rebecca DUFFY • Olivier DAVID • Deb DENNY • Clare REDDROP • Marcus DENNY • Pauline VANDENBERG • Michael MCCLARE • Hagen DITTMER • Karen MCCULLOCH • Elliott DENNY • Fleur DOUY • Katherine OLEINIKOV

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 5,166 participants have completed 25,576 parkruns covering a total distance of 127,880 km, including 4,418 new Personal Bests. A total of 472 individuals have volunteered 2,366 times.