Coburg parkrun # 258 – 29/02/2020

It was another great morning at Coburg parkrun

Yet another beautiful way to start the weekend at Coburg parkrun with sunshine and temperate weather.

A big welcome to all of our tourists and first timers and congratulations to all those who achieved a new PB. Biggest congratulations to our two milestone achievements: Ashton on his 10th parkrun and Ahmed on his 50th. Well done to you both!



This weekend we are having a very special parkrun to celebrate International Women's Day with an all female volunteering crew! Wear your purpliest outfit and bring along your mum, sister, daughter, female friends and colleagues and other amazing women in your life to celebrate.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty-six 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: Alex GALE, Amanda MAGNANO, Bernard ALEXANDER, Bronwyn HART, Carla VAN DER HOEVEN, Clare HUSSEY, Erin RICHARDS, Garry WEST, Grant JOHNSON, Jen KWOK, Jillian BOURKE, Kalaiselvi ALAGARSAMY, Kirtanaa VADIEVELU, Kristina ELVIDGE, Laura HAZELWOOD, Manimagala KUNNAKUDIAN, Marisa HOWARD, Meghan FRASER, Nathan PEREIRA, Priya THEYAGARAJA, Rachael DAVIES, Seth CAVANAGH, Stephen FEE, Susan FEE, Tony RUDDICK, and Wayne THOMSON. 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-five participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Adam PAUL (21:16), Ahmad LATIF (26:28), Ahmed AL-KAISEY (22:45), Alagarsamy RAMU (30:46), Amy BUCKERFIELD (26:41), Brett MUNRO (26:45), Bridget MAIDMENT (27:22), Daniel EMENY (22:08), Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN (24:27), Debbie WARREN (33:20), Fiona BRUNE (29:37), Francesca STELLA (39:34), Hamish MCCRACKEN (29:02), Harrison WARREN (33:19), James SPYROU (34:02), Josh HICKSON (27:12), Katherine OLEINIKOV (29:33), Katherine VELLA (34:20), Lane PITTMAN (32:46), Matthew LLOYD-CAPE (27:04), Matthew SAVAGE (21:37), Michelle HENDERSON (28:32), Nabil LATIF (30:07), Paul TAIT (21:00), Paul WILSON (21:15), Philip GRANTHAM (25:07), Rey VILLEGAS (30:37), Richard HICKSON (27:15), Rose SYMONS (23:18), Sarah STEPHENS (37:53), Sarah SYNOTT (33:50), Shafiqul MOLLA (31:40), Skylie MASSINGHAM (45:34), Sue SIMEONE (29:57) and Vicki SANTOS (29:10). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include seventeen "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. 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: Letchumy ACHANNAH, Katherine ANDERSON, Rebecca DUFFY, Arden FRASER, Graham JENKINS, Jolie LARRIS, Roger MCDONALD, Sahitra SERAN, Samantha SLOSS, Pauline VANDENBERG and Michael ZAMMIT.

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:

  • Ashton BAILLIE joined the 10 Club
  • Ahmed AL-KAISEY, Haley VAN DER POST and Hans VAN DER POST 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: Glenhuntly ACLalor Running ClubKnox Triathlon ClubKathmandu Trail Run ClubGetitdone ClubMerri Creek Running ClubCoburg HarriersMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Achilles Running Club MelbourneWesterfoldiansFIT Canberra (Females in Training)Point Cook RunnersMedibank parkrun clubRUN DOWN UNDER 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 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Graham JENKINS • Katherine ANDERSON • Arden FRASER • Rebecca DUFFY • Pauline VANDENBERG • Michael ZAMMIT • Samantha SLOSS • Jolie LARRIS • Roger MCDONALD • 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 5,192 participants have completed 25,754 parkruns covering a total distance of 128,770 km, including 4,453 new Personal Bests. A total of 472 individuals have volunteered 2,377 times.