Coburg parkrun # 260 – 14/03/2020

The Harriers have landed

Saturday proved an awesome day for Coburg Lake Reserve - Coburg parkrun regulars were out in good numbers enjoying our picturesque course. We were also pleased to have a full-scale Coburg Harriers Volunteer Take-over, having almost all our volunteer roles filled with a member of the Harriers! Thank you team, this weekend was an especially trying one, but you all performed your roles perfectly. Please, feel free to take-over again!

Coburg Harriers Volunteer Take-over

One of the best aspects of parkrun is sharing in milestones with our friends and fellow parkrunners. This weekend, we were all fortunate to share John HOWE's 100-Club milestone. John is a Coburg parkrun regular, and an awesome sport, agreeing to don our traditional 100-Club cape. Congratulations John - see you for 250!

John HOWE joined the 100-Club

First timers

A very warm welcome to the eighteen 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: Andy COLLINGS, Anna BAKER, Anthony BROWN, David OLIVER, Erin PARSONS, Fiona PARSONS, Gustavo OLIVEIRA, Joel CHARLES, John STAUNTON, Keaton CROSSE, Kirsten COMANDICH, Lee TOMHOLT, Matthew BAZALUK, Paritchaya PROMMARIN, Phillip CHARLES, Sarah MORPHETT, Shane KRUTLI, and Tegan DAVIES. 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 forty-two participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Ahmad LATIF (25:55), Alex MILLAR (23:40), Ali BORAZJANI (27:26), Anna CHODOROWSKI (31:56), April EDWARDS (29:58), Ariel LEE-ALLEN (32:22), Belinda BOS (40:56), Bridget MAIDMENT (26:24), Caitlin COLEMAN (36:55), Carly SLEE (42:15), Cass K (30:53), Christine THORNE (28:39), Clair HARVEY (36:16), Claire COULSTOCK (26:21), Daniel O'CONNELL (31:40), Daniel SHARRATT (42:55), Daniel WHITE (19:18), Debbie WARREN (29:49), Erin CHANDLER (33:04), Fiona BRUNE (28:32), Haley LAMBERT (29:36), Harrison WARREN (29:48), Heather CHARLES (44:16), Holly DIMSEY (28:54), James PINDER (19:10), Jennifer DIXON (26:13), Jillian WEBB (30:28), Jon KEARS (23:41), Justine CHARLES (30:19), Karyl ARMSTRONG (24:16), Kirtanaa VADIEVELU (1:01:41), Liam MCCALLUM (48:55), Libby SANDY (35:57), Morgan WADDELL (32:59), Natalie VOM (28:05), Neil MCVEY (22:59), Priya THEYAGARAJA (1:01:41), Riley DIMSEY (28:54), Sam COURTIN-CLARK (26:14), Taryn YOUNG (25:06), William PANAY (24:37) and Willie WALSH (23:51). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include three "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 eighteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Zoe ASHER, Jacqui BERTELSEN, Andrew CLOSE, Tracy COLBERT, Andrew CONSTANTINOU, Brian DELANEY, Deb DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Hagen DITTMER, Fleur DOUY, Fiona ELY, Ashlee GADDES, Andrew GIBB, Michelle HENDERSON, Maegan KERR, Carrie MCCALLUM, Stefanie MODESTI and Eric PRITCHARD.

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:

  • John HOWE 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: Glenhuntly ACTring RCCoburg HarriersMerri Creek Running ClubWellington Harrier Athletic Club IncCrosbie CrewVictorian Cross Country LeagueRunning Medical MumsRed and Black RunningNorth Norfolk Beach RunnersVictorian Road RunnersDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodMelbourne Midday MilersTeam TelstraFanthropy Running Club and Achilles Running Club Melbourne.

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 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Maegan KERR • Fiona ELY • Stefanie MODESTI • Andrew CONSTANTINOU • Deb DENNY • Marcus DENNY • Zoe ASHER • Andrew GIBB • Eric PRITCHARD • Andrew CLOSE • Carrie MCCALLUM • Hagen DITTMER • Brian DELANEY • Jacqui BERTELSEN • Fleur DOUY • Ashlee GADDES • Tracy COLBERT • Michelle HENDERSON

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 5,238 participants have completed 26,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 130,410 km, including 4,528 new Personal Bests. A total of 477 individuals have volunteered 2,407 times.