Coburg parkrun # 261 – 16/01/2021

Coburg parkrun # 261 - 16/01/2021

The restart Edition

Well, after ten long parkrun-free months, we made it - parkrun returned to Coburg for the first time since March 2020. Thanks to the hard work of the organisers, supporters and the continued support of our valued sponsors for getting us back here. Our volunteer team were amazing, many giving up the opportunity for their first parkrun in such a long time in order to support everyone else. And of course, many thanks to our wonderful community for keeping the faith and showing up in such great numbers. It was quite emotional setting up this morning, and so great to see so many smiles and happy enthusiastic faces. Realising how much we have missed this made the return all the sweeter. Now we're back, and onwards to bigger things. Again, thank you all.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-four 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: Ahlia LEIVERS, Alison COCKERELL, Andrew CLARKSON, Athul MENON, Carolyn AUBREY, Charley BRUMBY-RENDELL, Christie TORWICK, Cooper COCOMAZZO, Douglas PRICE, Edy HUYNH, Emily SCLATER, Felicity COLEMAN, George KAZANTZIDIS, Isabella FRANCES, Joshua DAVIS, Joshua VOGEL, Junie CHENG, Lauren GATHERCOLE, Leigh DUGGAN, Libby RUSSELL, Mark COCKERELL, Mark LOUND, Nadia DIACO, Nathan SARGENT, Nicole HUTCHISON, Paul ROGERS, Paul SHEEHAN, Solomon FAULKNOR, Stephen COLMAN, Teresa ATTLEY, Tina NGUYEN, Tom PIRRONE, Toni SHEEHAN, and Zoe GURR. 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 twenty-five participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Ahmad LATIF (25:26), Alex COTTER (25:27), Alex ROSENTHAL (32:27), Amelia O'REILLY (25:56), Axel MUIZNIEKS (25:08), Baethan MULLEN (20:35), Cameron HILL (24:07), Denise CASTRO (35:32), Haley LAMBERT (28:42), James HALE (23:28), Jan ROSE (34:20), Kusum GURUNG (21:36), Lisa HOSKING (34:44), Luqman LATIF (22:59), Madeline ROBERTS (22:32), Mark SKRZECZYNSKI (23:37), Mary O'CARROLL (25:07), Nick SCOTT (19:36), Peter DEAN (29:01), Sakura KEENE (29:47), Sarah STEPHENS (37:05), Scott KEENE (25:58), Stuart RUDGE (19:58), Tess SYMES (24:16) and Toby ROSSATO (19:23). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include twelve "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: Tracy COLBERT, Olivier DAVID, Elliott DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Hagen DITTMER, Fleur DOUY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Abbey GRIFFIN, Christopher HILL, Cassandra HUBRICH, Rebecca KIRBY, Yee Kee KU, Cameron MARSHALL, Carrie MCCALLUM and Fraser 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?

Running Clubs

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

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Crosbie Crew, Coburg Harriers, Bloody Good Route, Red and Black Running, Serotonin Running, Spartans, Westerfoldians, MINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners), Northside Running Group, Victorian Road Runners, Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, Lalor Running Club, Running Mums Australia and Fanthropy Running Club.

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Perhaps you are reading this and you haven’t yet registered for parkrun. It’s really easy! Visit parkrun Australia or check out How do I register? for more information.

When you are registering please be mindful not to:

  • register more than once – once registered, you remain registered for life. You can turn up at any parkrun anywhere in the world without having to re-register
  • register separately when running with a pram
  • register your dog or any other animal – we welcome all animals to parkrun, but they cannot register a time

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Fraser MURRAY • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Rebecca KIRBY • Olivier DAVID • Marcus DENNY • Cameron MARSHALL • Christopher HILL • Abbey GRIFFIN • Carrie MCCALLUM • Hagen DITTMER • Elliott DENNY • Fleur DOUY • Tracy COLBERT • Cassandra HUBRICH • Yee Kee KU

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 5,271 participants have completed 26,266 parkruns covering a total distance of 131,330 km, including 4,553 new Personal Bests. A total of 478 individuals have volunteered 2,417 times.