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

#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 parkrun.com. 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.

 

Coburg parkrun #253 – 25/01/2020

The last parkrun in January saw 166 people completing the scenic course alongside Merri Creek in near perfect running conditions - cool, clear and calm.

It was also my first as Run Director and though my dream (or was that nightmare?) the night before had me turning up at the wrong place, late, without my stuff and then losing my voice as I tried to communicate my run briefing to the masses of people who were just keen to get on with it, once I began, the nerves dissipated and I felt home. For Coburg parkrun is my home and I am grateful for this opportunity to challenge myself with this new contribution to the event.

We had had a few visitors including a group from a social running club in Tasmania who, despite having several beautiful tracks that would be perfect for parkrun in their home town, are still struggling to find that ideal 5km route that meets all the parkrun rules of not crossing roads etc. All the best with getting that new parkrun up and running soon (pun intended) - can't wait to check it out!

There were also a couple of people who had earmarked this week's event for a friendly challenge. This may not be so uncommon between some folk who like to have a bit of fun while challenging themselves, with the shouting of breakfast at the cafe afterwards equally not as unusual. So why bother mentioning it? This challenge had obviously been building for some time as one of the participants had gone so far as to commemorate the occasion by having an official t-shirt printed specifically for the event! Although he was the one to shout the breakfast, chasing the speedy Deb resulted in him earning himself a new PB. Congratulations Josh!

Nothing like a friendly challenge to give you a push to PB!

This week's volunteer team was largely a family affair with the Dullaghans setting up the course and running the event, the MacRailds barcode scanning, mum and daughter team Fleur and Chanel tail walking, and of course, the Sheehan family being such a well-oiled machine ensuring the timekeeping and finish tokens were spot on. A big shout out to Michael too for jumping in as photographer at the last minute to capture memories of the day!

On that, many thanks must go to the wonderful volunteer team (and the awesome Event Director!) who made my first stint as Run Director so easy! Volunteering really is the heart of parkrun and if you haven't volunteered yet, or it's been a while, I encourage you to put your hand up sometime soon - it really is fun!

The Sheehan family had the timekeeping and finish tokens all sorted!

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: Adam BROWNSEA, Ailsa JONES, Alexander JEPPESEN, Auri PARKER, Ben ATKINS, Bonita BLIGHT, Cansu ALIHOS, Carlo VENUTO, Catherine ORR, Chris MELINN, Claire ALFORD, Damien MAIN, Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN, Edward ORR, Elize LACEY, Emma EUSTACE, Ethan MELINN, Fiona ROBERTSON, Hamish NELSON, Heidi MICHAEL, Holly DIMSEY, Jane DELLEY, Jonathan ORR, Julia ORR, Kate VENUTO, Katie RICHARDSON, Kerrin JEFFERIS, Munro MELANO, Nathaniel PARSONS, Richard BUCKINGHAM, Ruby MULLEN, Simon EUSTACE, and Travis BASSETT. 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-six participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: A HUA SHAND (34:01), Abbey GRIFFIN (29:41), Alison PARRIS (48:46), Chris MACRAILD (22:35), Dee MOLLOY (31:20), Elissa STANYER (26:29), Florian GENTO (28:12), Hamish MCCRACKEN (33:21), James GAW (24:02), James HEALY (25:05), Josh HICKSON (30:43), Joshua HARKIN (29:07), Laura ROYCE (27:04), Martin QUINN (26:20), Matt BEACHCROFT (22:54), Melissa GANGEMI (21:49), Nathan GEORGE (32:21), Phil SCOTT (19:37), Rey VILLEGAS (31:02), Richard HICKSON (30:44), Richard SNOW (24:35), Romano STUDER (22:03), Ros BORNHEIM (48:17), S M (20:07), Sarah SYNOTT (35:33) and Spring ROLL SHAND MARSH (32:19). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include eleven "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 parkrun.com. 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: Steve DEVERSON, Fleur DOUY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Kevin DULLAGHAN, Krystal EVANS, Sarah MACRAILD, Toby MACRAILD, Chanel RENOIR, Gemma SHEEHAN, Isla SHEEHAN, Janne SHEEHAN, Olivia SHEEHAN, Tyrone SHEEHAN, 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:

  • Scott STACEY 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: Merri Creek Running Club, Lalor Running Club, F & F, Victorian Cross Country League, Terrigal Trotters, Red and Black Running, Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, MINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners), Victorian Road Runners, Coburg Harriers, Tortoise Racing, SQUADRUN and Fanthropy Running Club.

Children at parkrun

We want children to have an overwhelmingly positive experience at parkrun; participating because they want to, in a way they want to; and in a safe environment at all times. In general, at parkrun events, children aged 11 and over are free to participate as individuals in a similar way to adults. They are still children and we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for them to participate in, and we fully accept our duty of care over these individuals. It’s important to note however that the ultimate responsibility for their welfare remains with their parents or guardians.

Walking, jogging, or running

  • At our 5k Saturday events, children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • At junior parkrun Australia events children can run on their own from the age of 4 until the day before 15th birthday.
  • Under the age of 11 children must be accompanied to the start, and from the finish, of the event.
  • As with adults, children must always participate on foot. The only exception to this is that we do welcome wheelchair users where the course permits. In appropriate circumstances children may, if needed, be carried for short periods, however this must only be at a sensible walking pace and not running.

Can my child accompany me on their bicycle (bike, cycle) or scooter?

  • No, we believe that bicycles or scooters and runners do not mix. The risk of injury to runners and children is too high.

Volunteering

  • Children are a wonderful part of every parkrun community and we encourage them to volunteer.
  • Children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • Those aged 11 or over can volunteer without their parent or guardian, but should be within close proximity of a responsible adult volunteer. This is providing all parties are comfortable with this arrangement.

Additional Information

  • It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.
  • Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby-carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during parkrun events, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
  • Children may be pushed around our events in a buggy however they should be dressed appropriately, comfortable, and secure at all times. They should also have reached a stage of physical development where they are able to withstand the rigours of course-specific conditions.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Pauline VANDENBERG • Tyrone SHEEHAN • Sarah MACRAILD • Michael ZAMMIT • Fleur DOUY • Kevin DULLAGHAN • Olivia SHEEHAN • Krystal EVANS • Chanel RENOIR • Toby MACRAILD • Gemma SHEEHAN • Isla SHEEHAN • Janne SHEEHAN • Steve DEVERSON

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 5,045 participants have completed 24,775 parkruns covering a total distance of 123,875 km, including 4,279 new Personal Bests. A total of 463 individuals have volunteered 2,320 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 244 – 07/12/2019

MILESTONE MAYHEM

Well... not mayhem, but super awesome efforts by a bunch of our fantastic regulars! Congratulations to:

  • Juliette FISHLOCK (JW10) on hitting her first BIG milestone, welcome to the 10 Club Juliette!
  • Elliott DENNY (JM10) and Murphy MCLACHLAN (SM30-34) on joining the 50 Club!

A healthy scattering of PBs today also - must be that amazing morning we all enjoyed.

There were a few enquiries regarding our Christmas and New Year's Day runs - they are both definitely on! Jingle bells indeed!

Although it would be great to get a few more volunteers in for those days, as they can be preeeeeetty busy!

Happy weekend all

Festive Arrangements

There are only two days of the year where parkrun events take place outside of a Saturday morning... Christmas Day and New Year's Day. You can find out more on our special events page.

On Christmas Day we'll host a special event at 08:00.

Some of our neighbouring parkrun teams are also hosting events.

Participants will be able to register at most ONE event on Christmas Day.

On New Year's Day we'll host a special event at 08:00.

Why not start off the New Year with a parkrun adventure? Some of our neighbouring parkrun teams are also hosting events, allowing you to "do the double"...

  • Darebin are hosting an event at 09:30

Participants will be able to register at most TWO events on New Year's Day.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty 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: Bianca COOPER, Bradley TAYLOR, Eleanor MORGAN, Elise MCGARVIE, Emma LOWE, Erin CHANDLER, Grace PISASALE, Hayden DANIEL, Jasmin ISLAM, John Paul SO, Josephine GAISIE, Kyle GUSTAFSSON, Lloyd FLEMING, Meghan PORTEOUS, Owen MACRAILD, Peter MCGRATH, Ryan JONES, Taryn YOUNG, Thomas MCGRATH, and Tracey SIMS. 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: Akshaya RAVI (24:59), Alex HILVERT (33:32), Antony EDWARDS (28:39), Brenton HALL (19:08), Chris MACRAILD (34:17), Di WATSON (34:49), Emily COOK (30:45), Emma HOPE (24:42), Francesca STELLA (42:44), Jacinta WUBBEN (33:34), Jen JACKSON-HALL (28:16), Juliette FISHLOCK (30:49), Kevin GIBB (24:01), Laura ROYCE (28:03), Luke ATHERTON (23:45), Marion ISOBEL (34:22), Matt BRUNO (25:14), Max ROSSATO (22:39), Michael DAVIS (20:05), Murray SAUNDERS (23:52), Saverina STELLA (43:31), Stef WELLICOME (34:41), Stephen YOUNG (22:00), Toby MACRAILD (34:17) and Willow WILD (25:51). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include fifteen "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 parkrun.com. 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 ten wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Rhydian COWLEY, Hagen DITTMER, Fleur DOUY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Arden FRASER, Adam JENKINS, Michelle LOADER, Nicky MAXWELL, David NOLAN and Sharon TAYLOR.

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:

  • Juliette FISHLOCK joined the 10 Club
  • Elliott DENNY and Murphy MCLACHLAN joined the 50 Club
  • Alicia WEBB 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: Coburg HarriersCrosbie Crew_Merri Creek Running ClubVictorian Cross Country LeagueOld Scotch CollegiansRed and Black RunningMarlborough AthleticsTerrigal TrottersNorthside Running GroupVictorian Road RunnersAchilles Running Club MelbourneLalor Running ClubHeart Foundation Walking and Fanthropy Running Club.

Safeguarding your property

It is common for parkrunners to leave their personal possesions near the briefing area at our events.

We recommend to those travelling to parkrun by bicycle to chain their bikes up before setting off for the 5km. We also ask that you don't leave valuables near the start / finish area as we cannot guarantee that they'll be supervised during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Adam JENKINS • David NOLAN • Arden FRASER • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Rhydian COWLEY • Hagen DITTMER • Fleur DOUY • Sharon TAYLOR • Michelle LOADER • Nicky MAXWELL

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 4,532 participants have completed 22,857 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,285 km, including 4,052 new Personal Bests. A total of 437 individuals have volunteered 2,198 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 242 – 23/11/2019

Stellar spring run

I love a Spring parkrun - Coburg Lake Reserve put the sparkle on for us today! Coburg parkrun enjoyed a wonderful turnout this morning, with 160 runners hitting the pavement.

parkrun photo frame + Buddy the dog

parkrun photo frame + Buddy the dog

A big welcome to 30 new runners, and super massive congratulations to the 23 PBs today!

Festive Arrangements

There are only two days of the year where parkrun events take place outside of a Saturday morning... Christmas Day and New Year's Day. You can find out more on our special events page.

On Christmas Day we'll host a special event at 08:00.

Some of our neighbouring parkrun teams are also hosting events.

Participants will be able to register at most ONE event on Christmas Day.

On New Year's Day we'll host a special event at 08:00.

Why not start off the New Year with a parkrun adventure? Some of our neighbouring parkrun teams are also hosting events, allowing you to "do the double"...

  • Darebin are hosting an event at 09:30

Participants will be able to register at most TWO events on New Year's Day.

First timers

There were no first timers to our parkrun this week. Perhaps bring a friend next week? We're very friendly!

Personal Bests

There were no PBs broken this week! Maybe next week?

Age Category Records

It's pretty special to set a new benchmark for your age category. Today we saw this happen and we want to celebrate it.

  • Peter BENCE set a new VM70-74 record of 00:21:40 (81.38 %)

Very well done indeed!

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 ten wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Linda CROSS, Hagen DITTMER, Fleur DOUY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Krystal EVANS, Adam JENKINS, Roger LAY, Nicky MAXWELL, Liz PYE and Dorothy TUCK.

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 volunteer club members

Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new Volunteer club shirt this weekend:

  • Kathleen DULLAGHAN

Thank you for your hard work. We look forward to seeing you in your new aubergine shirt very soon!

Running Clubs

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

It was great to see represented this weekend.

Safeguarding your property

It is common for parkrunners to leave their personal possesions near the briefing area at our events.

We recommend to those travelling to parkrun by bicycle to chain their bikes up before setting off for the 5km. We also ask that you don't leave valuables near the start / finish area as we cannot guarantee that they'll be supervised during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Roger LAY • Adam JENKINS • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Hagen DITTMER • Fleur DOUY • Krystal EVANS • Dorothy TUCK • Linda CROSS • Liz PYE • Nicky MAXWELL

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 4,484 participants have completed 22,556 parkruns covering a total distance of 112,780 km, including 4,009 new Personal Bests. A total of 434 individuals have volunteered 2,177 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 239 – 02/11/2019

Welcome to another weekend edition of Coburg parkrun report.

How the weather has turned from a hot day and a very wet one next.  99 people took part in this morning parkrun. We all got wet but it was a fun morning.

Have you checked out the new result page?  Do you like it?

First Timers

A very warm welcome to 18 runners either ran their first ever parkrun or visited Coburg parkrun: Kathryn ERSKINE, Georgie MCWHAE, Beri Slava, Allyson O'BRIEN, Rene HELFENSTEIN, Alec HOLT, Liz EASTWOOD, D M CASHMORE, Greg LLOYD, Sarah BANK, Maria BABLER, Pru BURNS, Brooke CHERUBIN, Jeannie WHITE, Natalie JOSE, Katrine HIDYARD, Charles WRIGHT and Sally-Jean HILDYARD.  Hope you enjoyed you run along Merri Creek and return to Coburg parkrun soon.

Personal Bests

The wet condition made the run a little bit easier this morning. Congratulations to 19 runners who achieved their personal best this morning.  Francis DOWDLE, Ross PICKETT, Sachin SHARMA, Ahmed AL-KAISEY, Dean AUSTIN, Dallas MCGAR, Steven FISHLOCK, Marion HACKETT, Ben DELVES, Andrew GAME, Sam BARTON, Alec HARRIS, Marlowe SCOTT, Narid NASATO, Jillian WEBB, Steve DEVERSON, Donald BISHOP, Elliott DENNY and Bianca VECCHIO.  Great effort.

Volunteers

Each week we have a team of volunteer to make parkrun happen. This week we had 10 volunteer who contributed to this week's event. Adam JENKINS, Olivier DAVID, Andrew CONSTANTINOU, Luke MCDOUGALL, Luke NAIMO, Greg THOMPSON, Glenda PASCOE, Caitlin RING, Anna RICHARDS and Rebecca KIRBY.

 

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parkrun relies on volunteers.  Volunteering is a fun and great way to meet other parkrunners.  What more is it gives you a behind the scenes experience.  So what are you waiting for?  Take a look at the Future Roster page and drop our volunteer co-ordinator an email with the date(s) you'd like to volunteer on. Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun.

Running Clubs

This week event was well represented by 12 different clubs TXR Runners, Melbourne University AC, Melbourne Midday Milers, Love the Run, Coburg Harriers, Merri Creek Running Club, Running Mums Australia, Running Medical Mums, Northside Running Group, Victorian Road Runners and Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids who Can't Run Good.

No Barcode No Time No Exception #dfyb

This rule applies to everyone. We cannot stress enough about the importance of bringing your barcode with you when coming to do your parkrun.  Be organised is the key.  Bentlogic has a parkrun products range which offers you some assistance on the barcode matter.

Finish Tokens

Please remember that these little plastic tokens you receive after crossing the line need to be returned to where they belong.  Please do not take them home as they are not souvenirs and are expensive to replace!

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 99 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

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 4,406 participants have completed 22,087 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,435 km, including 3,939 new Personal Bests. A total of 432 individuals have volunteered 2,148 times.

This is it for this week. In the meantime, keep running and stay rehydrated.  Arden will be your Run Director next week.  Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

Coburg parkrun # 236 – 12/10/2019

Tourist turnout

Seems the improving Melbourne weather has brought with it some parkrun tourist friends! We hope you all enjoyed a picturesque run/walk through Coburg Lake Reserve - look forward to seeing you again!

Spring is a wonderful time to get out and about, visiting other parkrun events - either local to you, or further afield. Jump on to the parkrun website, and find some events near you - you never know who you'll meet...!

Tail walking team!

Team of tail-walkers!

First timers

A very warm welcome to the forty 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: Allan CONNOLLY, Andrew MARRINGTON, Andrew POLLETT, Angela RACHEL, Anna KLOVDAHL, Brad ROWDEN, Chase DAWES, Chloe PULLAR, Christopher SHERRELL, Corrie WARBURTON, Damien BULTERS, Darren MCLEOD, David JEX, Elaine RYAN, Ella LEE, Ellis DAWES, Emma CROAGER, Grant MILNE, Hartley DAWES, Ivy KONDYS, Jeremy PARSONS, John FRASER, Kate DAWES, Kelly LEIGHTON, Louise LEE, Macy DAWES, Maeve TUOHY, Maree WALK, Mark JAMES, Mark WILLIAMS, Matt DAWES, Maureen LYNCH, Michael BROWN, Mick HOULBROOK, Pepper TAYLOR, Shaun JAMES, Steve PRATT, Susan ANDERSON, Tanya LEHMANN, and Trent TIMMERS. 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 seventeen participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alan RICHARDS, Andrea KNEEN, Benjamin RATCLIFFE, Claire OPAR, Gail BALCAM, James DALY, Jennifer LOWRY, Jonathan GIAKOUMIS, Joy BENNETT, Katherine OLEINIKOV, Marion HACKETT, Meagan JONES, Michael BORG, Paul HEALEY, Sara PORTELLI, Sarah TAYLOR and Sophia NEM SINGH. May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include twenty "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 parkrun.com. 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: Laura BESWICK, Marcus DENNY, Hagen DITTMER, Graham JENKINS, David NOLAN, Frank PALERMO, Angela RACHEL, Brad ROWDEN, Keith STEPHENS, Sharon TAYLOR and Erwin WONG.

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: Brisbane Run SquadVictorian Cross Country LeagueShepparton Runners ClubDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodCoburg HarriersTeam BreakYourLImitsMelbourne FrontrunnersCrosbie CrewRunning Mums AustraliaMerri Creek Running ClubRed and Black RunningDiamond Creek RunnersVictorian Road RunnersSpartansMedibank parkrun club and Townsville Shuffle Runners.

Hello, my name is...

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 under a pseudonym – we want to be able to read out your real name when you volunteer or reach a milestone
  • 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 169 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Graham JENKINS • David NOLAN • Frank PALERMO • Brad ROWDEN • Angela RACHEL • Laura BESWICK • Marcus DENNY • Keith STEPHENS • Hagen DITTMER • Sharon TAYLOR • Erwin WONG

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 4,358 participants have completed 21,719 parkruns covering a total distance of 108,595 km, including 3,879 new Personal Bests. A total of 424 individuals have volunteered 2,113 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 234 – 28/09/2019

Grand FINAL... GRAND PARKRUN!

A brisk but lovely morning welcomed Coburg parkrunners today. As the pre-match warm-ups got underway, our new runners and tourists had a short briefing huddle, before they joined the rest of the team for the first bounce.

The forwards leaped at the start, bustling their way passed the timekeeper and frantically fighting for Start on their watches; the backs holding strong in their positions (and keeping their prams and dogs at bay).

With full sails, our first runners arrived back in the locker rooms around the 17 minute mark, with the rest of the team enjoying their time on the oval for a total run of 1:06:36.

Winners all around this grand final day; with another grand final to settle in for the watching in the afternoon.

C'arn the (co)Burgers!

First timers

A very warm welcome to the sixteen 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: Adrian FERRIS, Annette FERRIS, Brett MUNRO, Brian HADDY, Charlotte EBERT, Elizabeth GRALTON, James SCOTT, Jane ROSSITER, Joel SHARRATT, Katryna DOUGLAS, Ken STEWART, Lisa VAN-STAVERN, Matthew MCLENNAN, Nicholas SMITH, Rachel LEES, and Rebecca HOULDEN. 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-six participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Angus SMALL, Artie OKEEFFE, Arun NAIR, Carmel MCNIERNEY, Chanel RENOIR, Damien MURRAY, Daniel CROTTY, Glenda PASCOE, Grace STEELE, Hendrik JACOBS, James ZAMMIT, Jonathan GIAKOUMIS, Jutta HAU, Kate PRYCE, Katherine OLEINIKOV, Ken WILSON, Liz MORRIS, Marion HACKETT, Michael BANNERMAN, Nalini BANSAL, Olivia SHEEHAN, Peter KACHRIMANIS, Quentin GOUIL, Romano STUDER, Ryker CAHILL and Sean PINDER. May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include seventeen "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 parkrun.com. 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 thirteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Samantha BLAKE, Mark BRETHERTON, Jill CARTER, Deb DENNY, Elliott DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Olivia DITTMER, Hagen DITTMER, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Graham JENKINS, Roger MCDONALD, Gerard REDMOND and Alicia WEBB.

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: Melbourne Midday MilersCambridge University ACWellington Harrier Athletic Club IncVictorian Cross Country LeagueMerri Creek Running ClubThe Dawn PatrolCrosbie CrewRed and Black RunningThe SummiteersRunning Mums AustraliaNorthside Running GroupPerth Urban Runners and Lalor Running Club.

Hello, my name is...

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 under a pseudonym – we want to be able to read out your real name when you volunteer or reach a milestone
  • 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 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Graham JENKINS • Kathleen DULLAGHAN • Deb DENNY • Marcus DENNY • Samantha BLAKE • Alicia WEBB • Mark BRETHERTON • Roger MCDONALD • Hagen DITTMER • Jill CARTER • Gerard REDMOND • Elliott DENNY • 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 4,295 participants have completed 21,408 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,040 km, including 3,829 new Personal Bests. A total of 419 individuals have volunteered 2,091 times.

 

Coburg parkrun #233 – 21/09/2019

Another great turn out this morning with 149 people jogged, ran or walked the Coburg parkrun course.

First Timers

A warm welcome on a cold day for 23 first timers who ran at Coburg parkrun this morning. Dan SYMONDS, Ewan HORSBURGH, Kay BRETZ, Stephen REDFERN, John PEARSON, James BIRD, Sachin SHARMA, Rob ATKINS, Lewis BUSH, Glenn HELLYER, Martin FRYER, James PIETERSE, Michael BORG, Heather SMILLIE, Angela GILMORE, Sally PIETERSE, Lesa BUSH, Alison YOUNGER, Grace STEELE, Jacinta HARVEY, Zelda BURTON, Sonny CROSS and Caitlin DAVEY.  Hope you enjoyed our course and do come back soon.

Personal Bests

14 new PBs was set this morning. Kevin MULLER, Ben CUSACK, Liam BAILEY, Toby ROSSATO, Simon FITZGERALD, Sophia CALLAGHAN, Kusum GURUNG, Adam SZCZYPKA, Kate PRYCE, Marion HACKETT, Juliette FISHLOCK, Morgan WADDELL, Alan RICHARDS and Ken WILSON. Great effort.

Volunteers

Each week we have a team of volunteer to make parkrun happen. This week we had 11 volunteer who contributed to this week's event. Roger SMALL, Angus SMALL, Graham JENKINS, Lachlan KELLY, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Maddie KELLY, Angela KELLY, Louise ZOANETTI, Sarah HEMINGWAY, June ALLISON and Rebecca Kirby.

parkrun relies on volunteers.  Volunteering is a fun and great way to meet other parkrunners.  What more is it gives you a behind the scenes experience.  So what are you waiting for?  Take a look at the Future Roster page and drop our volunteer co-ordinator an email with the date(s) you'd like to volunteer on. Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun

Running Clubs

This week event was well represented by 16 different clubs BERT Squad, TRT Running, Southern Sydney Running Club, WTF - Where's The Finish, Intraining, Bloody Good Route, Merri Creek Running Club, Clacton Seafront Runners, Weston Creek AC, Victorian Masters Athletics, Running Mums Australia, Northside Running Group, Victorian Road Runners and Eltham Triathlon and Open Water Clun.

No Barcode No Time No execption #DFYB

This rule applies to everyone. We cannot stress enough about the importance of bringing your barcode with you when coming to do your parkrun.  Be organised is the key.  Bentlogic has a parkrun products range which might offer you some assistance on the barcode matter.

 Finish Tokens

Please remember that these little plastic tokens you receive after crossing the line need to be returned to where they belong.  Please do not take them home as they are not souvenirs and are expensive to replace!

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 149 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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 4,273 participants have completed 21,274 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,370 km, including 3,799 new Personal Bests. A total of 419 individuals have volunteered 2,075 times.

 

 

Coburg parkrun # 230 – 31/08/2019

MILESTONE MANIA

Milestones (or rather, HITTING THEM) have to be one of the most fun aspects to parkrun!

This weekend we saw Morgan WADDELL and Poppy O'LOUGHLIN (U-18s) both celebrate their 10th parkrun - Morgan donned our pink milestone cape, while Poppy opted for her more streamlined running kit (understandable)! Well done you two!

Morgan and Poppy

Poppy and Morgan, celebrating their 10th parkrun!

Keith - a long time regular at Coburg - celebrated his 25th time volunteering for the first timer's briefing. Thank you Keith (we couldn't do it without your early starts)!

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And Malcolm, another regular Coburger, celebrated his 100th parkrun!!! Joining in the photo is wife Maria and their brand new baby daughter!

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Babies! Nawwwww!!!

 

This weekend also saw 38 parkrunners hit new PBs. Amazing effort everyone!

AGE CATEGORY RECORDS

At this point, it looks like we might just need a new category for best buds Aleisha FEDERICO and Poppy O'LOUGHLIN. These two are hitting PBs almost every week, not to mention breaking the JW11-14 record each week! This week was no exception, with Aleisha setting a new JW11-14 record of 00:20:36 (80.74 %). Woo hoo!!!!

Aleisha and Poppy

Aleisha and Poppy

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-one 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: Aaron BANDY, Alex LANGFORD, Anouk HOCKINGS, Ben GRIEK, Caitlin RING, Cameron MARSHALL, Clair HARVEY, Divya SUBRAMANIAN, Donna KENNY, Emily MALONEY, Emma BANDY, Gareth HOCKINGS, Grace HEMINGWAY, Grant LANGFORD, Jaimee LANGFORD, James BUXTON, Jeff KENNY, Jessica GIBNEY, Juliet CLARK, Kirra WELLS, Maya HOCKINGS, Melanie HOCKINGS, Natalie LANGFORD, Natalie PRING, Paul WHITING, Sarah MALONEY, Sophie GRIEK, Surya SRIRAM, Taylor LANGFORD, Thomas CROOKSHANKS, and Toby STRATON. 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-eight participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alana DENHAM, Aleisha FEDERICO, Becc STEPHENS, Brian INWARDS, Cade CURMI, Chanel RENOIR, Christina BUCCI, Christopher ELLIS, David FENTON, David MORRIS, Elizabeth TAYLOR, Elvira EARTHSTAR, Fernando ORTIZ, Jack NELSON, Jarrod ABBOTT, Jennifer DIXON, Joe ROCK, Jonathan GIAKOUMIS, Linda CROSS, Linda GALANTI, Lucy WADDELL, Madison FOLEY, Max WADDELL, Melissa NG, Michael OROURKE, Morgan WADDELL, Murphy MCLACHLAN, Natalie WHITE, Phillip ALMEIDA, Poppy OLOUGHLIN, Rose HOUGHTON, Sarah TAYLOR, Stephen LOUND, Steve DEVERSON, Thomas CRIMMINS, Travis GAWN, William MEDCALF and Wilma DELUCA. May your new PBs be short-lived!

Age Category Records

It's pretty special to set a new benchmark for your age category. Today we saw this happen and we want to celebrate it.

  • Aleisha FEDERICO set a new JW11-14 record of 00:20:36 (80.74 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include fifteen "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 parkrun.com. 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: Hagen DITTMER, Rebecca DUFFY, Clare FLEMING, Arden FRASER, Mark HENDERSON, Monica HOLDSWORTH, Michael MCCLARE, Roger MCDONALD, Jemma ODONOHUE, Cassie PEARSON and Keith STEPHENS.

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: RunningWorksPreston ACMelbourne Midday MilersDiamond Creek RunnersMerri Creek Running ClubLove the RunVictorian Cross Country LeagueNorthside Running GroupTXR RunnersRed and Black RunningCoburg HarriersRunning Medical MumsRunning Mums AustraliaMedibank parkrun clubEltham Triathlon and Open Water ClubCrosbie CrewDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodAchilles Running Club Melbourne and Fanthropy Running Club.

Safeguarding your property

It is common for parkrunners to leave their personal possesions near the briefing area at our events.

We recommend to those travelling to parkrun by bicycle to chain their bikes up before setting off for the 5km. We also ask that you don't leave valuables near the start / finish area as we cannot guarantee that they'll be supervised during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Arden FRASER • Rebecca DUFFY • Mark HENDERSON • Michael MCCLARE • Keith STEPHENS • Roger MCDONALD • Hagen DITTMER • Cassie PEARSON • Monica HOLDSWORTH • Clare FLEMING • Jemma ODONOHUE

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 4,205 participants have completed 20,816 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,080 km, including 3,737 new Personal Bests. A total of 417 individuals have volunteered 2,041 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 229 – 24/08/2019

Milestones and records

Another beautiful morning for parkrun, with lots to celebrate. First up we had an abundance of milestones today, with four runners bringing up their tenth junior run - Maddie KELLY, Luka PECKHAM, Lucy WADDELL and Max WADDELL. Congratulations to you all, a fantastic effort. Special mention to Maddie for achieving a PB on her milestone run.

Lots of smiles for number 10!

Lots of smiles for number 10!

Moving on to the 50 club, we had husband and wife team Mani and Letchumy. Mani has very courteously volunteered the last couple of weeks to allow Letchumy to catch up so they could do their milestone together, what a gentleman. Mani and Letchumy and their family have been great supporters of Coburg parkrun, regularly volunteering. Huge congratulations to you both.

ManiLetchumy

Finally, coming in at a massive 250 runs is Graham JENKINS, a Coburg parkrun regular. Graham has also volunteered 59 times at parkrun. Very well done Graham.

Graham

Age category Record

Last week saw our JW11-14 record broken, and it's happened again! Poppy O'LOUGHLIN ran 00:20:57, an incredible time. The junior women are putting in some really impressive performances, it's exciting to see the records keep tumbling.

poppy

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty-two 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: Adrienne HIGGINS, Audrey HENDERSON, Ben FRY, Bree BRYANT, Carmel MCNIERNEY, Daniel SIER, David JERVOIS, Dharnae KERN, Digby HOUGHTON, Dustin BIERNACKI, Joao MENDES, Jodie WATTS, Jonathan GIAKOUMIS, Juliette FISHLOCK, Max ANGUS, Melanie HOGAN, Rafael HENDERSON, Sarah TAYLOR, Steve WATTS, Steven FISHLOCK, Thomas CRIMMINS, and Tim BROOKS. 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-seven participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alex COTTER, Amanda NINNIS, Andy MOORE, Bianca VECCHIO, Charlotte HOULGATE, Daniel BROOKS REID, Elvira EARTHSTAR, Fernando ORTIZ, Francis ROBERTSON, Jennifer DIXON, Jill CARTER, Katherine OLEINIKOV, Ken JANSEN, Maddie KELLY, Mani KUNNAKUDIAN, Maranda WADDELL, Marion HACKETT, Melissa NG, Misty HALL, Natalie WHITE, Nathan ANIC, Poppy OLOUGHLIN, Rose HOUGHTON, Shannon O'SULLIVAN, Simon TURNER, Siri MURPHY and Stephen LOUND. May your new PBs be short-lived!

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

#dfyb

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include thirteen "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 parkrun.com. 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: Anthony DENNY, Marcus DENNY, Corinne DENNY, Krystal EVANS, Arden FRASER, Roger LAY, Sahitra SERAN, Freya SHAW, Keith STEPHENS, Sharon TAYLOR 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?

Running Clubs

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

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Melbourne University AC, Preston AC, Love the Run, Red and Black Running, Merri Creek Running Club, Eltham Triathlon and Open Water Club, Daves Running Club, Old Scotch Collegians, Running Medical Mums, Westerfoldians, Spartans, Victorian Road Runners, Northside Running Group, Trail Running SA, SQUADRUN, Running Mums Australia and Coburg Harriers.

Finish Tokens

We use the same tokens every week to match your finish times with your personal barcode numbers, so please remember to have them scanned. If you forget your barcode (which happens), please return the finish token to the barcode scanner.

Finish Tokens

If, in the excitement of finishing 5km, you have accidentally taken a finish token home, we understand! Can you please return it to us? Thank you.

Coburg parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 138 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Roger LAY • Arden FRASER • Freya SHAW • Marcus DENNY • Corinne DENNY • Anthony DENNY • Pauline VANDENBERG • Keith STEPHENS • Krystal EVANS • Sahitra SERAN • Sharon TAYLOR

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 4,174 participants have completed 20,628 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,140 km, including 3,699 new Personal Bests. A total of 416 individuals have volunteered 2,030 times.

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