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!

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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

#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 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: 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.

 

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 :)

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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

#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 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: 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.

 

Coburg parkrun # 255 – 08/02/2020

What a brilliant morning for parkrun and a huge welcome to all those who completed their very first parkrun - a huge achievement. Be aware, parkrun can be addictive and we hope see you again at Coburg parkrun next week!

Congratulations to all those who smashed out a PB! There were some fantastic finishes and terrific energy as people crossed the line, with lots of cheers from the team. Well done to all!

Great to welcome lots of parkrun visitors to Coburg from interstate and overseas, with a huge shout out to the parkrun tourist who came all the way from Liverpool, UK.

Welcome to Coburg parkrun all the way from Liverpool UK

 

This week 227 people took part in Coburg parkrun and it is fantastic to see growth in the number of parkrun participants since this time last year. As we welcome more people to the beautiful Coburg parkrun course it is more important than ever to remember to be aware of each other and keep safe on the course.

Please remember to KEEP LEFT and PASS WITH CARE, particularly in the first stretch at the start, and in the approach to the halfway turnaround point. Watch out for each other and please keep to SINGLE FILE over the bridges. We want everyone to enjoy the course and feel safe, so as Coburg parkrun continues to welcome new runners - please take care. I often like to say that parkrun is a team sport, we are all in this together!

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-nine 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 ABDULLATIF, Adam GILBEE, Amanda GILBEE, Anthony CALFAPIETRA, Bec STOCK, Bon EAR, Brett ELLIOTT, Bryce HOSKEN, Cameron FLETT, Craig BARON, Glenn HALUPKA, Grace SOBANIA, Hugo MCNAB, Jeremy SMITH, Jessica MCLEOD, Joshua HELLEMA, Katrina MATTHEWS, Lane PITTMAN, Laura GILBEE, Laura SPOONER, Lauren HOLLOWAY, Liam MCCALLUM, Libby SANDY, Loan EAR, Luqman LATIF, Matilda JOY, Matthew SAVAGE, Michael SCHAPER, Nik WILLMOTT, Roger STANCLIFFE, Rosemary MAGUIRE, Ruairi MCDONNELL, Sayaka BARON, Shane MILLER, Sienna EAR, Stephen TOBIN, Toula KATSOURANIS, Vicki SANTOS, and Yuriria ALMARAZ. 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-six participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alex COTTER (27:22), Alex MILLAR (25:04), Arden FRASER (21:35), Barry LONG (23:12), Cameron MILLER (19:49), Cara FOOT (19:18), Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN (25:09), Eduardo VOM (26:23), Elize LACEY (30:34), Elvira EARTHSTAR (30:29), Florian GENTO (28:07), Francis KIRBY (20:32), Graeme LANCASTER (19:52), James ZAMMIT (21:47), Jo ELLIOTT (33:39), Jo MONEY (35:58), Jolyon ATTWOOLL (22:26), Kate MACLENNAN (27:59), Kerrin JEFFERIS (23:48), Kusum GURUNG (21:51), Lilly LARRIS (45:34), Maggie SAUNDERS (24:39), Maria SULEMA (39:44), Matthew ZAMMIT (25:00), Mexican BATMAN (24:46), Munro MELANO (21:10), Natalie VOM (29:08), Nicola MALYSIAK (38:50), Olivia ZAMMIT (42:56), Penny LANE (32:15), Rana MITRA (27:34), Ruby MULLEN (32:08), Samantha REID (30:19), Samir LATIF (29:36), Thobeka ARCHER (41:52) and Thomas SCERRI (30:01). 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 thirty-two "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: Malcolm BARON, Tracy COLBERT, Maria CRAWFORD, Rebecca DUFFY, Krystal EVANS, Arden FRASER, Melissa GANGEMI, Kevin GIBB, Anna HICKEY-MOODY, Andrea KNEEN and Emily WARDROP.

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:

  • Miriam ELLIS

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.

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Melbourne Midday MilersGlenhuntly ACMerri Creek Running ClubGunn RunnersHypoActiveMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Point Cook RunnersTerrigal TrottersRunning Mums AustraliaRed and Black RunningVictorian Road Runners#RunLikeAGirlTortoise RacingVictorian Masters AthleticsWesterfoldiansMedibank parkrun club 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 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Arden FRASER • Kevin GIBB • Rebecca DUFFY • Melissa GANGEMI • Andrea KNEEN • Malcolm BARON • Maria CRAWFORD • Krystal EVANS • Tracy COLBERT • Anna HICKEY-MOODY • Emily WARDROP

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 5,108 participants have completed 25,173 parkruns covering a total distance of 125,865 km, including 4,333 new Personal Bests. A total of 466 individuals have volunteered 2,340 times.

 

Coburg parkrun # 254 – 01/02/2020

northward!

171 parkrunners turned up on a very warm and humid morning to learn that one of our usual bridges was closed for maintenance, so the normal course was unavailable. Instead, we headed North along the Merri Creek trail, a somewhat flatter course than our usual hills. We expected the warm conditions to cancel out the flat course, but still had eighteen runners achieve personal bests, well done to you on a tough morning! Special thanks to Olivier and Roger, our Marshal and pre-event setup volunteers, for your flexibility on the morning.

Milestone

We always enjoy seeing participants reaching milestones but it gives us particular pleasure to see our juniors achieving. Congratulations to Juliet Clark on reaching the 10 club. Juliet's family are regular participants at Coburg and it's great to see her running so well.

 

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First timers

A very warm welcome (ha ha!) to the twenty-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: Alex MILLAR, Alison BARNES, Andrew MAYALL, Ariel LEE-ALLEN, Blanca THOMAS, Claire COULSTOCK, Daniel THOMAS, Elly MCGAR, Jacqui NIXON, James SPYROU, Linda KARAFILI, Lucy MCFARLANE, Lynette SPYROU, Madeleine DOUGHTY, Paul DOUGHTY, Renee JACKSON, Richard BUTLER, Sam COURTIN-CLARK, Samir LATIF, Sarah STEPHENS, Steff SIEMSEN, Tim JEROME, Tim THOMAS, and Tom PRITCHARD. 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 eighteen participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alex HILVERT (32:52), Barry LONG (23:35), Dee MOLLOY (31:14), Eduardo VOM (26:52), Elize LACEY (30:47), Emma LAST (28:57), Ethan MELINN (35:53), Georgie MCWHAE (21:27), Graeme LANCASTER (20:35), Hamish MCCRACKEN (30:41), Josh HICKSON (30:14), Katie RICHARDSON (39:33), Kerryn SELL (28:58), Kevin GIBB (23:58), Melissa GANGEMI (21:38), Richard HICKSON (30:17), Ruby MULLEN (34:36) and Tristan SMITH (20:50). 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 nine wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Laura BESWICK, Tracy COLBERT, Olivier DAVID, Anna DE AMICIS, Marcus DENNY, Stephen LOUND, David NOLAN, Amanda OREILLY and Roger SMALL.

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:

  • Juliet CLARK joined the 10 Club
  • Pauline VANDENBERG 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 AC, Love the Run, Woodstock Runners, Victorian Cross Country League, Merri Creek Running Club, Coburg Harriers, Westerfoldians, Red and Black Running, HypoActive, Stragglers, Victorian Road Runners, BCR, FIT Canberra (Females in Training), Victorian Masters Athletics and Running Mums Australia.

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 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

David NOLAN • Amanda OREILLY • Olivier DAVID • Laura BESWICK • Marcus DENNY • Stephen LOUND • Roger SMALL • Tracy COLBERT • Anna DE AMICIS

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 5,069 participants have completed 24,946 parkruns covering a total distance of 124,730 km, including 4,297 new Personal Bests. A total of 465 individuals have volunteered 2,329 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.