This week there were 123 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.
Volunteer of the Month
A big thank-you to this weeks volunteers, Joanne, Paul, Ryan, Stuart, Trevor and Run Director Chris.
We appreciate the effort our volunteers put in, and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their efforts.
This event could not be run without your help and to show our appreciation we award a parkrunner of the month award each week. From this month not only will the lucky person be awarded a voucher from our friends at Cafe Two, they will be presented with an exclusive prize from our sponsor Suncorp.
The Suncorp Bank parkrunner of the month award is a special opportunity to recognise and reward parkrun volunteers based on the common Suncorp Bank and parkrun principles of supporting the community and making a positive difference.
One winner for each parkrun event in Australia is selected by their Event Director per month, and must have demonstrated the following principles:
- Volunteering (must have volunteered at least once during the month)
- General support
- Commitment to parkrun
The money-can’t-buy prize is a ‘Suncorp Bank parkrunner of the month’ running singlet for the winner at each event. In total, almost 1,000 singlets will be awarded over the course of the program (October 2014 to September 2015).
Who will this months winner be? I know but you'll need to come on Saturday to find out!
Coomera on Tour
It was great to see such a large group of Coomera runners at the Mudgeeraba's 1st anniversary. Congratulations to those that managed to do the 5 km and a big fail to me for missing a turn and doing 6km instead of the usual 5!
Our next Coomera on tour will head to Calamvale launch - the 100th parkrun to launch in Australia. Mark will be the tour guide for this trip, so please see him or any of our Run Directors of you have any questions.
A reminder that this week is pacer week & the pacers are out in force. We will have 4 pacers on the course so please let us know if there is an elusive time you are aiming to beat and we will try and tailor our paces to help.
An unknown runner was first.
Matthew HEALY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:01 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Henri COOMBS (VM35-39) of Multisport Gold, was third over the line in 18:01 - has been first to finish on 17 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jason HINKINS (Unattached) 1295 pts.
Trevor SALISBURY (Unattached) 1224 pts.
Ross JANETZKI (Unattached) 1192 pts.
Alli COOKE (VW40-44) of Multisport Gold, was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:13 - 60th time in 75 appearances.
Jessica BEMROSE (SW25-29) of Multisport Gold, was second (7th overall) over the line in 20:10 - has been first to finish on 35 previous occasions.
Maxine FAIRHOLM (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 22:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Nici PLIMMER (Unattached) 1357 pts.
Angela LACEY (Unattached) 1158 pts.
Jessica BEMROSE (Multisport Gold) 1091 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alli COOKE (VW40-44) was graded 80.05% for the time 19:13 (4th overall).
Matthew HEALY (SM20-24) was graded 75.81% for the time 17:01 (second overall).
Henri COOMBS (VM35-39) was graded 75.21% for the time 18:01 (third overall).
Coomera parkrun started on 28th July 2012, and since then 1,362 different runners, including participants from 42 athletics clubs, have completed 9,793 runs covering a total distance of 48,965 km, and there have been 2,220 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Alli COOKE who ran in a time of 00:18:22 on 2013-08-03 (event number 53).
The men's record is held by Jason GERAGHTY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2012-12-15 (event number 21).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded a 90.31% run (19:47) on 30th November 2013 (event number 70).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Coomera parkrun Results Page.