Fingal Bay parkrun Newsletter February 2014

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Barcode News

As mentioned at previous events, from the end of this month we are falling into line with other parkrun events by enforcing the ‘no barcode = no time’ policy. We have been very lenient up to now, but entering individual details because people forgot their barcodes is very time-consuming and causes extra work for our volunteers. The good news is that you can leave a copy of your barcode with us, in our red barcode box on the table. That way, you’ll never forget it! Also, I recommend investing just $6 on the superb durable plastic barcode disc. Mine is permanently adorned on my running shoe lace. You can order them from Bent logic here;


We ask every parkrunner to volunteer at least 3 times a year. When volunteering, you will receive the maximum number of attendance points which go towards the yearly competition. All the roles are easy, and we provide full training for those who haven’t done it before. Not only is it great fun working as part of this team, but you’ll get rewarded with kudos and occasionally a healthy slice courtesy of Dean’s superb kitchen skills! We now have over a thousand people registered at Fingal. It would be great to see a different team of volunteers every week.

Kids at parkrun

The parkrun policy is that all children under the age of 11 must be supervised by an adult. We now get consistently over a hundred runners a week, so for safety reasons we also ask that the smaller ones are not placed right at the front of the start-line . We would like to stay accident-free :)

Congratulations goes to…

Lauren Michele Moore! Not only did she achieve an amazing PB of 19:31 at last week’s event No 45, but as a local lass from Shoal Bay, she took back the female course record. Well done Lauren, we’re all extremely proud of you.

And finally…three cheers for ourEvent Director – Jaci Richards

Fingal Bay parkrun is Jaci’s baby. It’s thanks to her that we get to enjoy a free run through this fantastic part of the world every week. Keenly supported by husband Dean, she has put an amazing amount of time and energy into this project. So as well as applauding the volunteers, if you get the chance, make the effort to say thank you, Jaci, for all that you do J

Happy running,