Frog Hollow parkrun Event number 46 18th April 2015
Well the weather report spelt rain, but the reality was far from it. 52 runners fronted parkrun expecting rain, and lots of it. But a few spits, some wet paths and bridges from the night before were all we had to contend with. Nice to see plenty of runners getting out, despite the forecast.
Congratulations to the mens and womens winners. Once again Chris Fenton (7th time in first place, in 7 runs), showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field. His time, although not a personal best (PB) was, good enough to get the best age grading of the day, 74.12%. 2nd and 3rd were Matthew Batty, and Paul Stoopman respectively. Great run guys.
In the womens field, Emma Robb not only came 1st, but ran a PB. 2nd and 3rd were Bri Sherry, and Chloe Anderson. Good to see our younger runners (Bri) getting podium finishes. And once again, the women outnumbered the males at Frog Hollow, 29 to 23.
Thanks to all the volunteers on Saturday; Bill Irvine, Cherie Presser, Gordon Longhouse, Kate Wells, Natalie Irvine, and Steve Cadby. without these people, there would not be a run every Saturday. Also a special thank you to Dee Mazzanti for bringing the gear and helping to setup.
We are constantly looking for, and needing volunteers for upcoming events. All roles are easy to do. See a run director at the next run, or go to the volunteer page on the Frog Hollow web page.
Thank you for having me, happy to help out the parkrun family.
Les, Run Director
PS reminder that there is no parkrun anywhere in Australia on Anzac Day
And now the stats....
Chris FENTON (JM15-17) of Knox AC, was first over the line in 18:29 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Matthew BATTY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:56.
Paul STOOPMAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:13.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve CADBY (TXR Runners) 3898 pts.
Howard REES (Victorian Masters Athletics) 3614 pts.
Craig PETTIGREW (Unattached) 3147 pts.
Emma ROBB (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 21:44 - 5th time in 9 appearances.
Bri SHERRY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 24:01 - was first to finish once before.
Chloe ANDERSON (SW18-19) of TXR Runners, was third (13th overall) over the line in 24:32 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Heidi CUTLER (TXR Runners) 3100 pts.
Lisa BANFIELD (Unattached) 2593 pts.
Tiffany NANFRA (Unattached) 2390 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris FENTON (JM15-17) was graded 74.12% for the time 18:29 (first overall).
Helen MYALL (VW70-74) was graded 73.81% for the time 31:11 (39th overall).
Coral MONK (VW65-69) was graded 73.03% for the time 29:03 (30th overall).
This week there were 52 runners, of whom 3 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
Frog Hollow parkrun started on 14th June 2014, and since then 646 different runners, including participants from 49 athletics clubs, have completed 2,555 runs covering a total distance of 12,775 km, and there have been 615 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Bree WARREN who ran in a time of 00:18:39 on 2015-01-31 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Luke PEEL who ran in a time of 00:16:46 on 2014-09-20 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by David RICHES who recorded a 85.82% run (18:13) on 17th January 2015 (event number 33).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Frog Hollow parkrun Results Page.