Last Heirisson Island parkrun Update

parkrun, a free, weekly, timed event. Same time, Same place every week.

Unfortunately this isn't something that we have been able to offer at Heirisson Island for quite some time now.

So, it is with great disappointment that we as an event team have made the decision, with the support of parkrun HQ. That we are no longer able to offer a parkrun at Heirisson Island.

During our 33 weeks of running, we met 586 happy, smiley parkrunners, from all around the world. Many of whom have become regulars at other events, and many more have forged great friendships within the parkrun family. We also had an amazing array of volunteers, and we thank each and every one of you for giving up your Saturday morning run, so others could take part.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at another parkrun location soon. #DFYB

Crystal, Lex, Lisa & Fran.
( Kato & Charlie)

 

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hi All,

We are letting you know that Heirisson Island parkrun is cancelled until further notice. Unfortunately we have had another incident where one of our marshals was threatened by one of the inhabitants on the island. Sadly, this is not the first time this has occurred.

Therefore, for the safety of all runners we have decided to cancel the event, until we are completely satisfied that it is safe for us to return.

Please take this opportunity to explore some of the other parkruns around and we hope to see you again soon!!

We will post any changes/ news to this page, and on our Facebook page.

Thanks Crystal and Lex

 

Event Update

We had a soft relaunch of Heirisson Island parkrun today which all went well. We had the OK of elders Herbert and Bella to return next week, so again, will be doing a low key run. We didn't create a big relaunch event as we wanted to ensure that we can happily share the island with local inhabitants living there, so please don't be offended if you didn't know it was on today.....
Just to ensure Heirisson Island parkrun can sustainably continue sharing the island with locals, we will be keeping the event pretty low key for the next couple of weeks. By all means, please come along, but we will have minimal signage and volunteers, and you might see volunteers doing multiple roles so please be patient!!
Today we had 22 keen runners come down. There were lots of smiles and 'good morning' waves to locals who woke up to see us running around. Hopefully some will join in next week too!! Thanks to our volunteers, many of whom double-hatted with positions.

 

Event Cancellations – Update #3

Sadly the issues concerning the current protests on the Island haven't been resolved.

Out of consideration for all, Heirisson Island parkrun will continue to be cancelled until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and will let you all know as soon as we are in a position to relaunch our event.

You can contact the event team at any time, either via our Facebook page or email.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

The Event Team.

 

Event Cancellations – Update #2

Hi All,

We spoke to City of Perth this morning and there is still no resolution to protesters on the island. To give more certainty to runners we will be cancelling the event until after ANZAC day when we will reassess and hopefully relaunch!

Please join us at another parkrun and be sure we will be back soon!

Remember we can be contacted any time at heirissonislandoffice@parkrun.com and via our Facebook page.

Thank you all, for your continued support.

The Event Team.

 

Event Cancellations – UPDATE

We have made a tough decision, and decided to postpone the Heirisson Island parkrun event until further notice. This isn't something we took lightly, but out of respect of those who are currently making Heirisson Island their home, and for the safety of our runners and volunteers, we believe this is the right decision.

Please keep an eye out for updates, and be ready for the relaunch, which hopefully won't take too long.

Please free to share this update, and remember we can be contacted any time at heirissonislandoffice@parkrun.com

Thank you for your support and understanding.
The event team.

 

Event Cancellation 7th March 2015

Hi All, The City of Perth updated us this afternoon regarding the current protest situation on Heirisson Island. Unfortunately there is no progress, so to ensure the safety of all our runners we are cancelling the event for this week (7/3). Please take this opportunity to embark on some parkrun tourism and check out some of the other events around!! Pioneer is having a Zombie Run, so why not get your best goulish gear on and stumble on down!!!

#DFYB - Don't forget No barcode = No Time.

 

Run Report #23

Welcome to this week’s run report. What a lovely day Saturday was. Although windy, it turns out we are quite sheltered on the island after all, quite a bit breezier everywhere else. This week we had 5 athletes beat their personal bests. Well done, Tommy, James, Mick, Vicki, Michelle, Isabelle & Dirk. We also welcomed a spectacular 6 newbies to the parkrun family. Hope you all had fun, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
We also said a warm WA welcome to visiting parkrun tourists, Liz & Jonathan from Hanley, UK, as well as welcoming back Jim McIlroy, who has made us his home parkrun while on holiday from the UK. Hope you all enjoy your time in the sunshine.

We are still looking for a photographer to take some happy snaps for us this coming Saturday. You don’t need to be experienced, just need to bring your camera and enthusiasm. Please let us know if you can help out.

Did you know, that if you volunteer, it is only for one week at a time, it’s not a long term commitment, well, not unless you want it to be. You also get maximum points for the first 3 times. So why not make it a family affair, and bring your non running family members down to help out.

Meanwhile, we welcome feedback, so please feel free to get in touch.

Heirisson Island parkrun
Event number 23
31st January 2015
Men's placings:
Peter STEVENSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:07 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Craig DUFTY (VM40-44) of WA Marathon Club, was second over the line in 19:25.
Simon PREBBLE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:35.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jason GREER (RUNNING BUDDIES) 2141 pts.
Peter ZUZULA (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 1458 pts.
Peter ZUZULA (Unattached) 1262 pts.
Women's placings:
Rachel WEST (VW35-39) of Orienteering W.A., was first (8th overall) over the line in 22:51 - first appearance.
Emma TATTUM (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 24:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Vicki LORRIMAR (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 26:07.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline VAN DER MEY (Unattached) 1742 pts.
Frog DELACROIX (Unattached) 1480 pts.
Jade BROWNING (Unattached) 1449 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Peter STEVENSON (VM35-39) was graded 73.23% for the time 18:07 (first overall).
Craig DUFTY (VM40-44) was graded 71.33% for the time 19:25 (second overall).
Simon PREBBLE (VM45-49) was graded 69.39% for the time 20:35 (third overall).
This week there were 43 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.
Heirisson Island parkrun started on 6th September 2014, and since then 522 different runners, including participants from 36 athletics clubs, have completed 1,173 runs covering a total distance of 5,865 km, and there have been 184 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Rachael WALES who ran in a time of 00:20:54 on 2014-09-20 (event number 3).
The men's record is held by Peter STEVENSON who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2014-10-04 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bert CARSE who recorded a 86.49% run (21:13) on 13th September 2014 (event number 2).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Heirisson Island parkrun Results Page.

 

Christmas Day run report

Heirisson Island parkrun
Event number 17
25th December 2014

WOW. Just WOW. It was amazingly cool to see so many friends and families coming together to start their Christmas Day celebrations with us on the Island. With a record 163 athletes joining us for this special event. We always appreciate our volunteers, but we really must all put our hands together to show our appreciation for those who squeezed us in between the presents, the family & the lunch preparations. So Thank You to - Tania BALDWIN - Tail Runner, Jane HARDY - Barcode Scanner, Erin MARSTRAND - Barcode Scanner, Johanna Leahy MARSTRAND (last weeks first lady) Finish Tokens, Verity QUILL - Timekeeper, Crystal SHIU - Run Director, & Paul VAN DER MEY - Who captured the fun with a record 434 photos!

Big shout and High 5’s to one of our regular athletes, Craig Weller who gave himself an extra present by joining the 50 Club on todays run. Awesome achievement Craig Well done.

We had visitors from almost everywhere in WA, with lots of familiar faces making a first appearance at Heirisson Island, including Denise Newport from Claisebrook Cove. Our country cousins were well represented too thanks in part to Charlton Knoll - Kalgoorlie Boulder and Glen Penfold from Bunbury. Way too many people to mention. but lovely to see you all.

Our out of state visitors included Brianna & Malcolm Oldis from Diamond Creek, and Rebecca Mackay from South Bank. But I’m sure Richard Robinson visiting from the UK had a parkrun experience totally different from his normal ones. I do hope all our visitors enjoyed their run, and will be sure to tell their friends to visit us too.

Don’t forget to like and share our Facebook page to allow all your friends to see the great pictures from our extra special Christmas Day Event, and we look forward to welcoming you all again. Tomorrow is The First Lady of parkrun WA’s 100th run. So please make sure you come right back and cheer on the always smiling Caroline Van Der Mey to help her celebrate this amazing achievement.

Full placings are below. #DFYB

Lex

Men's placings:
Trevor SCOTT (VM55-59) of Masters Athletics W.A. (Western Australia), was first over the line in 18:16 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
James MACWATT (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:39.
Chris SORGIOVANNI (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:14.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jason GREER (RUNNING BUDDIES) 1649 pts.
Peter ZUZULA (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 970 pts.
Kayee TANG (Unattached) 911 pts.
Women's placings:
Clare Natalie WARDLE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:14 - second time in 2 appearances.
Katherine AUDSLEY (SW18-19) of Melville Roar, was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:42.
Brianna OLDIS (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:57.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline VAN DER MEY (Unattached) 1466 pts.
Kat SHERWIN (Unattached) 1250 pts.
Fran BROWNING (Unattached) 1226 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Trevor SCOTT (VM55-59) was graded 84.12% for the time 18:16 (first overall).
John ALLEN (VM55-59) was graded 72.77% for the time 21:29 (17th overall).
Michael LEE (VM65-69) was graded 72.11% for the time 23:15 (35th overall).
This week there were 163 runners, of whom 86 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Heirisson Island parkrun started on 6th September 2014, and since then 434 different runners, including participants from 32 athletics clubs, have completed 887 runs covering a total distance of 4,435 km, and there have been 134 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Rachael WALES who ran in a time of 00:20:54 on 2014-09-20 (event number 3).
The men's record is held by Peter STEVENSON who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2014-10-04 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bert CARSE who recorded a 86.49% run (21:13) on 13th September 2014 (event number 2).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Heirisson Island parkrun Results Page.

 

Run Report 15

Welcome to this weeks run report, where we start with thanking our amazing volunteers.   Casey CAUSLEY  - Tokens  •  Crystal SHIU  - Tail Runner •  Jutta KOBER  - Photographer •  Lane WICKS  - Barcode Scanner •  Lexi HOLLAND - Run Director  •  Matthias LIFFERS - Timekeeper.   We all know that without our volunteers our event can't go ahead.  So if you haven't had a go yet, please consider putting your hand up to help out.  All training is provided and you will get to enjoy another fun part of parkrun 

Each month we recognise a volunteer of the month, with The Running Centre providing a gift certificate.  For November this honour went to Rodney Lorrimar, who stepped up along with his wife Vicky to help with the processing of the hand written results when the stopwatch failed.   Thank you, and well done.

We also recognise our parkrunner of the month, with our major sponsor Suncorp providing a running singlet.   Our November recipient was Peter Zuzula (Snr), who ran at each event that month and volunteered twice. He is a sub 20 minute runner who has consistently finished around the hour mark, just behind his 5 year old son Peter.  Both with huge smiles on their faces.  Nice work.

'Little Peter' as he has become affectionally known, along with the very impressive Angelica Villafuerte both joined the 10 Club.  And visiting Claisebrook Cove regular, Rodney Hamilton completed his 50th parkrun at Heirisson Island. A great achievement for all.

We had 39 athletes this week, an impressive 9 of whom ran PB's, and welcomed runners from near and far, with 11 first timers.  We do have to have special mentions to George Lewis, from North Lakes, QLD, and Bunbury parkrun Event Director - Matty Trent who both came down to say Hi.  But our visitor of the week has to be David Piper from Twickenham, London who completed his 170th parkrun with us.  Be sure to tell all your friends to put us on their Perth bucket list.

This Saturday, 20th December, we are having a 'Christmas Free Saturday'  so if you feel the need to take a break from the crazy festivities, be sure to come down to see us to get your normal parkrun fix.  But to be clear, we are just saving our fancy dress and excitements for the big day itself, when we will be running an extra special Christmas parkrun.

Full placings are below.  We hope to see you all very soon. #DFYB

Lexi

Men's placings:
Trevor SCOTT (VM55-59) of Masters Athletics W.A. (Western Australia), was first over the line in 18:07 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Nic TAYLOR (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:25.
Jason GREER (VM40-44) of RUNNING BUDDIES, was third over the line in 20:11.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jason GREER (RUNNING BUDDIES) 1460 pts.
Peter ZUZULA (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 885 pts.
Drew LANGFORD (WA Marathon Club) 793 pts.

Women's placings:
Jade BROWNING (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 24:28 - first time in 8 appearances.
Emma CADDY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 24:46.
Angelica VILLAFUERTE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 26:22.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline VAN DER MEY (Unattached) 1292 pts.
Fran BROWNING (Unattached) 1130 pts.
Kat SHERWIN (Unattached) 1122 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Trevor SCOTT (VM55-59) was graded 84.82% for the time 18:07 (first overall).
Rodney HAMILTON (VM50-54) was graded 73.03% for the time 20:31 (5th overall).
Ray SPREADBURY (VM40-44) was graded 68.95% for the time 20:24 (4th overall).

This week there were 39 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Heirisson Island parkrun started on 6th September 2014, and since then 337 different runners, including participants from 26 athletics clubs, have completed 684 runs covering a total distance of 3,420 km, and there have been 111 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Rachael WALES who ran in a time of 00:20:54 on 2014-09-20 (event number 3).
The men's record is held by Peter STEVENSON who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2014-10-04 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bert CARSE who recorded a 86.49% run (21:13) on 13th September 2014 (event number 2).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Heirisson Island parkrun Results Page.

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