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
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.
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.