karki parkrun news update - welcome!
Well, parkrun re-commenced in 4 locations last Saturday morning!
It was good to know that parkrun was back and to also see the photos from all these parkrun events. There were milestone celebrations and cakes, happy faces and awesome vollies, so many people happily participating and being with their local parkrun communities once again.
In this week’s news we take a look at the re-opening of parkrun in the Northern Territory and at Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, which is located in the Falkland Islands.
We also summarise all of our Karki (not) parkrun and estimated time challenge efforts.
Whilst twelve months ago at Karkarook it looked like a great morning for smiles at our 150th event.
- (not) parkrun
- Estimated times
- parkrun NT
- Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun
- A look back - Event 150 - 21 Sept 2019
Results for Week 14 - 14th to the 20th of September.
It’s good to see the new and familiar names of runners, joggers and walkers that form our parkrun community getting out and about, running or walking 5 kms then submitting their times to represent Karkarook on the (not) parkrun results table.
In all we had 36 (not) parkrunners completing 58 (not) parkrun runs or walks last week.
We welcomed four new (not) parkrun “first timers.” Thanks to Jacob Lye, Lorinda Shaw, Rupert Van Dongen and Wade Greenstreet. Well done to you all on completing your first (not) parkrun.
(not) parkrun PBs were achieved by:
- Angeleno Shannon (32:49)
- Beckett Cooper (28:41)
- Lyn Bullock (26:18)
- Irene Brown (30:02)
- Mandy Lay (31:58)
- Nathan Ruys (20:08)
- Priscilla Reilly (56:10)
Our fastest finishers were Rupert Van Dongen (18:56) and Ann Marie Carolan (23:50).
Congratulations to Rupert whose performance achieved the highest age graded percentage with 75.44%.
Getting the seconds just right was Adam Somes who was the only person to record an aesthetically pleasing time. (25:25).
Derek Shaw enjoyed a walk with wife Lorinda whilst virtually bringing the event to a close as our (not) parkrun tail walker.
Remember your fastest time each week is included in the weekly (not) parkrun results table. You can record one (not) parkrun run or walk per day.
(not) parkrun is a good way to keep and feel connected with the parkrun community. It can can also help motivate you to stay fit and active. Let’s see how many people we can get into our (not) parkrun results table this week. Why (not) invite a family member or friend to join you on your 5km run or walk?
Margaret and Ian
Thanks to everyone who let us know how they went with their (not) parkrun and estimated time efforts. Well done to An Du, who not only managed a super quick time for his 5 km run, but was also only 9 seconds from his estimated time.
You can claim all the estimated time kudos and bragging rights again An!
Here’s how everyone went.
Cassie said that all their guess we way off except for Phil. Cassie and Phil completed 5k runs on both Saturday and Sunday whilst Beckett & Grayson went on Sunday and had a run with each of their parents, running 28:41 and 31:02.
Chris said that the new best thing about (not) parkrun...we couldn’t do it on Saturday so we did it on Sunday.
Kim said she has consistently been running 32 minutes plus, so her estimate and goal was 31:59. Kim had a great run with 31:21 with her last lap 30 seconds quicker than the rest. Kim said that it is getting hot in Brisbane so needs to head out earlier in the day.
Natalie’s estimate was an aesthetically pleasing 33 minutes. Natalie reported that sadly, her run was completed in a not so aesthetically pleasing time of 34:22 - exactly one minute slower than her registered parkrun PB. We think that 34:22 was a good effort anyway Natalie.
An told us he was going for a fast one with his estimate and goal being 21:55. An had a great run and was just 9 seconds outside his target with a time of 22:04.
Rachael said that she was running with Carla for their Bayside (not) parkrun. Carla was aiming for a time of around 30 minutes for 5 kms. Rachael told us later that Carla kept a steady pace running the entire 5 kms in 33:53 and then continued on for another 5 kms with a mixture of running and walking. Great work Carla and Rachael!
Chris, Simon, Anne and Nathan Ruys
It was great to see parkrun re-commence in the Northern Territory last weekend. In all, there were 377 finishers and 29 volunteers who took part across the three parkrun events at Darwin, Nightcliff and Palmerston.
Darwin parkrun - 97 parkrunners and 8 volunteers and at least one parkrun four legged friend.
Nightcliff parkrun - 185 parkrunners, 12 volunteers and a 50th milestone to young James, pictured above with his family (yellow shirt).
Palmerston parkrun - 95 parkrunners and 9 volunteers plus lots of yummy cakes. How would it be having a parkrun that starts and finishes inside a water park!
Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun
Cape Pembroke - parkrun 31 parkrunners, 5 volunteers. First finisher Tom Harvey 19:34 (top right - the other photos were taken from their event history).
Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun must go pretty close to being the most isolated member of the parkrun community, but last Saturday morning they were back!
We took these extracts from their run report of last Saturday’s return, their 23rd event.
”This being 2020, it was never going to be a straightforward return. Displaying a Putinesque desire to demonstrate the reaches of her power, Mother Nature dealt us gale force winds and wind chill of -6 to welcome us back. Classic Falklands springtime.”
and these sentiments sum up their return beautifully...
”It has been lovely to hear messages of support from other parkruns all over the world prior to restarting this morning. It’s no surprise to know that parkrun means a lot to a lot of people, but it’s nice to feel that many were running vicariously through us this morning, and humbling to feel part of something big and global (and that is not a pandemic).”
“Stay safe, and hope to see you all running again soon.”
A look back 12 months - Event number 150
Event 150 - At a Glance...
- 271 - Finishers
- 17 - Volunteers
- 45 - First Timers & Visitors
- 31 - PBs
- First Finisher - Andrew Compson 17:19 and Caroline Cleary 21:54
- Highest Age Graded Performance - Dylan Oakley (JM10) - 20:02 - 81.61%
- Tail Walker - Jacob Lye - 59:08
- Run Director - Rachael Roach
Catherine Kershaw was our most experienced tourist at Event 150. Catherine has now completed 234 parkruns at 37 locations. Most of Catherine’s running has been in the ACT where she has ran 165 at Tuggeranong parkrun. Catherine has volunteered 15 times and has a parkrun PB of 28:30.
Karkarook regulars to run or walk PBs at Event 150 were:
Alex Haywood (17:58), Chris Monaghan (19:04), Daniel Wells (26:05), Dylan Oakley (20:02), Ian West (37:52), Jenny Gatfield (26:12), Keyan Mianji (37:52), Liam O’Donnell (25:40), Marcus Poon (26:43), Mark Lavery (25:16), Michael Sutton (58:37), Nathan Ruys (23:28), Rene Matihas (25:58), Sophie Elsworth (24:27), Stuart King (17:56), Tonette Kaufman (26:32) and Tony O’Donnell (29:43).
Our Volunteers were: Chris Ruys (Barcode Scanning), Derek Shaw (Barcode Scanning), Eliza Sammells (Token Sorting), Graham Sammells (Barcode Scanning), Ian West (First Timers Briefing), Jane Rossiter (Marshal), Jacob Lye (Tail Walker), James Scott (Marshal), Justine Bertrand (Marshal), Kellie Hamilton (Other) Lee Roach (Photographer), Les West (Timekeeper), Rachael Roach (Run Director), Simon Ruys (Finish Token Support), Stewart Gardiner (Finish Tokens) and Thomas West (Pre-event Set Up).
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Well that’s about all for this week. Take care everyone.