Run Report 46: Question Time

Q: What do you think, did more than 100 parkrunners run, jog, skip, walk or jump on a cool morning around Kennington Res on Saturday 21 May?

A: Yes (102 parkrunners on 21/5/16)

Newcomer Welcome

Q: Of the 14 parkrunners new to the Bendigo course, with eight Unknowns, how many of them came from Canberra?

A: 1 (from the Tuggeranong parkrun)

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Congratulations to Mathilda Stewart, our latest inductee to the Junior 10 Club. You can claim your free Tribesports tee via the 'clubs progress' in your parkrun profile.

Q: Who was spotted walking the latter stages of the event in pain and still pulled off a PB?

A: Brett McClure, making it two in a row.

Others to record a PB were Ben Fitzpatrick, Scott Aitken, Mark De Fide, Mark Albrecht, Elyse Harvey, Kathy Heagney, Emily Chibber, Daniel Palmer, Wendy Bolch, Kristine Fishley, Sarah Jane Guthrie (these last 3 coming in at exactly the same time), Jenny Fogarty, Megan McDonald, Hanako Aono, Natalie Fitzgerald, Brooke Shaw, Kathryne Charnas, Max Bray,  Vicky Fisher, Des Henderson and Cathy Manderson.

Q: Our first male finisher was Alex Van Ruiswyk (18:57min), the first female was Leah Bicknell (23:03), Charles Chambers was the Age/Grade first overall, but what is the average finish time on the Bendigo parkrun course 25:57, 31:14, or 38:97?

A: 31:14 (more than half the parkrunners beat this average last weekend)

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Q: There’s a jumping man and a sleeping baby, but which dog is the happiest to be part of parkrun?

A: Probably the brown one (but you can choose).

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Q: Which of the volunteers at event 46 was also our April parkrunner of the Month, Kathleen Fair, Paul Fallon, Jennifer Gamble, Mick Garrett, Lorraine Merrett, Chris Oberin, Philip Shambrook, or Mitch Spiers?

A: Mick Garrett.

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Q: How many 7.9 metre tall women are there in Bendigo, and what’s her name?

A: There is 1, and her name is Marilyn.

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Thank You Sponsors

Q: Bendigo parkrun is possible with thanks to our volunteers as well as Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, Bendigo Council and which sponsor of the parkrunner of the Month prize?

A: The Athletes Foot

Tip of the Week

Q: If you want Saturday morning exercise with a friendly atmosphere where do you go?

A: parkrun.