Run Report 59: Olympic Efforts


The rain held off, the coolth held on, the parkrunners gathered, and the times recorded. Despite slightly anti-social weather there was a milestone, many personal bests, and lots of pride. Every parkrunner can be happy with their start to the day.

Newcomer Welcome

Seven first timers with records now to break, and seven unknown with barcodes now to take. Plenty of reasons to return to the course.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link:


Usain Blot doesn't have one parkrun to his name, but Jason Richter has achieved his 50th, Issac Everett and Alison Cartner have become first finishers, Harm Van Rees lead our age/gender grade rank, and Chris O'Berin, Brendan Zoch, Ann-Marie Wangdi, Alex Sutton, Hanako Aono, Tamara Cottingham, Karleen Farley, Angela Graystone, Belinda Dobbin, Elizabeth Hartland, Marg Sheridan and Tricia King all recorded personal bests. In a way they are all better than Usain Bolt.

For a full list of results see:


Do you want to see a man star jump in a red tutu? That should be enough to encourage you to view the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page:


The volunteer spirit made Australia's Olympics one of the best. Bendigo parkrun thanks its recent volunteers, Craig Graham, Vicki Lane, Angus McPherson, Luke Morris, Gregory Mundy, Yvette Rose, and Stephen Van Rees.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link:


This week Bendigo has Orchestra Victoria visiting. There's a lot of free live music so check it out here:

It's Free

Bendigo parkrun is a timed, 5km event every Saturday. How is it free? It is all possible with support from our volunteers and The City of Greater Bendigo, and our sponsors: Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, the Gazelles Running Group, Medibank and The Athletes Foot.

Tip of the Week

Bill Hicks on running: Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot.... etc

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)