New Years Day Kennington Reservoir parkrun

This will be the first of two special local events happening on the morning after the night before...it could be a normal run or a hangover cure - either way it's sure to be fun!

We will be hosting an 8AM start on New Years Day, and for those of you feeling adventurous we will continue the party with our friends at Castlemaine Botanic Gardens by running another 5km with Castlemaine parkrun at 930AM. And don't fret if you want to do both but aren't feeling as quick as you thought you might be - the Castlemaine event won't start until the Kenny Res RD gets there, so you can be sure that you won't miss out.

 

Kennington Reservoir parkrun Christmas event is happening!

What better way to start the festivities than to join a hundred of your nearest and sweatiest friends for a leisurely run or walk on Christmas morning. Join us at 745 for an 8AM start and be primed for the day ahead!

 

New Year Day

Celebrate the start of the New Year with the annual New Year Day Double. An 8am parkrun at Bendigo on New Years Day and for those really keen to kick off the New Year with a 10k run, head over to Castlemaine and do another parkrun! Only day of the year you can do two parkruns on one day.

 

Christmas Day parkrun

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Day parkrun is back for 2018. We will start at normal time, 8am Tuesday 35th December so get in and get your run done before we eat all the food.

 

Christmas at parkrun

Christmas Day parkrun is back in 2017 along with a New Years Day parkrun!

These are in addition to our regular Saturday parkruns and will both start at the regular time of 8am.

We look forward to running and walking the Festive Season with you.

 

Christmas and New Years Day parkrun

That's right! Bendigo parkrun will have a bonus Christmas Day and New Years Day parkrun on at the special times of 9am and 8.30am respectively.

See you there!

 

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: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

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: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

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: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

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: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

This week Bendigo has Orchestra Victoria visiting. There's a lot of free live music so check it out here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

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)

 

 

parkrun 55 report

Bendigo parkrun Event number 55 23rd July 2016
After a blustery night the rain and wind backed off a little for our run. This week there were 66 runners, of whom 7 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part. We had no unknown runners this week. That means that everyone had their barcode. WELL DONE. That is a fantastic achievement. We celebrated our first 50 runner this week, Jen Pollard. Jen celebrated the event by running in a red Tutu.
The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:04 on 11th June 2016 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who ran in a time of 00:14:58 on 9th April 2016 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by David RICHES who recorded a 88.91% run (17:53) on 9th July 2016 (event number 53).
Male placings:
Paul BOXSHALL (VM35-39) of Bendigo YMCA Harriers, was first over the line in 17:51 - third time in 4 appearances.
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:40 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Luke BROPHY (VM40-44) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was third over the line in 19:34 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Female placings:
Maree O'CONNOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 25:38 - first time in 4 appearances.
Natalie JOHNSON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 26:56.
Tracy BARBER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 27:26.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul BOXSHALL (VM35-39) was graded 75.91% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) was graded 73.13% for the time 18:40 (second overall).
Jason BEECROFT (VM40-44) was graded 70.81% for the time 19:52 (5th overall).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bendigo parkrun Results Page.
Five great reasons to register for parkrun:
1. To contribute to my physical health
2. To accompany a friend / family member
3. To train for another running event or sport
4. To control my weight
5. To contribute to my mental wellbeing.
If you don’t have a barcode, follow the link below to register https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/
Photos: Photos can be found on our Facebook page and have already been viewed by many.
Volunteering: Volunteering is an important part of parkrun, without them you couldn’t provide the great event that parkrun is. Thank you to Belinda DOBBIN Brett DOBBIN Frances THOMPSON Lynley MCDONALD Mick GARRETT Samuel GRAHAM Tim LAUDER who joined me volunteering at parkrun 55.
We ask all parkrunners to volunteer at one in five runs. This helps us keep parkrun going. Follow this link to volunteer http://wwwparkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/
Sponsors: In order to provide this free timed event, Bendigo parkrun is proudly sponsored by Suncorp, Stockland, VicHealth, Medibank. The Gazelles Running Group, City of Greater Bendigo and The Athletes Foot Bendigo are our local supporters.
See you next week. Jenny Boak

 

Run Report 54: Gotta Catch Them All

Last Saturday saw 85 souls converge on Kennington Reserve. This mob wasn't there to pokemon (whatever that is). Instead they enjoyed the best parkrun conditions we've had for a while, with some long standing Bendigo parkrun personal bests cracked. This is terrific work for all who attended and to the volunteer team.

Newcomer Welcome

There was a big group of 17 first timers. Considering only one was an Unknown finisher, the majority must have been there for parkrun, and had not been caught up in the run while seeking Squirtles or Pikachus (whatever those are). Well done, and we hope to see you all next week too.

Need to sign up for a barcode? Follow this link: https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

Milestones

As said, the personal best achievements for this weekend were a little special. Well done to Jason Richter, Kay Kelly, Sharon Parker, Jenny Fogarty, Deanna Marshall, Marg Sheridan, Alice Wilkinson, Des Henderson, David Brownbill, Jess Dawson, Margaret Jones, Vicky Fisher, Chris Creely, Jason Anderton, Katie Burton, Yvonne Boseley, Leigh McDermott, Catherine Creely, Adrian Bassett, and Lauren Bonora.

Also congratulations to Adam Parker (first male), Rhianna Wik-Gamble (first female) and Tim Lauder (Age/Gender Grade leader) for their achievements on the day.

No achievement is made in isolation, so these results are a testament to everyone who came down and took part.

For a full list of results see: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/results/latestresults/

Photos

There was a hiccup with the camera this week, so an extra thank you to Andrea Smith, Angela Graystone, Elizabeth Harland, Gregory Mundy and to Angela Gallagher for their help in getting images to your screens. Please “like” and share, and if you see a pokemon please explain it.

Look via the Bendigo parkrun Facebook album page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-parkrun/1596754183900797

Volunteering

We love our volunteers as much as those in their mid-twenties love pokemon (that's a lot). Thanks this week to Amanda Lynch, Andrea Smith, Andrew Snell, Angela Graystone, Elizabeth Hartland, Gregory Mundy, Ian Carmichael, Luke Morris, and Samuel Graham.

We ask if you run five times, please volunteer once. This ratio should keep the event going. Volunteer via this link: http://www.parkrun.com.au/bendigo/volunteer/

Tourists

Apparently this pokemon stuff is centred around historical locations. Bendigo has an old tramways and gold mine – which are tourist attractions but also pokemon sites apparently. Visit them after a parkrun/walk/jog, or just come to parkrun.

For more details visit: https://www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on/whats-on-this-month

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

If you want to catch them all you'll need to be fit, and parkrun is a great way to get out, get fit, meet people, and do something that doesn't require a mobile phone.

Run Report by Luke Morris (parkrun volunteer)

 

Run Report #52 – last run of our first year

This week threatened rain but it held off long enough for everyone to get through parkrun #52.

Thanks to our volunteers this week: Craig GRAHAM, Jarrod THRELFALL, Judy FITT, Kathleen FAIR, Mick ZEALLEY, Paul FALLON, Philip SHAMROCK, and Samuel GRAHAM.

Here's a few offerings from this week's Bendigo parkrun:

Male placings:
Darren HARTLAND (VM40-44) of South Bendigo AC, was first over the line in 18:45 - first time in 3 appearances.
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Benjamin GOODE (VM35-39) of Bendigo Athletics, was third over the line in 19:17.

Female placings:
Rebecca WILKINSON (SW20-24) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:44 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Tullie ROWE (JW11-14) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was second (9th overall) over the line in 20:49 - was first to finish once before.
Andrea SMITH (VW40-44) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:56.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tullie ROWE (JW11-14) was graded 78.22% for the time 20:49 (9th overall).
Tim LAUDER (VM50-54) was graded 76.84% for the time 19:30 (6th overall).
Darren HARTLAND (VM40-44) was graded 73.33% for the time 18:45 (first overall).

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brett DOBBIN (Unattached) 3967 pts.
Jason RICHTER (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 3686 pts.
Andrew SNELL (Unattached) 3209 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kerryn HENSLEY (Unattached) 3706 pts.
Kay KELLY (Unattached) 3393 pts.
Jen POLLARD (Running Mums Australia) 3031 pts.

A few stats as Bendigo parkrun finishes off a fantastic first year:

  • this week there were 101 runners, of whom
  • 15 were first timers, and
  • 18 recorded new Personal Bests
  • representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part

Bendigo parkrun started on 11th July 2015, and since then

  • 1,200 different runners, including
  • participants from 75 athletics clubs,
  • have completed 5,092 runs covering a total distance of 25,460 km,and
  • there have been 1,339 new Personal Bests.
  • The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:04 on 2016-06-11 (event number 49).
  • The male record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who ran in a time of 00:14:58 on 2016-04-09 (event number 40).
  • The Age Grade course record is held by Andy BUCHANAN who recorded a 86.19% run (14:58) on 9th April 2016 (event number 40).

Join us next Saturday, 9 July 2016 for our first anniversary.  GOLD is the theme - how will you get your gold on??

When you participate in a parkrun event, you are participating in the largest co-ordinated running event in the world. Now that's gold!

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