A smaller field reflecting the start of the Cross Country season and junior Winter sports saw 92 runners take to Kennington Res for our 41st event. 14 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests with Paul Fallon just missing out on a PB by 1 sec on an otherwise perfect running morning, next week Paul.
Leah Bicknell has reached the Junior Club 10 in great form with a PB and her First Female Finisher. Leah joins a growing group of Bendigo juniors who have already reached the 10 milestone. Well done also to our First Finisher John Robinson.
parkrun recognises several different milestones, Junior Club 10, 50 Club, 100 Club and 25 Volunteer Club. When you reach these milestones you are eligible for a free Tee from Tribesports. These are currently on backorder but you will be notified via email once you are able to order, hopefully that will be later this month.
Thank you to those who made today happen Aaron JOB • Andrea SMITH • Bec WELSH • Beth LAVERY • Brett MCCLURE • Jen POLLARD • Lou BRAY • Scott ELLIS. parkrun doesn't happen without volunteers so get on board and join us by emailing email@example.com, messaging our Facebook page or after your run.
Thank you to Aaron who took some great photos today. Feel free to tag, upload or share your photos. Thanks to the Gazelles we do have a camera if you don't have your own and would like to be a volunteer photographer.
Under 11 policy and bikes/scooters on course
parkrun policy states that all under 11s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other designated adult of the parents' choice. If you are not able to run with your child, you can ask another adult to run with them - we can try and help if you let us know before the start.
We believe that bicycles or scooters and runners do not mix. The risk of injury to runners and children are too high and ask you do not have your child or friend accompany you on these.
We are spoilt with a couple of local running events in May. The inaugural O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon has a variety of events for all levels on May 1. On May 7 the Mothers Day Classic will be held just down the road at Beischer Oval covering everyone's favourite hill up Crook st. You can run 4 or 8k run or do the walk which starts a little later.
Thank you all for joining us and we look forward to seeing you next week.
John ROBINSON (VM40-44) of Bendigo University Athletics Club, was first over the line in 18:49 - second time in 12 appearances.
Andrew SNELL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:55.
An unknown runner was third.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Brett DOBBIN (Unattached) 3087 pts.
Jason RICHTER (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 2864 pts.
Andrew SNELL (Unattached) 2421 pts.
Leah BICKNELL (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 23:37 - first time in 10 appearances.
Maree O'CONNOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 25:21.
Lisa CARTER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 26:22.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kerryn HENSLEY (Unattached) 2882 pts.
Kay KELLY (Unattached) 2696 pts.
Jen POLLARD (Running Mums Australia) 2240 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Charles CHAMBERS (VM60-64) was graded 76.31% for the time 21:23 (4th overall).
John ROBINSON (VM40-44) was graded 74.22% for the time 18:49 (first overall).
James SLOAN (VM55-59) was graded 73.16% for the time 21:44 (6th overall).
This week there were 92 runners and representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Bendigo parkrun started on 11th July 2015, and since then 1,046 different runners, including participants from 63 athletics clubs, have completed 4,107 runs covering a total distance of 20,535 km, and there have been 1,118 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Teleah HAYES who ran in a time of 00:19:33 on 2015-11-21 (event number 20).
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).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bendigo parkrun Results Page.