Lillydale Lake parkrun – Event #320

What a pearler of an Easter Saturday. Sunrise not long before we started with the sun just peeking over the trees as the fastest crossed the finish line. Perfect weather, perfect parkrun and 226 parkrunners turned up to get 5k in.

Awesome achievements: Congratulations to everyone who managed a new Personal Best time this week, with a special shout-out to anyone who has already completed more than 30 local events (10 for juniors):

  • John Pavic, JM11-14 (20 parkruns/20 Local - Junior): With a 2nd PB in a row John knocked 37 seconds off his previous best for a new time of 23:57
  • Robert Pavic, JM11-14 (21 parkruns/21 Local - Junior): Not to be outdone Robert, also with a 2nd PB in a row, sliced an impressive 58 seconds off for a new time of 23:30
  • Stuart Richards, VM50-54 (54 parkruns/52 Local): Must be the day for 2nd consecutive PB’s. Stuart took 10 seconds off his already impressive PB to record a new time of 20:57
  • Alan Zubek, VM70-74 (71 parkruns/65 Local): With his best time since 2019, Alan improved his mark by 12 seconds setting a new PB of 24:47
  • Jay Border, VM35-39 (75 parkruns/72 Local): 4 PB’s in 7 weeks. Wow. Even more impressive is the 1 min 5 second improvement to set a new time of 21:22
  • Don Wallace, VM75-79 (79 parkruns/75 Local): Another one with a first PB since 2019, Don recorded a 12 second improvement for a time of 44:58

Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun
Lillydale Lake parkrun

The Weekly Stats Report:
Lillydale Lake parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 6,120 participants have completed 54,200 parkruns covering a total distance of 271,000 km, including 8,337 new Personal Bests. A total of 562 individuals have volunteered 3,863 times.

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Brigitte JUNG • Robert TWISK • Gary ZUCCALA • Kylie DEALY • Stephen YOUNG • Eron BARNETT • Dante DE VINCENTIS • Des KEUKEN • David GORMAN • Annie SHUTTLE • Samantha CARDWELL • Henry MARTIN • Annemarie LEE • Anna DONALD • Ewan DONALD • Sharyn DAVIS

Male placings:

  1. Brendan Fink (VM40-44) - 16:11
  2. Trevor Spencer (SM25-29) – 16:45
  3. Thomas Martin (SM25-29) - 16:53

Female placings:

  1. Julie Norney Petrie (VW50-54) – 18:46
  2. Alexandria Nicholls (SW25-29) - 20:48
  3. Sarah Barnett (SW25-29) - 22:10

Course Records:
The female record is held by Rebecca ROSEL who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th May 2014 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Zak PATTERSON who recorded a time of 14:45 on 9th March 2019 (event number 256).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia PETRIE who recorded 104.06% (21:45) on 25th October 2014 (event number 27).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lillydale Lake parkrun Results Page.