Lochiel parkrun – Event number 2 – 12th September 2015

It was a bit warmer for Event #2. Spring was certainly showing off. It's a timely reminder that as the weather warms up, make sure you bring along some water for yourself, the kids and the dogs.

I'm happy to say that some brought water bottles with them. A couple of you will be glad to reunite with your water bottles this coming Saturday.

I always find it interesting to have a bit of a study of the stats and the latest results page on the Lochiel parkrun page. This week, for example, we had another 64 people run our course for the first time and of those 64, 28 were new to the parkrun experience!

Something else that is really exciting is considering the impact parkrun is having over Adelaide. If you consider just the two metropolitan parkruns - Torrens and Lochiel; the largest number Torrens has ever had, so far, is 309. Now with the two events in the metropolitan area, last Saturday 413 people got out and participated in moving their bodies, spending time with other people and supporting local businesses in their communities.

To me, this sounds like a positive impact!

A warm thank you to our volunteers who did an amazing job:

Adrienne LIM  •  David CHADBOURNE  •  Erin JACK  •  Matthew NOBLE  •  Michelle NOURSE  •  Paul SEXTON

See you back out there this Saturday.
Regards, John

Here are the stats for those interested.

Male placings:
Kieren FUNK (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:36 - first appearance.
Paul GREENWOOD (VM40-44) of SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club, was second over the line in 17:41.
Brayden FUNK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:52.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul GREENWOOD (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 198 pts.
Patrick WYERS (Unattached) 192 pts.
Brayden FUNK (Unattached) 191 pts.

Female placings:
Susan GEORGE (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:40 - first appearance.
Jenelle DZIANO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 21:34.
Riesje HANSEN-AL (VW45-49) of SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club, was third (18th overall) over the line in 22:14.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle NOURSE (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 199 pts.
Riesje HANSEN-AL (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 195 pts.
Chantal DRIVER (Unattached) 187 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul GREENWOOD (VM40-44) was graded 79.55% for the time 17:41 (second overall).
Susan GEORGE (VW45-49) was graded 79.19% for the time 20:40 (7th overall).
Mike MCAULIFFE (VM45-49) was graded 76.88% for the time 19:02 (4th overall).

This week there were 135 runners, of whom 64 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Lochiel parkrun started on 5th September 2015, and since then 206 different runners, including participants from 11 athletics clubs, have completed 289 runs covering a total distance of 1,445 km, and there have been 35 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Susan GEORGE who ran in a time of 00:20:40 on 2015-09-12 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Bryn NICHOLLS who ran in a time of 00:16:44 on 2015-09-05 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryn NICHOLLS who recorded a 79.78% run (16:44) on 5th September 2015 (event number 1).

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