Maribyrnong Event #153 (15/07/2017)

Congratulations to all 176 parkrunners who completed today's 5km course in Maribyrnong parkrun event #153!

Thank you to our volunteers who made the event possible - Joanne ACHKAR, Dermot COFFEY, Gina DENHOLM, Michael HOUGH, Elise MANN, Paul MCLAREN, Sara NELSON, Paul WILKIE and Chris WOOTTON.

Thank you too to everyone who helped our 2 parkrunners who fell today - we hate to see any injuries happen but the response from other parkrunners was fantastic.

Photos from today's event are available on our Facebook page.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Milestones

Congratulations to Natasha Sickling, Jacinta Psaila and Genevieve Trevaskis for reaching major milestones in their parkrunning today!

Natasha joined the parkrun Junior 10 Club by completing her 10th parkrun today, at Maribyrnong. Jacinta and Genevieve joined the parkrun 50 Club by completing their 50th parkruns today - Jacinta at Maribyrnong and Genevieve with some parkrun tourism at Parkville.

Well done Natasha, Jacinta and Genevieve! - we hope to see you in your milestone t-shirts in the near future!

New PBs

Congratulations go to these parkrunners who set new Personal Bests today at Maribyrnong:

  • Andrew Carey (18:12, an improvement of 00:05)
  • Liam Johnson (18:54, an improvement of 00:06)
  • Simon Haigh (19:31, an improvement of 00:19)
  • Adam Schwab (19:43, an improvement of 00:26)
  • Greg Green (21:40, an improvement of 00:51)
  • Nick Ashley (22:45, an improvement of 03:33)
  • Stephan Cox (23:12, an improvement of 00:01)
  • Charles Barrett (23:17, an improvement of 00:21)
  • Natasha Davies (23:23, an improvement of 02:10)
  • Mike Pelly (23:39, an improvement of 00:14)
  • Joanne Barrett (24:03, an improvement of 01:05)
  • Lucia Frazzetto (24:06, an improvement of 00:13)
  • Elly James (24:25, an improvement of 01:54)
  • Miranda Howe (24:26, an improvement of 04:53)
  • Catherine Grbic (24:46, an improvement of 01:14)
  • Leandro Rosales (25:26, an improvement of 01:42)
  • Kim Gomez (25:42, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Brendan Casey (26:24, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Nicole Looker (26:57, an improvement of 00:41)
  • Patrick Psaila (27:43, an improvement of 00:16)
  • Renee Roggenkamp (28:06, an improvement of 00:37)
  • Sally Chapman (28:23, an improvement of 01:29)
  • Belinda Lingham (28:37, an improvement of 01:45)
  • Louis Bravos (28:41, an improvement of 16:09)
  • Sam Meehan (29:06, an improvement of 00:56)
  • Karen House (29:43, an improvement of 00:20)
  • Natalie Gilbertson (29:50, an improvement of 00:29)
  • Meg Davies (29:52, an improvement of 01:30)
  • Lynne Macdonald (31:15, an improvement of 01:03)
  • Fiona O'Byrne (31:37, an improvement of 00:34)
  • Emiliano Soto Almaraz (32:44, an improvement of 03:12)
  • Bruce McDowall (35:15, an improvement of 00:28)
  • Sandra De Brincat (35:36, an improvement of 01:10)
  • Lucy Walkom (36:02, an improvement of 01:07)
  • Caitriona McGrann (38:12, an improvement of 02:12)

 
The Cold Hard Facts

This week 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Michael HOUGH • Sara NELSON • Chris WOOTTON • Paul WILKIE • Gina DENHOLM • Paul MCLAREN • Dermot COFFEY • Joanne ACHKAR • Elise MANN

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

Male placings:
Sean HELMOT (VM40-44) of Melbourne Midday Milers, was first over the line in 17:16 - first appearance.
Andrew CAREY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:12.
John BOHM (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:32 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Zoe HEATH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:26 - 13th time in 36 appearances.
Natasha DAVIES (SW25-29) of Westerfoldians, was second (31st overall) over the line in 23:23.
Cindy AUBREY (SW30-34) of Running Medical Mums, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 23:31.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sean HELMOT (VM40-44) – 80.21% for the time 17:16 (first overall).
Owen SNOWDON (VM60-64) – 73.67% for the time 21:58 (21st overall).
Adam SCHWAB (VM45-49) – 73.63% for the time 19:43 (10th overall).

The female record is held by Charlotte WILSON who recorded a time of 00:17:35 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The male record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded a time of 00:14:22 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded 90.02% (14:22) on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).

Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014. Since then 3,207 participants have completed 20,040 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,200 km, including 4,046 new Personal Bests.

 

Maribyrnong Event #140 (15/04/2017)

Congratulations to Paul McLaren, who became our newest member of the parkrun 50 Club, completing his 50th parkrun today at Maribyrnong!

Congratulations also go to the 26 parkrunners who recorded a new PB today:
• Adrian Wrout (19:16, an improvement of 00:24)
• Andie McMaster (21:13, an improvement of 00:51)
• Adrian Fitzgerald (21:16, an improvement of 00:03)
• Chris Burnett (21:19, an improvement of 00:18)
• Kon Koliampas (21:23, an improvement of 00:52)
• Jon Meeks (22:23, an improvement of 00:16)
• Daniel Juzva (22:28, an improvement of 00:08)
• Miles Savage (22:37, an improvement of 00:24)
• Kieran McNamara (22:55, an improvement of 00:15)
• Marta Pearce (23:07, an improvement of 00:55)
• Andy Irvine (23:53, an improvement of 00:15)
• Melody Trueman (24:42, an improvement of 02:20)
• Aaron Gadsden (24:53, an improvement of 00:12)
• Tim Ethangatta (25:29, an improvement of 00:41)
• Kerry O'Sullivan (26:26, an improvement of 00:01)
• Jessica Cooper (28:25, an improvement of 01:49)
• Colin Howe (28:26, an improvement of 00:26)
• Vicki Oats (28:53, an improvement of 00:59)
• Tillie Holland (29:15, an improvement of 00:14)
• Ann Bartley (30:05, an improvement of 00:27)
• Rebecca Grech (31:02, an improvement of 01:26)
• Pip Jones (31:58, an improvement of 02:16)
• Donald McLaren (32:19, an improvement of 00:10)
• Jill Allan (32:47, an improvement of 01:00)
• Linda Marsden (39:00, an improvement of 00:41)
• Marco Pezzimenti (45:12, an improvement of 00:49)

And last but definitely not least, a big thank you to the volunteers who made today's event possible: Phillipa Donelly (photographer), Lisa Gunn (barcode scanning), Michael Hough (post-event close down), Joshua Howie (funnel manager), Alice Le (tail runner), Bruce McDowall (timekeeper), Stephen Murphy (pre-event setup / run director) and Frank Psaila (finish tokens).

 

Maribyrnong Event #139 (08/04/2017)

This week 214 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

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

Today was a big day for milestones:

  • Justin McLaren completed his 50th parkrun
  • Paul Meehan completed his 50th parkrun
  • Elaine Rogers completed her 50th parkrun
  • Joshua Howie completed his 100th parkrun

Congratulations to Justin, Paul, Elaine and Joshua!

Plus there were lots of glorious new PBs:

  • Darryl Carrington (18:36, an improvement of 00:06)
  • Claire Broadway (19:18, an improvement of 00:10)
  • Justin Fisher (19:41, an improvement of 00:16)
  • Paul Meehan (20:02, an improvement of 00:06)
  • Valerie Covacci (20:24, an improvement of 00:02)
  • Dallas Baird (20:41, an improvement of 00:13)
  • Andrew Fox (21:35, an improvement of 00:59)
  • Matthew Pull (21:47, an improvement of 00:18)
  • Percival Mbuli (22:26, an improvement of 00:03)
  • John Moloney (22:29, an improvement of 00:06)
  • Christine Woolley (22:30, an improvement of 00:28)
  • Jon Meeks (22:39, an improvement of 00:06)
  • Andrew Beech Jones (22:53, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Marta Pearce (24:02, an improvement of 01:23)
  • Levi Draper (25:30, an improvement of 02:36)
  • Ben Merakis (28:16, an improvement of 01:40)
  • Adeline Teh (28:44, an improvement of 00:03)
  • Magda Grzelka (29:01, an improvement of 01:00)
  • Michelle Nicolaou (29:08, an improvement of 01:17)
  • Tracey Morton (29:32, an improvement of 01:00)
  • Pamela Conway (29:53, an improvement of 00:25)
  • James Merakis (31:14, an improvement of 00:47)
  • Emma Benic (31:24, an improvement of 00:51)
  • Kathleen Hocking (33:06, an improvement of 02:03)
  • Jill Allan (33:47, an improvement of 00:11)
  • Sarah Stark (36:07, an improvement of 07:45)
  • Lucio Pezzimenti (36:25, an improvement of 08:04)
  • Joshua Tisdall (45:42, an improvement of 00:55)
  • Puangarangi Ihaka (45:51, an improvement of 11:43)

Congratulations to everyone who recorded a new PB!

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Darryl CARRINGTON (VM40-44) of Crosbie Crew, was second over the line in 18:36.
Tim JOINER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:56.

Female placings:
Claire BROADWAY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:18 - second time in 2 appearances.
Valerie COVACCI (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:24 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Christine WOOLLEY (VW55-59) of FLYING START RUNNING, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:30.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Christine WOOLLEY (VW55-59) – 81.56% for the time 22:30 (32nd overall).
Valerie COVACCI (VW45-49) – 81.21% for the time 20:24 (16th overall).
Brian ANDERSON (VM55-59) – 78.51% for the time 20:05 (13th overall).

The female record is held by Charlotte WILSON who recorded a time of 00:17:35 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The male record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded a time of 00:14:22 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded 90.02% (14:22) on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).

Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014. Since then 2,887 participants have completed 17,221 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,105 km, including 3,483 new Personal Bests.

 

Maribyrnong Event #138 (01/04/2017)

185 people ran, jogged and walked the course today, of whom 18 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers - Brian ANDERSON, Dermot COFFEY, Martha GOODRIDGE-KELLY, Lisa GUNN, David HOWES, Alf IPPOLITO, Sarah KEATING, Alice LE, Stephen J. MURPHY, Ian NEWEY, Merryn STEEL, Anne THOMAS, Bryan TURNER, Paul WILKIE and Chris WOOTTON.

Some more highlights from this morning's Maribyrnong parkrun:

  • Ellen Chappell set a new Maribyrnong SW20-24 (women 20-24) record of 19:38
  • Jake Barry Roczniak completed his 10th parkrun, and joined the parkrun Junior 10 Club
  • Anne Thomas volunteered for the 27th time, and is a member of the parkrun Volunteer Club

Congratulations to Ellen, Jake and Anne!

Congratulations also go to these parkrunners who ran faster today at Maribyrnong than ever before and recorded a new PB:

  • Steven McSweeney (17:30, an improvement of 00:08)
  • Daniel Bradley (18:56, an improvement of 00:16)
  • Ellen Chappell (19:38, an improvement of 01:02)
  • Callum Low (20:15, an improvement of 00:23)
  • Will Findlay (20:24, an improvement of 01:17)
  • Valerie Covacci (20:26, an improvement of 00:03)
  • Geoff Caulfield (21:06, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Michael Gerada (21:37, an improvement of 00:09)
  • Daniel Juzva (22:36, an improvement of 00:11)
  • James Stark (22:56, an improvement of 02:54)
  • Miles Savage (23:01, an improvement of 00:17)
  • Nathan Bennett (23:10, an improvement of 00:17)
  • Andrew Beech Jones (23:17, an improvement of 03:26)
  • Steve Hamilton (23:36, an improvement of 02:14)
  • Milton Harris (23:45, an improvement of 00:17)
  • Elizabeth Astruc (23:48, an improvement of 00:26)
  • Narasimha Varma (24:50, an improvement of 00:04)
  • Kathleen Gannon (25:11, an improvement of 00:19)
  • Marta Pearce (25:25, an improvement of 01:02)
  • Jade Kerber (25:41, an improvement of 01:59)
  • Hannah Kerber (26:51, an improvement of 01:04)
  • Jake Barry Roczniak (26:56, an improvement of 00:38)
  • Michael Zammit (27:24, an improvement of 00:20)
  • Matthew Zammit (27:39, an improvement of 00:03)
  • Elsie Holland (27:44, an improvement of 00:45)
  • Bridget Padgett (28:28, an improvement of 00:01)
  • Edward Chau (28:31, an improvement of 00:07)
  • Elizabeth Paine (28:40, an improvement of 00:07)
  • Elaine Rogers (28:48, an improvement of 00:29)
  • Melissa Juzva (29:12, an improvement of 00:30)
  • Joshua Zammit (29:22, an improvement of 01:11)
  • Patrick Psaila (29:39, an improvement of 04:20)
  • Pamela Conway (30:18, an improvement of 00:02)
  • Michelle Nicolaou (30:25, an improvement of 01:11)
  • Sophie Tisdall (31:17, an improvement of 04:20)
  • Andrea Dolence (31:23, an improvement of 00:49)
  • Meg Zera (31:46, an improvement of 01:25)
  • Levina Honeyman (33:38, an improvement of 01:08)
  • Paige Stokes (35:37, an improvement of 01:46)
  • Sharron Lynch (37:49, an improvement of 04:18)
  • Rosy Grech (38:21, an improvement of 01:44)

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

Male placings:
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) of Victorian Masters Athletics, was first over the line in 17:13 - 28th time in 43 appearances.
Andrew HARINGTON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:19 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Trae RICHARDSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:25.

Female placings:
Bella RICHARDSON (SW30-34) of Melbourne Midday Milers, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:28 - first appearance.
Ellen CHAPPELL (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 19:38.
Valerie COVACCI (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 20:26 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) – 81.12% for the time 17:13 (first overall).
Valerie COVACCI (VW45-49) – 81.08% for the time 20:26 (19th overall).
Hugo SARPA (VM50-54) – 77.79% for the time 19:26 (8th overall).

The female record is held by Charlotte WILSON who recorded a time of 00:17:35 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The male record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded a time of 00:14:22 on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liam ADAMS who recorded 90.02% (14:22) on 18th March 2017 (event number 136).

Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014. Since then 2,861 participants have completed 17,007 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,035 km, including 3,454 new Personal Bests.

 

Maribyrnong Event #133 (25/02/2017)

We saw an especially impressive effort this morning from the 44 parkrunners who recorded new PBs:

  • Ben Zarb (17:44, an improvement of 00:19)
  • Andrew McGrath (18:26, an improvement of 00:05)
  • Nick Marshall (18:36, an improvement of 00:54)
  • Daniel Bradley (19:12, an improvement of 00:19)
  • Ivan Deak (19:29, an improvement of 00:04)
  • Luke Costin (20:07, an improvement of 00:14)
  • Paul Meehan (20:08, an improvement of 00:07)
  • Matthew Conroy (21:04, an improvement of 00:01)
  • Simon Bryce (21:11, an improvement of 00:11)
  • Tim Adair (21:47, an improvement of 00:31)
  • Soshi Fujita (22:05, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Michael Gerada (22:12, an improvement of 00:23)
  • Daniel Juzva (22:47, an improvement of 00:11)
  • Jon Meeks (23:08, an improvement of 00:17)
  • Andrew Freestun (23:15, an improvement of 00:24)
  • Simone Sciarrone (23:36, an improvement of 00:52)
  • Renzo Provolo (23:44, an improvement of 00:33)
  • Bryan Campbell (23:44, an improvement of 01:29)
  • Milton Harris (24:02, an improvement of 00:16)
  • Elizabeth Astruc (24:14, an improvement of 01:00)
  • Josh Madden (24:55, an improvement of 00:23)
  • Ross Darrigan (25:56, an improvement of 00:16)
  • Katie Moloney (27:21, an improvement of 00:03)
  • Kirsty Nottle (28:54, an improvement of 01:08)
  • Laila Pawley (29:09, an improvement of 00:20)
  • Dale Lyman (29:13, an improvement of 00:01)
  • Alexandra Hart (29:34, an improvement of 01:22)
  • Edward Chau (30:05, an improvement of 01:20)
  • Brittany Hibbert (30:07, an improvement of 01:12)
  • Jennifer Timm (30:43, an improvement of 00:41)
  • Carrie Hudson (31:08, an improvement of 02:59)
  • Merryn Steel (32:00, an improvement of 00:31)
  • Lindy Kerr (32:18, an improvement of 00:55)
  • Donald McLaren (32:29, an improvement of 00:43)
  • Michelle Spiden (33:08, an improvement of 00:05)
  • Marianne Hayes (33:36, an improvement of 02:02)
  • Jill Allan (34:16, an improvement of 00:59)
  • Valeria Donnellan (35:25, an improvement of 00:34)
  • Andrew Fitzdowse (35:27, an improvement of 01:03)
  • Chloe Miller (35:28, an improvement of 01:03)
  • Miranda Lutz (35:48, an improvement of 00:19)
  • Patrick Psaila (37:42, an improvement of 00:41)
  • Nicola Smyth (38:43, an improvement of 02:28)
  • Elizabeth Grieve (44:28, an improvement of 04:50)

There were a couple of other notable achievements in today's Maribyrnong parkrun, that shouldn't go unnoticed:

  • Vanessa Viirret completed her 50th overall parkrun and joined the parkrun 50 Club. Vanessa's total of 50 parkruns includes 20 Maribyrnong parkruns, 21 Coburg parkruns, 5 Parkville parkruns, 2 Albert (Melbourne) parkruns, 1 Lalor parkrun and 1 Studley parkrun.
  • Ben Zarb didn't just record a new PB - he also set a new record for the JM11-14 (boys 11-14) age category, shaving 19 seconds off the previous record (set by, that's right, Ben Zarb).
 
Congratulations to all!
 

Male placings:

Dermot COFFEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:25 - 10th time in 35 appearances.
Ben ZARB (JM11-14) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:44 - was first to finish once before.
Jason CARABOTT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:14 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dermot COFFEY (Unattached) 2016 pts.
David TIMMS (Unattached) 1922 pts.
Paul MEEHAN (Unattached) 1912 pts.
Female placings:
Emma MORTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (33rd overall) over the line in 22:21 - 5th time in 20 appearances.
Jordan Zzz BAKER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (41st overall) over the line in 23:01.
Simone SCIARRONE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 23:36.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Heather COLE (Red and Black Running) 2114 pts.
Zoe DANAHER (Red and Black Running) 1981 pts.
Emma MORTON (Unattached) 1965 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ben ZARB (JM11-14) was graded 79.98% for the time 17:44 (second overall).
Dermot COFFEY (VM35-39) was graded 77.22% for the time 17:25 (first overall).
Pat SCUTELLA (VM40-44) was graded 74.25% for the time 18:23 (4th overall).

This week there were 185 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,750 different runners, including participants from 157 athletics clubs, have completed 15,990 runs covering a total distance of 79,950 km, and there have been 3,253 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 21st March 2015 (event number 31).
The male record is held by Mitchel BROWN who ran in a time of 00:14:29 on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mitchel BROWN who recorded a 89.07% run (14:29) on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maribyrnong parkrun Results Page.

 

Maribyrnong Event #122 17/12/2016

The Rundown

196 parkrunners, 980 kms of parkrunning, 38 new visitors to Maribyrnong - just another day at the office at Maribyrnong parkrun :)

We enjoyed the company of no fewer than 31 brand first-time-ever parkrunners today in event #122, including a great group of netballers and parents from Kensington Primary School who brought some fantastic energy and enthusiasm with them!

parkrun tourists also came from far and wide, including Coburg, Albert (Melbourne), Stones Corner (QLD), Wishart (QLD) and Carine Glades (WA) parkruns.

Thank you to everyone who joined in and made today a success!

Shane Mallia was our overall first finisher - for the 4th time - in a time of 17:31.

Shannessy Adams made it 3 female first finishes from 3 parkruns, recording a new PB with her scorching time of 18:46 (which is only 30 seconds away from the Maribyrnong female all-time course record of 18:16).

First-timer Samantha Flanders took home highest age grade honours with her score of 80.56% (she also did 'somewhat OK' in her age category - see below for more on that!).

And Jess MacAulay finished last but had a very good excuse ;)

Venkat Gurram recorded a new PB last week and was today's winner of a free breakfast at The Boathouse - congratulations Venkat! Next week, we'll give away another voucher to someone who recorded a new PB or volunteered today.

Today's volunteer team - Elsa Barnett (Barcode Scanning), Kylie Buckley (Photographer), Jessica MacAulay (Tail Runner), Kevin Sinnamon (Timekeeper), William Watson (Finish Tokens) and Chris Wootton (Run Director) - received a good challenge from the larger-than-usual attendance, but came through with flying colours. Thank you for giving up some of your morning to make today's event possible!

See you next Saturday (December 24 - Christmas Eve) for event #123!

 

New Personal Bests (PBs)

Congratulations go to these 19 hard-working parkrunners who were faster today at Maribyrnong than EVER before:

 

New Age Category Record - VW45-49

Samantha Flanders is now the proud owner of the Maribyrnong VW45-49 (women 45-49) age category record!

101 different women have completed a total of 384 parkruns in the VW45-49 age category at Maribyrnong, and Samantha's time of 19:43 is the fastest of all (and the only one so far under 20 minutes).

Samantha also achieved the highest age grade score in today's parkrun (an age grade score compares your time against the world record time for your sex and age, and allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance).

Not bad for her first ever parkrun, anywhere ;)

Congratulations Samantha!

 

Milestones - 50 Club

Lisa Gunn continued the tradition of Maribyrnong parkrunners celebrating their 50th parkruns with some parkrun tourism, visiting our parkrun neighbours at Parkville today to complete her 50th parkrun.

It was hardly Lisa's first time away from Maribyrnong - in addition to her 41 parkruns at Maribyrnong she's also completed 1 at Albert (Melbourne), 1 at Highlands, 1 at Parkville, 1 at Ginninderra (ACT) and 5 in Scotland (Inverness and St Andrew's).

Whichever way you add it up, that's 250kms of parkrunning and a brand new 50 Club membership (with bonus t-shirt to follow) - congratulations Lisa!

 

Milestones - 100 Club

Congratulations to Jill Kelders for completing her 100th parkrun today, at Maribyrnong!

Jill's total of 100 parkruns includes 52 at Maribyrnong, 45 at Albert (Melbourne), 2 at Parkville and 1 at Tuggeranong (ACT). Jill has been a regular sight at Maribyrnong back as far as our first ever event in August 2014.

Jill's now a member of the parkrun 100 Club and will hopefully be sporting a prestigious 100 Club t-shirt in the not-too-distant future.

Congratulations Jill!

 

Milestones - Getting Close...

100 Club (100 parkruns)

50 Club (50 parkruns)

Junior 10 Club (10 parkruns)

Volunteer Club (25 volunteer events)

 

Volunteers

Thankyous are due to today's hardworking volunteer team, featuring Elsa Barnett (barcode scanning), Kylie Buckley (photographer), Jessica MacAulay (tail runner), Kevin Sinnamon (timekeeper), William Watson (finish tokens) and Chris Wootton (run director).

We need at least 5 volunteers every week (plus pre-event setup / run director) to make Maribyrnong parkrun happen so we ask parkrunners to volunteer at least 3 times a year, but if you're able to volunteer more than that, we won't turn you away :)

The current roster is always available online at http://www.parkrun.com.au/maribyrnong/futureroster/ - you can use this to see when we need volunteers, and which volunteer roles we need to fill. If you'd like to add your name to the volunteer roster for a future date - or if you have any questions about volunteering - you can email maribyrnonghelpers@parkrun.com or talk to any of the event team (run directors).

You can also add your name to the roster by putting your name down on the printed roster on the clipboard at the scanning table on any parkrun Saturday.

 

Photos

This week's great photos are courtesy of our photographer Kylie Buckley:

You can find some of today's photos in this run report - the full set of photos can be seen on the Maribyrnong parkrun Facebook page.

 

Upcoming Dates

Some dates for your diary:

  • December 24 - Maribyrnong parkrun #123 (normal Saturday parkrun)
  • December 31 - Maribyrnong parkrun #124 (normal Saturday parkrun)
  • January 1 - Special New Year's Day Maribyrnong parkrun (9:30am start)
  • January 7 - Pacers (21 mins, 23 mins, 25 mins, 27 mins, 29 mins, 31 mins)
  • February 4 - Pacers (20 mins, 22 mins, 24 mins, 26 mins, 28 mins, 30 mins)

 

Our Sponsors - Thank You For Your Support!

It's only possible to keep Maribyrnong parkrun free for parkrunners thanks to the very generous support we receive from our national parkrun sponsors Suncorp BankStockland and Medibank and our local supporters the Maribyrnong City Council (via the Active Maribyrnong program) and Melbourne Podiatry Clinic and Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy in Essendon.


 

The Cold Hard Facts

Summary
This week there were 196 runners, of whom 38 were first timers (at Maribyrnong) and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maribyrnong parkrun website.

Male placings
Shane MALLIA (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:31 - 4th time in 21 appearances.
Dermot COFFEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:38 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Damien CUSACK (SM30-34) of Diamond Valley AC, was third over the line in 18:42 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the male annual points competition
Dermot COFFEY (Unattached) 1379 pts.
Paul MEEHAN (Unattached) 1322 pts.
Brian ANDERSON (Athletics Essendon) 1266 pts.

Female placings
Shannessy ADAMS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 18:46 - third time in 3 appearances.
Samantha FLANDERS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 19:43.
Zoe HEATH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 20:18 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Current standing in the female annual points competition
Heather COLE (Red and Black Running) 1537 pts.
Merril LOCKHART (Unattached) 1417 pts.
Kylie BUCKLEY (Red and Black Running) 1351 pts.

The best Age Grade scores
Samantha FLANDERS (VW45-49) was graded 80.56% for the time 19:43 (9th overall).
Shannessy ADAMS (SW30-34) was graded 79.04% for the time 18:46 (4th overall).
Hayden KENNEDY (VM50-54) was graded 77.30% for the time 19:14 (6th overall).

History
Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,427 different runners, including participants from 139 athletics clubs, have completed 13,801 runs covering a total distance of 69,005 km, and there have been 2,894 new Personal Bests.

Records
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 21st March 2015 (event number 31).
The male record is held by Mitchel BROWN who ran in a time of 00:14:29 on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mitchel BROWN who recorded a 89.07% run (14:29) on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).

 

Maribyrnong Event #115 29/10/2016

The Rundown

Melbourne turned on a cracking morning for a run, and even with many other distractions available, an impressive turnout of 127 parkrunners came, saw, conquered and scanned in Maribyrnong parkrun event #115. No-one was taking it too easy obviously - 34 new PBs hit the record books.

Our group of 127 included 5 brand-new-parkrunners (who chose a great day to start their parkrunning 'career') and tourists from Coburg and Albury parkruns.

A fierce battle at the 'pointy end' of the pack saw Shane Mallia grab first finisher honours with his new PB time of 17:31, a single second ahead of Dermot Coffey (who also recorded a new PB!), and 15 seconds ahead of Jonathan Woodman (17:46).

Zoe Heath kept on keeping on, finishing in a strong time of 21:04 and taking home first female finisher honours for the 8th time. Genevieve Trevaskis (21:36) and Kaya Ricketts (21:59) kept her honest, both also finishing under 22 minutes.

The age grades ended up as a contest between a couple of Maribyrnong run directors, with Brian Anderson's 78.90% (19:59, VM55-59) narrowly pipping Chris Rayment's 77.95% (19:53, VM55-59), just ahead of Hugo Sarpa's 76.73% (19:42, VM50-54).

Heather Pearse recorded a new PB last week and was today's winner of a free breakfast at The Boathouse - congratulations Heather! Next week, we'll give away another voucher to someone who recorded a new PB or volunteered today.

As always, thank you to today's volunteer team - Lisa Dalley (tail runner), Alf Ippolito (timekeeper), Sarah Keating (barcode scanning), Rachel Lind (barcode scanning), Stephen Murphy (pre-event setup), Bridget Padgett (photographer), Elaine Rogers (finish tokens) and Chris Wootton (run director) - for giving up some of your morning to make today's event possible.

See you next Saturday (November 5) for event #116, featuring pacers!

 

New Personal Bests (PBs)

Congratulations go to these 34 hard-working parkrunners who were faster today at Maribyrnong than EVER before:

 

Milestones - Junior 10 Club

Congratulations to Aiden Bryce and Aidan Aquilina, who completed their 10th parkruns today at Maribyrnong and joined the parkrun Junior 10 Club!

 

Milestones - 50 Club

Congratulations also go to Lisa Kalimeris and Miles Savage, who completed their 50th parkruns today at Maribyrnong and joined the parkrun 50 Club!

 

Milestones - Getting Close...

100 Club (100 parkruns)

50 Club (50 parkruns)

Junior 10 Club (10 parkruns)

Volunteer Club (25 volunteer events)

 

Volunteers

Thankyous are due to today's hardworking volunteer team, featuring Lisa Dalley (tail runner), Alf Ippolito (timekeeper), Sarah Keating (barcode scanning), Rachel Lind (barcode scanning), Stephen Murphy (pre-event setup), Bridget Padgett (photographer), Elaine Rogers (finish tokens) and Chris Wootton (run director).

We need at least 5 volunteers every week (plus pre-event setup / run director) to make Maribyrnong parkrun happen so we ask parkrunners to volunteer at least 3 times a year, but if you're able to volunteer more than that, we won't turn you away :)

The current roster is always available online at http://www.parkrun.com.au/maribyrnong/futureroster/ - you can use this to see when we need volunteers, and which volunteer roles we need to fill. If you'd like to add your name to the volunteer roster for a future date - or if you have any questions about volunteering - you can email maribyrnonghelpers@parkrun.com or talk to any of the event team (run directors).

You can also add your name to the roster by putting your name down on the printed roster on the clipboard at the scanning table on any parkrun Saturday.

 

Photos

This week's great photos are courtesy of our photographer Bridget Padgett:

You can find some of today's photos in this run report - the full set of photos can be seen in a photo album on the Maribyrnong parkrun Facebook page (you don't need to be a Facebook user to be able to see the photos - just click here).

 

Upcoming Dates

Some dates for your diary:

  • November 5 - Pacers (21 mins, 23 mins, 25 mins, 27 mins, 29 mins, 31 mins)
  • December 3 - Pacers (20 mins, 22 mins, 24 mins, 26 mins, 28 mins, 30 mins)

 

Our Sponsors - Thank You For Your Support!

It's only possible to keep Maribyrnong parkrun free for parkrunners thanks to the very generous support we receive from our national parkrun sponsors Suncorp BankStockland and Medibank and our local supporters the Maribyrnong City Council (via the Active Maribyrnong program) and Melbourne Podiatry Clinic and Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy in Essendon.


 

The Cold Hard Facts

Summary
This week there were 127 runners, of whom 6 were first timers (at Maribyrnong) and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maribyrnong parkrun website.

Male placings
Shane MALLIA (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:31 - third time in 18 appearances.
Dermot COFFEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:32 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Jonathan WOODMAN (SM30-34) of Athletics Essendon, was third over the line in 17:46 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the male annual points competition
Duncan HALL (Anster Haddies RC) 852 pts.
Dermot COFFEY (Unattached) 792 pts.
Brian ANDERSON (Athletics Essendon) 716 pts.

Female placings
Zoe HEATH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:04 - 8th time in 19 appearances.
Genevieve TREVASKIS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 21:36 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Kaya RICKETTS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:59 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the female annual points competition
Heather COLE (Red and Black Running) 895 pts.
Judy KELLY (Unattached) 842 pts.
Emma MORTON (Unattached) 783 pts.

The best Age Grade scores
Brian ANDERSON (VM55-59) was graded 78.90% for the time 19:59 (10th overall).
Chris RAYMENT (VM55-59) was graded 77.95% for the time 19:53 (9th overall).
Hugo SARPA (VM50-54) was graded 76.73% for the time 19:42 (8th overall).

History
Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,281 different runners, including participants from 133 athletics clubs, have completed 12,639 runs covering a total distance of 63,195 km, and there have been 2,718 new Personal Bests.

Records
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 21st March 2015 (event number 31).
The male record is held by Mitchel BROWN who ran in a time of 00:14:29 on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mitchel BROWN who recorded a 89.07% run (14:29) on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).

 

Maribyrnong parkrun #112 – 08/10/2016

Run Director Stuart led a fantastic group of volunteers this week allowing 153 runners to enjoy the run along Maribyrnong river. We had 16 runners that were first timers and 18 runners achieved an all time Personal Best. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Shane MALLIA (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:20 - second time in 16 appearances.
Damien CUSACK (SM30-34) of Diamond Valley AC, was second over the line in 18:32 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Duncan HALL (SM30-34) of Anster Haddies RC, was third over the line in 18:36 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Elise APLIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:48 - third time in 4 appearances.
Claire JOHNSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 21:28.
Emma MORTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:39 - was first to finish once before.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Merril LOCKHART (VW55-59) was graded 80.11% for the time 23:33 (38th overall).
Hayden KENNEDY (VM50-54) was graded 76.42% for the time 19:18 (5th overall).
Andrew COCHRANE (VM60-64) was graded 75.27% for the time 21:30 (19th overall).

Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,257 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 12,249 runs covering a total distance of 61,245 km, and there have been 2,656 new Personal Bests.

See you next Saturday for another great parkrun!

 

Maribyrnong parkrun #111 01/10/2016

Despite the threat of rain we got plenty of parkrunners come down to celebrate International parkrun day and a few sporting their football final colours.
International parkrun day, marks 12 years since Paul Sinton-Hewitt founded the concept at Bushy (UK). Today parkrun is one of the largest and most successful community sporting organisations in Australia with 185 events and almost 365,000 members.

This week there were 155 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Simon BEVEGE (SM30-34) of Melbourne Midday Milers, was first over the line in 15:36 - second time in 2 appearances.
Nick TURNER (VM35-39) of Melbourne Midday Milers, was second over the line in 17:08.
Roger LAY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:28.

Female placings:
Kate SEIBOLD (VW40-44) of Melbourne Midday Milers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 18:30 - first appearance.
Janice DE VRIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 19:10.
Elisa MOOREN (VW45-49) of Westerfoldians, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 21:26 - was first to finish once before.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark PURVIS (VM55-59) was graded 86.57% for the time 18:22 (9th overall).
Simon BEVEGE (SM30-34) was graded 83.33% for the time 15:36 (first overall).
Kate SEIBOLD (VW40-44) was graded 83.15% for the time 18:30 (10th overall).

Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,241 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 12,095 runs covering a total distance of 60,475 km, and there have been 2,638 new Personal Bests.

Have a great week, enjoy the grand final whomever your going for, and until next week happy parkrunning!

 

Maribyrnong Event #108 10/09/2016

The Rundown

After a couple of special event days in the last 2 weeks - our 2nd anniversary and Personal Better Day - today was a return to regularly scheduled programming at Maribyrnong parkrun. The threat of rain might have kept a few away, but 129 hardy parkrunners still took up the 5km challenge, including a trio of parkrun tourists from Westerfolds parkrun and 9 parkrunners who chose today to begin their parkrunning 'career' (welcome!).

Regular first finisher Shane Draper did it again, claiming first finisher honours this morning with his time of 18:14. Elisa Mooren came (from Westerfolds), saw (our 5km course) and conquered (female first finisher honours) with her time of 21:42. Merril Lockhart scored today's highest age grade with her time of 23:30 (VW55-59), good for a massive age grade of 80.28%.

As always, thank you to today's volunteer team - Kylie Buckley (Photographer), Dermot Coffey (Finish Tokens), Rachael Fraser (Tail Runner), Claire Macdonald (Barcode Scanning), Chris Rayment (Pre-event Setup), Paul Wilkie (Timekeeper) and Chris Wootton (Run Director) - for giving up some of your morning to make today's event possible.

Tillie Holland recorded a new PB last week and was today's winner of a free breakfast at The Boathouse - congratulations Tillie! Next week, we'll give away another voucher to someone who recorded a new PB or volunteered today.

See you next Saturday (September 17) for event #109!

 

New Personal Bests (PBs)

Congratulations go to these 16 hard-working parkrunners who Maribyrnong'd today faster than EVER before:

 

Milestones - Getting Close...

No-one reached a major milestone today, but here's a look at who's close:

100 Club (100 parkruns)

50 Club (50 parkruns)

Junior 10 Club (10 parkruns)

Volunteer Club (25 volunteer events)

 

Volunteers

Thankyous are due to today's hardworking volunteer team, featuring Kylie Buckley (photographer), Dermot Coffey (finish tokens), Rachael Fraser (tail runner), Claire Macdonald (barcode scanning), Chris Rayment (pre-event setup), Paul Wilkie (timekeeper) and Chris Wootton (run director).

We need at least 5 volunteers every week (plus pre-event setup / run director) to make Maribyrnong parkrun happen so we ask parkrunners to volunteer at least 3 times a year, but if you're able to volunteer more than that, we won't turn you away :)

The current roster is always available online at http://www.parkrun.com.au/maribyrnong/futureroster/ - you can use this to see when we need volunteers, and which volunteer roles we need to fill. If you'd like to add your name to the volunteer roster for a future date - or if you have any questions about volunteering - you can email maribyrnonghelpers@parkrun.com or talk to any of the event team (run directors).

You can also add your name to the roster by putting your name down on the printed roster on the clipboard at the scanning table on any parkrun Saturday.

 

Photos

This week's great photos are courtesy of our photographer Kylie Buckley:

You can find some of today's photos in this run report - the full set of photos can be seen in a photo album on the Maribyrnong parkrun Facebook page (you don't need to be a Facebook user to be able to see the photos - just click here).

 

Upcoming Dates

Some dates for your diary:

  • September 17 - You Yangs parkrun launch
  • October 1 - International parkrun Day, pacers (20 mins, 22 mins, 24 mins, 26 mins, 28 mins, 30 mins)
  • November 5 - Pacers (21 mins, 23 mins, 25 mins, 27 mins, 29 mins, 31 mins)
  • December 3 - Pacers (20 mins, 22 mins, 24 mins, 26 mins, 28 mins, 30 mins)

 

Our Sponsors - Thank You For Your Support!

It's only possible to keep Maribyrnong parkrun free for parkrunners thanks to the very generous support we receive from our national parkrun sponsors Suncorp BankStockland and Medibank and our local supporters the Maribyrnong City Council (via the Active Maribyrnong program) and Melbourne Podiatry Clinic and Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy in Essendon.


 

The Cold Hard Facts

Summary
This week there were 129 runners, of whom 12 were first timers (at Maribyrnong) and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maribyrnong parkrun website.

Male placings
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) of Victorian Masters Athletics, was first over the line in 18:14 - 23rd time in 35 appearances.
Jonathan WOODMAN (SM30-34) of Athletics Essendon, was second over the line in 18:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Pat SCUTELLA (VM35-39) of South Melbourne AC, was third over the line in 18:59 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the male annual points competition:
Chris RAYMENT (Malvern Harriers) 300 pts.
Dermot COFFEY (Unattached) 293 pts.
Stuart HILTON (Unattached) 289 pts.

Female placings
Elisa MOOREN (VW45-49) of Westerfoldians, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:42 - first appearance.
Zoe HEATH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:23 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Emma MORTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:10.

Current standing in the female annual points competition
Lisa IERARDO (Athletics Essendon) 294 pts.
Heather COLE (Red and Black Running) 268 pts.
Aylie SPENCE (Unattached) 265 pts.

The best Age Grade scores
Merril LOCKHART (VW55-59) was graded 80.28% for the time 23:30 (27th overall).
Brian ANDERSON (VM55-59) was graded 79.16% for the time 19:55 (8th overall).
Hugo SARPA (VM50-54) was graded 78.73% for the time 19:12 (4th overall).

History
Maribyrnong parkrun started on 23rd August 2014, and since then 2,200 different runners, including participants from 129 athletics clubs, have completed 11,670 runs covering a total distance of 58,350 km, and there have been 2,572 new Personal Bests.

Records
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 21st March 2015 (event number 31).
The male record is held by Mitchel BROWN who ran in a time of 00:14:29 on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mitchel BROWN who recorded a 89.07% run (14:29) on 27th February 2016 (event number 80).

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