After 2 weeks off we had 137 brave runners return to a muddy course, with a pretty good water obstacle. Let's hope this is the end of flooding for a bit as we move into the dry season. We had 21 first timers this week, that's almost 1 in 6 people running the course for the first time. We also had 2 people join the 50 club Chrissy O'Hagan, and Jeanette Pohlman. A big congrats to both! Good work!
We also had 27 PBs this week and unfortunately this came at a cost, we had complaints from other users of the park. This simply isn't acceptable and reflects on everyone. While the temperature was nice the course wasn't up to it, we had narrow paths due to puddles that were covered in dirt and silt, and soft mud on either side. We have to respect the park, and If being polite to another person and getting out of their way costs you a PB, so be it. We'll be back next week, and you can try again then.
Remember, keep left, smile at other people, and have a good time!
Jean-Paul CHURCHWARD (SM25-29) of Thompson Estate AC, was first over the line in 17:38 - 9th time in 64 appearances.
Steve BARRACLOUGH (VM45-49) of Thompson Estate AC, was second over the line in 17:53 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Andrew BARNES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:32 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jean-Paul CHURCHWARD (Thompson Estate AC) 1957 pts.
Andrew BARNES (Unattached) 1664 pts.
Steve BARRACLOUGH (Thompson Estate AC) 1534 pts.
Anne RYAN (VW55-59) of Pat Carroll Running Group, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:51 - first appearance.
Sarah JONES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Shannon SMITH (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:17 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kerrie SCHMIDT (Thompson Estate AC) 1923 pts.
Serena MARTIN (Thompson Estate AC) 1838 pts.
Sarah BLOXSOM (Thompson Estate AC) 1695 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anne RYAN (VW55-59) was graded 95.05% for the time 19:51 (9th overall).
Steve BARRACLOUGH (VM45-49) was graded 80.52% for the time 17:53 (second overall).
Beau ALLEN (JM10) was graded 80.41% for the time 20:20 (16th overall).
This week there were 151 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Minnippi parkrun started on 30th November 2013, and since then 2,098 different runners, including participants from 64 athletics clubs, have completed 10,290 runs covering a total distance of 51,450 km, and there have been 2,407 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who ran in a time of 00:17:20 on 2015-03-21 (event number 66).
The male record is held by Ron DARMON who ran in a time of 00:15:16 on 2014-02-01 (event number 10), and by Ron DARMON who also ran 00:15:16 on 2015-02-14 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anne RYAN who recorded a 95.05% run (19:51) on 16th May 2015 (event number 72).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Minnippi parkrun Results Page.