Event #72 – Sunny, with a hint of cold – 16 May 2015

Thanks to the 151 runners that we had this week, it was a chilly one :) There was so much happening on Saturday! Firstly, we celebrated volunteer week and said thanks to all our wonderful group of parkrunners that take the time to volunteer with us. If you haven't done so already, it's not hard and we don't bite :) Feel free to email us at minnippihelpers@parkrun.com with the date and volunteer role you would like to fill.

We also had David along to share the Pave Brave challenge he is completing over 100 days. To join David in a 10KM run/jog/walk, contact him on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pavebrave

Stephen Bloxsom and Michelle Degenhardt who celebrated their 50th parkrun, Congrats Stephen and Michelle and congratulations to those 45 (45!!) runners that achieved PBs this week.

Lastly, we sign off with a 'run safe' message. Carmel took the time on Saturday to remind everyone of the safety rules that all parkruns abide by. Remember that we share the park with other members of the public and it's our responsibility to keep them safe too. If in doubt, slow down - you can aim for that PB next week!

Have a great week!


Heroes of the week

Andrew STANLEY-JONES  •  Catherine O'KEEFFE  •  Chrissy O'HAGAN  •  Jean HAMPSON  •  John Daniel ROACHE  •  Sandro BENETTI  •  Simon JAMES  •  Tamara STEWART

Thank you volunteers. Without you we would not be able to keep running every single week. If you are yet to volunteer, today is the perfect time to get in touch and support a great community event. Check out our roster here to see where you can help.

Thanks to Catherine for some amazing photos this week, you can check them out here

Run report


Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.