Event #153 – Happy 3rd Birthday – 26th Nov 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday Minnippi!!!!

The heavens opened up and reminded us that no matter what the party will go on. The rain didn't stop us enjoying our celebrations! The plans changed but we all had a great morning.

Lots of CONGRATULATIONS to be share with you all. Thank you Councillor Ryan Murphy for providing the medals for all our winners and being able to enjoy a run in the rain with us

The winners are.....

Age Point Winners Female - 3rd place - Serena Martin, 2nd place Fran Goener, 1st place - Sarah Bloxsom - what an amazing achievement ladies!!!

Age Point Winners Male - 3rd place - Steve Scanlan, 2nd place Stephen Bloxsom, 1st Place Jean Paul Churchward

Most Number of PB’s Junior – Jesse Wilson Most Number of PB’ Senior – Mark Rolph

Junior Volunteer 2016 – Abby O’Hagan  - Senior Volunteer 2016 – Kerrie Schmidt

Most Improved Junior – Lachlan Reader - Most Improved Senior – Meegan Thomas

Spirit of Minnippi Junior – Cameron Smith - Spirit of Minnippi Senior – Eleisha Watt

Thank You Awards x 3 – Carol and Paul Wyatt, Lily Parsons, Steve Barraclough


THANK YOU also to some amazing local community businesses that have supported us again during 2016. Thank you to Backstreet Expresso, Mobile Premium Car Care & The Athlete's Foot Run Club Carindale for providing us with Lucky Runner prizes.

Thank you to The Bakers Corner for our amazing Rainbow Cake!

From the bottom of my heart thank you to all the runners that have support us over 2016 what a year it has been and I look forward to sharing another great year running with you all.

Also a HUGE thank you to the entire event team and all the runners that contributed to the great running basket that I received.

Happy Running

Carmel Event Director

Heroes of the Week

Alan BURRELL  •  Alexandra GEER  •  Andrew BROADFOOT  •  Carmel ROGERS  •  Dan GLASS  •  Daniel LEARY  •  Fran GOENER  •  John CROOK  •  Kerrie SCHMIDT  •  Lachlan READER  •  Mark BRITTAIN  •  Michael BOYLE  •  Nick GENTNER  •  Scherelle WALDIE  •  Scott READER  •  Zoe DYASON

Check out the AMAZING photos taken by three photographers this week - John Crook, Daniel Leary and his 2nd Album & Alexandra Geer - WOW WOW WOW!

Next great events for Minnippi parkrun  Christmas Day & New Years Day!! Will you be joining us!

Also check out our roster and see if you can help us with volunteering - email us at Minnippihelpers@parkrun.com

Run Report 

Male placings:
Gerard BALNAVES (SM25-29) of Thompson Estate AC, was first over the line in 15:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Jarred CORBY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 15:54.
Peter BRACKEN (VM35-39) of Redman Runners, was third over the line in 16:08 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan BURRELL (five30runners) 100 pts.
Daniel LEARY (Unattached) 100 pts.
Mark BRITTAIN (Thompson Estate AC) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Clare GERAGHTY (SW30-34) of Intraining, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:07 - 13th time in 13 appearances.
Francisca AVILES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 20:53.
Melissah HARRY (SW30-34) of Springfield Runners Group, was third (40th overall) over the line in 22:28.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alexandra GEER (Thompson Estate AC) 100 pts.
Clare GERAGHTY (Intraining) 100 pts.
Carmel ROGERS (Thompson Estate AC) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Peter BRACKEN (VM35-39) was graded 82.23% for the time 16:08 (third overall).
Gerard BALNAVES (SM25-29) was graded 81.90% for the time 15:45 (first overall).
Jarred CORBY (SM25-29) was graded 81.24% for the time 15:54 (second overall).

This week there were 205 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Minnippi parkrun started on 30th November 2013, and since then 4,154 different runners, including participants from 130 athletics clubs, have completed 25,421 runs covering a total distance of 127,105 km, and there have been 4,972 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who ran in a time of 00:17:09 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Liam BOUDIN who ran in a time of 00:14:52 on 19th November 2016 (event number 152).
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