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WE HAVE A NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD!!!
What a great morning to try out the new course, with 590 people joining us at Mitchelton parkrun today.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who made the first run of the new course go as smoothly as possible.
Andrew WEBBER • Bronwyn PROUD • Christie MEIKLEJOHN • Colin MCCOMBE • Danne WEBBER • Ian MCCOMBE • Jason COX • Jess MCCOMBE • Josh BURSTOW • Karen MCCOMBE • Kylie ROGERS • Leah BAWDEN • Leane MIDDLETON • Maisey BAWDEN • Michael PELDAN • Pam PELDAN • Rachel RASON • Sharn BYARD • Sheyne MEIKLEJOHN • Stuart WATT • Sue HENDER
Photos will be up later today. Have a great weekend and we will see you at the same time and same spot next week.
Big news! We are on the move on 1st Feb!
Yes - Mitchelton parkrun is moving! Not far - but we are moving a little down the bikeway - from the 1st Feb 2020 - the start finish line will be behind field 8 and 9 of the Mitchelton Football Club. This will allow us to have a smoother finish line and be able to start off the bikeway. The turn around will be past the 2nd bridge (we currently turn around before we get that far)
The Mitchelton Football Club will be allowing us to store our equipment, opening toilet facilites and will also be opening the cafe for us - so if you are keen for a post parkrun coffee or snack - then they will be there!
Mitchelton parkrun event 247, 14 April 2018, run report
Saturday 14 April saw near perfect running conditions for Mitchelton parkrun event number 247, with a comfortable twenty degrees or so and a bit of cloud cover. Perhaps because of school holidays there were some notable absences, with some of our regulars attending other parkruns, running on beaches, running in cities, running up and down hills, and never surrendering to the prospect of a Saturday sans parkrun.
The good conditions lured 438 parkrunners to the start line, plus sundry children in prams, strollers and backpacks, and a number of canines on leads. 438 would once have been considered an enormous turnout at Mitchie, but numbers over 400 are now unremarkable. More and more people continue to discover the joy of parkrun’s weekly promise of blood, sweat, toil and tears (mainly just sweat, thankfully), and despite the commencement of Kedron, Ashgrove, Kelvin Grove, Chermside and other parkruns in our vicinity over the last couple of years we seem to keep getting bigger. This week was our third biggest attendance on record, and was the eighth time this year that we have exceeded 400 runners. Only twice prior to 2018 had we hit the 400 mark.
This week saw twelve first timers – and a special welcome to them.
Congratulations to Matthew Martin who completed his 100th parkrun, thus joining the “blackshirts”. Tim Williams and Tim Cole both completed their 50th runs, becoming members of the “redshirts” club in the process. And Arabella Jones, Daisy Thapthimthong and Archie Peyton all joined the ranks of the “whiteshirts” – juniors who have completed ten.
First runner home was Camron Dixon in a scorching 18:24, while special mention should be made of the second placegetter, Craig Fitzsimon, who was just 8 seconds behind despite pushing a pram all the way. First female home was Krystal Futter in a time of 23:00. Yvonne Boyle completed the course in a time of 44:23 and maintained her perfect record of winning her age category (85-89) every time she has run. 68 runs and 68 age category wins – can anyone match that?
47 runners, including first-timers, recorded PBs. Well done to all of you – you will look back on this and think of it as, perhaps, your finest hour (or however many minutes).
Thanks, as always, to the volunteers, without whom parkrun would not happen. Every week so much is owed by so many to so few.
Written by Martin Crotty
Last weekend, we saw a NEW Age Grade course record at Mitchelton set by Anne RYAN (W 60-64 age category) who recorded a 91.26% run (20:58) at event number 141. What a blistering time!
So ... what is Age Grading you ask?
Well, all parkrun events use age grading to allow athletes to compare results.
Age grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age to produce a score (a percentage). This score 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.
The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.
So, congratulations from everyone at Mitchelton parkrun on your wonderful achievement and new PB, Anne!
Mitchelton parkrun started on 8th June 2013, and since then 4,924 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 31,104 runs covering a total distance of 155,520 km, and there have been 6,049 new Personal Bests.
For full photos of all of the events in March, please follow this link:
Details of what else has been happening at Mitchelton parkrun, can be found here:
As at 26th March 2016:
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gerald PITTER (Unattached) 3285 pts.
Lincoln FARMER (Unattached) 3061 pts.
Patrick MAGUIRE (Unattached) 2897 pts.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kathleen MAGUIRE (Unattached) 3420 pts.
Linda CROTTY (Unattached) 3145 pts.
Megan PEARCE (Unattached) 2454 pts.
The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who ran in a time of 00:17:32 on 2016-02-27 (event number 137) whilst the male record is held by Jonathan PETERS who ran in a time of 00:15:54 on 2015-07-25 (event number 106).