Mullum Mullum parkrun is cancelled on 2021-09-18 – Due to current COVID-19 restrictions

#195 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (10/7/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

Well it was the first time in a year that we've had such a foggy morning! It was quite lovely (and a bit surreal) which made it all the more fun to experience. The stillness that allowed the fog also meant it was actually not as cool as other recent mornings.

This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

 

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included

  • Benjamin Blackburn
  • Richard Blackburn
  • Eric Chan
  • Steve Kilroe-Smith


Mack Clarkson (VM45-49) achieved the highest age grade this week with 75.46%, followed by junior Chloe Linnett (JW10) with a 72.93% age grade and who was also the first female across the line on her 25th parkrun!

Louise McCall (VW60-64) has been regularly achieving a high age grade and this week was another great one for her with 71.24%.

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

Milestones

Congratulations to the following people on reaching their special parkrun milestones (and getting a free parkrun t-shirt, white for junior 10, red for 50 and black for 100!):

  • Junior 10 parkrun milestone
    • Max Sourivong
  • 50 parkrun milestone
    • Caitlin Bey, a junior, with 40 being done at Mullum Mullum and three volunteer stints
  • 100 parkrun milestone
      • Andrew Lyon  (63 at MM) Andrew is also a Run Director at Mullum Mullum and has voluntered an amazing 38 times with timer being the role he has done most (13 times).

    There were three participants who did their 99th event today! Who will get to 100 first out of Susan Stephen, Andrea Gardiner and Megan Bushby?

    Congratulations to all on their terrific achievements!

    Please let us know about any milestones you're celebrating/have celebrated at Mullum Mullum via email (mullummullum@parkrun.com) and send us a photo (or link to one) if you are happy for us to publish it.

    Volunteers

    Thanks again to those parkrunners that volunteers this week. All our scanners and the timer are required to use the updated parkrun Virtual Volunteer app on their own phones and it continues to be working much more efficiently than the old equipment that was used.

    Without the 14 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!

    Tim JOYCE • Lucas HAWKINS • Stephen DAY • Martina ABRAHAMS • Francis KASZMAREK • Graham ABREY • Andrew GOSBELL • Lizzie ABREY • Cameron ABREY • Chris THOMPSON • Jeremy MAXWELL • Greg COWAN • Angus COLLINS • Ian RICHARDSON

    We have plenty of vacancies that we need to fill for the weeks ahead for volunteers and we'd love to have your help! It's easy, fun and everything is explained. Could you please have a look at the roster online and email us (mullummullum@parkrun.com) if you are interested in one of the best aspects of parkrun!

     

    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning at Mullum Mullum parkrun!

     

 

#194 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (3/7/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

While it was quite a cool morning the forecast rain was pushed back to later in the day which was great for us attending parkrun! Of course regulars know the best way to get warm in winter is to go for a brisk 5km walk or run with other members of the community! The sun even came out for us!

Numbers may have been a bit down with the school holiday break but no doubt other parkruns around the state/country got a few extra visitors.

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included:

  • Alex Nichols
  • Jay Evans
  • James Sansom
  • Farshad Badiee
  • Isaac Dakic
  • Lina Marlina
  • Ian Richardson


A special mention goes to Ian Richardson because it was his first time officially completing the 5km parkrun distance at a parkrun, which he did as volunteer tailwalker this week. He has also volunteered ten other times with us here at Mullum Mullum (as a marshal)! Ian has also put himself down on our roster as a marshal in the weeks ahead so please give him a special thank you as you see him on the course!

We are dependent on volunteers to keep our events running so if you are able to help out please send us an email or have a chat with the Run Director the next time you're at parkrun!There's an opportunity for everyone to participate here at Mullum Mullum parkrun!

This week Garth Calder (VM55-59) achieved the highest age grade with an impressive 77.50% age grade. Regular participants Louise McCall (VW60-64) and speedy Simon Hasell (VM35-39) were second and third ranked with 71.50% and 70.54% respectively. Simon also ran across the line as first finisher on the occasion of his 75th parkun!

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

Milestones

Congratulations to the following people on reaching their special parkrun milestones (and getting a free parkrun t-shirt, white for junior 10, black for 100!):

  • Junior 10 parkrun milestone
    • Jessica Innes

There was an unofficial milestone reached of 75 for Simon Hasell and 125 parkruns for Michael Webb and Mark Haldane!

Congratulations to all on their terrific achievements!

Please let us know about any milestones you're celebrating/have celebrated at Mullum Mullum via email (mullummullum@parkrun.com) and send us a photo (or link to one) if you are happy for us to publish it.

Mullum Mullum parkrun QR code

A quick reminder to please remember to check in via QR code when you attend Mullum Mullum parkrun as a part of complying with Victorian Government requirements.

You can check in before leaving home, in your car, at or after the event. We encourage  all volunteers and participants to check in each week. The Health Department knows that parkrun operates ~8-9am on Saturday so it is ok for you to check in before or after the event. You do not need to bring a phone to parkrun. More info here.

Most importantly, if you are unwell, please stay at home, do not attend parkrun.

Volunteers

Thanks again to those parkrunners that volunteers this week. All our scanners and the timer are required to use the updated parkrun Virtual Volunteer app on their own phones and it continues to be working much more efficiently than the old equipment that was used.

Without the 14 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!

Gary Zuccala • Caz Derby • Stephen Day • Brendan Wallis • Jared Turnley • Chris Thompson • Kevin Rother • Laura Steel • Alison Richardson • Stephanie Payne • Craig Payne • Monica Payne • Ian Richardson • Mercedes Maaraoui

We have plenty of vacancies that we need to fill for the weeks ahead for volunteers and we'd love to have your help! It's easy, fun and everything is explained. Could you please have a look at the roster online and email us (mullummullum@parkrun.com) if you are interested in one of the best aspects of parkrun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning at Mullum Mullum parkrun!

 

#193 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (26/6/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

We're back! After a month's break it was time to pick up where we left off and get back to parkrun! The rain stayed away and the sun even shone through at times as 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 16 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests.

The drainage works that were being performed before the break were able to be completed which meant it was back to our regular course route, well apart from a minor change at the start with our normal path being fenced off as it's being concreted! Hopefully this will be better for us once completed.

Special thanks to those who volunteered when we got the go ahead from the VIC government to be able to operate again at short notice!  We have plenty of vacancies for volunteers in the weeks ahead so if you are interested in a role please send us an email or have a chat with the Run Director the next time you're at parkrun!

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included:

  • David Lith Lewis
  • Zoe Maccabi
  • Ming Gao

Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

This week junior, Angus Alder achieved the highest age grade with 67.69% age grade and also cruised past me too easily on the last hill! ;-) Dani Macfarlane (VW45-49) was the first female across the finish line and also achieved the second highest age grade with 66.13% (as well as a 32 second PB on her second run at Mullum Mullum). Trent Gauci (VM40-44) reaped the benefits of all his training for the Gold Coast Marathon and achieved a 65.78% age grade for his milestone run (See below).

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

Milestones

Congratulations to the following people on reaching their special parkrun milestones (and getting a free parkrun t-shirt, red for 50, black for 100!):

  • 50 parkrun milestone
    • Daniel King (8 at Mullum Mullum)
    • Kevin Rother (48 at Mullum Mullum)
    • Jeremy Maxwell (48 at Mullum Mullum)

  • 100 parkrun milestone
    • Trent Gauci (56 at Mullum Mullum) who also got a new 31 second PB and was first across the line! More proof that our milestone capes can bestow special powers to those that wear them! ;-) Well run Trent!

There was an unofficial milestone reached of 75 for Neil Price and
Michelle De La Pierre.

Congratulations to all on their terrific achievements!

Please let us know about any milestones you're celebrating/have celebrated at Mullum Mullum via email (mullummullum@parkrun.com) and send us a photo (or link to one) if you are happy for us to publish it.

Path works around Schwerkolt Cottage

Whitehorse Council is replacing some of the paths around Schwerkolt Cottage with colored concrete. This includes the path we use for our start but with a bit of luck that one may be finished by the next event. Please pay attention to the Run Director's briefing for the latest information of any course change needed.

Schwerkolt Cottage path works IMG_2211

Participant spotlight

Today we have the Mullum Mullum parkrun participant spotlight focused on one of at least two beekeepers who regular participate at Mullum Mullum! Steven O'Connell has run 52 of his 91 parkruns here at Mullum Mullum. Let's get to know a bit more about Steven!

When/How did you find out about parkrun Steven?
Steven: I have been involved in street orienteering for many years and heard about  parkrun from friends there. I did my first parkrun in 2015 (Westerfolds), second a week later (Lillydale Lake) had a break from it and then became a regular at Mullum Mullum from February 2017, soon after it started, as it was close to home.

Do you have a favourite parkrun course (apart from MM of course!)?
Steven: I don't have a favourite but I do have a least favourite so far [Ed: You'll have to ask Steven which one and why when you see him!] :-) My favourites are those that have a lot of nature, lovely views and variety, like Mullum Mullum! I also like those with views of the water/sea and a friendly atmoshphere.

Any running goals you're working towards at parkrun?
Steven:  COVID lockdown has made things a challenge but I'm interested in working towards covering the parkrun alphabet (doing a parkrun at a variety of courses such that their starting letters cover the full alphabet, except X as there isn't one yet!). I have 15 of the 25 so far. I would also like to do the Boston Marathon and do a parkrun there while at it! [Ed: There are two parkruns currently in Boston]

That sounds great! Any upcoming events you're looking forward to participating in?
Steven:  I’m hoping to do the Wonderland 60km+ trail course in August at Halls Gap (Grampians/Gariwerd). Fingers crossed it is able to go ahead without any problems.

Anything else you'd like to tell our MM Run Report readers?
Steven:  I really enjoy Mullum Mullum parkrun as well as volunteering. It's a great way to feel connected to the community! [Ed: Steven has volunteered 42 times so far across 7 different roles including 16 times as timer!!]

We totally agree Steven! Thank you for your time and we wish you all the best with your preparation for Wonderland!  Readers if you like honey from a local source get in touch with Steven the next time you see him!

[Ed: Bonus fact about Steven which I'm sure he wont mind me sharing. In January this year he ran the 56 km Two Bays Trail Run. At the 25 km mark he fell and cut open his knee. He decided he could continue running, completed the entire event in 5 hour 45 minutes and then got five stitches by the course doctor afterwards! Wow! PS. Please don't do this at Mullum Mullum parkrun. Most of our Run Directors are not good at sewing!]

Volunteers

Thanks again to those parkrunners that volunteers this week. We need more due the changes as a result of the impact of COVID-!9. All our scanners and the timer are required to use the updated parkrun Virtual Volunteer app on their own phones and it continues to be working much more efficiently than the old equipment that was used.

Without the 16 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!

Adrian Mascetta • Scott Wilson-smith • Shane Bogemann • Scott Hawkins • Andy Hawkins • Stephen Day • Melinda Alder • Justin Hasell • Francis Kaszmarek • David Mock • Andrew Gosbell • Stephanie Payne • Craig Payne • Monica Payne • Ian Richardson • Mercedes Maaraoui

We have plenty of vacancies that we need to fill for the weeks ahead for volunteers and we'd love to have your help! It's easy, fun and everything is explained. Could you please have a look at the roster online and email us (mullummullum@parkrun.com) if you are interested in one of the best aspects of parkrun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning at Mullum Mullum parkrun!

 

We can’t parkrun for now but we can (not)parkrun!

Complying with the latest Victorian Government COVID-19 related restrictions we are unfortunately not able to run parkrun for the time being but there's still an opportunity to keep up our fitness in the meantime via (not)parkrun!

Here's more information about (not)parkrun but basically it's an opportunity to do your own timed 5km run/walk, anytime that suits you, while still complying with the COVID-19 restrictions and within the allowed radius from your home. Then just upload your time via your parkrun profile!

Here's how:

You can register a (not)parkrun for each day and the quickest one will be shown in the weekly results ((covering Monday through Sunday).

Have you done a (not)parkrun this week?

 

 

#192 Mullum Mullum parkrun report (22/5/21)

This week's report courtesy of Stephen D.

It was sure to be a fine Saturday for parkrun today but the clear skies meant it was a chillier start than we've been use too recently and we certainly felt it as we set off into the first downhill section along the creek! We can wear gloves (no doubt some will be going through the drawers to find a pair for next time) but I'm not sure if I can warm up my eyeballs for the first few hundred metres! Fortunately it was just my hands that were still cold by the time I had worked up a sweat along with the rest of the participants.

At least if you're a volunteer at this time of year don't have to worry about such things and can stay warm while helping us keep our parkrun running!

Purple was the colour for the day with the date coinciding both with National Volunteer Week (our 25 volunteer milestone t-shirts are purple in colour) and being the 22nd (two-two) some parkrun participants wore tu-tus to mark the date for a bit of fun! Great to see people getting into the spirit of the occasion.

A special thanks once again to all those who have helped as volunteers at our parkrun! We really wouldn't have an event without people offering to help. It's easy to do, no experience is necessary and it's rewarding with an opportunity to get to know others at parkrun. Please see below if you would like to help in upcoming weeks.

This week 172 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests.

Participants doing their first parkrun ever included:

  • Anne Lord
  • Bailey Wallis
  • Jake Gilbert
  • Paige Moore
  • Nicholas Wyngaard
  • Laura Kowski
  • Stuart Keane

Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

This week Anne Lord (VW60-64) achieved the highest age grade of 74.64%, 41st across the line - showing it's not about being fast over all participants. Lachlan Marasco (JM11-14) who finished third reached a 73.43% age grade and first finisher, Sam Ford (VM40-44), got 72.18%. Great personal achievements by all in their respective age groups!

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

Milestones

Congratulations to the following people on reaching their special parkrun milestones (and getting a free parkrun t-shirt, white for junior 10, red for 50!):

  • Junior 10 parkrun milestone
    • Liam Blakeman (7 at Mullum Mullum)
  • 50 parkrun milestone
    • Ranya White (10 at Mullum Mullum)

Some unofficial milestones reached include 25 for Daniel Strada and Ian Scarborough; 125 for Narelle Costin!

Well done to all on their terrific achievements!

Please let us know about any milestones you're celebrating/have celebrated at Mullum Mullum via email (mullummullum@parkrun.com) and send us a photo (or link to one) if you are happy for us to publish it.

Upcoming works around Schwerkolt Cottage

We have seen signs erected by Whitehorse Council advising of upcoming works beginning in June (next month) to seal some current gravel paths around Schwerkolt Cottage with colored concrete. We don't have any additional information at this stage but may need to adjust the start line at some point as that path is shown as one to be sealed and will affect us most. Please pay attention to the Run Director's briefing for the latest information of any course change needed.

Schwerkolt Cottage path works IMG_2211

Want to walk/run midweek with other parkrunners?

We all know if can be a struggle to get out and exercise in the cooler months. Thank heavens for parkrun on Saturday but what about midweek? Well one option might be to come down to the Schwerkolt Cottage car park just before 7pm any Wednesday for an informal walk or run with the M2R: Mullum Mullum Runners!

It was organised by some local Mullum Mullum parkrun regulars for just that reason (a free, informal midweek social exercise get together) and usually covers between 5 - 7 km depending on who turns up and what they want to do (flexible) along the paved paths by the Mullum Mullum creek. A head or chest torch (cheap ones are under $30) is strongly recommended for this time of year.

It's another great way to get to know others from the parkrun and local community and exercise with no additional cost.

Check out the M2R Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161366687771985

You can also log into your parkrun account and add the parkrun group: https://www.parkrun.com.au/mullummullum/results/clubhistory/?clubNum=25476

https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200499677-I-need-to-update-my-running-club-group

Now there's no excuse to get at least two free exercise opportunities each week with others!

Volunteers

Thanks again to those parkrunners that volunteers this week. We need more due the changes as a result of the impact of COVID-!9. All our scanners and the timer are required to use the updated parkrun Virtual Volunteer app on their own phones and it continues to be working much more efficiently than the old equipment that was used.

Without the 17 people below helping out we wouldn't have been able to run parkrun this week. Thanks all!

Kate Eversteyn • Caz Derby • Stephen Day • Ros Lording • Leah Sharp • Carolyn Sgro • Louise Mccall • Graham Abrey • Claire Phillips • Paula Carlton • Gav Williams • Stephanie Payne • Craig Payne • Monica Payne • Ian Richardson • Mercedes Maaraoui • Zara Kimbel

We have plenty of vacancies that we need to fill for the weeks ahead for volunteers and we'd love to have your help! It's easy, fun and everything is explained. Could you please have a look at the roster online and email us (mullummullum@parkrun.com) if you are interested in one of the best aspects of parkrun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning at Mullum Mullum parkrun!

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