Wow. It was a huge morning at New Farm with 439 parkrunners and 23 volunteers – our 7th highest attendance ever, and our 2nd highest this year. Thank you to everyone for their patience on the paths today.
The weather was perfect for running; the park, the river and surrounds are just beautiful at this time of year.
Congratulations to today’s milestone parkrunners: Brett Wood (100), Katie Connor (50 with a new PB), Damian Hassett (50 with a new PB) and Georgia M (junior 10 club).
Our photos can be viewed in our facebook album.
Thank you to today’s volunteers: Wendy Crompton • Heather Moore • Susan Tessmann • K Pham • Sheree Ramsay • Vance Hetariki • Ben Paskins • Alys Henderson • Tracey Oconnor • David Keith • Robyn Innes • Barbara Absolon • Mike Delisser • Aaron Tkaczynski • Sarah Bligh • Michael Crompton • Michaela Wright • Matthew McGinley • Lucy McGinley • Erin Condon • Mike Garrett • Mel Gillard • Tony Fitzwater • Heather Moore and Robyn Innes.
Our aim is to have the roster for each week filled before we leave the park on the previous Saturday. Thanks to everyone who’s volunteered so far for next week – there’s still a few vacancies to be filled.
Get organised and put your name down well ahead of time to guarantee your favourite role.
Well done to Georgia M who joined the junior 10 club, and to the juniors who scored new PBs: Henry M (fourth week in a row), Joshua B-W, Beatriz R, Lucy M and Claudia V (2nd week in a row).
Welcome to our junior first timers: Ethan P, Caelen S, Angus W, Zahlia S, Lilly H and Lily McN. We hope to see you again soon.
Parents, please remember our Under 11 rule which states all children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while parkrunning.
Also a reminder that scooters and bicycles are not permitted at parkrun, due to the safety risks to both children and parkrunners.
Visually impaired athletes and guides
To connect with the VI team join the Achilles Brisbane - athletes & guides connect facebook group. Each Wednesday, the call goes out to match VI athletes with guides, and guide dogs with walkers, for the following Saturday.
Guides, visually impaired athletes of all abilities and guide dogs are very welcome at parkrun, as are runners and walkers of all abilities – visually impaired or not.
Hearing impaired and deaf athletes
To connect with deaf and hard of hearing parkrunners, join the parkrun in Australia for the Deaf and hard of hearing facebook group.
Athletes of all abilities are very welcome at parkrun – hearing impaired or not.
Mid-week (unofficial) social runs
If you’re keen to fit an extra social run or two into your weekly schedule, check out the unofficial New Farm outta-the-park runners facebook page.
A few parkrun regulars gather on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings for social runs, and the details are posted there. PM the group for more details.
Please take some time to watch this video, as we’d like everyone to know where our defibrillator is kept and the basics of its use.
The defib is stored in the plastic gear box between parkruns, and moved to the finish line for easy access once the run has started each week. It will stay there until the tail walker crosses the line.
Wed/Thur 21-22 May — Darkness to Daylight Challenge, 110km overnight (go as far you can), 10km morning run or 3km morning walk
Saturday 25 May – Runaway Noosa Marathon, marathon, ¾ marathon (31.6km), half marathon, 10km, 5km events
Sunday 26 May — Memory Walk and Jog, Brisbane, 2km, 5km, 10km run/walk
Sunday 26 May — Rotary fun run/walk, Rocks Riverside Park, 5km, 10km and 1km kids’ events
Sunday 26 May — Queensland Half Marathon (Sandgate), 21.1km, 10km, 6km, kids’ 2km
Sat/Sun 1-2 June — Kokoda Challenge, Brookfield
Sat/Sun 1-2 June — Brisbane Marathon Festival, 2km kids, 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km events
Sunday 2 June — NGC Dash, Oxenford, 2km kids, 4.2km walk/run, 10km and half marathon events
Saturday 8 June — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced
Sunday 9 June – PCYC QLD embRACE, Dauth Park, Beenleigh, 2.5km family obstacle event
Sunday 9 June — Climb for Cancer, Brisbane
Sunday 9 June — Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run, 1km kids, 5km, 10km events
Sunday 9 June — Gold Coast 100 Run Festival, Runaway Bay, 12.5km, 25km, 50km, 100km, 4 x 25km relay events
Fri-Sun 21-23 June — Oxfam Trailwalker, Mount Glorious to Mount Coot-tha, 55km or 100km
Sat/Sun 22-23 June — Wondai Country Running Festival, 10km rail trail, 10km forest trail, half marathon, marathon
Sunday 30 June — Sri Chinmoy Minnippi Parklands Winter Run, 20km, 10km, 5km
Mon-Sun 1-7 July — Bravehearts 777 Marathon (virtual run)
Saturday 6 July — Teneriffe Festival. New Farm parkrun will be cancelled on this day
Sat-Sun 6-7 July — Gold Coast Airport Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10km 5.7km and kid’s events
Saturday 13 July — our next Pacer Day at New Farm parkrun. Be a pacer or request a time to be paced.
This week’s stats
This week 439 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Wendy CROMPTON • Heather MOORE • Susan TESSMANN • K PHAM • Sheree RAMSAY • Vance HETARIKI • Ben PASKINS • Alys HENDERSON • Tracey OCONNOR • David KEITH • Robyn INNES • Barbara ABSOLON • Mike DELISSER • Aaron TKACZYNSKI • Sarah BLIGH • Michael CROMPTON • Michaela WRIGHT • Matthew MCGINLEY • Lucy MCGINLEY • Erin CONDON • Mike GARRETT • Mel GILLARD • Tony FITZWATER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the New Farm parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Clare GERAGHTY who recorded a time of 17:13 on 17th March 2012 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Brendan PRESS who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th November 2018 (event number 360).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bernie PORTENSKI who recorded 97.51% (20:47) on 19th April 2014 (event number 136).
New Farm parkrun started on 17th September 2011. Since then 16,237 participants have completed 111,962 parkruns covering a total distance of 559,810 km, including 17,799 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,340 individuals have volunteered 5,893 times.