Event #146 – Run Report, 7th March 2015

Men's placings:
Shane ILGEN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:24 - third time in 5 appearances.
Rob HUNGERFORD (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was second over the line in 17:37.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was third over the line in 17:45 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 3167 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 2448 pts.
Chris COLMAN (Newcastle Flyers) 2344 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy WALKER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:18 - 29th time in 34 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) of Macca's Mob, was second (19th overall) over the line in 19:40 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Colleen WEST (VW35-39) of Runlab, was third (21st overall) over the line in 19:49 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Macca's Mob) 3157 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 3117 pts.
Elisabeth MEPHAM (Unattached) 2804 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 84.63% for the time 18:00 (5th overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 84.02% for the time 17:50 (4th overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 82.85% for the time 19:32 (15th overall).

This week there were 562 runners, of whom 69 were first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 8,578 different runners, including participants from 111 athletics clubs, have completed 55,821 runs covering a total distance of 279,105 km, and there have been 12,735 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #131 – Gold Shirt Spotted!

PIC: The Cochrane family, visiting from Bushy parkrun UK with run directors Maddy Herbert and Nic Marriage.

It was a big weekend of running in the Region of Runners this weekend and consequently numbers were down to 380 (still the largest in the land of 101 parkruns) but Newy lost none of its swagger.  The Beaches parkrun was launched and lots of folk were resting up for Sunday’s 6k and 12k Run Newcastle event.

Several runners achieved red shirt 50 status - our lead runner Benny Fuller in a PB (thanks in no small part to that pacing we were just talking about), Jill Condon - a smiling Strider, Haley Deacon and Trent Bonar (sorry we missed you Trent - we’ll make it up next week!!).

Meg Bailey became our first runner to complete 100 (of her 101 parkruns) at Newy and in honour of our new Lord Major became the first person to achieve Newy-tali status.

And one more first …. Steve Cochrane, who hails from the spiritual home of parkrunning at Bushy in the UK, became the first person ever to show up at Newy in the rare 250 shirt … this was his 272nd barcoded outing. He runs with the Stragglers but that he is not … in the VM50-54 age category clocking up a smart 20:39.

It was great to see lots of our parkrunnners extending themselves by stepping up to longer distances at Run Newcastle on Sundy. It was also nice that some of those who ended up on the podium on Sunday - took the opportunity to pace friends to PBs (I’m talking about Vlad Shatrov, Celia Sullohern and Nick Marriage).

PIC RIGHT: Congrats Jill on your 50 club membership!

See you all in Summer - and remember keep hydrated and put your hand up for volunteering one week soon.

PIC: Ben Fuller: starting with a red 50 shirt and finishing first with a PB!

 

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Alison WRIGHT  •  Andrew DODD  •  Andrew LE BAS  •  Chanley COCHRANE  •  Graeme PRITCHARD  •  Lily WILKS  •  Lucy WITHERDIN  •  Lynette PRITCHARD  •  Lynette SWIFT  •  Maddy HERBERT  •  Michael MCGREADY  •  Mitchell TURNER  •  Nathaniel SKLIROS  •  Nick MARRIAGE  •  Nicole FRANCES  •  Sophie RAY  •  Tracy EDWARDS

 

Event number 131 - 29th November 2014

Men's placings:
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) of Runlab, was first over the line in 16:44 - 4th time in 34 appearances.
Sam PURCELL (SM30-34) of Newcastle Flyers, was second over the line in 17:39 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) of Newcastle Veterans AC, was third over the line in 18:05 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 2047 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1506 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1494 pts.

Women's placings:
Danielle Marie STREET (SW25-29) of Night Striders, was first (27th overall) over the line in 21:00 - third time in 36 appearances.
Ally LOGATCHOVA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:18 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Jessica STABLERQ (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:41 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 2077 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1920 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1679 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) was graded 84.98% for the time 18:05 (third overall).
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) was graded 79.78% for the time 16:44 (first overall).
Angus ANSON-SMITH (JM10) was graded 77.62% for the time 22:56 (50th overall).

This week there were 380 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,765 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 48,584 runs covering a total distance of 242,920 km, and there have been 11,641 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #130 – AD 100 not out!

^ Doddy and Meg Bailey all smiles after completing their century!

Once again the colour ‘red' was the order of the day - though this time there were a few blokes wearing red dresses! It was “The Red Dress Run” - to raise awareness of the efforts to end HIV transmission in NSW by the end of decade.

A great festive atmosphere prevailed with some very enthusiastic volunteers and participants. There were even visitors from Holland!

Virginia Hardyman was acknowledged for her recent 50th (there we go … red again) though she was actually volunteer time-keeper for the day ….. how we love our volunteers (Hint! Hint! Please volunteer soon - it's easy and fun!! newyhelpers@parkrun.com).

Meg Bailey and Andrew Dodd clocked up their 100th parkrun each and were both there for the very first parkrun at Newy way back when. Just for the heck of it Doddy wore 11 different shirts over the 5km course represent various running clubs and events in and around “The Region of Runners”.

Talking of centuries last week the 100th parkrun in Australia was launched at Calamvale in Brisbane.  Start planning your parkrun tourism itinerary now by checking out the sensational video that showcases them all.

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Andrew DODD  •  Chris SEALBY  •  Darren POLLOCK  •  David MCGAW  •  Heath RAFTERY  •  Hugh BONNEY  •  Jasper REDHEAD  •  Johanna DEAN  •  Leanna PUGLIESE  •  Lisa BURKE  •  Penny REDHEAD  •  Ruth WHITE  •  Scott WHITE  •  Simon REDHEAD  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Tanja SEALBY  •  Troy SULLIVAN  •  Virginia HARDYMAN  •  Wyn JONES

 

Event number 130 - 22nd November 2014

Men's placings:
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was first over the line in 17:21 - 8th time in 94 appearances.
Alex MASSEY (SM20-24) of Newcastle Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 17:27 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Bryn HOSKINS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 1947 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1433 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1428 pts.

Women's placings:
Jessica STABLERQ (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:33 - first time in 61 appearances.
Camilla WHISHAW (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:51.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:12 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 2077 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1824 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1586 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) was graded 80.20% for the time 20:12 (30th overall).
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 80.18% for the time 19:00 (10th overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 79.77% for the time 18:47 (7th overall).

This week there were 487 runners, of whom 44 were first timers and 90 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,729 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 48,204 runs covering a total distance of 241,020 km, and there have been 11,590 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #129 – Totes Naked!


Balloons. Ribbons. Cards. Big smiles.

There must have been something special going on at Newy parkrun edition #129.  And it wasn’t just the 547 participants.

The purple FLASH ladies, often towards the back of the pack, with big smiles and big hearts always brighten up the faces and the attitudes of the parkrunnners around them. Flash. Ladies. Active. Strong. Healthier - and always with lots of purple and often with great backstories of determination in overcoming difficult situations and getting on top of weight loss with a healthy lifestyle which includes a weekly does of Saturday morning barcoding.

One of their own, Tracy Edwards, was joining the Red Club 50 brigade - but unbeknown to her and everyone else she was also announced as the inaugural Suncorp Bank parkrunner of the month winner.  This brought more than one tear to the eye.  Tracy has walked, run, paced, volunteered, encouraged and knocked more than 15 minutes off her PB. And to top it all off, the 80 year old, high-fiving Godfather of Running in Newcastle, gentleman Jim Beisty, and his good wife Sue gave Tracy a personalised congratulatory card …. and he almost kept up with her the whole way round Throsby Creek!

Adele Martin (a Regionnaire and an International parkrunner to boot) and Nick Marriage (the only parkrunner in the world with the surname of Marriage who has been the first finisher in an event, then quickly changed into a suit and had his girlfriend - only 3 minutes behind - accept a finish line Marriage/marriage proposal) were applauded for their 50th. Nick has also been the first finisher in 8 different parkruns with a PB of 16:37 - and loves Wooting.

 

To cap off the celebrations - on the day that parkrun Australia launched its 100th event at Calamvale (Brisbane) Lauretta Mellows got the three balloon salute for becoming a Black Shirt 100 Club Member. Lauretta loves Newy so much that she bought a place on course … right where one of those old woolsheds used to stand.

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Alex MASSEY  •  Andrew DODD  •  Clare NASH  •  Dave HOWARD  •  Hamish GRAHAM  •  Jenni DILLON  •  Jessica STABLERQ  •  Joshua TAYLOR  •  Karen MACDOUGAL  •  Karyn PATERSON  •  Lorraine RENKEMA  •  Luke KEATING  •  Martin QUIRKE  •  Melissa WILSON  •  Mia NASH  •  Nicholas STABLER  •  Peter John STREET  •  Virginia HARDYMAN

Event number 129 - 15th November 2014

Men's placings:
Nick MARRIAGE (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was first over the line in 17:11 - 6th time in 32 appearances.
Paul MURRAY (VM45-49) of Newcastle Flyers, was second over the line in 17:22 - was first to finish once before.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was third over the line in 17:33 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 1847 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1371 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1337 pts.

Women's placings:
Regina JENSEN (SW30-34) of The Naked Runners, was first (25th overall) over the line in 19:46 - 12th time in 29 appearances.
Ally LOGATCHOVA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 20:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Maddy HERBERT (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was third (44th overall) over the line in 21:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 1979 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1732 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1495 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) was graded 84.90% for the time 18:06 (8th overall).
Paul MURRAY (VM45-49) was graded 82.25% for the time 17:22 (second overall).
Peter CLARK (VM45-49) was graded 77.15% for the time 18:49 (11th overall).

This week there were 547 runners, of whom 52 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,685 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 47,717 runs covering a total distance of 238,585 km, and there have been 11,500 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #127 – Super Pacing Saturday

In homage to the ‘Race that Stops a Nation’ this coming Tuesday, the parkrun that stops a suburb had Super Pacing Saturday with Pacers provided for 19, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 32.5, 37.5 and 40 minutes to make it Super Pacing Saturday.  There were also super hot conditions to match and a sober reminder to all that in the coming months everyone will need to take the effort to remain hydrated throughout the morning. Despite the summer conditions some 56 PBs were recorded.

Kevin Sweeney was acknowledged for recently completing his 50th parkrun and Event Directors (ED) Penny and Simon Redhead and Ruth White were welcomed to the 50 Club by the other ED Scott White.  Results show that John Wiggers and David Archer snuck their 50th in also.

We are delighted that our sibling at Maitland celebrated their first birthday with 470 participants making it the largest parkrun - not only in the Region of Runners (5 more than us!) but in the country! Well done Maitland.

Newy parkrun volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Bert BYRNES  •  Bruce ALDRICH  •  Casey STANWELL  •  Chris SMITH  •  Craig WATTAM  •  Danielle WHITEHEAD  •  Donna HARRIS  •  Jody WHITEHEAD  •  John BALDWIN  •  Kim GALLARD  •  Lynette FRAZER  •  Maddy HERBERT  •  Matthew BROWNING  •  Michael MCGREADY  •  Michael PARRIS  •  Natalie MOULE  •  Nick MARRIAGE  •  Penny REDHEAD  •  Ruth WHITE  •  Scott BUTLER  •  Scott WHITE  •  Simon REDHEAD  •  Tahlia NEWBY  •  Thomas LUDRIKS  •  Timothy John MACKENZIE  •  Tracey EDWARDS  •  Zi Jia YAP

 

Event number 127 - 1st November 2014

Men's placings:
Hugh BONNEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:29 - second time in 24 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Alex MASSEY (SM20-24) of Newcastle Orienteering Club, was third over the line in 17:37 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 1650 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1337 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1251 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy MCMAHON (SW20-24) of Wooters Runners, was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:41 - 5th time in 13 appearances.
Clare NASH (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 20:49.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 20:52 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 1881 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1546 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1324 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John GRAHAM (VM60-64) was graded 80.37% for the time 19:57 (22nd overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 80.05% for the time 18:43 (7th overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 78.88% for the time 20:31 (31st overall).

This week there were 465 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,579 different runners, including participants from 95 athletics clubs, have completed 46,670 runs covering a total distance of 233,350 km, and there have been 11,310 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #116 – New Volunteer Day

It was one of those fantastic days for running at Newy parkrun this morning. The sky was cloudy, there wasn't too much wind and it wasn't too chilly. If ever there was a day for a PB to be had, it was today. Out of 371 runners we had 65 new PB's! Congrats to all and keep it up for next week!

The crew of newbie volunteers, weren't put off by the forecast weather (i.e that it was going to pour down) and instead all turned up with great big smiles ready to donate their time. A big thank you to these guys and they definitely ended up 42% more likely to say they were happy by the end of the morning.

Newy parkrun volunteers Event #116

 

Newy parkrun - Event number 116 - 16th August 2014

Men's placings:
Andrew Charles SMEE (VM40-44) of Newcastle Veterans AC, was first over the line in 17:02 - 5th time in 13 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Emlyn WILLIAMS (VM35-39) of Clapham Chasers RC, was third over the line in 17:27.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 776 pts.
Mike BEISTY (Newcastle Veterans AC) 686 pts.
Elliot STEVENS (Unattached) 653 pts.

Women's placings:
Tia BRADY (SW20-24) of Macquarie Hunter AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:08 - 4th time in 12 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 19:58 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Amanda KEEVERS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 20:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 895 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 735 pts.
Chic GREENTREE (Unattached) 726 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) was graded 87.31% for the time 17:36 (4th overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 81.68% for the time 18:12 (5th overall).
Andrew Charles SMEE (VM40-44) was graded 81.31% for the time 17:02 (first overall).

This week there were 371 runners, of whom 46 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,008 different runners, including participants from 94 athletics clubs, have completed 41,509 runs covering a total distance of 207,545 km, and there have been 10,531 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2012-11-17 (event number 24).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Newy parkrun #114

A chilly but beautiful morning for our first time RDing at Newy parkrun. A big congratulations to Deborah ESCHEBACH who finished her first parkrun today, rounding off a tidy 300 runners safely round the course. Thanks to all the volunteers that did an excellent job and made it run so smoothly for all. Nick & Maddy.

Men's placings:
Glenn STOJANOW (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:43 - third time in 7 appearances.
Nick MARRIAGE (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was second over the line in 17:30 - was first to finish once before.
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) of Newcastle Veterans AC, was third over the line in 17:39 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 588 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 563 pts.
Elliot STEVENS (Unattached) 559 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy WALKER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 18:32 - 23rd time in 27 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:06 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Leanne JOHNSON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:19.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 696 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 641 pts.
Leanne JOHNSON (Unattached) 574 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) was graded 87.06% for the time 17:39 (third overall).
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 85.82% for the time 17:45 (5th overall).
Amy WALKER (VW35-39) was graded 81.21% for the time 18:32 (8th overall).

This week there were 300 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 6,932 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 40,809 runs covering a total distance of 204,045 km, and there have been 10,378 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2012-11-17 (event number 24).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #113 – The Low-Down

Looks like Chris Hayes was off to a flyer...perhaps it was the lovely conditions which prompted the desire to get moving quickly.

Congratulations to two of our younger runners who cracked their 50th run this weekend...well done to Violet Roberts and Emily Harcombe

 And a huge thanks to the Vollies who braved the wet and windy conditions.


 

A big thanks to our Volunteers:

Amanda Elizabeth RYAN  •  Andrew NEIL  •  Catherine AYRE  •  Chris SMITH  •  Donna HARRIS  •  Elspeth REID  •  James Robert AYRE  •  Joanne GAMER  •  Luke ROBERTS  •  Malcolm BARLOW  •  Michael BLYTON  •  Nicola STAINTON  •  Paul MOODY  •  Ruth WHITE  •  Shelby READ  •  Simon KRISMER

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Special mention to our Event Partners, including:

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...as well as national sponsors adidas, Stockland & Suncorp Bank.


Run Report, Event number 113 - 26th July 2014

Men's placings:
Sam PURCELL (SM30-34) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 17:31 - second time in 34 appearances.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was second over the line in 18:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) of Wooters Runners, was third over the line in 18:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 491 pts.
Elliot STEVENS (Unattached) 471 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 467 pts.

Women's placings:
Danielle Marie STREET (SW25-29) of Night Striders, was first (19th overall) over the line in 20:53 - second time in 24 appearances.
Amanda KEEVERS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:22.
Katie FRANKIEWICZ (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 597 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 545 pts.
Patricia STEELE (Night Striders) 493 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 82.05% for the time 18:34 (third overall).
Andrew DODD (VM50-54) was graded 76.58% for the time 19:34 (8th overall).
Peter COUGHLAN (VM50-54) was graded 76.10% for the time 20:01 (11th overall).

This week there were 171 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 6,908 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 40,509 runs covering a total distance of 202,545 km, and there have been 10,312 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2012-11-17 (event number 24).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 


 

MMM
Maryville Magic Mile - Monday 4th August
Newy's favourite free, timed mile will be on! Get along, bash out a mile. Stop. The end.
Just north of the 2km/3km parkun point (near "Drop in the Ocean"). The first Monday over each month.

For more info see the Facebook event page

 



Memory Walk & Jog - Sunday 24 August 2014
More than 332,000 Australians are living with dementia and thousands more are diagnosed each year. You can help raise funds to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups and education to help family and carers by participating in this year's Hunter Memory Walk & Jog at Speers Point, Lake Macquarie.

For more details www.givetoalzheimers.org.au

 


LMRF
Lake Macquarie Running Festival - Sunday 31st August 2014
Half Marathon, 10.5km Fun Run (Run/Walk), 4km Kids Scamper. The Lake Macquarie Half Marathon commenced in 1984. This year will see the 30th consecutive running of the event. The event peaked with over 2800 competitors last year.

For details and online registration: www.lakehalf.com

 


Runners BallHunter Runners' Ball - Saturday 4th October 2014
The inaugural 2014 Hunter Runners Ball will celebrate the strong running community in our region and acknowledge athletes and mentors. Guest speaker Robert de Castella with entertainment by local band Love that Hat.

For details and tickets: runnersball.com.au or visit the Facebook page.

 



Fernleigh15 - Sunday 19th October 2014

The Fernleigh 15 enters it's third year firmly established as a 'must do' event for runners. The former railway line, now a top quality cycle/pedestrian path, is a jewel for the residents of the Hunter and Lake Macquarie. We invite locals to come and run 'their track' and runners from afar to come and participate in what will be the most memorable of running experiences.

For details and online registration: www.fernleigh15.com.au

 

#112 – Vets shine on and off the course

This week's parkrun was one where the "OLDIES" showed the youngsters how you do it.

The Newcastle Veteran Athletics Club performed the volunteer roles like a classic Swiss Rolex while on course Chris Hayes, Lauretta Mellows and Andrew Dodd were speeding around the course like classic sports cars.

Their impressive results were:

Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 82.34% for the time 18:30 5th overall)

Lauretta MELLOWS (VW55-59) was graded 78.65% for the time 22:43 (47th overall)

Andrew DODD (VM50-54) was graded 76.58% for the time 19:34 (8th overall).

This week we had 306 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests.

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newy parkrun Results Page.

 

Event #110 – Kids Rule!

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Despite a very fresh morning the crowd was dead silent as Campbell delivered a ripping pre-run brief. Newbies were inducted by Sian who gave the first-timer's the low-down. The finish shoot, tokens and scanners whizzed through the event without the slightest glitch.

Three mini-pirates at the turn-around point dished out crackin' high fives full of bounce to help runners back to the finish line!

Violet slowed her normal speedy pace to fullfil super-pacing for 30 minutes (it must be handy having 4 arms!).

Our very capable juniors ran the entire event at Newy last week. What a fabulous job they did. It was great to see all parkrunners applauded their efforts. It was a very smooth operation and proof that volunteering is fun and easy.

Thanks to Ollie and Jordie, the results were processed in record time and Sian's photos were online soon after.

 


 

A big thanks to our Volunteers:

Alexander FAUCHON  •  Alfie BONAR  •  Aneurin WILLIAMS  •  Bernadette BENNETT  •  Boaz BONAR  •  Brenton POBJIE  •  Campbell MOORE  •  Charlotte FAUCHON  •  Connor POBJIE  •  Jack MURPHY  •  Jasper REDHEAD  •  Jordan MCGAW  •  Jordie FULLER  •  Klay MCGAW  •  Lucas MCGAW  •  Luke FULLER  •  Maria MURPHY  •  Oliver Robert REDHEAD  •  Penny REDHEAD  •  Richard FAUCHON  •  Sam MURPHY  •  Sian Bethan WILLIAMS  •  Trent BONAR  •  Violet ROBERTS

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Special mention to our Event Partners, including:

Pure Performance Sportsgrandstand
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...as well as national sponsors adidas, Stockland & Suncorp Bank.


Run Report, Event number 110 - 5th July 2014

Men's placings:
Alex MASSEY (SM20-24) of Newcastle Orienteering Club, was first over the line in 16:58 - 10th time in 31 appearances.
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) of The Naked Runners, was second over the line in 16:59 - was first to finish once before.
Paul MURRAY (VM45-49) of Newcastle Flyers, was third over the line in 17:14 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David WITHERDIN (Unattached) 347 pts.
Brenton POBJIE (five30runners) 300 pts.
Dave ROBERTSON (The Naked Runners) 291 pts.

Women's placings:
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:35 - 10th time in 63 appearances.
Maddy HERBERT (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was second (29th overall) over the line in 20:53.
Laura LAVIS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:24.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 398 pts.
Meredith JORDAN (Chorlton Runners) 327 pts.
Maddy HERBERT (Wooters Runners) 290 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul MURRAY (VM45-49) was graded 82.88% for the time 17:14 (third overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 80.18% for the time 20:11 (21st overall).
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 79.41% for the time 19:11 (10th overall).

This week there were 416 runners, of whom 45 were first timers and 101 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 6,836 different runners, including participants from 90 athletics clubs, have completed 39,656 runs covering a total distance of 198,280 km, and there have been 10,110 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2012-11-17 (event number 24).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 


 

Saturday 14th July - Newastle Cross Country
If anybody needs a few extra km after parkrun on Saturday morning, Newastle Cross Country will be at Ash Island on Saturday. Graded runs with 2.5,6.2 and 10km courses. Start 2pm. See www.newcastlecrosscountry.org.au for more details.

 

Sunday 24 August at Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie
More than 332,000 Australians are living with dementia and thousands more are diagnosed each year. You can help raise funds to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups and education to help family and carers by participating in this year's Hunter Memory Walk & Jog.
For more details http://givetoalzheimers.org.au/event/memorywalkandjog2014hunter

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