Happy NewYears!

As is the tradition, Newy parkrun will host a special parkrun event on New Years Day, 1st Jan, 2016.

Start time 9am.

 

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 #110 – Kids Rule!

juniors

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

 

Event #109 – Quick Wrap

Run Report // Event number 109, 28th June 2014

 

Men's placings:
Alex MASSEY (SM20-24) of Newcastle Orienteering Club, was first over the line in 17:16 - 9th time in 30 appearances.
Nick MARRIAGE (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was second over the line in 17:30 - was first to finish once before.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was third over the line in 17:41 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dave ROBERTSON (The Naked Runners) 291 pts.
David WITHERDIN (Unattached) 261 pts.
David CROSSMAN (Unattached) 243 pts.

Women's placings:
Colleen WEST (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 19:58 - 13th time in 39 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:59 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Leanne JOHNSON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:09.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 298 pts.
Elisabeth MEPHAM (Unattached) 285 pts.
Meredith JORDAN (Chorlton Runners) 246 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 81.83% for the time 18:10 (6th overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 81.67% for the time 19:49 (19th overall).
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) was graded 80.23% for the time 19:59 (24th overall).

This week there were 411 runners, of whom 50 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 6,791 different runners, including participants from 89 athletics clubs, have completed 39,240 runs covering a total distance of 196,200 km, and there have been 10,008 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.

A big thanks to our Volunteers:

Brenton POBJIE • Chris SMITH • Gareth ELLIOTT • Harrison COOPER • Jim BEISTY • Katie ROBERTSON • Liv VANDERHOUT • Mia MALCOLM • Mike BEISTY • Natalie MALCOLM • Nathan MALCOLM • Ruth COOPER • Ruth WHITE • Sarah COOPER • Sarah TIPPETT • Simon REDHEAD • Uncle PETE • Wendy MAHER • Zoe MALCOLM

Special mention to our Event Partners, including:

Pure Performance Sportsgrandstandgrandstand

 

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

 

Don't forget to check out the new weekly podcast dedicated to covering & celebrating all things parkrun in Australia - the parkrun show AU.

 

Search for 'the parkrun show AU' in iTunes or Listen via Soundcloud.

 

You can also get involved via Facebook or Twitter

 

 

Event #67 – High Fives!

Mild weather and a light breeze saw another massive field of 570+ happy campers at Newy parkrun this week. We were privileged to have three local running legends lead the field. Scott Westcott, David Bradney and Guy Walters ensured a fast start and even faster finish.

But parkrun isn't about elite runners or who crosses the line first. In fact there were very few PBs in the top end of the field, yet a whopping 171 recorded a personal best time this week *the crowd applauds vigorously*. Well done Newy parkrunners! Whether you run, jog or walk (or a bit of all 3) we're proud of you getting out and having a go.

We hate to bang on about it, but with such a large field, self-seeding is really important. Unless you plan to cross the finish line in less than 30 minutes you should be planted at least half way back from the start line.

A double-barrel high five to those who have volunteered at Newy parkrun or nominated for the coming weeks. We're still short on volunteers each week. It would be such a shame to cancel an event due to insufficient volunteers.

Is it your turn? Email newyhelpers@parkrun.com.

Big thanks to this weeks volunteers:

Ben FULLER • Bruce ALDRICH • Cassandra SHAY • Craig SIMPSON • Jennifer ARCHER • Jessica Elizabeth FOYSTER • Jo KENT-BIGGS • Karen MCGAW • Kerry RENKEMA • Luke FULLER • Matthew BURTON • Meg BAILEY • Mel MARRIOTT • Mike BEISTY • Nathan DANNOCK • Peter BURTON • Simon ASHTON • Simon REDHEAD • Stuart TODD

 

Special mention to our Event Partners, including:

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

Don't forget to check out the new weekly podcast dedicated to covering & celebrating all things parkrun in Australia - the parkrun show AU.

Search for 'the parkrun show AU' in iTunes or Listen via Soundcloud.

You can also get involved via Facebook or Twitter

 

COMING UP:

 

* RUN BETTER - Running technique sessions:
- Sat 28th Sept 0930-1130. Fingal Bay.
More info & book your place via: http://runbetter.eventbrite.com http://runbetter.eventbrite.com

* Fernleigh15 - Sun 21st October. 15K run/walk along the Fernleigh Track from Adamstown to Belmont. Enter here. Check out the Facebook Page.

* Run Newcastle - Sun 10th November. 12K run, 6K run or walk. Raising funds for the John Hunter Hospital Children's Ward.

 

/// RESULTS WRAP-UP - 14th SEP 2013 ///

Men's placings:
Scott WESTCOTT (SM35-39) of The Naked Runners, was first over the line in 15:04 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
David BRADNEY (SM20-24) of The Naked Runners, was second over the line in 15:25 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Guy WALTERS (JM15-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 15:51 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Unattached) 1331 pts.
Robert BROADHURST (The Naked Runners) 1223 pts.
Alex MASSEY (Newcastle Orienteering Club) 1068 pts.

Women's placings:
Colleen WEST (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 19:46 - 6th time in 16 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Oenone WOOD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 20:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Maddy HERBERT (Wooters Runners) 1181 pts.
Colleen WEST (Unattached) 1089 pts.
Ally LOGATCHOVA (Unattached) 1065 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Scott WESTCOTT (SM35-39) was graded 88.61% for the time 15:04 (first overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 84.98% for the time 18:52 (17th overall).
David BRADNEY (SM20-24) was graded 83.68% for the time 15:25 (second overall).

This week there were 573 runners, of whom 90 were first timers and 171 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 4,144 different runners, including participants from 55 athletics clubs, have completed 19,570 runs covering a total distance of 97,850 km, and there have been 5,583 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 00:14:51 on 2012-10-06 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 89.90% run (14:51) on 6th October 2012 (event number 18).

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

 

Welcome aboard Baker Love Lawyers

We are excited to announce the addition of a new local sponsor at Newy parkrun.

 

Welcome aboard Baker Love Lawyers.

 

Who are Baker Love?

 

"Baker Love Lawyers has been advising generations of Novocastrian businesses for nearly 140 years.

The firm has evolved in stride with our region, and continues to play an active role in the success of the Newcastle community.

 

Today’s Partners have been a part of Baker Love for up to five decades, and follow-in the notable footsteps of equally long-serving predecessors.

 

They head a team of energetic and expert young professionals practicing across a range of areas of law.

 

Baker Love believes in providing an all-inclusive approach to legal services for its clients, encompassing family, estate, property and business legal advice.

 

Time and time again, decisions in one area of law impact another. Baker Love works with its clients through every stage."

 

We look forward to working together with Baker Love Lawyers as they support Newcastle's favourite free, weekly 5K.

 

For more info visit: http://www.bakerlove.com.au/

Address: 30 Dan Rees Street, WALLSEND, NSW 2287
Tel: (02) 4951 5766
Email:
enquiries@bakerlove.com.au

 

 

PSH Newy Freedom Run & Running Clubs Update

PSH IS COMING...

For anyone interested & available we are holding a Freedom Run on the Newy parkrun course this Friday (22nd June) at 1pm Facebook Event details

The man that originally created parkrun in the UK, Paul Sinton-Hewitt is currently on a World parkrun Tour & we have convinced him to visit Newcastle to try out Australia's newest parkrun course.

It will be an easy 5K followed by coffee/lunch at Source Cafe. We'll be down at the start/finish line near the Newcastle Rowing Club in Carrington from 12:30pm onwards if you're keen to come and say g'day.

Its not an official event so there is no timing, bar codes, scanning etc. But if you time your run you can post it online via your parkrun details, under Freedom Runs.
If you've lost your personal details email you can get it resent via:

http://www.parkrun.com/runner/getbarcodelink/australia

 

RUNNING CLUBS UPDATE

Also, a list of running clubs local to the Newcastle & Hunter area have now been added & can be selected upon registration or via editing your personal details.

To update your details, click the link on your registration email. If you can't find that, you can request a resend via link:

http://www.parkrun.com/runner/getbarcodelink/australia

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