Christmas Day parkrun at Newy!

For the first time we will be holding a parkrun event on Christmas Day (Friday, 25th Dec 2015). Normal start time 8am, and normal course. Please get in contact if you're keen to help out with Volunteering. It will be a skeleton Volunteer crew this day.

 

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 #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
grandstand
...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

 

 

Magic Mile Global Team Challenge

Its been labelled as bigger than the Olympics & Paralympics combined. One event...uniting the world through running...1 mile!

The Magic Mile Global Team Challenge, is a 2 week middle-distance smack-down between Team UK, Team USA & Team REST of the WORLD (RoW) Held from 3rd-16th Sept.

Newcastle's own The Naked Runners have been selected as captains for Team RoW & are calling on all Newy parkrunners to get involved.

Anyone can get involved & all you have to do is register online, run 1 mile (1.609km), & submit your time. Participation as well as time is considered so the more people involved the better. You can run your mile on your own, with a group or as part of a specific event.

Newy parkrunners have the chance to get involved with a couple of local events. 

The Maryville Magic Mile (free event) has been created & will be run on Monday 10th Sept, 6pm on the Maryville side of the Newy parkrun course. Full details & to sign up: http://www.marathontalk.com/events.php?event=1628

If there's enough interest, an additional mile event will be run using the same course, soon after next Saturday's parkrun ( around 9:30am). If you're interested get in touch by emailing newyoffice@parkrun.com or via the Newy parkrun Facebook Page. 

You can hear more about it on the most recent episode of the Marathon Talk Podcast, featuring some trash-talking from all 3 teams...!

 

Other Local Events

* RUN BETTER Newcastle Workshop - Sunday 29th July, 8-11am Newcastle Rowing Club Grounds, 1 Arnold St, Carrington.

Learn the skills, practice the drills, discover the tools & uncover the joy-giving secrets on how to RUN BETTER. Session led by 2 experienced Health Professionals with a running obsession.

Tickets: $99 (+bf)  More info & Book Now.

 

* Winery Running Festival - Sunday 22nd July, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K.

ENTER NOW as part of of the official parkrun team.

If you are entering any of the events at the upcoming Winery Running Festival (Sunday 22nd July) we'd love to invite you to represent the official 'parkrun Australia' team.

To join, simply complete the online entry & select the option 'I would like to search for an existing team' on the first screen. Search for 'parkrun Australia' and away you go...!

 

 

 

  

* Fernleigh 15 - Sunday 7th October. Adamstown to Belmont along the old railway corridor. Will include running, walking and wheelchair racing categories.

Entries opening soon. Watch the NBN News coverage of the official event launch.

 

Winery Running Festival parkrun Team

If you are entering any of the events at the upcoming Winery Running Festival (Sunday 22nd July) we'd love to invite you to represent the official 'parkrun Australia' team.

To join, simply complete the online entry & select the option 'I would like to search for an existing team' on the first screen. Search for 'parkrun Australia' and away you go...!

Happy running. We'll see you there!

The Newy parkrun team.

 

Non-parkrun events coming up…

RUN BETTER Newcastle - learn the skills, practice the drills, discover the tools & uncover the joy-giving secrets on how to RUN BETTER. Session led by 2 experienced Health Professionals with a running obsession.

Sunday 24th June, 9am-12pm Griffith Park, Stockton. Travel by Tickets: $99.

More info & Book Now.

 

 

Winery Running Festival (Hunter Valley) - Sunday 22nd July.

Entries are now open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 2K at Hunter valley Gardens, Broke Rd, Pokolbin, NSW.

Enter Here.


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