For our 200th event at Pioneer today, we decided to run the course with a twist – backwards! Well, not quite as lap 1 was still lap 1. There were a few runners who did miss a turn and had to back track, or in one case, ran an extra half a lap after they could have finished. The feedback from the field was mixed, with some wanting to run this direction more often, others saying the hills are harder in reverse.
As every week, a huge thanks to all the volunteers who makes the run possible each week. A special note this week to all those who have helped with Pioneer over the first 200 runs.
Next week, we are back to the normal twists and turns at Pioneer, please join us then.
Event number 200
21st October 2017
This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 7 volunteers:
Ben OXWELL • Jeffrey BREMNER • Gillian BREMNER • David ANDREWS • Martha MCMANUS • Kayelene HAYNES • Felicity SMITH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pioneer parkrun Results Page.
Robert MCMANUS (SM20-24) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was first over the line in 19:21 - 36th time in 63 appearances.
Bryant BURMAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:22 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.
Tenuun SANJAADORJ (SM18-19) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was third over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 21 previous occasions.
Emma SOUTHALL (VW35-39) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was first (6th overall) over the line in 22:52 - 69th time in 115 appearances.
Keeley GEE (JW11-14) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was second (13th overall) over the line in 26:16 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Molly GEE (JW10) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was third (16th overall) over the line in 26:29.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Fletcher TINSLEY (JM10) – 74.47% for the time 22:51 (4th overall).
Bryant BURMAN (VM40-44) – 71.51% for the time 19:22 (second overall).
Lachie TINSLEY (JM10) – 71.10% for the time 26:18 (14th overall).
The male record is held by Liam FUERY who recorded a time of 16:48 on 10th January 2015 (event number 54).
The female record is held by Rochelle RODGERS who recorded a time of 19:08 on 10th January 2015 (event number 54).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jim LANGFORD who recorded 86.94% (20:17) on 1st January 2015 (event number 52).
Pioneer parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 1,539 participants have completed 12,663 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,315 km, including 2,247 new Personal Bests.