Sandgate parkrun event #106 – 29th November 2014

Event number 106
29th November 2014

We were happy to discover that council had finally reopened our usual path, after 8 weeks of being upgraded.  While some runners preferred our alternate route, most were happy to be back to our trusty old route - and of course, a big thank you to council for the new, wider, smoother path!

We also had a moment's silence in honour of cricketer Phillip Hughes, and ran in his memory, knowing he was a passionate sportsman, who died doing what he loved.

We're starting to feel the heat, but we know that won't keep the runners away!  Keep up the great work everyone!

Dean & Vanessa

Men's placings:
Jeremy SOLLEY (JM15-17) of Braves Running Project, was first over the line in 16:48 - first time in 6 appearances.
Jacob CARUANA (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:58 - was first to finish once before.
Greg WEBSTER (VM45-49) of North Canberra Gunghalin Athletics Club, was third over the line in 17:54 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Anthony HOUSTON (Unattached) 195 pts.
Stephen BUTCHER (Unattached) 193 pts.
Chris EDWARDS (South Pine Striders) 177 pts.

Women's placings:
Keryn PAULEY (SW30-34) of South Pine Striders, was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:11 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
Krystal NEUMANN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 20:46.
Ally SOICH (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 22:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vanessa GIBSON (Awesome Runners) 200 pts.
Jill GARDINER (Unattached) 197 pts.
Louise ALLEN (Unattached) 195 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jacob CARUANA (JM15-17) was graded 82.02% for the time 16:58 (second overall).
Jeremy SOLLEY (JM15-17) was graded 81.55% for the time 16:48 (first overall).
Greg WEBSTER (VM45-49) was graded 80.45% for the time 17:54 (third overall).

This week there were 291 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 3,676 different runners, including participants from 73 athletics clubs, have completed 22,002 runs covering a total distance of 110,010 km, and there have been 5,381 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Brittany DUTTON who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 2014-09-20 (event number 96).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:29 on 2014-09-27 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 94.83% run (15:48) on 26th July 2014 (event number 88).

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