Christmas Day and New Years Day

Sandgate parkrun will be holding special runs on both Christmas Day and New Years Day, in addition to the usual Saturday runs on 24th & 31st December.  Each run over the Christmas/New Year period will begin at the usual time of 7:00am.  See you then!

 

New Years Day!

We will be holding a New Years Day parkrun at Sandgate at 7am, 1st January 2016!

 

Sandgate parkrun #62 – 25th January 2014

We had a huge turn out for our second Australia Day parkrun, with 312 runners making the event our second largest behind our first birthday run in November. Thank you to Rob for leading the warm-up and to Daragh for not only providing drinks, but a delicious sausage sizzle as well. Our volunteers this week  were Francis, Gary Langley and Gary Nisbet, Jo, John, Raquel, Peter, Robyn, Shaun and Tracy - we couldn't have done it without you.

We are still in need of three volunteers for next week, so if you are out injured or fancy a rest week please let us know via email or the facebook page. See you next Saturday - Sally and Lisa.

Men's placings:
John LEAN (JM15-19) of Pacific Athletics Club, was first over the line in 17:02 - first time in 4 appearances.
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:03 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Francis CHUNG (Unattached) 822 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 681 pts.
Cliff FORDE (Unattached) 654 pts.

Women's placings:
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was first (27th overall) over the line in 20:58 - 13th time in 35 appearances.
Holly MCCARTHY (JW14) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 21:53.
Vanessa GIBSON (SW25-29) of Awesome Runners, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 22:24 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jill GARDINER (Brisbane Road Runners) 995 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 908 pts.
Lisa WILLIAMS (Awesome Runners) 698 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Barry BROE (VM55-59) was graded 82.84% for the time 18:33 (7th overall).
John LEAN (JM15-19) was graded 79.26% for the time 17:02 (first overall).
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) was graded 78.30% for the time 17:03 (second overall).

This week there were 312 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 2,213 different runners, including participants from 40 athletics clubs, have completed 11,079 runs covering a total distance of 55,395 km, and there have been 3,094 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 92.68% run (16:10) on 26th October 2013 (event number 49).

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

 

Sandgate parkrun # 58 – 28/12/2013

The final parkrun for 2013 saw 161 runners rewarded with cooler conditions to run off their Christmas pudding. Big thanks to our rock star volunteers Malia, Peni, Carolyn, Keith, Suzi, Phil, Amanda, Justin and Rachel. Thanks also to Daragh for the drinks and Rob for the warmup.

Men's placings:
Shaun MCKEE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:40 - first time in 43 appearances.
Phil WETHERELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:54 - was first to finish once before.
Anthony HOUSTON (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Francis CHUNG (Unattached) 494 pts.
Phil RORKE (Unattached) 436 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 428 pts.

Women's placings:
Josie DOWER (JW15-19) of Braves Running Project, was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:22 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:15 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Madonna BLYTH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:22.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jill GARDINER (Brisbane Road Runners) 596 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 561 pts.
Lisa WILLIAMS (Awesome Runners) 429 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kevin BUTTERWORTH (VM60-64) was graded 78.98% for the time 20:18 (6th overall).
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) was graded 76.24% for the time 21:15 (20th overall).
Josie DOWER (JW15-19) was graded 76.10% for the time 20:22 (7th overall).

This week there were 161 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 2,058 different runners, including participants from 36 athletics clubs, have completed 10,136 runs covering a total distance of 50,680 km, and there have been 2,959 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 92.68% run (16:10) on 26th October 2013 (event number 49).

 

Sandgate parkrun #56 – 24th December 2013

Big effort by 151 brave runners who took on the toasty 5km this weekend! Special thanks to our vollies Amanda, Nilesh, Alison, Andrea, Ross, Tracy, Michael, Tess, Stephanie & Lizzy for their efforts. Also thanks to Daragh from Ray White for the drinks, Rob from Sharlow Fitness for the warmup and Brian from Just Coffee for the coffee.

Only one more parkrun before Christmas! Make sure you come along next week for some festive fun & running - we'll have a few treats post-run. We're also holding a social gathering of Sandgate parkrunners next Sunday 22nd December at the Full Moon Hotel from 5pm - would be great to see you there!

In the meantime, here's all the latest stats:
Men's placings:
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:27 - third time in 14 appearances.
Shane WARD (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:28 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Phil RORKE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 340 pts.
Francis CHUNG (Unattached) 332 pts.
Dean GIBSON (Unattached) 300 pts.

Women's placings:
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:04 - 10th time in 29 appearances.
Melissa SCOTT (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (28th overall) over the line in 22:29.
Briony DUNNE (SW30-34) of Brisbane Road Runners, was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jill GARDINER (Brisbane Road Runners) 398 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 368 pts.
Patsy GAFFNEY (Unattached) 333 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kevin BUTTERWORTH (VM60-64) was graded 77.46% for the time 20:42 (13th overall).
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) was graded 76.90% for the time 21:04 (17th overall).
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) was graded 76.50% for the time 17:27 (first overall).

This week there were 151 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 2,029 different runners, including participants from 35 athletics clubs, have completed 9,811 runs covering a total distance of 49,055 km, and there have been 2,912 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 92.68% run (16:10) on 26th October 2013 (event number 49).

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

 

Sandgate parkrun #53 – 23rd November 2013

Wow! What an amazing morning we had for the first birthday of Sandgate parkrun! It was a beautiful cloudy morning, as we went "en blanc" - a white theme to mark the opening Ashes Test, being played in Brisbane.

We had a huge turnout of 365 - with most of them in the "white" spirit. There were some amazing costumes, including full cricket gear (helmets and pads included), a couple of mad scientists, some beautiful long white skirts (no idea how they ran in them!), angel wings, wigs and plenty more!

We were honoured to have a number of Event Directors from other events attend: Tim Oberg (parkrun General Manager), Gareth Saunders (Southbank), Alan & Roisin Burrell (Wynnum), Olivia Coop (Cleveland), Russ & Jess Jefferys (Gininderra), Kelly Daly (Kawana) and Phil & Clare Anderson (Bunyaville).

We also had many supporters who helped make our celebrations happen! Thanks to:
o Daragh from Ray White for the sausages and drinks
o Rob from Sharlow Fitness for the warm up
o Steve from Liddell Education for the rocket launch
o Victoria Newton for medals and supplying the PA equipment
o Glenn Hilber from Precision Wealth Management for funding the cake
o Janelle Page from Cornelli Cakes for making the cake
o Jess from Jessica Jades Massage for the post-run rub-downs!

Congratulations to all of the award-winners. The annual points competition place-getters were:
Women: 1. Elaine Harris 2. Lisa Dineen 3. Amanda Brooks
Men: 1. Steve Harris 2. Shaun McKee 3. Dean Spragg
Well done for your commitment to parkrun!

We also awarded medals for the following categories:
Most female firsts: Jill Gardiner
Most Male Firsts: David Lean & Phil Rorke
Sandgate spirit: Phil Rorke
Most improved: Gary Nisbet
Age grade record: David Sweeney
Volunteer Champ: Ross McNeil

It's been an amazing year, so thankyou to everyone who's made Sandgate parkrun the success that it is!
Here's the latest stats:

Men's placings:
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:56 - second time in 13 appearances.
Greg WEBSTER (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:25 - was first to finish once before.
Lee HARRISION (SM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony CROSS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Stuart MITCHELL (Unattached) 100 pts.
Patrick FRANKS (Walk The Talk Personal Training) 100 pts.

Women's placings:
Josie DOWER (JW15-19) of Ashgrove Rangers AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:41 - second time in 3 appearances.
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second (29th overall) over the line in 20:48 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Stephanie STOKES (SW25-29) of South Bank Triathlon Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 20:57.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sally MITCHELL (Awesome Runners) 100 pts.
Susan Mary ROHRIG (Unattached) 100 pts.
Vanessa GIBSON (Awesome Runners) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Greg WEBSTER (VM45-49) was graded 82.01% for the time 17:25 (second overall).
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) was graded 78.84% for the time 16:56 (first overall).
Josie DOWER (JW15-19) was graded 78.75% for the time 19:41 (12th overall).

This week there were 365 runners, of whom 80 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 1,973 different runners, including participants from 33 athletics clubs, have completed 9,350 runs covering a total distance of 46,750 km, and there have been 2,837 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jon BEER who recorded a 124.08% run (55:39) on 23rd November 2013 (event number 53).

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

 

Sandgate parkrun #49 – 26th October 2013

Sandgate parkrun went pink this week to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was great to see a sea of pink among the runners! We had some great outfits, and celebrated with balloons, pink cupcakes, pink lollies, watermelon and cordial. Thanks to everyone's support, we raised $150 - fantastic effort!

Special thanks to Rob from Sharlow for the warmup and to our vollies Sam, Kim, Donna, Ross, Brad, Karen, Jim and Brad on photos - we couldn't have done it without you.

Here's all the stats:

Men's placings:
David SWEENEY (VM50-54) of Queensland Masters Association, was first over the line in 16:10 - second time in 2 appearances.
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:45 - was first to finish once before.
Shaun MCKEE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:39.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve HARRIS (Unattached) 3887 pts.
Shaun MCKEE (Unattached) 3497 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 3302 pts.

Women's placings:
Lisa DINEEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 20:37 - 5th time in 31 appearances.
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second (27th overall) over the line in 21:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Suzy MCLUCAS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 21:13 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine HARRIS (Unattached) 3737 pts.
Lisa DINEEN (Unattached) 3185 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 2779 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David SWEENEY (VM50-54) was graded 92.68% for the time 16:10 (first overall).
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) was graded 79.70% for the time 16:45 (second overall).
Gail SINGLETON (VW50-54) was graded 79.11% for the time 22:01 (40th overall).

This week there were 257 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 1,782 different runners, including participants from 30 athletics clubs, have completed 8,255 runs covering a total distance of 41,275 km, and there have been 2,615 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 92.68% run (16:10) on 26th October 2013 (event number 49).

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

See you next week!
Dean & Vanessa

 

Sandgate parkrun #47 – 12th October 2013

Lovely cloud cover & a bit of a breeze saw 196 parkrunners at Sandgate this morning. Huge thanks to all who turned out, to Brad from Sharlow Fitness for the warmup and to our wonderful volunteers - Chris, Suzi, Glenis, Michelle, Liz, Kate, Lee-Anne & Justin - couldn't have done it without you!

Here's all the stats:

Men's placings:
Nick TOOHEY (SM25-29) of Pacific Athletics Club, was first over the line in 15:55 - second time in 2 appearances.
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:48 - was first to finish once before.
Phil RORKE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve HARRIS (Unattached) 3745 pts.
Shaun MCKEE (Unattached) 3303 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 3144 pts.

Women's placings:
Anita CROMPTON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 21:04 - 5th time in 21 appearances.
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 21:43 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Lisa DINEEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 22:19 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine HARRIS (Unattached) 3562 pts.
Lisa DINEEN (Unattached) 2989 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 2604 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nick TOOHEY (SM25-29) was graded 81.05% for the time 15:55 (first overall).
Jeremy SOLLEY (JM15-19) was graded 76.61% for the time 18:10 (4th overall).
Phil RORKE (VM40-44) was graded 76.11% for the time 18:04 (third overall).

This week there were 196 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 1,718 different runners, including participants from 28 athletics clubs, have completed 7,766 runs covering a total distance of 38,830 km, and there have been 2,504 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 91.77% run (16:12) on 24th August 2013 (event number 40).

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

 

Sandgate parkrun #46 – 5th October 2013

We had perfect conditions as we gathered to celebrate International parkrun Day at Sandgate! Despite being booted from our usual table & shelter by a 1st birthday party, we happily relocated and got festivities underway.

It was wonderful to celebrate several juniors who were awarded their 10-club certificates. We had pace runners, which were well received and we saw heaps of PBs! It was also nice to get into the #loveparkrun spirit and have fun with our chalkboard and get some great photos of people and the reasons why they #loveparkrun. AND we had a course record of 270 people - great effort! Plenty of people brought food to share and lots stayed around to mingle after the run.

All in all, a fantastic day of celebrations! We couldn't have done it without our volunteers - Ken, Natasha, Tracey, Karen, Victoria, Shane & Stephan! Extra thanks to our pace runners too and to Rob from Sharlow Fitness for the warmup.

Here's all the stats:
Men's placings:
Shane WARD (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:58 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Phil RORKE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:06 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Shaun MCKEE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve HARRIS (Unattached) 3674 pts.
Shaun MCKEE (Unattached) 3207 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 3144 pts.

Women's placings:
Liz STILES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Jill GARDINER (VW45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second (25th overall) over the line in 21:35 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Naomi MCCARTHY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 21:36.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine HARRIS (Unattached) 3481 pts.
Lisa DINEEN (Unattached) 2891 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 2512 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gail SINGLETON (VW50-54) was graded 79.65% for the time 21:52 (30th overall).
Shane WARD (SM25-29) was graded 76.03% for the time 16:58 (first overall).
Jani MARTIN (JM14) was graded 76.02% for the time 24:36 (86th overall).

This week there were 270 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 1,699 different runners, including participants from 28 athletics clubs, have completed 7,570 runs covering a total distance of 37,850 km, and there have been 2,475 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 91.77% run (16:12) on 24th August 2013 (event number 40).

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

See you next week!

Dean & Vanessa

 

Sandgate parkrun #45 – 28th September 2013

After sweating it out for the last couple of weeks, it was a welcome relief to have a cloudy and overcast morning for parkrun. We had a few rain drops, but the wet stuff stayed away, making conditions great!

We went close to a course attendance record, with 249 - just a few off setting a new mark. We're aiming to crack the 300 mark for International parkrun Day this Saturday 5th October - so make sure you bring a friend and help us get there! We'll have pace runners and are encouraging everyone to bring a plate of food to share, so be sure to stick around and celebrate.

Thanks to Rob from Sharlow Fitness for the warmup & to our fantastic volunteers - Daragh, Greg, Stephanie, Tracey, Diane, Kim, Mary & Claire plus our junior helpers, Elisabeth & Caitlin.

Here's all the stats for this week:

Men's placings:
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:30 - first time in 7 appearances.
Shaun MCKEE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:46.
Makoi MAKUEL (JM15-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:49 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve HARRIS (Moreton Bay Road Runners) 3596 pts.
Shaun MCKEE (Unattached) 3109 pts.
Dean Murray SPRAGG (Unattached) 3056 pts.

Women's placings:
Christy HOBLEY (VW40-44) of Moreton Bay Road Runners, was first (26th overall) over the line in 21:08 - second time in 12 appearances.
Amy LIEBKE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:52.
Nardine PRESLAND (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (52nd overall) over the line in 23:10 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine HARRIS (Unattached) 3419 pts.
Lisa DINEEN (Unattached) 2800 pts.
Amanda BROOKS (Unattached) 2432 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Steven BISHOP (JM14) was graded 78.60% for the time 19:28 (11th overall).
Jeremy SOLLEY (JM15-19) was graded 77.31% for the time 18:00 (4th overall).
Nathan COOK (SM35-39) was graded 76.29% for the time 17:30 (first overall).

This week there were 249 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Sandgate parkrun started on 24th November 2012, and since then 1,667 different runners, including participants from 27 athletics clubs, have completed 7,300 runs covering a total distance of 36,500 km, and there have been 2,398 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Holly GRICE who ran in a time of 00:18:21 on 2013-06-15 (event number 30).
The men's record is held by Nick TOOHEY who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 2013-09-21 (event number 44).
The Age Grade course record is held by David SWEENEY who recorded a 91.77% run (16:12) on 24th August 2013 (event number 40).

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

Thanks for another great week - see you all on International parkrun Day!

Dean & Vanessa