Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event #257 5th Anniverary Special

Welcome to this week's edition of the Shepparton parkrun newsletter! This week we were lucky enough to celebrate 5 years of community based running in true parkrun style. With another hot day building, 287 parkrunners appeared to run, jog or walk their way to a perfect start to a weekend.

A very big welcome to the 24 people that completed their first parkrun and to all those who visited; including tourists from Warragul, Rosebud and Warrnambool! 14 fantastic people were also lucky enough to record new Personal Bests. We also had representatives from 7 different clubs taking part in our event this week. The number was just short of last year's anniversary record of 298, slotting into 2nd place for attendance!

This event was made possible by 14 volunteers. Many thanks go to:

Andrew NILBETT  •  Carmel RYAN  •  Chelsea NICHOLSON  •  Chris BANNING  •  Damon YOUNG  •  Glenda WELLFARE  •  Joanna FOULKES  •  Kerry CONNOLLY  •  Lionel WATERSON  •  Mathieu RYAN  •  Michelle FRENKEL  •  Pauline RYAN  •  Richard SPEEDY  •  Sharleen BACHELOR

We also had our tourists out and about participating at Llanelli Coast parkrun (Rowena Melbourne), Huskisson parkrun (David Doherty), Echuca Moama parkrun (Kate Dainton, Ruby Dainton & Catherine Redwood) and the launch of KM Reedy Reserve parkrun (Susan Olley).

We were also lucky enough this week to welcome a new member of the 50 Club in Michael West! Michael has completed 49 of his parkruns at Shepparton, with one event at Euroa. Since his first parkrun in February 2017, he has had 12 PB’s and has reduced his time by 9 minutes and 20 seconds. He has also volunteered twice. Congratulations on your milestone and we look forward to you joining the 100 Club!

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).
Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,386 participants have completed 31,438 parkruns covering a total distance of 157,190 km, including 5,337 new Personal Bests.

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event #256

Welcome to the newsletter for Event #256! It was a very hot Friday in Shepparton, but thankfully Mother Nature took a cooler turn on Saturday morning as 213 people ran, jogged and walked the course. A very big welcome to the 26 people that chose to run with us at Shepparton for the first time; including our tourists from Lillydale Lake, Hastings Foreshore, Airlie Beach, Gardiners Creek, Sunbury and Cassiobury parkrun UK! 25 fantastic people were also lucky enough to record new Personal Bests. We also had representatives from 5 different clubs taking part in our event this week.

This event was made possible by 12 volunteers. Many thanks go to:

Chris BANNING  •  Chris COLE  •  Christine TREVASKIS  •  Debbie HARVEY  •  Janine MACHEDA  •  Karen SPEEDY  •  Kylie MONK  •  Louise DWYER  •  Mathieu RYAN  •  Melanie MCAULIFFE  •  Raymond CILIA  •  Richard SPEEDY

We also had our tourists out and about participating at the Mansfield Botanic parkrun launch (Mairead Macdougall, Glenda Vibert, Sam Daniel, Sue Olley, Lee-Anne Kirschner, Tara Daniel, Rosalie Smith & Steve Trevaskis) and Echuca Moama parkrun (Dylan Scoble, Lesley Ryan & Catherine Redwood) this week. Here is a sneaky shot of our own Shepparton contingent at the Mansfield Botanic launch.

This week we were lucky enough to have two new members of the 50 Club in Jagminder Singh and Jordan O'Brien.

Jagminder has run all 50 of his parkruns at Shepparton since starting in February 2017 . Since his first parkrun, he has had 10 PB’s and has reduced his time by 3 minutes and 53 seconds. Congratulations on your milestone and we look forward to you joining the 100 Club!

Jordan started his parkrun journey in January 2016 and has run 49 of his parkruns at Shepparton, with one other run at Euroa on New Year's Day this year. Since his first parkrun, he has had 6 PB's and has reduced his time by 1 minute and 43 seconds. Congratulations Jordan. Congratulations on your milestone and we look forward to you joining the 100 Club!

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).
Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,359 participants have completed 31,438 parkruns covering a total distance of 157,190 km, including 5,337 new Personal Bests.

Join us next week when we celebrate our 5th Anniversary. We'll see you there!

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event #250

Shepparton parkrun Event #250 - Supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 

This weekend Shepparton parkrun celebrated its 250th event whilst joining forces with 16 Days of Activism to fight against gender-based violence in our community. The 16 Days of Activism movement aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women and girls for good. This is the second year that Shepparton parkrun have partnered with this great cause and we look forward to many more years of partnership. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who put on the free brekky, coffee and yoga after parkrun.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. 

In an emergency, call 000.

This weekend we celebrated our 250th parkrun at Shepparton. Since starting parkrun at Shepparton in January 2014, 3,225 participants have completed 30,285 parkruns, whilst 2,584 individual volunteer position have been filled by our team of almost 400 volunteers. Thank you to everyone for helping to create this amazing event that we have come to love.

This week at Shepparton we celebrated the beginning of summer with a beautiful morning for our 204 parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests! Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

Most of the Shepparton locals stayed at home this weekend; however Nadine Edwards was spotted out and about in the hills at Bright parkrun.

volunteers

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

 Andrea SCHOLZ  •  Bradley DOBBYN  •  Chris BANNING  •  David DOHERTY •  David FRIZZELL •  David SIMKIN •  Demi WOOD •  Glenys FRIZZELL •  Jason HUNTER  •  Julie MURRELL  •  Kristy MAHER •  Louise DWYER •  Mairead MACDOUGALL • Raymond CILIA •  Scott MCAULIFFE

Thank you to all of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at a future Shepparton parkrun please email sheppartonhelpers@parkrun.com

 

50 club

This week we welcome Montana Montgomery to the 50 club!

Montana completed her first parkrun in September 2017, and has completed 49 of her 50 parkruns at Shepparton, with 1 at Merimbula . Since her 1st parkrun, Montana has reduced her time by 9 minutes and 16 seconds. She has also volunteered on 4 occasions.

Congratulations Montana! We look forward to you joining the 100 club!

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event #243

International parkrun Day

This weekend we celebrated International parkrun Day - the anniversary of the inaugural Bushy Park Time Trial on Saturday 2nd October 2004. Over the last 14 years, that first event, featuring 13 runners and 5 volunteers, has spawned the now 5 million strong parkrun movement, with over 200,000 parkrunners in attendance around the world every weekend.

The line up at the very first Bushy Park Time Trial in 2004.

parkrun has continued to grow, reaching Australia in April 2011 and our very own Shepparton parkrun in January 2014. There are now over 1,000 events run around the world every weekend, in countries as diverse as Canada, Poland, Malaysia and Namibia. Not bad for a community based on the simple, basic principles formed from the start: weekly, free, 5k, for everyone, forever.

This week at Shepparton we were able to relish a beautiful spring morning for our 180 parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests! Representatives of 5 different clubs took part, as we had visitors from all over the country; including Devonport parkrun TAS, West Beach parkrun SA and Bendigo parkrun VIC.

Some of our Shepparton locals were spotted out and about as they toured other parkruns. Sarah Pye made an appearance at Noosa parkrun; Chris, Chelsea and Cadel Nicholson continued their travels at Dubbo parkrun; Chris and Debbie Harvey were spotted at You Yangs parkrun; Rosalie and Larry Smith and family were at Echuca Moama parkrun and Shane Colbert was at Euroa parkrun.

volunteers

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

 Allan CONNOLLY  •  Andrew OLLEY  •  Chris BANNING  •  Damon YOUNG  •  Julie GOODALL  •  Kerry CONNOLLY  •  Kylie MONK  •  Michael HALL  •  Murray KING  •  Robin PETTIGREW  •  Rod KIRBY

Thank you to all of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at a future Shepparton parkrun please email sheppartonhelpers@parkrun.com

100 club

This week we welcome Steve Monk to the 100 club!

Steve completed his first parkrun in December 2015, and has completed 93 of his 100 parkruns at Shepparton. Steve has toured at Wangaratta, Balyang Sanctuary, Cobram and Main Beach. Since his 1st parkrun, Steve has reduced his time by 4 minutes and 59 seconds; including getting a PB on his 100th parkrun. He has also volunteered on 11 occasions.

Congratulations Steve! We look forward to you joining the 250 club!

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 3,122 participants have completed 29,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,225 km, including 5,109 new Personal Bests.

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event 204

Hello to all our Runners,

Saturday was hot! This week 169 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests despite the heat. Representatives from 5 other clubs took part.

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 2,658 participants have completed 23,030 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,150 km, including 4,309 new Personal Bests.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers. A big thank you to all our volunteers, may of whom help out week after week :)

Lee-Anne KIRSCHNER, Damon YOUNG, Annie SQUIRES, Mathieu RYAN, Murray KING, Chelsea NICHOLSON, Johanna MADDEN, Emma KIRSCHNER, Heather BRASSIL, Demi WOOD, Wayne MULCAHY, Erica KINGHAM-BRADLEY

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

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).

The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).

The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

We had visitors from Lalor parkrun and Cobram parkrun run with us last saturday..

Some of our parkrunners visited other parkruns including from the other side of the world!

Mairead MacDougall and Sue Olley - Karkarook parkrun - Heatherton, Melbourne, Dylan Scoble - Newborough parkrun - Latrobe Valley, Shane Colbert - Portland parkrun. Jasmine Scholz - Wangaratta parkrun and Rowena Melbourne - Llyn Llech Owain parkrun - Wales UK.

4th Anniversary.  Next week it is here!!

13th January 2018 is our 4th Anniversary. A big day is planned. We have a theme of Superheros and Dress ups. Let’s have some fun.

Let’s get a record attendance as well. Current record is 272 parkrunners.

The festivities start at 7:45am. Please be there early.

 

Shepparton parkrun Weekly News – Event 162

It was another fun filled day with fantastic weather at parkrun this week that saw 175 people, dogs and prams come and run, jog or walk the course, and a massive 35 new PB's.


This week 175 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shepparton parkrun Results Page.


A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers this week, without whom parkrun would not happen. Allan CONNOLLY • Andrew OLLEY • Breearna HARRISON • Carmel RYAN • Catherine REDWOOD • David FRIZZELL • Emma KIRSCHNER • Glenys FRIZZELL • Johanna MADDEN • Julie MULCAHY • Kaitlyn SCOBLE • Kim READ • Mairead MACDOUGALL. You all did an amazing job!

RESULTS:

Male placings:

Chris ARMSTRONG (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:47 - 51st time in 120 appearances.

Grant HICKS (VM35-39) of Shepparton Runners Club, was second over the line in 18:05 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.

An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:

Anna TURNBULL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:25 - 5th time in 12 appearances.

Amanda HEARD (SW20-24) of Eaglehawk YMCA AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:57.

Natalie HICKS (VW35-39) of Shepparton Runners Club, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 23:24 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Trevor DAINTON (VM55-59) – 81.96% for the time 19:24 (7th overall).

Susan OLLEY (VW60-64) – 79.31% for the time 24:49 (58th overall).

Chris ARMSTRONG (SM30-34) – 78.15% for the time 16:47 (first overall).

The female record is held by Tarli BIRD who recorded a time of 00:16:42 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 148).

The male record is held by Brady THRELFALL who recorded a time of 00:14:54 on 27th June 2015 (event number 75).

The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded 93.71% (19:04) on 29th March 2014 (event number 12).

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 2,178 participants have completed 16,912 parkruns covering a total distance of 84,560 km, including 3,464 new Personal Bests.

We had a lot of tourists at parkrun this week. They included parkrunners from Point Cook parkrun, Pakenham parkrun, Hamilton parkrun, Traralgon parkrun, Bowral parkrun NSW and Mount Barker parkrun SA.

Children Under 11 - Each week at our pre - event briefing the parkrun worldwide rule of Children under 11 must complete the entire event within arms length of an adult over 18 has been brought to the attention of our event team. It seems that this rule is not being followed by several people. This rule is all about safety of the child under 11 so please ensure that it is adhered to.

50 Club

This week we have a personal milestone of 50 parkruns to celebrate. We would like to congratulate Kylie Monk. Kylie has run 49 of her parkruns here at Shepparton and 1 at Wangaratta parkrun . Of Kylie’s 49 parkruns, 10 have been PB’s, and since her 1st parkrun Kylie has reduced her time by 5:40 and has volunteered 4 times. Well done! 

150 Club

Congratulations to Trevor Dainton on reaching a milestone of 150 parkruns!

Thank you for joining us at Shepparton parkrun this week and we look forward to seeing you all again Saturday morning for event number 163. Don't forget your barcode!

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