No Christmas or New Years event this year

Unfortunately, this year South Bank parkrun will not be holding an event on Christmas day.

We're a bit of a victim of our own success. Last years Christmas day holds the record for biggest parkrun event in Australia, and if we get a similar amount of people this year, it may mean we would be in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

The on-going works in the parklands area also make it difficult to ensure that everyone can socially distance successully.

So we've taken the difficult step of announcing that we will not be holding an event this year at South Bank. We absolutely encourage you to check out some of the other local events.

We will still be holding our normal Saturday events - and really look forward to seeing you there

 

 

 

parkrun COVID-19 contact tracing

We ask all participants, volunteers and spectators to register their details by scanning this QR code before or after each parkrun event.

parkrun.com/trace/MWNparkrun contact tracing QR Code

 

Stay connected to South Bank parkrun!

Every week, we post photo's and updates on our Facebook site. Make sure you visit it and be sure to 'Like' it to stay up to date with what's happening at our parkrun.

There is also an informal group on Facebook for people to share, ideas, stories, news and updates. Be sure to join Brisbane parkrunners and keep a finger on the Brisbane parkrun community pulse.

 

We’re back, baby!

After being temporarily relocated from our usual home at the Riverside Green while the area was renovated, from this week onwards we are moving back. The new area looks great and we are excited to be returning.

The newly renovated area has an amazing new playground and the majority of the grassed area has plenty of shade, which is a welcome addition with the warmer months just around the corner.

Also, with the extended parking available for parkrunners until 10am, there has never been a better opportunity to enjoy parkrun, and follow it up with a swim, coffee and breakfast in one of Brisbane's most iconic locations.

 

We have changed our meeting point!

Due to the Riverside Green being renovated, we are now meeting at River Quay Green instead. Please arrive by 6:50am for the pre-run briefing.

Car parking is also just $2 in the underground carpark off Little Stanley St if you arrive after 5am and leave before 9am. The best parking for our new location is at the Tribune St end of the carpark.

See this map for our new meeting location:

https://goo.gl/maps/LV1Ux

 

South Bank parkrun cancelled for G20 weekend – 15th November 2014

Due to the G20, South Bank parkrun has been cancelled on the 15th November. As luck would have it, Calamvale parkrun launch on that same day, and will be event number 100 for Australia. We would like to encourage all of our usual runners, to head to the Calamvale parkrun launch on the 15th November instead.

If you can't make it to the Calamvale parkrun launch, you can always head to one of the other many parkruns around Brisbane that won't be affected by the G20.

Apart from the 15th November, we will be back running as normal every Saturday and 7am.

 

Event #78 – 3rd May 2014

South Bank parkrun


Event number 78


3rd May 2014

 

 

parkrunday this week was all about new starters, a colossal 143 of them to be precise!  That number was boosted by the presence of 73 girls and one boy from Brisbane State High School Rowing Club, all of whom were doing their first parkrun.  A big thanks to Steve Thygesen for volunteering to do the first timers briefing (before he realised how big the numbers were!)

BSHS Rowing Club is now our second biggest running club after just one week.  For those who are members of a running club and wish to highlight that in the results, you can update your details on your parkrun profile page.  There is a link to your profile on your results email.

In total, we were joined by 403 parkrunners.  After being outnumbered by the men last week, the ladies returned in big numbers, 223 in total (55% of our total attendance), with just 134 (33%) male runners and 46 unknowns (11%) without barcodes.  Rumour has it that the BSHS Rowing Club boys may put in an appearance to even out the numbers again!

65 people achieved PBs.  Maybe YOU can join them next week!

10, 50 & 100 Clubs Update
No new members of any of the parkrun Clubs this week.  If the BSHS girls all keep going for another 9 weeks though, we could have our biggest "graduation" ceremony ever!

Volunteers
A big thanks to our awesome volunteers on the day who set a very high bar for how smoothly the event was operated!

Aishath Azhoora AHMED • Catherine O'KEEFFE • Catherine SCOTT • Christine QUAGLIATA • Emily RAINBIRD • Francesca CARPENTER • Graham BONNETT • James REES • Jeanette MCGHEE • Leanne MARTIN • Maddie WILSON • Meg HENDERSON • Phoebe HENDERSON • Robert WILSON • Ruth BIRCH • Steve RAYNER • Steven THYGESEN

Pointy End
At the front of the pack, Werner Botha (SM25-29) took time away from his home parkrun at Wynnum to try South Bank for the first time.  His 1st finisher time of 16:48 was a touch slower than his Wynnum PB which appears to confirm that South Bank has a somewhat tougher course than out by the Bay!  Amy Schmidt (SW20-24) led the ladies home in 22:20.

The first juniors home were both from BSHS Rowing with Mitchell Egan (JM15-17) finishing in 22:14 and Lydia Alford (JW11-14) finishing shortly after that in 22:38.

 

Men's placings:
Werner BOTHA (SM25-29) of Daily Runner, was first over the line in 16:48 - first appearance.
Peter RANKIN (SM20-24) was second over the line in 17:13.
Pat CONNOR (SM30-34) was third over the line in 18:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew JENKINSON 2318 pts.
Chris HILL 1961 pts.
Mark ROBINSON 1434 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy SCHMIDT (SW20-24) was first (31st overall) over the line in 22:20 - first appearance.
Naomi Kym BATCH (SW30-34) was second (33rd overall) over the line in 22:30.
Lydia ALFORD (JW11-14) of BSHS Rowing, was third (36th overall) over the line in 22:38.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sam JONES 1960 pts.
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS 1581 pts.
Saffron FIRKINS 1546 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Werner BOTHA (SM25-29) was graded 76.79% for the time 16:48 (first overall).
Peter RANKIN (SM20-24) was graded 74.93% for the time 17:13 (second overall).
Alan PEACOCK (VM50-54) was graded 74.01% for the time 20:35 (17th overall).

This week representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part in South Bank parkrun.

South Bank parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,264 different runners, including participants from 134 athletics clubs, have completed 23,798 runs covering a total distance of 118,990 km, and there have been 5,322 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Felicity ABRAM who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2013-03-02 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Liam WOOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:15:25 on 2013-11-02 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Louisa ABRAM who recorded a 92.81% run (18:46) on 26th October 2013 (event number 50).

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

 

Event #77 – 26th April 2014

South Bank parkrun

 

Gerry is a South Bank pacemaker!

 

Event number 77 – 26th April 2014

It’s been a few weeks since we've written a run report. But We thought, what better reason for a return to run reporting than to celebrate the day Gerry Docherty joins the 100 Club? Gerry is the first South Bank parkrunner to reach 100 runs and has run most of these on the Town Moor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. But in May 2013 Gerry began running with us in Brisbane where he finds the weather a whole lot more pleasant… but harder to run PBs in the humidity :-)  Always the underspoken one, for a moment we thought Gerry wouldn’t turn up to run his 100th this week. But at the last minute he appeared, much to the disappointment of those to whom Gareth had just promised a piece of the superb ‘100’ cake, baked by the fabulous and ever present member of the event team Deb Khan.

Happy Gerry, 100 parkruns under the belt and cake to celebrate!

This parkrunday, we were joined by 294 parkrunners, 124 of whom were female (42% of our total attendance), 126 (43%) were male, 183 (39%) were male and 44 (15%) forgot their barcode. A whopping 58 people (19.7%) achieved PBs! Great work folks!

South Bank parkrun now has 5901 registered parkrunners, which makes us 39th largest parkrun in terms of registrations out of 408 parkruns across the globe!

New members of the 10 Club
Congratulations to Meg Henderson who ran her 10th parkrun. Please look out for the 10 Club certificate which will be coming your way!

No new members of the 50 club this week, but they’re lining up and will be coming thick and fast over the coming weeks.

Big thanks to our fantastic volunteers on the day, who were

Brook ANDERSON • Elisa CAO • Emily RAINBIRD • Emma JACKSON • Guy CARPENTER • Jake CAO • Jane CHAPPELL • Moray SKILLING • Nicola SMITH • Peter D'ABBS • Reece ANDERSON • Sara MESSAGE • Sarah BAKER • Stormy BAKER • Thanh CAO

Special mention goes to Guy Carpenter who did a fantastic job on the camera!

If you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch with us by email at southbankhelpers@parkrun.com

Two of our wonderful volunteers, Sara and Peter

We have a full volunteer roster for next week (3 May), but need a few people on 10 May, and quite few on the weeks that follow. Rest assured all the volunteering positions are easy and you even get 100 points towards your annual points total (up to a maximum of 3000 points in the year).

After reviewing the photos taken by Guy this week, I couldn't help but include this one of our regular junior Polly. I think you'll agree that it's an absolutely super photo, capturing the moment perfectly.

Happy Polly

Men's placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Greg BEERLING (VM35-39) of The Run Inn Brisbane, was second over the line in 18:02.
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was third over the line in 18:45 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew JENKINSON 2222 pts.
Chris HILL 1874 pts.
Mitchell TESCH 1394 pts.

Women's placings:
Sam JONES (VW35-39) was first (43rd overall) over the line in 22:47 - second time in 34 appearances.
Jet KENTER (SW25-29) was second (46th overall) over the line in 23:00.
Megan BARKER (SW25-29) was third (52nd overall) over the line in 23:27.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sam JONES 1960 pts.
Saffron FIRKINS 1546 pts.
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS 1485 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Greg BEERLING (VM35-39) was graded 74.58% for the time 18:02 (second overall).
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was graded 73.33% for the time 18:45 (third overall).
Wayne ANDREWS (VM50-54) was graded 70.29% for the time 20:59 (26th overall).

This week there were 294 runners, of whom 44 were first timers. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

South Bank parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,121 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 23,395 runs covering a total distance of 116,975 km, and there have been 5,257 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Felicity ABRAM who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2013-03-02 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Liam WOOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:15:25 on 2013-11-02 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Louisa ABRAM who recorded a 92.81% run (18:46) on 26th October 2013 (event number 50).

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

 

Event #66 – 8th February 2014

South Bank parkrun 

Event number 66 – 8th February 2014

We're well into February now but the numbers keep on rising - 488 runners this week, buoyed by 97 trying South Bank parkrun for the first time.  There were 228 women, 186 men and 74 unknowns (who are presumably kicking themselves for forgetting their barcodes)!
Getting into the spirit

We had no less than 4 runners join the Junior 10 Club:  Danielle Wrigley, Nadia Van Wegen, Hayley Orth and Ben Hamilton.  Congratulations to all of them - the 10 Club certificates will be ready shortly.

 
Sweating glitter on a perfect Brisbane morning

92 runners recorded personal bests on the day, including Suzan Anderson who set a new best time in the VW65-69 age category of 29:16.

 

Men's placings:
Dan SYMONDS (SM20-24) of Intraining, was first over the line in 18:03 - first time in 3 appearances.
Scott MCINNES (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:08.
Peter RUN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:11.

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew JENKINSON (Unattached) 1359 pts.
Chris HILL (Unattached) 1302 pts.
Owen COXON-SMITH (Unattached) 1045 pts.

 

Women's placings:
Louisa ABRAM (VW50-54) of South Bank Triathlon Club, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:16 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
Olivia LENNON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 20:38 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Kimberley ROBSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 20:39.

 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS (Unattached) 1200 pts.
Carol RUSSELL (Brisbane Run Squad) 1122 pts.
Sam JONES (Unattached) 1021 pts.

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Louisa ABRAM (VW50-54) was graded 90.40% for the time 19:16 (9th overall).
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was graded 75.07% for the time 18:11 (4th overall).
Zoe Christine MANNING (JW14) was graded 74.35% for the time 21:54 (32nd overall).

 

This week there were 488 runners, of whom 97 were first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

 

South Bank parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,485 different runners, including participants from 113 athletics clubs, have completed 19,130 runs covering a total distance of 95,650 km, and there have been 4,383 new Personal Bests.

 

The women's record is held by Felicity ABRAM who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2013-03-02 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Liam WOOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:15:25 on 2013-11-02 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Louisa ABRAM who recorded a 92.81% run (18:46) on 26th October 2013 (event number 50).

 

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

 

Event #65 – 1 February 2014

 

South Bank parkrun
Event number 65
1st February 2014

Another lovely morning at South Bank parkrun saw our usual grassy meeting area all cordoned off.  Undeterred, we made do with the area just in front of Steam Cafe and had a very enjoyable run.

There was a bit of a headwind that picked up during the morning, which saw the finishing funnel markers blown over a couple of times.  Fortunately that didn't stop 72 runners from getting PBs!

Thanks to all the volunteers, especially Talie and Leon who were kind enough to help us out at the last moment:

Andreina GRIECO  •  Andrew MARRINGTON  •  Catherine O'KEEFFE  •  Charlie WILSON  •  Faye THAMES  •  James REES  •  Justin David ALFREDSON  •  Leon MILTS  •  Mark ROBINSON  •  Mark TRENERRY  •  Nicola SMITH  •  Ruth BIRCH  •  Steven THYGESEN  •  Talie KURESA  •  Thea CARROLL

Finally, congratulations to Tiarnee Miller who joined the Junior 10 Club.

 

Men's placings:
Matt ROBBIE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:34 - second time in 4 appearances.
Dan SYMONDS (SM20-24) of Intraining, was second over the line in 18:21.
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:31 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew JENKINSON (Unattached) 1262 pts.
Chris HILL (Unattached) 1215 pts.
Owen COXON-SMITH (Unattached) 1045 pts.

Women's placings:
Rebecca EDWARDS (SW25-29) of South Bank Triathlon Club, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:49 - 6th time in 12 appearances.
Olivia LENNON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 20:42 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (55th overall) over the line in 23:09 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Carol RUSSELL (Brisbane Run Squad) 1122 pts.
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS (Unattached) 1107 pts.
Sam JONES (Unattached) 934 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Carol RUSSELL (VW50-54) was graded 75.41% for the time 23:23 (60th overall).
Rebecca EDWARDS (SW25-29) was graded 74.68% for the time 19:49 (12th overall).
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was graded 73.72% for the time 18:31 (third overall).

 

This week there were 465 runners, of whom 89 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

South Bank parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,388 different runners, including participants from 112 athletics clubs, have completed 18,642 runs covering a total distance of 93,210 km, and there have been 4,291 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Felicity ABRAM who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2013-03-02 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Liam WOOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:15:25 on 2013-11-02 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Louisa ABRAM who recorded a 92.81% run (18:46) on 26th October 2013 (event number 50).

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

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