Studley parkrun #25 – 13 August 2016

Beautiful sunny skies greeted our 75 runners this morning for an excellent morning's run and walk along the Yarra. Great to see 21 first timers this week including visitors from Mt Gambier and Ginninderra who used Studley parkrun as a place to meet up. Hope to see all first timers back at Studley soon.

1 in 5 of our runners this week recorded a new Personal Best - so congratulations to those who achieved this today :)

Was also a great day for volunteering - thanks to the 15 people who signed up to help out for either today's event or over the next couple of weeks. Without your support parkrun wouldn't happen. Special thanks to Melanie, Dave, Sue, Sophie, Chloe, Nada and Dave for helping out this week!

This week's results:

Male placings:
Martin FORSTER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:00 - first time in 3 appearances.
Moray SKILLING (VM35-39) of DuluxGroup parkrunners, was second over the line in 20:36.
Paul JONES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:21.

Female placings:
Lorraine BRADBURY (VW60-64) of Hawthorn Running Group, was first (16th overall) over the line in 24:39 - first time in 11 appearances.
Trudyanne BEDSON (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 25:34.
Elisse GATELY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 26:49.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lorraine BRADBURY (VW60-64) was graded 77.62% for the time 24:39 (16th overall).
Gary MYERS (VM65-69) was graded 70.40% for the time 23:49 (13th overall).
Trudyanne BEDSON (VW50-54) was graded 66.36% for the time 25:34 (20th overall).

Annual points competition current standing:

Mens:
Dave PONSFORD (Unattached) 1613 pts.
Matt WALKERDEN (Unattached) 1603 pts.
Adam NEEDHAM (Pakenham Road Runners) 1552 pts.

Womens:
Stephanie LAI (Unattached) 1502 pts.
Leigh ELLWOOD (Unattached) 1295 pts.
Sue CHAMBERLAIN-WARD (Unattached) 1288 pts.

Event history:

Studley parkrun started on 27th February 2016, and since then 1,024 different runners, including participants from 95 athletics clubs, have completed 2,350 runs covering a total distance of 11,750 km, and there have been 479 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Elizabeth HUMPHRIES who ran in a time of 00:19:09 on 30th July 2016 (event number 23).
The male record is held by James WHELAN who ran in a time of 00:16:26 on 19th March 2016 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Natasha KEY who recorded a 80.96% run (19:26) on 19th March 2016 (event number 4).