Welcome to the 42 first timers to The Ponds parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and will be back for more. The rain stayed away for this week's 268 runners, of whom 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part. We hope everyone had a great run! Best of luck to those running the Sydney Harbour 5K/10K tomorrow.
Our roll call of volunteer heroes:
Run Directors - Jacob & Rhoda Lipson
Timekeepers - Pnina Lipson & Karen McDowall
Barcode Scanning - David & Phillip Lipson, Lara Hardy
Finish Tokens - Elizabeth Moore
Funnel Manager - Bellinda Henderson
Marshals - Lara Morales, Kathy Gerwald, Mellissa Boswell, Cooper Boswell, Garrath Boswell, Bonnie Boswell, Sam Montier, Jo-Anne Danne
Pre-Event Setup - Scott & Ryan Chapman
Tail Runner - Emma Simms
Finish Token Support - Allan Yuen
Anthony FARRUGIA (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:26 - second time in 7 appearances.
Lachlan OAKES (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:18 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Shannon LUM (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:28 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles BURNS (Unattached) 638 pts.
Lachlan OAKES (Unattached) 598 pts.
Anthony FARRUGIA (Unattached) 594 pts.
Karen GAUCI (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (25th overall) over the line in 21:47 - first time in 3 appearances.
Demi BIRCH (JW11-14) of She Runs The Hills, was second (28th overall) over the line in 21:55.
Penny SKEEN (SW25-29) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:01 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sandy HSIEH (Unattached) 626 pts.
Penny SKEEN (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 572 pts.
Tasia HUTAMA (Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good) 528 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anthony FARRUGIA (VM40-44) was graded 79.45% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Stephen BUTCHER (VM50-54) was graded 76.11% for the time 19:32 (9th overall).
Jack MANTARRO (JM11-14) was graded 75.85% for the time 19:07 (6th overall).