Victor Harbor parkrun – Event 24 – 3rd January 2015

Apologies for the late posting.... Here is the Race report from Jan 3rd as well as the announcement of VH parkrunner of the Month - Wayne Byerlee.

What spectacular weather this morning (maybe a little on the warm side!) and as always great to see plenty of smiling faces out on course for VH parkrun - number 24. Today it was fantastic to welcome some international and national parkrun tourists (from Adelaide, Melbourne and Scotland) today - thanks for coming we hope you enjoyed the course and change of scenery!

Also special mention to Wayne BYERLEE who picked up our Victor Harbor parkrunner of the month for December 2014. Wayne has been a keen runner since Victor Harbor parkruns inception as well as putting his hand up to volunteer a number of times. He has managed to knock 19 minutes off his original parkrun time.... so well done! He takes home a great running shirt thanks to Suncorp.

Todays stats:

Men's placings:
Paul GREENWOOD (VM40-44) of SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club, was first over the line in 18:13 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
David HOWES (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:48.
John FREEBAIRN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:39 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Adrian WELLINGTON (Unattached) 2081 pts.
Marcus TOWELL (Unattached) 1911 pts.
Simon PORTEOUS (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 1758 pts.

Women's placings:
Julie HARGREAVES (VW45-49) of Adelaide Harriers AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:52 - first appearance.
Merridie TOMLINSON (SW30-34) of Running Mums Australia, was second (19th overall) over the line in 24:56.
Catherine ( Kathleen) O'CALLAGHAN (VW45-49) of SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 25:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie PORTEOUS (Unattached) 1901 pts.
Rebecca TOLCHER (Unattached) 1781 pts.
Kita SCOTT (Unattached) 1516 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David HOWES (VM50-54) was graded 79.08% for the time 18:48 (second overall).
Georgina CATTLEY (VW65-69) was graded 76.78% for the time 27:38 (32nd overall).
Paul GREENWOOD (VM40-44) was graded 76.67% for the time 18:13 (first overall).

This week there were 79 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

Victor Harbor parkrun started on 2nd August 2014, and since then 446 different runners, including participants from 15 athletics clubs, have completed 1,452 runs covering a total distance of 7,260 km, and there have been 337 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jen CAHALAN who ran in a time of 00:19:25 on 2014-09-27 (event number 9).
The men's record is held by Michael NITSCHKE who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-09-06 (event number 6).
The Age Grade course record is held by Trevor NICKELS who recorded a 85.24% run (18:11) on 13th September 2014 (event number 7).

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

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