Warringal Parklands parkrun # 8 – 30/01/2021

The weather cleared up in time for perfect running conditions this morning.  Well done to everyone who got up early to run, jog, walk or volunteer this morning.  It was great to see everyone.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the fifty-eight people who had their personal barcodes scanned at Warringal Parklands parkrun for the very first time today, especially those who were at parkrun for the first time: Abe WILLIAMS, Adam WATTS, Adrian DE BORTOLI, Alasdair O'BRIEN, Amy SCOTT, Angus HULL-BROWN, Ann RUST, Anna CROSSWHITE, Anna PARAKH, Blair WILLIAMS, Brad LYNCH, Brigitte BLOOD, Caitlin PHUA, Cameron LEE, Christopher WORSNOP, Dario DE BORTOLI, Dariush DAMAVANDI, Derek ALLAN, Ed WILSON, Eleisha REARDON, Emma SCHUETTE, Fiona DAVIS, Fiona ELY, Heather GAUNT, Jason LOVERIDGE, Joel MYERS, Joseph GRANLAND, Kylie WHITE, Lachlan KEEVERS, Laura GENTILE, Leonie BRABET, Lisa MORGAN, Lucy D'ALESSANDRO, Lynda ALLAN, Lynette DE BORTOLI, Michael BOURKE, Michael IDDON, Michael SOUTAR, Pam LONGE, Paul JENKINS, Paula WILSON, Phillip WHITE, Riona WHITE, Rory ADAMS, Sam HASSETT, Santhan SOMA, Sarah DIX, Shaun BLAMIRE, Sian WHITE, Stefani LAMBRIANIDIS, Stevie CAIRNS, Teresa FITZPATRICK, Tim BALDWIN, Tim SOMERVILLE, Tina FOLEY, Vicki THOMPSON, Wendy BECKHOUSE, and Zara WILLIAMS. We hope to see you all again soon!

Personal Bests

Warringal Parklands parkrun is not a race, but many of us get great joy and motivation from a personal best. Congratulations to those forty-two participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alan HENRY (30:33), Alison STOKES (29:17), Angela RAVI (35:05), Barney HENRY (25:23), Bernard DE LA COEUR (25:39), Bob QIAN (23:04), Charli SMITH (35:02), Cormac MCCARTHY (22:29), Ella-Rose GREGORY (52:30), Emily SHIN (31:10), Graeme SEELEY (43:39), Himadi GAMBRELL (44:52), Jaco KUKKUK (23:44), James WINSTANLEY (20:34), Jason CRESP (24:23), Jen-Kui MAXWELL (29:55), Jeremy KERNER (19:24), Jim HOPKINS (25:44), Kristy ANDERSON (24:51), Lee SACCUZZO (27:51), Marshall HENRY (25:11), Mary GOODMAN (41:49), Matt SMITH (35:04), Megan SMITH (29:18), Murray MITCHELL (21:27), Niamh HENRY (30:59), Nirupa RUBYCHANDRAN (41:20), Ollie WILLIAMS (31:45), Reuben BURGESS (25:31), Rhiannon MACKLEY (31:53), Robin MASSEY (31:31), Roger LAY (18:46), Sarah SAUNDERS (31:00), Sheridan VAN GELDEREN (27:31), Suvaathy RUBYCHANDRAN (44:47), Tanya LYNCH (26:54), Thomas DYALL (19:19), Thomas MARTIN (17:06), Tim BRYANT (17:48), Tracey AUSTIN (23:44), Vanesa PAICE (31:08) and Vera AGOSTA (46:44). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Age Category Records

It's pretty special to set a new benchmark for your age category. Today we saw this happen and we want to celebrate it.

  • Brody MCCARTHY set a new SM20-24 record of 00:18:35 (70.13 %)
  • Vicki THOMPSON set a new VW75-79 record of 00:45:22 (53.45 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include eleven "Unknown" participants. This is because they forgot their barcode.

Printed barcodes are used at all parkrun events globally to record your results. You can collect and print your barcode from parkrun.com. Alternatively, you can order your barcode on a laser engraved silicone wristband from Bent Logic. We are strict with regard to this policy as we process over 100,000 results every weekend and if we were to relax our approach it would increase the amount of work for our volunteers.

If you'd like to learn more about the history of the printed barcode at parkrun and why this policy is in place, take a listen to the special No barcode, no result, no exceptions episode of the excellent Free, Weekly, Timed podcast.

Thanks to this week's volunteers

Every parkrun event relies on volunteers and volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. We're very grateful to everyone who's volunteered at Warringal Parklands parkrun in the past.

This weekend's community event was brought to you by thirteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Wendy BECKHOUSE, Sharon FRASER, Celine HEPWORTH, Diana KELLY, Natalie LANGFORD, Roger LAY, Ehuli LITABA, Thomas MARTIN, Luke MCDOUGALL, Kaye MORRISSEY, Fiona SMEATON, Sullivan SMEATON and Pauline VANDENBERG.

If you'd like to help, please take a look at the Future Roster page and drop our volunteer co-ordinator an email with the date(s) on which you'd like to volunteer.

Please visit our FAQ to learn all about volunteering at parkrun.

Please download the Virtual Volunteer App

The parkrun Virtual Volunteer is our official timing and scanning application and is available free of charge from Apple's App Store and Google Play.

The Virtual Volunteer app replaces timing and scanning hardware at parkrun events and helps maintain our free-to-participate model as we expand. All parkrun events are now required to be ‘app-only’ and we no longer have stand-alone timers or scanners.

To see how easy this app is to use, read the user guide.

Running Clubs

Warringal Parklands parkrun welcomes all running clubs to participate at our events.

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: Love the RunKnox ACDiamond Valley ACMerri Creek Running ClubMelbourne Midday MilersCollingwood HarriersWesterfoldiansDiamond Creek RunnersPlatypus Running ClubCrosbie CrewOld XaveriansVictorian Cross Country LeagueTri AllianceVictorian Road RunnersLalor Running ClubVictorian Masters Athletics and Achilles Running Club Melbourne.

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Perhaps you are reading this and you haven’t yet registered for parkrun. It’s really easy! Visit parkrun Australia or check out How do I register? for more information.

When you are registering please be mindful not to:

  • register more than once – once registered, you remain registered for life. You can turn up at any parkrun anywhere in the world without having to re-register
  • register separately when running with a pram
  • register your dog or any other animal – we welcome all animals to parkrun, but they cannot register a time

Date for your diary

Our next anniversary is on 20th February 2021.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Wendy BECKHOUSE • Ehuli LITABA • Roger LAY • Celine HEPWORTH • Sharon FRASER • Luke MCDOUGALL • Pauline VANDENBERG • Fiona SMEATON • Diana KELLY • Thomas MARTIN • Sullivan SMEATON • Natalie LANGFORD • Kaye MORRISSEY

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

The female record is held by Lisa WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 17:39 on 15th February 2020 (event number 1).
The male record is held by David HARTLEY who recorded a time of 16:44 on 29th February 2020 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lisa WEIGHTMAN who recorded 87.16% (17:39) on 15th February 2020 (event number 1).

Warringal Parklands parkrun started on 15th February 2020. Since then 1,380 participants have completed 2,407 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,035 km, including 426 new Personal Bests. A total of 69 individuals have volunteered 118 times.