Warringal Parklands parkrun # 9 – 06/02/2021

This morning produced some prefect running conditions.  Congratulations to everyone who ran, jogged, walked and volunteered.  It was great to see so many friendly faces and lots of first timers. Our volunteer roster was almost completely filled with first time volunteers which was great to see.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the fifty-two 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: Abbie KAY, Adam BULMAN, Adrian JONES, Amy GRAY, Andrew BIANCHIN, Anne-Marie TOSOLINI, Anthony BEREZY, Bea RAYMOND, Celine HEPWORTH, Daniel BURKE, Darius SCHULTZ, Deanne MARTIN, Deb SHUFFLER, Dianne DEBLASSY, Dom SHEARER, Donald PEARCE, Esther PERKINS, Gary ZUCCALA, Gita PAUL, Heidi RICHARDS, Isaac WILLIAMSON, Jade LAKEY, James GROVER, Jasmine MALKI, Jason GRAY, Jason LINTERN, Jean CAMERON, Julz HAY, Karlene HILTON, Kathleen DULLAGHAN, Laetitia CLEMENTS, Larry MATSUWAKI, Laura MOORFIELD, Luke MCDOUGALL, Lynne KAHSNITZ, Mailie ROSS, Mary-Ann LAW, Matt MCGOWAN, Neville BUSHBY, Olivia JONES, Oscar PAUL, Penny THOMAS, Rachel PATERSON, Rose LACEY, Sandy WELSH, Serene PAUL, Simon CLARK, Stuart HOWARTH, Tegan SMITH, Tracey BANNAN, Victoria MUNRO, and Wayne RICHARDS. 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-nine participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alex LEGGE (24:11), Amelie BONACCORSO (51:40), Amy SHEARER (32:33), Andrew SMITH (29:27), Angela RAVI (33:56), Ann RUST (25:28), Anna PARAKH (30:28), Brad LYNCH (23:03), Brian LAM (25:52), Bronwyn PHUA (31:21), Celia BOOTH (42:14), Charli SMITH (33:55), Chris PEAKE (30:39), Chris SUTTON (25:36), Dariush DAMAVANDI (29:59), Ehuli LITABA (25:29), Emily SHIN (29:19), Emma SCHUETTE (21:50), Emma-Jane STABB (39:12), Ethan MCDOUGALL (49:42), Fiona DAVIS (56:37), Fynn WILLIAMS (22:49), Graeme SEELEY (42:24), Himadi GAMBRELL (41:15), Jake WILLIAMS (22:51), James TAYLOR (24:27), Jeremy HARGREAVES (17:59), Jeremy KERNER (19:20), Jesse MILLS (30:52), Matt SMITH (33:55), Megan HAYES (32:52), Michael IDDON (21:46), Niamh HENRY (30:41), Ollie WILLIAMS (31:41), Rachelle SMITH (44:27), Rebecca HOPE (27:57), Riona WHITE (56:35), Robin MASSEY (30:58), Sally HEPPLESTON (29:44), Sam BURKE (19:54), Sarah NICHOLSON (49:43), Sarah SAUNDERS (29:27), Shane WILKIE (19:38), Stefani LAMBRIANIDIS (31:08), Tanya LYNCH (26:34), Tyron HERRMANN (24:47), Vanesa PAICE (28:58), Vicki MULES (28:24) and Vincent LAM (24:12). 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.

  • Celine HEPWORTH set a new VW55-59 record of 00:23:16 (79.94 %)
  • Jeremy HARGREAVES set a new SM20-24 record of 00:17:59 (72.01 %)

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 ten wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Kristy ANDERSON, Danny BRAZZALE, David BUERCKNER, Claire BURKE, Darian CAIRNS-COWAN, Megan HAYES, Anna Catherine HICKEY-MOODY, Mary MARCON, Pauline VANDENBERG and Matt WOOD.

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: WesterfoldiansPowerpoints Masters Swimming ClubMelbourne Midday MilersWynfitDiamond Creek RunnersCrosbie CrewLalor Running ClubMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Eukanuba Australia - Vic, NSW, Tas, ACTLove the RunVictorian Cross Country LeagueMelbourne FrontrunnersTri AlliancePurple PacersSQUADRUNCoburg HarriersDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good and Achilles Running Club Melbourne.

Photographs at parkrun

Most of our participants and volunteers love to have their photo taken during our events and shared via social media. We do understand that not everybody feels the same way.

All parkrun events to use the arms crossed over the chest or face as a signal that a person does not want their photo taken and/or not publicised on social media (as modelled in this picture), so please let your event photographer know by using this signal if you do not wish to be photographed.

Photographs at parkrun

If you have been photographed and would like a photograph withdrawn, please drop us an email or an instant message with a link to the image and we'd be happy to take it down for you.

For more information, please visit photographs on our support site.

Date for your diary

Our next anniversary is on 20th February 2021.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 183 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Anna Catherine HICKEY-MOODY • David BUERCKNER • Mary MARCON • Danny BRAZZALE • Pauline VANDENBERG • Megan HAYES • Darian CAIRNS-COWAN • Kristy ANDERSON • Matt WOOD • Claire BURKE

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 1,432 participants have completed 2,590 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,950 km, including 475 new Personal Bests. A total of 75 individuals have volunteered 128 times.