Warringal Parklands parkrun # 11 – 27/02/2021

It was a bit of a chilly start to parkrun this morning, but that didn't stop 174 people getting out of bed and running, jogging and walking our course.  Also a big thanks to the awesome bunch of volunteers that made this event happen.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the forty-three 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: Abdi AHMED, Abdi MOHAMED, Adelina TROTT, Aldo MARCON, Alicia WEBB, Allisha OXLEY, Benjamin PARKES, Bethany KOCH, Carolyn LAYTON, Chris JACKSON, Cooper COCOMAZZO, Daniel COX, Deanna PLAIN, Debbie RUSSELL, Hannah BRADLEY, Ian ROGERS, James STUART-SMITH, Jill CARTER, Joshua ECKERSALL, Kathryn MEAD, Laurie BARNES, Leif MAWSON, Lynne OLINSKY-JONES, Mario GIOVE, Mark BRETHERTON, Marlene KAFKA, Matthew FERGUSON, Matthew LAYTON, Mohamed AHMED, Nadine BARNES, Nick KING, Nina KAFKA, Paul LOVELL, Peter BROWN, Richard FERGUSON, Sam CRIPPS, Samantha BLAKE, Shannon HENNESSY, Simone FITZGERALD, Stefan KREEGHER, Stephen THOMAS, Stephen TROTT, and Tess PORTER. 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: Adrian LIM (21:47), Ady WALL (25:07), Alex BARRITT (25:44), Amy SHEARER (31:46), Andrew BIANCHIN (26:40), Angela RAVI (32:13), Brad LYNCH (22:46), Bryce BORTOLIN (22:52), Charli SMITH (33:32), Chris PEAKE (29:43), Colleen DALTON (52:54), Danny NOLAN (21:55), Dario DE BORTOLI (46:09), Dom SHEARER (31:09), Ehuli LITABA (25:13), Ella-Rose GREGORY (50:54), Emma-Jane STABB (37:56), Gary ZUCCALA (19:59), Himadi GAMBRELL (35:22), Kerri STRONG (42:48), Krishantha UDAWATTA (27:35), Kylie WHITE (40:43), Laura GENTILE (34:41), Leonie BRABET (31:43), Luke HIGGINS (24:11), Lynette DE BORTOLI (46:07), Markus ROTEN (23:19), Mary-Ann LAW (30:09), Matt MCGOWAN (26:06), Matt SMITH (33:33), Megan SMITH (28:10), Meghann BLAKEMAN (23:38), Neil MATHEWS (22:05), Ollie BOOTH (31:51), Ollie WILLIAMS (27:16), Phil ANDERSON (28:20), Rebecca HOPE (26:05), Renee WILKIE (30:17), Sian ANDERSON (34:42), Stuart HOWARTH (24:00), Victoria MUNRO (29:38) and William BREWSTER (21:19). 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.

  • Hannah BRADLEY set a new SW18-19 record of 00:22:56 (64.75 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include fifteen "Unknown" participants (including our first finisher). 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 eleven wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Kristy ANDERSON, Tracey BANNAN, David BUERCKNER, Silvia BUGAY, Sharon FRASER, Lee HARGREAVES, Pam LONGE, Luke MCDOUGALL, Freya SHAW, Keith STEPHENS 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.

New run club members

Congratulations to the following who earned themselves a new club shirt this weekend:

  • Ella-Rose GREGORY joined the 10 Club

Running Clubs

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

This week we welcomed participants registered with the following clubs: BERT SquadMelbourne Midday MilersLakes & District RunnersDiamond Creek RunnersTri AllianceEltham Triathlon and Open Water ClubWesterfoldiansHawthorn Triathlon ClubMerri Creek Running ClubNorthern RunnersCrosbie CrewCoburg Harriers and SQUADRUN.

Are your ICE details up to date?

ICE reminder

Should anything happen to you while at parkrun, or in life in general, having readily accessible "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) contact details can be important. At parkrun, this information can be recorded in our system and the details will automatically print on your barcode.

It's also wise to store the information in your smartphone and iPhones have a function built into the Health App so that Medical ID information can be accessed even when the phone is locked.

If you’ve been parkrunning for a while, you may have registered before we started collecting ICE data. In that case, please re-print your barcode or order a new parkrun Athlete ID Key Tag from Bent Logic.

For more information, see:

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 175 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:


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 1,515 participants have completed 2,938 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,690 km, including 549 new Personal Bests. A total of 82 individuals have volunteered 150 times.