Warringal Parklands parkrun # 12 – 06/03/2021

First timers

A very warm welcome to the forty 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: Ali FUNG, Andrew READ, Anna CARRIG, Barry LANCE, Benjamin STRACHAN, Caiden STEPHENS-BLOCK, Cameron MARSHALL, Chris HORSLEY, Darren HUNG, David RICKWOOD, Freya SHAW, Gideon CHUA, Gillian HARVEY, Glenn CLAIDEN, Jaeyeon KANG, Jesse HIGGINSON, Joanna WOOD, Julia SCHRECKENBAUER, Kamal MOHAMED, Laura WRIGHT, Liam HORSLEY, M SMITH, Malc HOPKIRK, Marie DOSSER, Marilyn SENDECKYJ, Mark JARVIS, Mark O'BRIEN, Meg DAVIES, Melissa GREELY, Nicole STEPHENS, Oyiela LITABA, Patrizia SENDECKYJ, Paul MARTY, Pauline DELANY, Peter BORTOLIN, Phil LANCE, Phillip O'BRIEN, Robyn MCCAUSLAND, Sean MCGING, and Vicki BLOCK. 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 fifty-six participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Abdi AHMED (21:00), Adam LAKEY (39:44), Alex BARRITT (25:08), Andreas KAFKA (28:01), Angus HULL-BROWN (28:10), Ann RUST (25:23), Aurora JARVIS (23:26), Belinda TOO (25:57), Bence PAUL (24:05), Brad ABBOTT (25:05), Cedric LOECKX (19:48), Charli SMITH (32:53), Claire LARKIN (25:13), Clinton KIETZMANN (31:18), Daniel COX (24:17), David MACKAY (25:48), David PECKHAM (26:44), Deanna PLAIN (41:19), Declan LOECKX (21:12), Dianne DEBLASSY (32:59), Ernie AGOSTA (43:15), Ferenc MANTFELD (43:42), Gita PAUL (31:01), Hannah MASSINGHAM (34:17), Jacqui RATCLIFFE (38:07), Jade LAKEY (34:18), James STUART-SMITH (29:02), Jenny ROBINSON (32:50), Keith STEPHENS (26:32), Leonie BRABET (31:39), Levi HUNG (36:38), Luka PECKHAM (24:34), Lynne MASSINGHAM (28:14), Magnus MARVEUS (28:18), Markus ROTEN (23:13), Marlene KAFKA (27:03), Matt SMITH (32:54), Matthew PECKHAM (28:25), Michael SOUTAR (23:11), Mohamed AHMED (22:59), Nina KAFKA (28:57), Oscar PAUL (28:04), Rachelle SMITH (40:29), Rose JARVIS (23:24), Ryan LANE (23:08), Sam CRIPPS (21:15), Serene PAUL (28:35), Simon FITZGERALD (20:07), Stephen PASCUA (24:57), Stephen THOMAS (23:01), Suzanne HALL (23:03), Tom SAMMANN (24:13), Tracey AUSTIN (23:28), Tracey BANNAN (35:33), Tyson SMITH (40:13) and William BREWSTER (21:03). 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.

  • Anna CARRIG set a new SW25-29 record of 00:23:09 (63.93 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include eight "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 fourteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Deirdre BLADWELL, Silvia BUGAY, Sharon FRASER, Jim HOPKINS, Angela KINDEN, Natalie LANGFORD, Shirley MANTFELD, Mary MARCON, Robin MASSEY, Luke MCDOUGALL, Lauchlan REWELL, Freya SHAW, M SMITH and Keith STEPHENS.

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: Victorian Cross Country LeagueMelbourne Midday MilersPlatypus Running ClubDiamond Creek RunnersMerri Creek Running ClubSpartansWesterfoldiansTri AllianceVictorian Masters AthleticsNorthern Runners and Achilles Running Club Melbourne.

Children at parkrun

We want children to have an overwhelmingly positive experience at parkrun; participating because they want to, in a way they want to; and in a safe environment at all times. In general, at parkrun events, children aged 11 and over are free to participate as individuals in a similar way to adults. They are still children and we are committed to providing the safest possible environment for them to participate in, and we fully accept our duty of care over these individuals. It’s important to note however that the ultimate responsibility for their welfare remains with their parents or guardians.

Walking, jogging, or running

  • At our 5k Saturday events, children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • At junior parkrun Australia events children can run on their own from the age of 4 until the day before 15th birthday.
  • Under the age of 11 children must be accompanied to the start, and from the finish, of the event.
  • As with adults, children must always participate on foot. The only exception to this is that we do welcome wheelchair users where the course permits. In appropriate circumstances children may, if needed, be carried for short periods, however this must only be at a sensible walking pace and not running.

Can my child accompany me on their bicycle (bike, cycle) or scooter?

  • No, we believe that bicycles or scooters and runners do not mix. The risk of injury to runners and children is too high.


  • Children are a wonderful part of every parkrun community and we encourage them to volunteer.
  • Children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times.
  • Those aged 11 or over can volunteer without their parent or guardian, but should be within close proximity of a responsible adult volunteer. This is providing all parties are comfortable with this arrangement.

Additional Information

  • It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.
  • Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby-carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during parkrun events, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
  • Children may be pushed around our events in a buggy however they should be dressed appropriately, comfortable, and secure at all times. They should also have reached a stage of physical development where they are able to withstand the rigours of course-specific conditions.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Freya SHAW • M SMITH • Lauchlan REWELL • Mary MARCON • Sharon FRASER • Luke MCDOUGALL • Deirdre BLADWELL • Keith STEPHENS • Robin MASSEY • Silvia BUGAY • Angela KINDEN • Shirley MANTFELD • Natalie LANGFORD • Jim HOPKINS

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 1,555 participants have completed 3,098 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,490 km, including 605 new Personal Bests. A total of 88 individuals have volunteered 164 times.