Warringal Parklands parkrun # 16 – 03/04/2021

It was a perfect Easter Saturday morning at parkrun this morning with lots of people getting in the spirit and sporting some great pairs pf bunny ears.  Thanks to the volunteers who gave up their time on a long weekend to ensure parkrun could go ahead

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-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: Alan HANSEN, Assunta CHAN, Chollada HUTAYON, David CRAIK, David MAY, Emily BOOTH, Fiona SAWYER, Glen COLEMAN, Grace MAY, Harrison STEPHENS-BLOCK, Ian UREN, Isabella MARVEUS, James MAY, Katherine SEELEY, Kevin DE VRIES, Kirsty BORTOLIN, Leah WECKERT, Leonie D'ALESSANDRO, Liam BAIRD, Liz BRANSON, Luke HAILA, Mabel ONG, Malcolm BARON, Maria CRAWFORD, Marieclaire BAIRD, Mark BERENDS, Nick KOMODROMOU, Robert D'ALESSANDRO, Serena MAY, Shadi HAILA, Stuart AUSTIN, Timothy MAY, and Zachary MAY. 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 thirty-five participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Amy GRAY (26:14), Archie BYRNE (28:17), Bronson CHAN (24:59), Charli SMITH (30:59), Chris SUTTON (25:12), Cooper COCOMAZZO (28:52), Dorit BECHER (29:26), Doug SANDIFORD (21:43), Gideon CHUA (35:37), Graeme SEELEY (37:56), James TELFORD (21:38), Jeremy KERNER (18:47), Joy LEE (25:04), Karina BIANCHIN (23:48), Laura DEL PONTE (31:12), Laura GENTILE (32:43), Leonie BRABET (31:05), Liam HORSLEY (28:07), Lucy D'ALESSANDRO (27:35), Markus ROTEN (21:54), Matt SMITH (31:00), Michael CONDON (20:48), Nicole STEPHENS (33:23), Olivia JONES (25:14), Peter LAWS (29:04), Poppy SCOT-DALGLEISH (21:53), Rachelle SMITH (37:18), Robert DEL PONTE (22:21), Robert SYME (21:52), Robin MASSEY (29:41), Sandy WELSH (26:12), Simone FITZGERALD (31:13), Tyson SMITH (36:53), Vicki BLOCK (33:41) and Zoe MULES (37:54). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include twelve "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 or other ID accessories from the parkrun Australia shop. 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: Tracey BANNAN, Georgia BIANCHIN, Silvia BUGAY, Paul BURGESS, Colleen DALTON, Olivier DAVID, Mark EAGLING, Jim HOPKINS, Adrian JONES, Luke MCDOUGALL, Annie ROTEN, Freya SHAW and Simon WALSH.

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: Box Hill ACMelbourne Midday MilersCoburg HarriersRichmond HarriersOld XaveriansWesterfoldiansMedibank parkrun clubDiamond Creek RunnersLove the RunPlatypus Running ClubMerri Creek Running ClubBendigo University Athletics ClubVictorian Masters Athletics and Crosbie Crew.

Safeguarding your property

It is common for parkrunners to leave their personal possesions near the briefing area at our events.

We recommend to those travelling to parkrun by bicycle to chain their bikes up before setting off for the 5km. We also ask that you don't leave valuables near the start / finish area as we cannot guarantee that they'll be supervised during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Freya SHAW • Olivier DAVID • Annie ROTEN • Luke MCDOUGALL • Paul BURGESS • Silvia BUGAY • Georgia BIANCHIN • Colleen DALTON • Adrian JONES • Mark EAGLING • Simon WALSH • Jim HOPKINS • Tracey BANNAN

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 1,669 participants have completed 3,706 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,530 km, including 761 new Personal Bests. A total of 104 individuals have volunteered 215 times.