Warringal Parklands parkrun # 17 – 10/04/2021

It was a cold start to the morning, but that didn't stop 178 people get themselves out of bed to come and walk, jog and run the course.

Also, a big thankyou to the volunteers that made today's event happen....without you, parkrun could no happen!!

First timers

A very warm welcome to the forty-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: Adam KRANZ, Alison BLACKBOURN, Andrew BIRD, Angus WILLIAMS, Arthur WALL, Carly PILKINGTON, Charlie NDONGO, Chris PILKINGTON, Daniel BOROVNICAR, David CARNIE, Ed WALKER, Eleanor MORGAN, Evie CHANG, Fergus DOBBINS, Fiona MCNAMARA, Geoff HILL, George KAZANTZIDIS, Georgina MYBURGH, Gregory STARE, Harrison BESSANT, Hilton TAYLOR, Indiana FREAME, Isaac BLACKBOURN, Jalen FREAME, Jamie HEGARTY, Jasmine ARTZ, Katrina BYRNE, Kimberley ROLFE, Lou BRAY, Luke HALLETT, Luke MORGAN, Maree O'CONNOR, Marlene KAFKA, Michael ACETO, Millie HORSBURGH, Mitch LONGE, Natalya BABUSHKINA, Oliver HOLBERTON, Phoebe KERNER, Rebecca RYAN, Roberto DI PASQUALE, Rod FREAME, Sarah FREAME, Sophia BOROVNICAR, Theadora HALLY, Tony HALLY, Tracy COLBERT, and Vanessa WALKER. 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-two participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Adele FORGIE (30:18), Alan HANSEN (39:43), Amy SCOTT (22:42), Cam SPARK (21:12), Cara PATANE (27:06), Charli SMITH (30:31), Chris PEAKE (29:31), David CRAIK (23:15), Declan LOECKX (19:43), Gillian HARVEY (45:01), Graeme SEELEY (37:53), James TELFORD (21:32), Jeremy NORTH (30:01), Katrina COOK (36:15), Kerri STRONG (40:15), Kirsten HORSBURGH (28:08), Larry MATSUWAKI (26:49), Lee BURGEMEESTRE (1:01:43), Lisa RANDALL (37:42), Luke MCDOUGALL (22:52), Lynsey WAILES (29:53), Marieclaire BAIRD (36:34), Matt SMITH (30:32), Megan SMITH (28:07), Michael THIVEOS (22:49), Parth BOMMAKANTI (32:41), Robyn HOPCROFT (28:39), Roger SMALL (24:39), Sandy THOMAS (38:52), Sarah ARTIS (32:11), Simone FITZGERALD (29:03) and Stevie CAIRNS (35:52). 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.

  • Declan LOECKX set a new JM11-14 record of 00:19:43 (77.60 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include seventeen "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 twelve wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Phil ANDERSON, Sian ANDERSON, Tracey BANNAN, Parth BOMMAKANTI, Silvia BUGAY, Paul BURGESS, Sharon FRASER, Lee HARGREAVES, Pam LONGE, Mary MARCON, Steven O'CONNELL 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:

  • Charli SMITH 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: Melbourne Midday MilersRaymond Terrace ACCollingwood HarriersBox Hill ACMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Medibank parkrun clubWesterfoldiansMerri Creek Running ClubPlatypus Running ClubCoburg HarriersDiamond Creek RunnersHawthorn Triathlon ClubDerek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run GoodVictorian Masters AthleticsSQUADRUNLalor Running ClubVictorian Road Runners and Northern Runners.

Can I run with my dog?

We welcome participants with dogs at Warringal Parklands parkrun.

Please note that we only allow one dog per participant and that the welfare of that animal remains your responsibility throughout your parkrun visit.

Your dog must be under firm control at all times, either on a short lead or a harness with a short lead, and take extreme care to avoid coming into contact with other participants.

It is not permitted to run with a pram and a dog at the same time.

Remember, you cannot register your dog, or any other animal, with us - parkrun is for humans only.

Do you know how hot is too hot for your dog?

Further information and advice about participating with a dog can be found on the parkrun website.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 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 1,717 participants have completed 3,884 parkruns covering a total distance of 19,420 km, including 793 new Personal Bests. A total of 108 individuals have volunteered 227 times.