Warringal Parklands parkrun # 18 – 17/04/2021

First timers

A very warm welcome to the fifty 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: Adele MCDONALD-HOPE, Alan TRAN, Amanda AITKEN, Ana BROWN, Andrew CHADDER, Andrew LOGAN, Avi CHARLTON, Baxter ERREY, Cara MCLEAN, Clare FLEMING, Dani ELLE, David ERREY, David ZHANG, Deborah CHANG, Douglas REITH, Gennine LAMB, Greg ROCHE, Haley FIELD, Janik JOSHUA, Jasper SUDA, Jeremy BARTAK, Jess TRUBIANO, Josh TRUSCOTT, Julian CASSAR, Kayla BREWERTON, Kirsten ALLEN, Liam BREWERTON, Marcus BENSON, Matthew TAYLOR, Max CHARLTON, Mia SUDA, Ning DONG, Patrick KOUTOUFIDES, Paul CARBONE, Paul LAM, Paul SCHNEIDER, Peter EDWARDS, Peter TRAN, Pieter SHEARER, Poppy SUDA, Rachel LEE, Simon FIELD, Simon SUDA, Simone ERREY, Sophie FIELD, Stephen HENRY, Tas GRAY, Wayne ALLEN, Will CHAN, and Yvonne DU PLESSIS. 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-four participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Aaron SCOT-DALGLEISH (19:09), Amit BUMB (26:30), Amy SHEARER (30:03), Angus HULL-BROWN (25:57), Angus WILLIAMS (40:31), Ashley FREEMAN (21:38), Bronwen SEELEY (41:30), Bryce BORTOLIN (22:32), Cara COMITO (29:49), Cheryl SMIT (30:40), Chris SUTTON (25:00), Claire LARKIN (25:07), David FYFE (29:29), David VAUGHAN (18:40), Declan CALLAHAN (18:37), Ellen MENKHORST (30:10), Evelyne CHENG (31:00), Evie CHANG (32:39), Fiona MCNAMARA (39:53), Graeme SEELEY (35:53), Irene BOMMAKANTI (27:04), James WINSTANLEY (20:15), Jen JACKSON-HALL (29:19), Jordan PFEFFER (21:03), Kirsty BORTOLIN (30:18), Kristin ANDERSEN (31:40), Laura STEPKO (29:03), Lee SACCUZZO (25:12), Leonie BRABET (30:51), Magnus MARVEUS (27:51), Matt RICE (27:49), Michelle TAN (28:39), Ollie WILLIAMS (26:29), Parth BOMMAKANTI (32:13), Rachelle SMITH (34:36), Roberto DI PASQUALE (28:24), Rod DE HIGHDEN (19:16), Roger LAY (17:41), Simone FITZGERALD (28:46), Stefanie GAL (30:46), Theadora HALLY (27:41), Tom SAMMANN (23:49), Tony HALLY (20:47) and Tyson SMITH (34:22). 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.

  • Paul SCHNEIDER set a new VM70-74 record of 00:25:02 (74.43 %)

Very well done indeed!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include nineteen "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 fifteen wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Amanda AITKEN, Kristin ANDERSEN, Andrew BIANCHIN, Georgia BIANCHIN, Karina BIANCHIN, Colleen DALTON, Grace DAO, Olivier DAVID, Sharon FRASER, Lee HARGREAVES, Johanna HAYES, Kirsten HORSBURGH, Adrian JONES, Mary-Ann LAW and Annie ROTEN.

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:

  • Tyson 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: Merri Creek Running ClubMelbourne Midday MilersDoncaster ACCoburg HarriersCollingwood HarriersCrosbie CrewDarwin Runners and WalkersRaymond Terrace ACTXR RunnersWesterfoldiansDiamond Creek RunnersRUN DOWN UNDERVictorian Cross Country LeagueNunawading Triathlon ClubWynfitAchilles Running Club MelbourneVictorian Masters Athletics and Hawthorn Running Group.

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 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Olivier DAVID • Annie ROTEN • Kristin ANDERSEN • Sharon FRASER • Lee HARGREAVES • Amanda AITKEN • Kirsten HORSBURGH • Mary-Ann LAW • Andrew BIANCHIN • Georgia BIANCHIN • Karina BIANCHIN • Johanna HAYES • Colleen DALTON • Adrian JONES • Grace DAO

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 1,767 participants have completed 4,091 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,455 km, including 837 new Personal Bests. A total of 115 individuals have volunteered 242 times.