Warringal Parklands parkrun # 19 – 24/04/2021


Perfect running conditions greeted us this morning to make for a great morning.  A huge congratulations to Joel Donnar who broke to course record with a time of 15:58!!

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty-nine 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: Andrew TIMMIS, Annaleis TATKOVIC, Aydin ASLAN, Bee MAY, Brad BEITZEL, Brad PEARCE, Brooke STEWART, Cameron MCIVER, Celynna CHAU, Claire CHAO, Claire COOK, Cody YUEN, Darren SHEARER, Emily MCKINLEY, Emma BELL, Ethan FEIGAN, Gabriel TRAN, Glenn CREMIN, Graeme BEECHEY, Jade PIETERS, Jeremy HANLIN, Jim SAYER, Joel DONNAR, Jordan FUESSEL, Kelli WEBB, Kevin NOLAN, Konrad MOORE, Kylie SMITH, Luana HOWARD, Marlo GRAHAM, Nadelle BEECHEY, Nicole TRAN, Prue MONUMENT, Sarah MORPHETT, Seb PRICE, Steven B, Tess LINGER, Tim MCKINLEY, and Vivienne FLEMING. 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 participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Alan HANSEN (39:39), Amy GRAY (24:50), Andrew LOGAN (28:43), Arthur WALL (25:44), Cara COMITO (28:43), Carly SOFTLEY-WILLIAMS (24:17), Celine HEPWORTH (22:35), Chris ANDREWS (24:02), Daniel REES (18:36), David FYFE (29:22), David MAY (28:16), David SNOW (20:13), Dianne DEBLASSY (32:04), Doris GLIER (31:04), Ella PITTOCK (26:04), Emma SCHUETTE (21:07), Emma-Jane STABB (36:46), Geoff HILL (42:52), Gillian HARVEY (44:21), Greg ROCHE (20:10), Haydn BARLING (23:08), Helen ANDREWS (33:38), Himadi GAMBRELL (31:14), Jason GRAY (23:48), Judy FRANKLIN (57:56), Kirsten HORSBURGH (27:51), Kirsty BORTOLIN (29:58), Louise RIEDERER-HILL (27:59), Luke HALLETT (20:43), Luke MORGAN (20:05), Maree O'CONNOR (35:01), Marieclaire BAIRD (31:43), Niamh HENRY (26:37), Oliver ANDERSON (28:47), Pam LONGE (32:38), Patrick KOUTOUFIDES (18:29), Pieter SHEARER (23:50), Sami LAY (19:53), Serena MAY (27:25) and Tina FOLEY (32:38). 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.

  • Celine HEPWORTH set a new VW55-59 record of 00:22:35 (83.54 %)
  • Joel DONNAR set a new SM25-29 record of 00:15:58 (80.79 %)
  • Vivienne FLEMING set a new SW25-29 record of 00:22:03 (67.12 %)

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 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: Paul BURGESS, Sharon FRASER, Tas GRAY, Barney HENRY, Marshall HENRY, Pam LONGE, Steven O'CONNELL, Dallas SCOTTPITTOCK, Freya SHAW, Pauline VANDENBERG, Kate WAKELIN and Dugal WALLACE.

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 LeagueDiamond Creek RunnersMelbourne Midday MilersEukanuba Australia - Vic, NSW, Tas, ACTRaymond Terrace ACCoburg HarriersWesterfoldiansLove the RunPlatypus Running ClubCollingwood HarriersMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Crosbie CrewRunning Mums AustraliaHawthorn Triathlon ClubVictorian Masters AthleticsOld Virgilians ACVictorian Road RunnersFrontrunner TRCNorthern RunnersWalking at parkrun and Merri Creek Running Club.

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 180 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Tas GRAY • Barney HENRY • Freya SHAW • Steven O'CONNELL • Sharon FRASER • Pauline VANDENBERG • Marshall HENRY • Kate WAKELIN • Dallas SCOTTPITTOCK • Pam LONGE • Paul BURGESS • Dugal WALLACE

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 Joel DONNAR who recorded a time of 15:58 on 24th April 2021 (event number 19).
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 1,806 participants have completed 4,271 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,355 km, including 877 new Personal Bests. A total of 118 individuals have volunteered 254 times.