Warringal Parklands parkrun # 21 – 08/05/2021


What a great morning for parkrun this morning! It was perfect weather for running where 39 people scored PB's on the course

Also a big congratulations to the following people who joined milestone clubs:

- Matthew Gregory (50 parkruns)

- William Brewster (10 parkruns)

- Pam Longe (50 Volunteers)

First timers

A very warm welcome to the thirty 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: Alex TARR, Andrew MARSDEN, Andrew POMPHREY, Brian HADDY, Cathryn MAY, Chamali EGODAGAMAGE, Clare BLACKSTOCK, Dane FOX, Daniel ETEZADI, Daren KEIL, David COLLISON, Dawn BROWN, Elizabeth ROGERS, Gaylene NIXON, Jack MAY, John FOX, Kaajal FOX, Laura ADAMS, Rosetta GENTILE, Scobie PARKER, Shane MILLER, Stuart FYFE, Sue BOWER, Taj FOX, Tara FOX, Tim DOWLING, Timothy LEE, Tracey IRVINE, Tracey MATTINGLEY, and Zach MCKAY. 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-nine participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Andrew READ (24:58), Benjamin PARKES (31:42), Bernard MCLOUGHLAN (24:49), Brad GOSSIT (18:18), Carly SOFTLEY-WILLIAMS (24:15), Cooper COCOMAZZO (27:07), David MAY (27:19), Dianne DEBLASSY (31:59), Dorit BECHER (29:22), Ellen MENKHORST (28:59), Graeme SEELEY (34:40), Jaci WALKER (45:59), Janina BELAABED (36:34), Kathleen DULLAGHAN (32:32), Ken GRANT (22:38), Kirsty BORTOLIN (29:17), Lachlan KEEVERS (19:28), Luong DAO (21:33), Megan SMITH (27:40), Michael ACETO (21:00), Michael SOUTAR (22:17), Nicole TRAN (30:07), Noah BURGESS (25:41), Orazio RUGGIERI (33:12), Parth BOMMAKANTI (30:38), Paul LOVELL (35:18), Paul MCDONALD (22:11), Peter KIRKMAN (22:14), Phil ANDERSON (27:03), Rachelle SMITH (33:26), Rod CASSAR (24:59), Ruby RUBYCHANDRAN (24:27), Simone FITZGERALD (28:42), Theresa COLE (26:03), Tom PRITCHARD (20:41), Tracey NELSON (33:13), Tyson SMITH (32:23), Yassine BELAABED (19:46) and Zoe MULES (37:07). 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.

  • Grayson SUMMERS set a new VM75-79 record of 00:26:39 (72.36 %)
  • Yassine BELAABED set a new VM65-69 record of 00:19:46 (88.20 %)

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 one wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: .

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:

  • William BREWSTER joined the 10 Club
  • Matthew GREGORY joined the 50 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 MilersVictorian Masters AthleticsRaymond Terrace ACCoburg HarriersAustralia Post GroupDinneen RunnersWesterfoldiansMove 2 ImproveGENERATION RUNMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Diamond Creek RunnersThe SummiteersRUN DOWN UNDERLove the RunVictorian Cross Country LeagueRaring2RunHawthorn Triathlon ClubPlatypus Running ClubRunning Mums AustraliaLalor Running ClubMerri Creek Running Club and Achilles Running Club Melbourne.

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 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 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 Joel DONNAR who recorded a time of 15:58 on 24th April 2021 (event number 19).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yassine BELAABED who recorded 88.20% (19:46) on 8th May 2021 (event number 21).

Warringal Parklands parkrun started on 15th February 2020. Since then 1,862 participants have completed 4,610 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,050 km, including 971 new Personal Bests. A total of 125 individuals have volunteered 279 times.