Warringal Parklands parkrun # 22 – 15/05/2021

What a morning it was for parkrun....rain, hail, sun, puddles and everything in between!!  Well done to the 69 people who got out of bed to run in the freezing cold and a big thankyou to the awesome team of volunteers who made the event happen.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the sixteen 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: Ailyn YOKOI, Andrew COMPSON, Chris PARKER, Doug NELSON, Elise GILES, Jessica HURLE, John DIMMER, Jon GEE, Judith CLARKE, Mark SMIT, Melissa ROSS, Nay FULLER, Phoebe NASH, Rebecca HAYES, Robert WILSON-SMITH, and Sarah GEE. 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 seven participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Andrew MARSDEN (27:55), Chris PITTOCK (27:03), Chris WADE (19:36), Gavin LOUEY (22:08), Graeme SEELEY (34:25), Joshua PRESSER (19:50) and Patricia MCCARTHY-HENRY (25:25). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include six "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 ten wonderful volunteers. Thank you to: Laura ADAMS, Joanne BLACKBOURN, Sharon FRASER, Adrian LOWE, Dianne LOWE, Luke MCDOUGALL, Matthew PECKHAM, Bronwyn PHUA, Pauline VANDENBERG and Lynsey WAILES.

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: Melbourne Midday MilersWesterfoldiansVictorian Masters AthleticsLalor Running ClubMerri Creek Running ClubDiamond Creek RunnersCrosbie CrewGunn RunnersPlatypus Running ClubVictorian Cross Country LeagueWynfitNunawading Triathlon Club and Running Mums Australia.

Finish Tokens

We use the same tokens every week to match your finish times with your personal barcode numbers, so please remember to have them scanned. If you forget your barcode (which happens), please return the finish token to the barcode scanner.

Finish Tokens

If, in the excitement of finishing 5km, you have accidentally taken a finish token home, we understand! Can you please return it to us? Thank you.

Warringal Parklands parkrun Facts and Figures

This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Matthew PECKHAM • Dianne LOWE • Adrian LOWE • Laura ADAMS • Sharon FRASER • Luke MCDOUGALL • Pauline VANDENBERG • Joanne BLACKBOURN • Bronwyn PHUA • Lynsey WAILES

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 1,878 participants have completed 4,679 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,395 km, including 978 new Personal Bests. A total of 130 individuals have volunteered 289 times.