Warringal Parklands parkrun # 23 – 22/05/2021

It was certainly a cold and frosty morning at parkrun, but that didn't stop 132 brave people get out of their warm and comfy beds to come for a run/walk/jog at Warringal Parklands.  Despite the cold weather, it was great to see so many happy and smiling faces.

First timers

A very warm welcome to the twenty-two 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 SHARP, Claire STONE, Cynthia VASSILIOU, Dougall BRUCE, Elizabeth PAINE, Erin VELDSMAN, Imogen RUSSELL-HEAD, Jack MADDOCK, Jo TAYLOR, Jos THINGO, Ju-Lin LEE, Justin CURNOW, Kim SOFTLEY, Kirsty BRANAGAN, Linda PETERSON, Maureen PAINE, Naresh PRASAD, Natasha TODOROVIC, Nick TURNER, Robyn MORTON, Ryder WILLETT, and Stephen CURNOW. 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 twenty-nine participants who completed our five kilometre course faster than ever before today: Adrian SELL (19:15), Alison STOKES (22:16), Amy SCOTT (22:25), Andrew MARSDEN (25:32), Cameron MCIVER (19:33), Celia MASON (27:36), Chris PITTOCK (26:40), Cooper COCOMAZZO (26:25), Dorothea LAGRECA (29:51), Drew O'SHANNASSY (23:46), Evie NOLAN (35:41), Haydn BARLING (22:50), James TAYLOR (23:24), John DIMMER (26:37), Kelli WEBB (58:32), Laura WRIGHT (27:33), Noel MICALLEF (24:47), Paul LOVELL (34:20), Peter COX (23:26), Roberto DI PASQUALE (26:54), Sandy WELSH (22:46), Sarah WEBB (29:06), Sian ANDERSON (32:26), Silvana MICALLEF (33:24), Stuart HOWARTH (23:48), Tanya DOLENCE (29:32), Tanya LYNCH (26:08), Tricia WRIGHT (36:55) and Vicki MULES (28:18). May your new PBs be short-lived!

Don't forget your barcode! #dfyb


No barcode, no result, no exceptions

This week's results include seven "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: David BUERCKNER, Colleen DALTON, Sharon FRASER, Paul GIBBS, Doris GLIER, Barney HENRY, Lachlan HULL-BROWN, Roger LAY, Pam LONGE, Mary MARCON, Luke MCDOUGALL and Freya SHAW.

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: GENERATION RUNDiamond Creek RunnersCrosbie CrewBox Hill ACWesterfoldiansMelbourne Midday MilersLove the RunMINERs (Melbourne Inner North Eastern Runners)Platypus Running ClubVictorian Cross Country LeagueHawthorn Triathlon ClubWonthaggi Road RunnersVictorian Masters Athletics and Lalor Running Club.

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 132 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Roger LAY • Barney HENRY • David BUERCKNER • Freya SHAW • Paul GIBBS • Mary MARCON • Sharon FRASER • Doris GLIER • Luke MCDOUGALL • Pam LONGE • Colleen DALTON • Lachlan HULL-BROWN

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 1,900 participants have completed 4,811 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,055 km, including 1,007 new Personal Bests. A total of 133 individuals have volunteered 301 times.