Course change – 4/5/19

Due to another event taking place in Westerfolds Park on the weekend of 4-5 May which may potentially affect our parkrun, we are using our alternative course on Saturday the 4th of May.

The starting point of this course is at the top of the Manor (the 4km point of our usual course) and it will follow the same anticlockwise loop, finishing at the Manor.

Parking via Porter St carpark is recommended, where you can walk up the hill to the starting point.


Westerfolds parkrun – New Years Day

Westerfolds parkrun will be taking place on New Years Day (1/1/2019).  Please join us at 7.55am for the run briefing followed by an 8am start.  Please check nearby events if you are interested in doing a double parkrun!  Nearby, Mullum Mullum parkrun and Darebin parkrun will both start at 9.30am.


Westerfolds parkrun – Christmas parkrun 2018

Westerfolds parkrun will be taking place this year on Christmas Day.  The run briefing will be held at 7.55am for an 8am start.  Looking forward to seeing everyone for some festive parkrun fun!


Christmas Day and New Years parkruns

Westerfolds parkrun will be staging events on both Christmas and New Years Day in 2017.  The starting time for both events will be 8.00am.


3rd Birthday celebrations

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We are all ready to celebrate 3 years of Westerfolds parkrun and we're doing it 80's style.
80s style and fashion was full of crazy patterns and bright colours. So many forgettable and unforgettable trends to choose from to celebrate our 3rd birthday. How about big hair? Or big earrings? Men with mullets. Power dressing. Baggy pants. Active wear also became cool so you can rock up in any tracksuit.PARTTTTY!

We're getting excited! What are you inspired to wear at Westerfolds next Saturday?

Due to another event that is starting at our usual meeting spot this Saturday we have had to change the course for one week only. We will be starting at the Manor House on top of the hill. Directions here. Plenty of parking up there but make sure you save some energy for the final climb up the hill :)


Anzac Day – Take a Break

After much consideration we've decided that this year we're not going to parkrun on Anzac Day, April 25. We appreciate that some of you may be disappointed with this decision however it has been made with the best intention to:

1. Avoid any potential logistical clashes with Dawn Services; and

2. Pay our respects to what is sure to be a much larger than usual national commemorative occasion.

Normal service will of course resume the following Saturday, May 2.


Westerfolds parkrun #62


Men's placings:
Ian WONG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:40 - third time in 4 appearances.
Jeremy WATSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Simon TU (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:49.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Callum LOWE (Unattached) 748 pts.
Mark CAMPBELL (Unattached) 746 pts.
Jeremy WATSON (Unattached) 691 pts.

Women's placings:
Bronwyn HAMILTON (SW30-34) of Diamond Valley AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:35 - second time in 2 appearances.
Lorraine BRADBURY (VW55-59) of Hawthorn Running Group, was second (20th overall) over the line in 24:02 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Claire KEMPSTER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 24:27.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Valerie LOWE (Unattached) 871 pts.
Lee SACCUZZO (Unattached) 825 pts.
Alex EADIE (Unattached) 745 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lorraine BRADBURY (VW55-59) was graded 78.50% for the time 24:02 (20th overall).
Cynthia CLIFF (VW60-64) was graded 73.90% for the time 26:15 (33rd overall).
Mark CAMPBELL (VM50-54) was graded 70.13% for the time 21:02 (7th overall).

This week there were 88 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Westerfolds parkrun started on 26th October 2013, and since then 846 different runners, including participants from 54 athletics clubs, have completed 4,098 runs covering a total distance of 20,490 km, and there have been 1,056 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Karen THORP who ran in a time of 00:18:19 on 2014-11-15 (event number 57).
The men's record is held by John DUTTON who ran in a time of 00:15:55 on 2014-08-09 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie O'SULLIVAN who recorded a 84.08% run (19:22) on 5th July 2014 (event number 38).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Westerfolds parkrun Results Page.


Westerfolds is running on New Years Day

A 8am parkrun is the perfect way to start the new year so join us for our first ever New Years day run. Then head over to Diamond Creek and do it all again at 9:30am. New Years day is the only day parkrun allow you to run two events in one day and have it count towards your run total. One run closer to that 50,100 or 250 shirt.


Westerfolds is running on Christmas Day

Continuing the tradition from last year, we are running parkrun on Christmas Day again this year. Bring a plate of something light to share and enjoy Christmas morning with your Westerfolds parkrun family.