Wilson Botanic Parkrun Run Report #16

Wilson Botanic parkrun
Event number 16
10th December 2016

It was a nice early summer morning that greeted runners on Saturday.  It was pleasure to see so many happy faces.  We had a couple of tourists from the UK join us as well.

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Thanks to this week's volunteers
Caroline HEMINGWAY • Hamilton HEMINGWAY • Lauren NELSON • Patrick GANLY • Pete SANDERS • Shelby RENSBURG

Please consider helping out as a volunteer in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year. Look out for our volunteer roster when you have your barcode scanned or visit our webpage here

Each Parkrun event is able to choose to add a Christmas Day and New Years Day Parkrun each year in addition to the regular Saturdays. Whilst Wilson Botanic will NOT be hosting an additional event this year Frog Hollows will be holding a Christmas Day run and Berwick Springs will be holding a run on New Years Day. See the full Christmas / New Years Compendium here for all Parkruns in Australia. There is sure to be one close by wherever you are!

Male placings:

Simon KRANZ (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:22 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
Mark BARRETT (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:10 - was first to finish once before.
Jonathan SYMMONS (SM30-34) of Meridian Striders, was third over the line in 22:29.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Flynn BARRETT (Unattached) 1363 pts.
Mark BARRETT (Unattached) 1181 pts.
Simon KRANZ (Unattached) 1149 pts.

Female placings:

Alison GILL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 24:15 - 5th time in 7 appearances.
Shelley VELLIN (VW40-44) of Peninsula Trail Runners, was second (12th overall) over the line in 26:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Anne RENSBURG (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (13th overall) over the line in 26:54.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Natalie NELSON (Unattached) 1373 pts.
Shelley VELLIN (Peninsula Trail Runners) 1277 pts.
Lynda MANNING (Raring2Run) 1146 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark BARRETT (VM40-44) was graded 66.46% for the time 21:10 (second overall).
Simon KRANZ (VM35-39) was graded 66.04% for the time 20:22 (first overall).
Bronwyn HANNS (VW50-54) was graded 64.63% for the time 26:57 (14th overall).

This week there were 35 runners, of whom 4 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Wilson Botanic parkrun started on 27th August 2016, and since then 368 different runners, including participants from 36 athletics clubs, have completed 835 runs covering a total distance of 4,175 km, and there have been 177 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Sam PRIME who ran in a time of 00:18:41 on 27th August 2016 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Graham BERGROTH who ran in a time of 00:17:49 on 26th November 2016 (event number 14).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jaimee-Lee CODE who recorded a 82.31% run (19:47) on 27th August 2016 (event number 1).

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