Wilson Botanic Parkrun Run Report #17

Wilson Botanic parkrun
Event number 17
17th December 2016

Our 17th event at Wilson Botanic was another beautiful morning in the gardens.  A huge congratulations to Shelley Vellin on completing 100 Parkruns.

Thanks to this week's volunteers
Annette LADLOW • Caroline HEMINGWAY • Hamilton HEMINGWAY • Kerryn GRAHAM • Lisa GRANT • Mark BARRETT • Martin RENSBURG

We are always looking for volunteers to help out each week.  Volunteering is fun and a great way of meeting like minded people.  Look out for our volunteer roster next time you have your barcode scanned or visit out volunteer page here.

For those of you who might wish to get a couple of extra Parkruns under their belt over the Christmas and New Year period, Frog Hollows will be hosting a Parkrun on Christmas Day.  Pakenham will be hosting a New Years Day run at 8.00am and Berwick Springs at 9.30am (It is the only time of the year for the Double on the same day for those Parkrun junkies!)

Male placings:

Ashley BENNETT (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:13 - first appearance.
Simon KRANZ (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:37 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Marc VELLIN (VM40-44) of Victorian Masters Athletics, was third over the line in 19:57 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Flynn BARRETT (Unattached) 1454 pts.
Simon KRANZ (Unattached) 1248 pts.
Mark BARRETT (Unattached) 1181 pts.

Female placings:


Tanya CRAIG (SW25-29) of TXR Runners, was first (7th overall) over the line in 23:19 - third time in 3 appearances.
Charlotte HILL (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 24:36.
Shelley VELLIN (VW40-44) of Peninsula Trail Runners, was third (10th overall) over the line in 25:59 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Shelley VELLIN (Peninsula Trail Runners) 1375 pts.
Natalie NELSON (Unattached) 1373 pts.
Lynda MANNING (Raring2Run) 1146 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ashley BENNETT (SM30-34) was graded 71.00% for the time 18:13 (first overall).
Marc VELLIN (VM40-44) was graded 69.42% for the time 19:57 (third overall).
Simon KRANZ (VM35-39) was graded 68.56% for the time 19:37 (second overall).

This week there were 28 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

Wilson Botanic parkrun started on 27th August 2016, and since then 376 different runners, including participants from 37 athletics clubs, have completed 863 runs covering a total distance of 4,315 km, and there have been 180 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.