Wynnum parkrun 30

A beautiful bayside sunrise at 6am greeted a small  group of volunteers and 'keen' parkrunners who wanted to 'warm up' before the main event - well actually it was a 5km lap of the course!

Dawn at Wynnum parkrun

We started our Run Brief this morning with a short tribute and moments silence to remember Joe Kelly the triathlete at the Twilight Running festival 2 weeks ago who was fatally injured in the dreadful storm which struck the Half Marathon event. We hope parkrun will be able to join up with Joe's athletic club for a fundraiser, for more details keep a look out in the parkrun Australia weekly newsletter .

After the usual run brief from RD Hennie another record attendance set off for a fantastic parkrun. Our first male finisher was Toby Somerville (second time finishing in first place) in 17:28, and first female was Bridget Taylor in 20:35 (and a PB by 12 seconds too)!

Full details follow...

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Wynnum parkrun: Event number 30: 6th April 2013

Men's placings:
Toby SOMERVILLE (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:28 - second time in 4 appearances.
William BRETT (JM15-19) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:58.
David James WILLIAMS (VM45-49) of Brisbane Road Runners, was third over the line in 18:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Neil WOOD (Unattached) 2334 pts.
Matt ARCHER (Daily Runner) 2043 pts.
James Thomas HOLLANBY (Unattached) 1949 pts.

Women's placings:
Bridget TAYLOR (JW15-19) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 20:35 - third time in 7 appearances.
Javana MANUEL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 21:27 - Has been first to finish on 4 previous occassions.
Jacqui RUSSELL (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:13 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Karlee GOODING (Daily Runner) 2108 pts.
Javana MANUEL (Unattached) 2038 pts.
Karen EBELING (Unattached) 1696 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Toby SOMERVILLE (VM50-54) was graded 86.55 % for the time 17:28 (first overall).
Keith SULLIVAN (VM60-64) was graded 79.05 % for the time 20:17 (15th overall).
David James WILLIAMS (VM45-49) was graded 78.65 % for the time 18:02 (third overall).

This week there were 200 runners, of whom 43 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Wynnum parkrun started on 8th September 2012, and since then 856 different runners, including participants from 23 athletics clubs, have completed 3,074 runs covering a total distance of 15,370 km, and there have been 873 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Glenda BANAGHAN who ran in a time of 18:52 on 22nd September 2012 (event number 3).
The Men's course record is held by Werner BOTHA who ran in a time of 16:15 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 25).
The Age Grade course record is held by Toby SOMERVILLE who recorded a 87.97 % run (17:11) on 16th March 2013 (event number 27).

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