Wynnum parkrun 35

Sunrise over Moreton Bay

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this morning’s run. Today’s event was made possible by our fabulous volunteers: Alison Price, Emma Henderson, Arna Chauncey, Peter Cumming, Nicole Lutze, Alison O’Neill, Michelle Shiels, Susie Fox, John Carter, Trent Collett & Hennie Coetzer – thank you all for your time and efforts!

Special mention also goes to Belinda Clarke for giving our ‘1st timers’ brief this morning, Roisin Burrell for holding the fort due the Run like a Jett challenge and Sean Kelly for going to so much effort to provide us with fantastic finishers photos and Hennie for the shots from Darling Point. All the photos are here FB Photo Album. We were also treated to the breakfast BBQ by Jetts and Café 2 U were also there with their gorgeous coffees- perfect on a chilly morning!

What a finish...

We had 206 runners this morning with Werner Botha crossing the line first with a time of 16:23 and Trish Russell was our first female finisher with a new PB at 19:34, congratulations!

We would also like to wish Aman Gupta a Happy Birthday! He started his birthday celebrations by joining us this morning and running in a new age category for the 1st time! (I won’t say which one) 

Trent continued on after our normal run to complete an extra 4 laps of the course, covering a total of 25km this morning. Fantastic effort and mental endurance to maintain a storming pace over that distance, and on a repetitive circuit! Trent was joined during the first 500m of his third 'lap' by 3 parkrunners who "Ran Like a Jett" to keep up. Here is a photo or Arna, Aman, Ellie and Trent....

Run like a Jett

Well done to everyone and congratulations if you managed a new PB, enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you next week!
Ellie xx


Wynnum parkrun Event number 35: 11th May 2013

Men's placings:
Werner BOTHA (SM25-29) of Daily Runner, was first over the line in 16:23 - 9th time in 10 appearances.
Ben FORD (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:40 - Has been first to finish on 3 previous occassions.
Nick KIRKUP (SM25-29) of Brisbane Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:23 - Has been first to finish on 8 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Neil WOOD (Unattached) 2814 pts.
Matt ARCHER (Daily Runner) 2423 pts.
Shaun THOMPSON (Daily Runner) 2278 pts.

Women's placings:
Trish RUSSELL (VW35-39) of Team Enrich, was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:34 - 8th time in 8 appearances.
Yvette BESAANS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:05.
Javana MANUEL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:19 - Has been first to finish on 4 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Javana MANUEL (Unattached) 2529 pts.
Karlee GOODING (Daily Runner) 2227 pts.
Karen EBELING (Unattached) 1903 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John G. B. SHAW (VM55-59) was graded 83.54 % for the time 19:02 (9th overall).
Werner BOTHA (SM25-29) was graded 78.74 % for the time 16:23 (first overall).
Keith SULLIVAN (VM60-64) was graded 78.12 % for the time 20:43 (19th overall).

This week there were 206 runners, of whom 40 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Wynnum parkrun started on 8th September 2012, and since then 1,017 different runners, including participants from 25 athletics clubs, have completed 3,941 runs covering a total distance of 19,705 km, and there have been 1,196 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 16:06 on 20th April 2013 (event number 32).
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.