Run report #136 East Coast Park parkrun 04.02.2017

This week there were fifty-seven runners, of whom sixteen were first timers and nine recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of six different athletics clubs took part.

Congratulations to all of this weeks improvers:

19:25 Ro SAKIYAMA (5th parkrun with a PB every time!)
19:29 Stuart MCINTOSH
21:01 Rebecca ROUND
23:42 Luis Carlos TORRES MARTINEZ
23:50 Iain FELSTEAD
25:21 Mark PEDRICK
28:30 Elsie KOH
29:12 Rajeev TUMMALA
35:44 Josefina RUIZ

Thanks go out to all our volunteers this week including Run Director Bradley Cronje who travelled over from West Coast Park where he is Event Director to cover duties and the rest of the fabulous team of Isabelle Faber, Eiji Kasutani, Elizabeth Muir, David Pilgrim, Collin Xiaojun Wang and Nick Wilson. Without all of you we wouldn't have an event.

See you next week for Event #137!

Volunteering is part of parkrun. We would love to see new faces helping out. We still need more volunteers to step forward for our next events so please consider helping us out in order to make East Coast Park parkrun a success. Everyone who volunteers gets a terrific buzz from being part of an instant team working like clockwork to bring a parkrun to life. Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow parkrunners. There are two ways to indicate your intention to volunteer in coming weeks. First, you can approach any of our volunteers with orange bibs at the start/finish area and we will write down your details in our register. Alternatively, you can check out the on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.

Sharing East Coast Park with Friends
Runners, walkers, dogs, and cyclists all share the marvellous paths at East Coast Park and surrounds. Ensure you stay to the left and be courteous to other users of this beautiful park.

A reminder that there are no water fountains at East Coast Park in close vicinity to the start. Please bring your own water bottle to store at the meeting point which can be refilled at the toilet block or bring some change to use the vending machine there.

Training Tip
Pre run, incorporate some dynamic stretches such as legs swings and walking lunges to loosen your muscles and warm the body. Adding 5-6 100m running strides along the paths at the start will also have you in tip top shape for your 5km parkrun.

PLEASE Bring Your PRINTED Barcode: NO barcode = NO result = NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please bring PRINTED barcodes only as unfortunately barcodes on mobile phones cannot be scanned so will not be accepted. Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result.

Five IMPORTANT things to tell potential first timers among your friends:
1. Register and print off a barcode a day or two before your first event. No barcode unfortunately means no time will be recorded.
2. Stick to the left of the path during the event and be mindful of other path users.
3. All parkrunners volunteer. Parkrun relies on volunteers to stage each event.
4. Have fun. You are only competing against yourself. Everyone's a winner at parkrun.
5. ... and don't forget to bring your PRINTED barcode !!

You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page Thanks to Heather for this week's selection.

Male placings:
Yuta SUDA (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 16:08 - 25th time in 27 appearances.
Mark HIGGS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:35.
Hiroto OGAWA (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was third over the line in 19:14.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian JEFFCOCK (Singapore Shufflers) 2479 pts.
Collin Xiaojun WANG (Singapore Shufflers) 2116 pts.
Gil MADRID (Singapore Shufflers) 2088 pts.

Female placings:
Rebecca ROUND (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:01 - second time in 3 appearances.
Elsie KOH (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (40th overall) over the line in 28:30.
Jayne WINDERAM (VW55-59) of New Forest Runners, was third (48th overall) over the line in 30:42.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Karen MAGILL (Unattached) 1516 pts.
Manami NISHIKIORI (Unattached) 1430 pts.
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 1410 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Yuta SUDA (SM30-34) was graded 80.37% for the time 16:08 (first overall).
Ro SAKIYAMA (VM50-54) was graded 75.97% for the time 19:25 (4th overall).
Stuart MCINTOSH (VM45-49) was graded 73.91% for the time 19:29 (5th overall).

This week there were 57 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 2,215 different runners, including participants from 297 athletics clubs, have completed 7,240 runs covering a total distance of 36,200 km, and there have been 1,363 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jenna HILL who ran in a time of 00:17:47 on 17th September 2016 (event number 116).
The male record is held by Aki NUMMELA who ran in a time of 00:15:16 on 28th February 2015 (event number 37).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rowan WALKER who recorded a 87.36% run (16:21) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 121).

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