Run report #207 East Coast Park 09.06.2018

Firstly, as always, a big thank you to this weeks fantastic volunteer team:

Bert DE BACKKER, Arnaud DE HERRYPON, Eddie FAWCETT, Krys FOO, John HARVIE, Graeme HESPE, Ian JEFFCOCK

who made Event #207 of East Coast Park possible, our last event aged three. Yes, can you believe that next week we will be turning four? We would love to celebrate in style but as things stand we haven't yet got a cake-baker. If you would like to make a cake, please do contact us at eastcoastparkhelpers@parkrun.com.

This week we had 54 runners, 11 PB's, and 15 East Coast Park first timers, 5 of whom Event #207 was their very first parkrun. Welcome!

Simon Cariss completed his 50th run and junior Tilly Brereton completed her 10th which she celebrated by running an 83 second personal best. The most parkrunned runner on the day was our own Nick Wilson (267) alongside five other 100 club members including Gil Madrid running his first parkrun at East Coast Park since joining the prestigious club last week at a very wet Bishan park.

Alongside Tilly, ten others achieved new PBs. Well done:

Ria GUZMAN 33:56
Koh LEE SIANG 29:36
Tilly BRERETON 28:42
Satnam DANG 28:36
Scott PAINTNER 27:12
Eva SIMMONS 26:46
Bryan YEO 23:18
Jovian LIM 22:02
Aidan STEEMAN 19:38
Jason TAN 18:44
Peter STURGEON 18:33

Photos
This week we were sadly without a photographer due to a lack of volunteers.

Results
Event #207 full results and complete event history can be found on the
East Coast Park parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Sam CORBETT 18:08
Michael DURANTE 18:19
Peter STURGEON 18:33

Female placings:
Donna BRERETON 22:30 VW45-49
Kate HARKER 23:35 SW25-29
Yen Ling LIM 24:59 VW55-59

The highest age-graded performances of the day:
Stuart MCINTOSH 78.60% (18:37 VM45-49)
Sam CORBETT 78.22% (18:08 VM45-49)
Yen Ling LIM 74.45% (24:59 VW55-59)

Volunteering
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 https://www.parkrun.sg/Eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to Eastcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com 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.

Water
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.

PLEASE Bring Your PRINTED Barcode: NO barcode = NO result = NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please bring PRINTED barcodes only as unfortunately barcodes on mobile phones cannot always 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 !!

Look forward to seeing you all at Event #208 our fourth anniversary celebration!