Run report #18 East Coast Park parkrun 18.10.14

Event #18 was a little grey and very still and as always humid but still attracted a crowd of 25 runners, 4 of whom were first timers and 6 recorded personal bests.   Thanks for all coming down. We are now at over 500 likes on facebook and have just reached 300 registered runners.

Our super team of volunteers was made up of Troy MYTTON (Run Director), Robert BINDLESS, James KOH, Juliette RAMSAY and Anand THIAGARAJAN. All were first timers and did a sterling job. Thanks team. 

Volunteering

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Carol and Troy for this week's selection of shots.

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Olney Runners AC, was first over the line in 18:59 - second time in 5 appearances.
James FOREMAN (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was second (third overall) over the line in 20:02.
Mark DYSON (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third (5th overall) over the line in 20:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1138 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 1015 pts.
Terence WONG (Unattached) 1011 pts.

Women's placings:
Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) of Singapore Shufflers, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:20 - third time in 3 appearances.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (4th overall) over the line in 20:14 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Kelly HO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (13th overall) over the line in 24:03 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 699 pts.
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Rosena JOHNSTON (Unattached) 567 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) was graded 79.57% for the time 19:20 (second overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 74.71% for the time 18:59 (first overall).
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) was graded 74.14% for the time 20:14 (4th overall).

This week there were 25 runners, of whom 4 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 262 different runners, including participants from 31 athletics clubs, have completed 543 runs covering a total distance of 2,715 km, and there have been 124 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Vivian TANG who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 2014-10-11 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony SEAKINS who recorded a 86.01% run (18:49) on 11th October 2014 (event number 17).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #19, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #17 East Coast Park parkrun 11.10.14

Event #17 welcomed 37 parkrunners, 17 first timers and 9 personal bests. Thank you as always to our super team of volunteers - James FOREMAN, Sue LEE, Troy MYTTON, Michael PARKER, Dominic WATKINS. The response for volunteers for this week has been very positive so thank you everyone who has put their hand up to help out.  We do need more people over the next few weeks so please let us know if you can join us to help out.  More details are below. 

A shout out to Rishi Agrawal, our sole junior parkrunner, who knocked out a new PB with his dad on Saturday. Way to go Rishi, keep up the great work.

Volunteering

Event #17 was directed by Dominic WATKINS and supported by a super team of ames FOREMAN, Sue LEE, Troy MYTTON, Michael PARKER. Thanks for making parkrun happen. 

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Carol and Troy for this week's selection of shots.

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Tony SEAKINS (VM60-64) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:49 - first appearance.
Widi SUSANTO (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 19:04.
Dan MARTELL (SM25-29) of Altrincham and District AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1138 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 1015 pts.
Terence WONG (Unattached) 1011 pts.

Women's placings:
Vivian TANG (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 18:55 - first appearance.
Katy MARTIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (6th overall) over the line in 20:12.
Juliette RAMSAY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (11th overall) over the line in 21:04 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 600 pts.
Rosena JOHNSTON (Unattached) 567 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tony SEAKINS (VM60-64) was graded 86.01% for the time 18:49 (first overall).
Vivian TANG (VW40-44) was graded 82.56% for the time 18:55 (second overall).
Anthony SAYERS (VM50-54) was graded 73.75% for the time 20:19 (7th overall).

This week there were 37 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 257 different runners, including participants from 30 athletics clubs, have completed 518 runs covering a total distance of 2,590 km, and there have been 118 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Vivian TANG who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 2014-10-11 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony SEAKINS who recorded a 86.01% run (18:49) on 11th October 2014 (event number 17).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #18, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #16 East Coast Park parkrun 04.10.14

What a fantastic day it was at Event #16 at East Coast Park parkrun this weekend. Not only did we celebrate International parkrun with representatives from Singapore, UK, South Africa, Australia, Poland, Denmark.....(the list goes on), the 10th anniversary of the first ever parkrun at Bushy park, and attempt a Guiness World Record but we also smashed our previous attendance record with 60 parkrunners completing the 5km route and 5 wonderful volunteers running the show without a hitch.   First time Run Director Dom (who did a FANTASTIC job) was joined by Fabia, Bradley,  Troy Mytton and Troy Harris. Thanks team for helping out.   These are all familiar names so if you are reading this, have enjoyed your run down at parkrun then we would really appreciate your help one Saturday.  Details of how to help out are listed below.

So did we get the Guiness World Record? It was a massive turnout (to be exact 80, 160 runners and 6000 volunteers) but unfortunately the record was just out of reach.  An excuse to have another crack next year maybe.....

Volunteering

Event #16 was directed by Dominic WATKINS and supported by a super team of Bradley CRONJE, Troy HARRIS, Troy MYTTON and Fabia PALMER. Thanks for making parkrun happen. 

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Carol and Troy for this week's selection of shots.

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Simon BAINES (VM40-44) of Thames Hare & Hounds, was first over the line in 16:41 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
Ben PICKFORD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:38 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1138 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 1015 pts.
Terence WONG (Unattached) 933 pts.

Women's placings:
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 19:48 - third time in 3 appearances.
Glynis HONG (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:17.
Holly CRAIG (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:31.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 600 pts.
Rosena JOHNSTON (Unattached) 567 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Simon BAINES (VM40-44) was graded 83.72% for the time 16:41 (first overall).
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) was graded 75.76% for the time 19:48 (7th overall).
Ned PHILLIPS (VM45-49) was graded 73.66% for the time 19:33 (5th overall).

This week there were 60 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 240 different runners, including participants from 26 athletics clubs, have completed 481 runs covering a total distance of 2,405 km, and there have been 109 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:19:31 on 2014-09-20 (event number 14).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #17, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #15 East Coast Park parkrun 27.09.14

Following the previous weekend of F1 Grand Prix action, some parkrunners took the option for a well deserved sleep in this Saturday morning.  19 parkrunners did join us, some brand new, some returning, a few taking it easy ready for races the next day and others testing their legs and finishing with a new pb.  Welcome to our visitors from overseas, as always we thank you for coming along.

A big thank you to our volunteers.  If you've been down to take part in parkrun and enjoyed this free event, this is due only because of our volunteers.  If you've not helped out yet, it's free and you can still come for coffee at the end and you will get an extra 100 points in the results ladder.  We'd like to give some of our familar faces who volunteer each week a break and see some new faces help out (see below for more details of how to help out)

All parkrunners this week brought along their barcode :-)  Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

International parkrun day

parkrun has become nothing short of a phenomenon. It’s a running revolution. And we’re all part of it.

As parkrun is now global, the anniversary of the launch of Bushy parkrun has been anointed International parkrun Day. It will be celebrated and acknowledged at every parkrun event on the planet in big and small ways. Some will announce it in the pre-run briefing, others will wear fancy dress… many will put on cake. We all know that cake tastes better after parkrun!

So this week why not tell a friend or family member about parkrun, bring them along, and change their life for the better. Just make sure they bring their barcode!

To celebrate this huge milestone we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most participants in a 5km run across multiple locations’. The current record was set by Cancer Research UK at the Race For Life One Big Day event and involved 101,246 participants at 23 locations across the UK on 4 June 2006.

Can we do it?

Volunteering

Event #15 was directed by Carol CUNNINGHAM and supported by a super team of John CHEAL, James FOREMAN, Rosena JOHNSTON, Troy MYTTON, Dominic WATKINS. Thanks for making parkrun happen. 

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Carol and Troy for this week's selection of shots.

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Ben PICKFORD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:40 - first time in 6 appearances.
Ian JEFFCOCK (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:51.
Chris REID (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:59.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1044 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 931 pts.
Terence WONG (Unattached) 865 pts.

Women's placings:
Kelly HO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 22:29 - first time in 3 appearances.
Juliette RAMSAY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 23:29 - was first to finish once before.
Michelle TILBURY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 29:59.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 500 pts.
Kathryn HAYNES (Unattached) 491 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ian JEFFCOCK (VM45-49) was graded 68.03% for the time 20:51 (second overall).
Chris REID (VM45-49) was graded 67.59% for the time 20:59 (third overall).
Kelly HO (SW30-34) was graded 66.27% for the time 22:29 (7th overall).

This week there were 19 runners, of whom 6 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 220 different runners, including participants from 23 athletics clubs, have completed 421 runs covering a total distance of 2,105 km, and there have been 92 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:19:31 on 2014-09-20 (event number 14).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #16, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #14 – East Coast Park parkrun 20.09.14

Event #14, F1 Grand Prix weekend, was a truely international mix of parkrunners. Our biggest turnout to date off 44 participants had parkrunners from Singapore, UK, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Russia (and we think there were a few more other countries too).  Thanks for all coming along and for joining us for post run coffee.  We hope you had a super time.

All parkrunners this week brought along their barcode :-)  Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

A reminder that Saturday 4th October is International parkrun day.  This is a really exciting day in the parkrun calendar and is 10 years since parkrun started back in the UK.  Please spread the word and let's make this a great day for parkrun here in Singapore.

Volunteering

Event #14 was directed by Carol CUNNINGHAM and supported by a super team of Rosena JOHNSTON, Fabia PALMER, Clare TAN. Thanks ladies for making parkrun happen. 

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Carol for this week's selection of shots.

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings: John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Olney Runners AC, was first over the line in 18:40 - first time in 4 appearances. Stephen KOVACS (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 19:32. James FOREMAN (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:23.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1044 pts. Terence WONG (Unattached) 865 pts. Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 835 pts.

Women's placings: Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) of Singapore Shufflers, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:31 - second time in 2 appearances. Chris ANSWERTH (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 26:29. Regina KENNEDY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 27:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts. Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 500 pts. Kathryn HAYNES (Unattached) 491 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) was graded 78.82% for the time 19:31 (second overall). Stephen KOVACS (VM50-54) was graded 76.11% for the time 19:32 (third overall). John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 75.98% for the time 18:40 (first overall).

This week there were 44 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 214 different runners, including participants from 23 athletics clubs, have completed 402 runs covering a total distance of 2,010 km, and there have been 85 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:19:31 on 2014-09-20 (event number 14). The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12). The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #15, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #13 – East Coast Park parkrun 13.09.14

Another good turnout for our 13th event.  38 parkrunners rocked up for East Coast Park parkrun on Saturday with 4 super volunteers helping run the show smoothly.

Thank you to our lovely parkrun tourists who this week were from Australia and the UK. 2 parkrunners this week left their barcodes at home.

Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

Next week is the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and parkrun is still happening so please come along and test your own speed at East Coast Park.

Saturday 4th October is International parkrun day.  This is a really exciting day in the parkrun calendar and is 10 years since parkrun started back in the UK.  Please spread the word and let's make this a great day for parkrun here in Singapore.

Volunteering

Event #13 was directed by Troy MYTTON and supported by Bradley CRONJE, Fabia PALMER and Dominic WATKINS.  Thank you as always for your help.

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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

 

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Troy for this week's selection of shots.

 

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Hugh GILLESPIE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:35 - first time in 2 appearances.
Phillip CAHILL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:38 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Ben PICKFORD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:50.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 1044 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 835 pts.
Stuart HAYNES (Unattached) 800 pts.

Women's placings:
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:22 - second time in 2 appearances.
Kelly HO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:36.
Holly CRAIG (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 24:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 500 pts.
Kathryn HAYNES (Unattached) 491 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Michael CRAIG (VM45-49) was graded 76.47% for the time 18:59 (5th overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 75.11% for the time 18:53 (4th overall).
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) was graded 73.65% for the time 20:22 (7th overall).

This week there were 38 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 186 different runners, including participants from 18 athletics clubs, have completed 358 runs covering a total distance of 1,790 km, and there have been 78 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:20:19 on 2014-08-23 (event number 10).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #14, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #12 – East Coast Park parkrun 06.09.14

Event #12 welcomed 26 parkrunners and 5 volunteers.  Conditions were a little overcast but as usual the humidity provided challenging.  Well done to the 7 parkrunners who achieved new pbs and to all the newbies, we hope you are back again soon.

parkrun tourists this week were from Australia and the UK and only 1 parkrunner this week forgot their barcode.

Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

Volunteering

Event #12 was directed by Carol CUNNINGHAM and supported byTroy MYTTON, Ben PICKFORD, Ted TEO, Dominic WATKINS  Thank you team for helping out.

We still need 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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

 

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Troy for this week's selection of shots.

 

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:28 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Randall WU (SM25-29) of Brisbane Road Runners, was second over the line in 19:31.
Renato STRAUME FOGLIANI (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was third over the line in 19:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 950 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 835 pts.
Stuart HAYNES (Unattached) 800 pts.

Women's placings:
Kathryn MINDT (SW30-34) of Redman Runners, was first (13th overall) over the line in 23:56 - third time in 3 appearances.
Kelly HO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 24:17.
Sally Henrietta CROSS (VW55-59) of Carnethy Hill RC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 26:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
Kathryn HAYNES (Unattached) 491 pts.
San CHEUNG (Unattached) 474 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) was graded 81.68% for the time 16:28 (first overall).
Kevin DUNLEAVY (VM50-54) was graded 70.40% for the time 21:07 (6th overall).
Sally Henrietta CROSS (VW55-59) was graded 69.62% for the time 26:00 (22nd overall).

This week there were 26 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 172 different runners, including participants from 17 athletics clubs, have completed 320 runs covering a total distance of 1,600 km, and there have been 69 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:20:19 on 2014-08-23 (event number 10).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2014-09-06 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #13, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #11 – East Coast Park parkrun 30.08.14

A little overcast and perhaps a shade cooler than usual, East Coast Park parkrun #11 was enjoyed by 28 runners and a full house of volunteers this week.  Numbers were a little lower than last week due to some parkrunners wisely resting their legs before the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. This is one of Singapore's largest events attracting an incredible 45,000 participants. We hope all parkrunners had a great run here.

parkrun tourists this week were Justin and Heidi Cutler from Frog Hollow parkrun in Melbourne and Brenda Hockman from Sydney.

3 parkrunners forgot their barcode this week :-( Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

Next week please be aware that the Metta Charity Run is happening at Big Splash at East Coast Park.  Flag off is at 7.30am and the route will be in the same area as parkrun.  parkrun will still go ahead but please take note of the route and that there is likely to be more congestion on the paths - www.metta.org.sg/mettarun2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MettaCharityRun_RouteMap.gif

Volunteering

Event #11 was directed by Troy Mytton, who was supported by John CHEAL,  Bryan ONG, Fabia PALMER, Dominic WATKINS and Arnaud DE HERRYPON.  Thank you team for helping out.

We still need 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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

 

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Troy for this week's selection of shots.

 

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Kasper KOFOED-DAM (SM25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:25 - first time in 2 appearances.
Bradley CRONJE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:26 - was first to finish once before.
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) of Victorian Masters Athletics, was third over the line in 18:25.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 856 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 835 pts.
Michael HOPKINSON (Unattached) 766 pts.

Women's placings:
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:33 - first appearance.
Karine KRAGH (SW25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was second (11th overall) over the line in 21:56.
Heidi CUTLER (VW40-44) of TXR Runners, was third (19th overall) over the line in 25:22.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 690 pts.
San CHEUNG (Unattached) 474 pts.
Carol CUNNINGHAM (Unattached) 400 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bradley CRONJE (VM40-44) was graded 80.11% for the time 17:26 (second overall).
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) was graded 74.66% for the time 18:25 (third overall).
Kasper KOFOED-DAM (SM25-29) was graded 74.07% for the time 17:25 (first overall).

This week there were 28 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 160 different runners, including participants from 15 athletics clubs, have completed 294 runs covering a total distance of 1,470 km, and there have been 62 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:20:19 on 2014-08-23 (event number 10).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:35 on 2014-07-12 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

Check up out also at - www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/; www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #12, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #10 – East Coast Park parkrun 23.08.14

Great to see East Coast Park parkrun growing, this week welcoming our highest turnout to date. 42 runners laced up and completed the 5km course, 14 of which were first timers and 10 ran their fastest parkrun to date.   This was our 10th parkrun and we celebrated this early milestone with Neel Agrawal, for him his 10th birthday.

This week we featured in the top 10 events to do in Singapore in Weekender magazine  (www.weekender.com.sg/event/east-coast-park-parkrun/2014-08-23/) and we were featured by our very own parkrunner John Cheal on the Singapore running website justrunlah (www.justrunlah.com/blog/2014/08/13/parkrun-comes-to-singapore/).  We are also on Twitter and Instagram so please join us in sharing your photos and comments about the event. Read below for details of how to post.

parkrun tourists this week were Dutch, Lexi, Sarah, Curtis and Shane, all visiting us from Australia.

This week we had 5 unknown parkrunners :-( Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

Volunteering

Event #10 was directed by Carol Cunningham, who was supported by Troy Mytton, Chad Bishop, San Cheung, Arnaud De Herrypon and Michael Hopkinson. Thank you team for helping out.

We still need 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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

 

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Troy for this week's selection of shots.

 

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:56 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) of Victorian Masters Athletics, was second over the line in 18:09.
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Olney Runners AC, was third over the line in 19:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 767 pts.
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 753 pts.
Stuart HAYNES (Unattached) 700 pts.

Women's placings:
Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) of Singapore Shufflers, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:19 - first appearance.
Sarah PEARCE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 26:33.
Rebecca HOPKINSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 26:47 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 593 pts.
San CHEUNG (Unattached) 474 pts.
Polly WILLIAMS (Unattached) 399 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) was graded 79.43% for the time 16:56 (first overall).
Shane DRAPER (VM40-44) was graded 75.76% for the time 18:09 (second overall).
Anna HELOWICZ (VW40-44) was graded 75.72% for the time 20:19 (8th overall).

This week there were 42 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 145 different runners, including participants from 14 athletics clubs, have completed 266 runs covering a total distance of 1,330 km, and there have been 56 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Anna HELOWICZ who ran in a time of 00:20:19 on 2014-08-23 (event number 10).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:35 on 2014-07-12 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Driving - Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

Taxi - If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

MRT - The nearest MRT is Mountbatten MRT Station.  Refer to the timetable at www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Mountbatten.aspx .  It is approximately at 15-20 minute walk (around 2.3km) to the meeting point at carpark B1.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun  #eastcoastparkparkrun  #ECPparkrun

Instagram - share your photos of East Coast Park parkrun #eastcoastparkparkrun #ECPparkrun

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #11, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

 

Run report #8 – East Coast Park parkrun 09.08.14

Happy Birthday Singapore. On the 49th National Day, a record number of parkrunners joined the 8th East Coast Park parkrun.  38 participants laced up and completed the 5km course with 25 first timers. Welcome and we hope you can join us again and please keep spreading the word.

Thank you to our Australian visitors - Stuart Burckhardt from Torrens parkrun and Trent and Mark Galley from Toowoomba parkrun. It was great also to welcome runners this week from Singapore Shufflers.

We had two unknown runners this week :-( Please ensure you bring along your barcode as this will mean your result that you achieved has your name against it.   Singapore is also a parkrun you will definitely sweat in so to ensure your barcode does survive it to the finish line in one piece, please laminate it :-) Note that barcodes on phones cannot be scanned, we need a paper barcode. See details below also of how you can order a personalised barcode you can attach to your laces.

Great work by the volunteers this week who ran the event very smoothly - Jake GIAM, Rebecca HOPKINSON, Troy MYTTON, Dominic WATKINS. Thanks team.

And well done in events last week to Stuart Haynes (Race Against Cancer - 2nd place) and Jeremy Lewis (Tri Factor half marathon - PB). Great effort guys.  Good luck next week to Rebecca and Michael Hopkinson and Jeremy Lewis (Singapore Triathlon).  Good luck to anyone else taking part in other events in the next week (let us know so we can do a shout out :-) )

Please note that next week there is a triathlon being held on Saturday and Sunday at East Coast Park. This will not affect parkrun but beaware of the course (see map at www.singaporetriathlon.sg/course/) and that there MAY be more people along the footpaths and cycle paths.

Volunteering

Event #8 was directed by Carol Cunningham, who was supported by Troy Mytton, Rebecca Hopkinson, Dominic Watkins and Jake Giam.

We still need 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. Alternatively, you can check out the www.parkrun.com.au/eastcoastpark/futureroster/ on the East Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to eastcoastparkpr@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, cyclists and monkeys all share the marvelous 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 (the closest is at Big Splash approximately 700m away).  Please bring your own water to store at the meeting point or bring some change to use the vending machine by the toilet/shower area at carpark B1.

Training Tip

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

Barcode reminder

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. You must print out your barcode on paper.  Please try to laminate or order some of the durable plastic key tag's advertised from http://bentlogic.com.au/parkrun.html. parkrun does not have the facilities to scan any other form of technology therefore we cannot scan mobile phones. (don't forget your barcode).

Five 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 the barcode !!

 

Photos

You can see photos from this event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastparkrun. Thanks to Troy for this week's selection of shots.

 

Post-run coffee

Please consider joining us for a coffee or breakfast at Starbucks at Big Splash, East Coast Park (approx. 700m walk from the finish point). This is a great way to meet other people after the run so if you have time, please join us next week.

Results

Men's placings:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:53 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Clifford SCOTT (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:55.
Kasper KOFOED-DAM (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:58.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Chad BISHOP (Unattached) 653 pts.
Krzysztof BANAŚ (Unattached) 644 pts.
Jeremy LEWIS (Unattached) 587 pts.

Women's placings:
Katie HARTRICK (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (18th overall) over the line in 25:12 - first appearance.
Aireen ESPEJO (SW30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was second (26th overall) over the line in 27:21.
Sue LEE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 27:21.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rebecca HOPKINSON (Unattached) 495 pts.
Polly WILLIAMS (Unattached) 399 pts.
San CHEUNG (Unattached) 374 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Stuart HAYNES (VM35-39) was graded 79.66% for the time 16:53 (first overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 74.26% for the time 19:06 (6th overall).
Clifford SCOTT (SM30-34) was graded 72.37% for the time 17:55 (second overall).

This week there were 38 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

East Coast Park parkrun started on 21st June 2014, and since then 113 different runners, including participants from 11 athletics clubs, have completed 189 runs covering a total distance of 945 km, and there have been 37 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who ran in a time of 00:21:54 on 2014-07-05 (event number 3).
The men's record is held by Stuart HAYNES who ran in a time of 00:16:35 on 2014-07-12 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jet Jon SHEPHERD who recorded a 84.93% run (21:54) on 5th July 2014 (event number 3).

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

Parking and travel to East Coast Park

Please use carpark B1 at East Coast Park which is directly in front of the meeting point.

If you are visiting us from overseas, a taxi is about $10 from the city centre, takes about 10 minutes and ask to be dropped at carpark B1. Our meeting point is a short walk from here. We start at 7am so make sure you give yourself enough time to be there for the start.

Twitter - We are tweeting!! East Coast Park parkrun is on Twitter. Please follow us.https://twitter.com/ECPparkrun

See you all next week for East Coast Park parkrun #9, 7am, at the path beside carpark B1. Thanks for supporting us and continue to spread the word to your friends and family.

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