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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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.