Run report #4 West Coast Park parkrun 24.12.2016

Our fourth parkrun was a special Santa Hat run and we had reindeers, Santa Clauses and elves, oh yes and a few parkrunners.  It was wonderful to see 12 new parkrunners who joined the parkrun family this week on this festive occasion and we hope to see you again soon.  There was also 16 visitors to West Coast Park parkrun for the first time with people visiting from South Africa, Australia and Great Britain.  This week there were 47 runners, which was nice to see with so many people travelling for vacations.

Congratulations to Pablo Diago who broke his personal best and also broke the Santa Hat record with 18:11 and we are glad to see that he now proudly lists it as his personal achievement of the year ;).  Congratulations also goes to the following runners for their personal bests: John Cheal 19:57, Jin-Kai Chng 20:36, James Foreman, 21:28, Patricia Sanz 27:36, Xavier Hamonic 28:15, Lee Ledbrook 38:02, Zoe Hancock 39:14.

Congratulations for the following Age Category Records that were set for West Coast Park parkrun: VW55-59 Angela Royle 26:08, VW50-54 Susan Mary Moss 28:55, VM35-39 Pablo Diago 18:11 and Jin-Kai Chng 20:36.

Thanks to our volunteer team, without whom parkrun is not possible, Alison Patel, Bradley Cronje, Geoff Lambrou, Julie Watkinson, Sanjay Patel, Simon Watkinson, Tamryn Cronje,

We are running parkrun on 31 December so spread the word to all your friends, everyone is welcome.  It may be that last opportunity to achieve that 2016 resolution or a way to get your 2017 resolutions off to a flying start.  How many of your friends will be able to say they started theirs one day early.  “And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.”— Rainer Maria Rilke

See you Saturday.

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 West 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 http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/futureroster/ on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to westcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.

Sharing West Coast Park with Friends
Runners, walkers, dogs, and cyclists all share the marvellous paths at West 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 West 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 !!

Photos
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun.

Male placings:
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:11 - second time in 4 appearances.
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was second (third overall) over the line in 19:57.
Jin-Kai CHNG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 397 pts.
Bradley CRONJE (Singapore Shufflers) 300 pts.
Sebastian LAMBERT (Tiong Bahru Tortoises) 295 pts.

Female placings:
Indira PATEL (JW11-14) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:26 - second time in 2 appearances.
Kaori TAMADA (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 25:14.
Angela ROYLE (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 26:08.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 385 pts.
Pamela TEH (Singapore Shufflers) 292 pts.
Indira PATEL (Dacorum & Tring AC) 200 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Indira PATEL (JW11-14) was graded 85.26% for the time 18:26 (second overall).
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) was graded 72.50% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 72.18% for the time 19:57 (third overall).

This week there were 47 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 117 different runners, including participants from 14 athletics clubs, have completed 159 runs covering a total distance of 795 km, and there have been 19 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Indira PATEL who ran in a time of 00:18:15 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Dominic WATKINS who ran in a time of 00:17:52 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The Age Grade course record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a 86.12% run (18:15) on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the West Coast Park parkrun Results Page.

 

Run report #2 West Coast Park parkrun 10.12.2016

Our second parkrun and this week there were 29 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests.  It is great to see so many first timers and again so many youngsters showing us how it is done.  We hope to see you all again and spread the word to all your friends, everyone is welcome.  Many thanks to the entire volunteer team without volunteers parkrun is not possible.

Each week the results from parkrun are posted on http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/latestresults/. By clicking on your name you can also reference your result from previous parkruns and a whole wealth of other statistics, for example, your age-graded percentage, a figure based on the world-record 5k for your age that then allows you to compare your result with those of friends of a different age or sex, as well as your younger self!

Anyway, with only three more sleeps to go we are looking forward to Event #3. See you Saturday!

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 West 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 http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/futureroster/ on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to westcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.

Sharing West Coast Park with Friends
Runners, walkers, dogs, and cyclists all share the marvellous paths at West 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 West 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 !!

Photos
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun.

Male placings:
Dominic WATKINS (VM45-49) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:52 - first appearance.
Jerome BESNAUD (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was second over the line in 18:12.
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Creighton CONNOLLY (Singapore Shufflers) 200 pts.
Dominic WATKINS (Singapore Shufflers) 200 pts.
Shawn POLLARD (Singapore Shufflers) 200 pts.

Female placings:
Indira PATEL (JW11-14) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 18:15 - first appearance.
Eve SINGER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (8th overall) over the line in 22:24.
Emily LIM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (14th overall) over the line in 23:36.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Eve SINGER (Unattached) 198 pts.
Pamela TEH (Singapore Shufflers) 192 pts.
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 190 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Indira PATEL (JW11-14) was graded 86.12% for the time 18:15 (third overall).
Dominic WATKINS (VM45-49) was graded 79.94% for the time 17:52 (first overall).
Jerome BESNAUD (SM30-34) was graded 71.43% for the time 18:12 (second overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 74 different runners, including participants from 12 athletics clubs, have completed 90 runs covering a total distance of 450 km, and there have been 6 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Indira PATEL who ran in a time of 00:18:15 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Dominic WATKINS who ran in a time of 00:17:52 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The Age Grade course record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a 86.12% run (18:15) on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).

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

 

Run report #3 West Coast Park parkrun 17.12.2016

Our third parkrun and it feels like we are getting into the rhythm.  With people travelling,  enjoying the year-end functions and winding down it was great to still see 8 new people who enjoyed their very first parkrun, in additional to the 7 visitors to West Coast Park parkrun.

Congratulations to Matthew Singer on his new Personal Best of 21:21.  Congratulations also goes to the following who achieved their personal bests at West Coast Park parkrun: Pablo Diago 18:12, Mark Dyson 22:07, Geoff Lambrou 24:02, and Rich Neish 24:07.

We are still in need of volunteers for the 24 and 31 December so please consider putting on the bib for your fellow parkrunners if you haven't done so recently. As always, thanks go to this week's volunteer team who took care of all the logistics: Allison Singer, Bradley Cronje, Emily Lim, Ken Lim, Pamela Teh, Sebastian Lambert, Sharon Colfer, and Shuijun Zhang.

It is the Christmas Santa Hat Special next week so looking forward to see you at Event #4 dressed for the occasion!

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 West 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 http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/futureroster/ on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to westcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.
Sharing West Coast Park with Friends
Runners, walkers, dogs, and cyclists all share the marvellous paths at West 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 West 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 !!
Photos
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun.

Male placings:
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:12 - first time in 3 appearances.
Bertrand CZARNY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:08.
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was third over the line in 20:16.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Bradley CRONJE (Singapore Shufflers) 300 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 297 pts.
Sebastian LAMBERT (Tiong Bahru Tortoises) 295 pts.

Female placings:
Carol CUNNINGHAM (VW35-39) of Mount Sinai Striders, was first (11th overall) over the line in 22:37 - first appearance.
Jet Jon SHEPHERD (VW60-64) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 23:02.
Julie WATKINSON (VW40-44) of Singapore Shufflers, was third (18th overall) over the line in 27:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Pamela TEH (Singapore Shufflers) 292 pts.
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 290 pts.
Eve SINGER (Unattached) 198 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jet Jon SHEPHERD (VW60-64) was graded 83.07% for the time 23:02 (13th overall).
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) was graded 72.44% for the time 18:12 (first overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 71.05% for the time 20:16 (third overall).

This week there were 22 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 89 different runners, including participants from 12 athletics clubs, have completed 112 runs covering a total distance of 560 km, and there have been 11 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Indira PATEL who ran in a time of 00:18:15 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Dominic WATKINS who ran in a time of 00:17:52 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The Age Grade course record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a 86.12% run (18:15) on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).

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

 

Run report #1 West Coast Park parkrun 03.12.2016

After many months of researching parks, mapping routes, obtaining relevant permissions, organising volunteers and sourcing equipment, Singapore's second parkrun, West Coast Park, finally launched shortly after 7:30am this Saturday 3 December with Geoff and Jane from event sponsor Aon cutting the ceremonial ribbon (well, roll of security tape to be precise)!

Many thanks to the entire volunteer team for their efforts not only on the day but also behind the scenes to enable the event to become a reality: Run Director Bradley, who will be the Event Director for West Coast Park going forward; Dominic, parkrun Singapore Country Director on barcode scanning; Creighton on tokens; Seb and Collin on timing; marshals Cal and Jerome; photographers Tim and Rizal; and last but not least our loveable tail-runner Shawn.

Conditions were relatively cool for the amazing sixty-two runners who laced up for the 5k course.  For just over half it was their first parkrun experience, whilst around thirty had run a parkrun elsewhere (there are over one thousand other parkruns to choose from) with Rich Neish leading the way on two-hundred and forty-seven.  Yes, some people really do get into parkrun!  At parkrun we have special clubs that you automatically join when you reach a specific target. Juniors who complete ten runs automatically join the parkrun 10 club, whilst Seniors have 50, 100, 250 and even 500 clubs to aim for, a highlight of which is eligibility for the much coveted free milestone t-shirt.

Each week the results from parkrun are posted on http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/latestresults/. By clicking on your name you can also reference your result from previous parkruns and a whole wealth of other statistics, for example, your age-graded percentage, a figure based on the world-record 5k for your age that then allows you to compare your result with those of friends of a different age or sex, as well as your younger self!

Anyway, with only two more sleeps to go we are looking forward to Event #2 already. See you Saturday!

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 West 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 http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/futureroster/ on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to westcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.

Sharing West Coast Park with Friends
Runners, walkers, dogs, and cyclists all share the marvellous paths at West 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 West 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 !!

Photos
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun. Thanks to Tim and Rizal for this week's selection.

Male placings:
Vincent CASANOVA (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 18:17 - first appearance.
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:44.
David GREEN (VM55-59) of Harpenden Arrows Running Club, was third over the line in 19:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Creighton CONNOLLY (Singapore Shufflers) 100 pts.
Jerome BESNAUD (Singapore Shufflers) 100 pts.
Collin Xiaojun WANG (Singapore Shufflers) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Vivian TANG (VW45-49) of Singapore Shufflers, was first (6th overall) over the line in 20:06 - first appearance.
Eve SINGER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (8th overall) over the line in 21:25.
Kate REES-MCINTYRE (VW35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was third (14th overall) over the line in 22:59.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vivian TANG (Singapore Shufflers) 100 pts.
Eve SINGER (Unattached) 99 pts.
Kate REES-MCINTYRE (Singapore Shufflers) 98 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tony SEAKINS (VM60-64) was graded 83.03% for the time 19:50 (4th overall).
Vivian TANG (VW45-49) was graded 79.77% for the time 20:06 (6th overall).
David GREEN (VM55-59) was graded 79.76% for the time 19:26 (third overall).

The female record is held by Vivian TANG who ran in a time of 00:20:06 on 3rd December 2016 (Event #1).
The male record is held by Vincent CASANOVA who ran in a time of 00:18:17 on 3rd December 2016 (Event #1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony SEAKINS who recorded an 83.03% run (19:50) on 3rd December 2016 (Event # 1).

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

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