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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Pre run, incorporate some dynamic stretches such as legs swings and walking lunges to loosen your muscles and warm the body. Adding 5-6 100m running strides along the paths at the start will also have you in tip top shape for your 5km parkrun.
PLEASE Bring Your PRINTED Barcode: NO barcode = NO result = NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please bring PRINTED barcodes only as unfortunately barcodes on mobile phones cannot be scanned so will not be accepted. Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result.
Five IMPORTANT things to tell potential first timers among your friends:
1. Register and print off a barcode a day or two before your first event. No barcode unfortunately means no time will be recorded.
2. Stick to the left of the path during the event and be mindful of other path users.
3. All parkrunners volunteer. Parkrun relies on volunteers to stage each event.
4. Have fun. You are only competing against yourself. Everyone's a winner at parkrun.
5. ... and don't forget to bring your PRINTED barcode !!
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun.
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.
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.