Run report #9 West Coast Park parkrun 28.01.2017

With so many people away enjoying time with family and friends, it was lovely to see a turn out of sixty-three parkrunners to our special event for Chinese New Year; Event #9 of West Coast Park parkrun.  We had twenty-six first timers to parkrun which is really pleasing.  Please spread the word and remember parkrun is for everyone and as parkrun likes to say "Whether you’re young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you’re always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running."

We had visitors from Canada whose family and friends from Singapore ran with them and also a big new contingent of staff from the Australian International School with the person persuading them to come being gently teased that he wasn't running with them, but volunteering is always a noble excuse.  Thanks to the volunteer team of Anand Thiagarajan, Anna Koh (who stepped in at the last moment to help), Bertrand Czarny (who got switched between so many roles as we filled shortages, it must have made his head spin), Bradley Cronje, John Cheal, Rich Neish, Yolande van der Schyff and Zoe Hancock (who rescued some parkrunners that got lost).

Another three records toppled this week. Well done to

  • Creighton Connolly who broke the male course record in 17:22 (SM25-29)
  • Lorena Ferreira age category VW50-54 in 27:01
  • Miles Paris age category SM18-19 in 22:03.

You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ .

Congratulations to the twenty one runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests and it looks like a number of families had reason to celebrate with more than one personal best in the family:

  • Isaac DAUGHERTY 25:04 / Neil DAUGHERTY 25:14 / Miriam DAUGHERTY 28:57
  • Conor DELAHUNTY 19:00
  • Xavier HAMONIC 27:13
  • Gordon HIRONS 23:12
  • Saskia KAARSGAREN 26:21
  • Jan Steven KELDER 24:34
  • Anna KOH 40:17
  • Alister LAIRD 21:52 / Elizabeth LAIRD 26:49
  • Atsutsohi MAEDA 32:09 / Yugo MAEDA 32:09 / Hana MAEDA 38:22 / Natsuki MAEDA 38:22
  • Deirdre NUGENT 27:00
  • Mark RITCHIE 22:56 / Natalie RITCHIE 26:41
  • Simon WATKINSON 21:07 / Julie WATKINSON 26:55
  • David WHITE 21:54

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 !!

Male placings:

  • Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:22 - first appearance.
  • Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) of Adelaide Harriers AC, was second over the line in 19:00.
  • Claudio CHUA (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:11.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  • John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 789 pts.
  • Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 696 pts.
  • Geoff LAMBROU (Unattached) 636 pts.

Female placings:

  • Eve SINGER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:53 - first time in 3 appearances.
  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 21:54.
  • Kaori TAMADA (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 26:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

  • Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.
  • Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 587 pts.
  • Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 543 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 76.40% for the time 19:00 (second overall).
  • Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) was graded 74.28% for the time 17:22 (first overall).
  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 72.91% for the time 21:54 (12th overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 237 different runners, including participants from 19 athletics clubs, have completed 446 runs covering a total distance of 2,230 km, and there have been 91 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 Creighton CONNOLLY who ran in a time of 00:17:22 on 28th January 2017 (event number 9).

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 #8 West Coast Park parkrun 21.01.2017

Forty-six parkrunners turned up for Event #8 of West Coast Park parkrun, which included twelve first-timers to West Coast Park parkrun and three people who were introduced to parkrun for the first time.  We also had the Snook family visiting from Tasmania, Australia who were doing their first international parkrun (Their second will be East Coast Park parkrun) and the Wygrabek family from Australia.  Thanks to the volunteer team of Bradley Cronje, Creighton Connolly, Geoff Lambrou, Kate Rees-McIntyre, Muhamad Rizal, Rosie Lambrou, Sebastian Lambert and Simon Watkinson.

Another three more records toppling this week. Well done to Mark Dyson, second week in a row same time (21:32 VM50-54), Amit Padhye (19:49 VM40-44) and Martyna Wygrabek (27:16 SW20-24).  You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ .

Congratulations to the thirteen returning runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests: John CHEAL 19:19, Jin-Kai CHNG 19:37, Alister LAIRD 21:56, Harold OR 22:07, Jessica CLENDENNING 23:36, Robert MCINTYRE 24:35, Kaori TAMADA 25:00, Sharon COLFER 26:12, Ethan DAUGHERTY 26:30, Miriam DAUGHERTY 29:49, Matthew LAIRD 34:02, Caitlin LEDBROOK 37:29, Lee LEDBROOK 37:34.

See you all next week for Event #9 for Chinese New Year parkrun.

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 Runcapture's Muhamad Rizal for this week's selection.

Male placings:

John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was first over the line in 19:19 - first time in 6 appearances. An unknown runner was second. Jin-Kai CHNG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:37. Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 696 pts. John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 689 pts. Geoff LAMBROU (Unattached) 636 pts.

Female placings:

Jessica CLENDENNING (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 23:36 - first time in 2 appearances. Kaori TAMADA (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 25:00. Jennifer QUINTANA (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 25:58. Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts. Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 493 pts. Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 457 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 74.55% for the time 19:19 (first overall). Bradley CRONJE (VM45-49) was graded 72.81% for the time 19:37 (4th overall). Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 71.63% for the time 20:16 (6th overall).

This week there were 46 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 211 different runners, including participants from 19 athletics clubs, have completed 383 runs covering a total distance of 1,915 km, and there have been 70 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 #7 West Coast Park parkrun 14.01.2017

Ninety-eight parkrunners turned up for Event #7 of West Coast Park parkrun, a West Coast Park parkrun record which is wonderful.  This included an amazing forty-seven first-timers to West Coast Park parkrun and thirty-eight who were introduced to parkrun for the first time, it was great to see you all there.  There were also twenty-seven juniors, lots of families running together and twenty-one Personal Bests which leant to the great atmosphere. On the tourists side we had the Holdom family from Perth Australia with Cliff Holdom volunteering as Tail Runner to top it off.  It was also a first-time experience for Julie Watkinson, taking on the role of Run Director for the first-time and managed a smooth Parkrun with such a big field.  Thanks go not only to Simon and Cliff but also the rest of the volunteer team of Bradley Cronje, Jerome Besnaud, Matthew Laird, Muhamad Rizal, Saskia Kaarsgaren, Sebastian Lambert and Sharon Colfer for their time and effort into making this week's run a success.

Now we're at Event #7 of West Coast Park parkrun and with a large field we had six more records toppling this week. Well done to Merche Del Valle (24:27 VW40-44), Mark Dyson (21:32 VM50-54), Pablo Diago (18:11 VM35-39), Oonagh Mac Oscar (25:58 SW25-29), Joseph Martin (24:36 JM11-14), and Archie Hare (23:25 JM10) for all making it into the record-books. You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ along with a whole host of other statistics.

The twenty-one returning runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests were John CHEAL 19:54, Jin-Kai CHNG 20:17, Simon WATKINSON 21:21, Mark DYSON 21:32, David WHITE 22:32, Geoff LAMBROU 22:55, Joseph MARTIN 24:36, Pete MARSH 24:50, Theo MARTIN 25:19, Chisa MARTIN 25:27, Robert MCINTYRE 25:39, Isaac DAUGHERTY 25:40, Neil DAUGHERTY 25:41, Antony LINDEN 25:49, Jaime RUIZ-CABRERO 25:59, Oliver BARBAGALLO 26:31, Xavier HAMONIC 27:33, Elizabeth LAIRD 27:46, Ganesh IYER 28:45, Matthew LEADSOM 31:10, and Sam LEADSOM 31:14:00. Well done!

See you all next week for Event #8!

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 Runcapture's Muhamad Rizal for this week's selection.

Male placings: Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:11 - third time in 6 appearances. Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) of Adelaide Harriers AC, was second over the line in 19:51. John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was third over the line in 19:54.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 696 pts. John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 589 pts. Geoff LAMBROU (Unattached) 536 pts.

Female placings: Kate REES-MCINTYRE (VW35-39) of Dulwich Runners, was first (15th overall) over the line in 23:35 - first time in 2 appearances. Carmela RUIZ-CABRERO (JW10) of Dulwich Runners, was second (16th overall) over the line in 23:43. Merche DEL VALLE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 24:27.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 684 pts. Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 398 pts. Patricia SANZ (Unattached) 385 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 73.13% for the time 19:51 (second overall). Archie HARE (JM10) was graded 72.67% for the time 23:25 (14th overall). Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) was graded 72.50% for the time 18:11 (first overall).

This week there were 98 runners, of whom 47 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 199 different runners, including participants from 19 athletics clubs, have completed 337 runs covering a total distance of 1,685 km, and there have been 57 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 #6 West Coast Park parkrun 07.01.2017

Fifty-two parkrunners turned up for Event #6 of West Coast Park parkrun, including a staggering twenty-one first-timers - a lovely mixture of parkrun tourists and parkrun debutants. On the tourists side we had Paudie Dineen from Tralee who we believe is the first overseas tourist to run both Singapore parkruns, having participated at East Coast Park on New Year's Eve. Congratulations Paudie!

It was also a first-time experience for Simon Watkinson, taking on the role of Run Director for the first-time and doing a superb job in the process. Thanks go not only to Simon and Julie but also the rest of the volunteer team of Dominic Watkins, George Diggle, Heidi Makinen, John Cheal, Jeremy Lin, Muhamad Rizal and Pang On Tik for their time and effort into making this week's run a success.

Now we're at Event #6 of West Coast Park parkrun the age-category record listing is starting to look quite impressive with four more records toppling this week. Well done to Stephen Culligan (20:02, VM40-44), Deidre Nugent (29:28, SW25-29), Thomas Lloyd Ewen Keenan our tourist from South London (21:22 SM20-24) and Joseph Martin (25:39, JM11-14) for all making it into the record-books. You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ along with a whole host of other statistics.

Nine returning runners also achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests. Well done:
21:43 Sebastian LAMBERT
22:44 Blister LAIRD
23:03 Geoff LAMBROU
24:52 Jan Steven KELDER
24:55 Lochem KORT
26:42 Patricia SANZ
29:00 Ganesh IYER
31:28 Ruby BARBAGALLO
31:38 Oliver BARBAGALLO

See you all next week for Event #7!

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 Runcapture's Mhd Rizal for this week's selection.

Male placings:
Jerome BESNAUD (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 18:13 - first time in 2 appearances.
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:32 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Stephen CULLIGAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 596 pts.
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 491 pts.
Geoff LAMBROU (Unattached) 447 pts.

Female placings:
Sharon COLFER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 26:37 - first time in 5 appearances.
Patricia SANZ (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 26:42.
Natalie RITCHIE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 28:25.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 584 pts.
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 298 pts.
Pamela TEH (Singapore Shufflers) 292 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jerome BESNAUD (SM30-34) was graded 71.36% for the time 18:13 (first overall).
Stephen CULLIGAN (VM40-44) was graded 68.64% for the time 20:02 (third overall).
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) was graded 67.49% for the time 19:32 (second overall).

This week there were 52 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 152 different runners, including participants from 17 athletics clubs, have completed 239 runs covering a total distance of 1,195 km, and there have been 36 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 #5 West Coast Park parkrun 31.12.2016

Happy New Year! West Coast Park parkrun ended the year on a high with five age-group records being obliterated. Congratulations to Denis' mum, Mary Finn (VW55-59) 22:44, Mark Dyson (WM50-54) 21:51, Elizabeth Wardale (SW18-19) 30:51, Dan Lim (SM25-29) 19:09 (after a late start) and George Diggle (JM15-17) 21:15 for resetting the bar!

parkrun is not a race but let's say that there were some exciting intra-parkrun competitions going on this week! Up front it was 'battle of the beards' with David Williams and his slight bushy advantage narrowly edging out resident weirdy beard and parkrun connoisseur John Cheal. Meanwhile slightly further back East Coast Park's poodle-maltese cross, Jack, won the 'battle of the strollers' ahead of James Foreman and his accomplice with a new global PB of 21:18.

Of the twenty eight runners who took part, fourteen were first timers and three made it their first parkrun ever. Since West Coast Park parkrun started on 3 December we have now had 131 different runners take part completing 187 runs in total covering a total distance of 935 km. There have also been 27 new Personal Bests including 8 this week from:

21:15 George DIGGLE
21:38 Yuchi SUGA
21:51 Mark DYSON
22:03 Pang ON TIK
24:26 Jonathan MILLS
26:20 Sharon COLFER
29:09 Ganesh IYER
38:44 Olive ABIG BATANG

Thanks to our volunteer team for sacrificing their last lie-in/parkrun of the year - Jerome Besnaud, Caroline Chenard, Pablo Diago, Sam Lambrou, Caitlin Ledbrook, Lee Ledbrook, Dominic Watkins and Jiamin Xu Peters you are GREAT!

See you on Saturday for Event #6, the first event of 2017!

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 Caitlin for this week's selection.

Male placings:
Dan LIM (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:09 - first appearance.
David WILLIAMS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:01.
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was third over the line in 20:08.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 497 pts.
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 391 pts.
James FOREMAN (Singapore Shufflers) 377 pts.

Female placings:
Mary FINN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 22:44 - first appearance.
Sharon COLFER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 26:20.
Catherine GILES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 27:34.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 484 pts.
Pamela TEH (Singapore Shufflers) 292 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 286 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mary FINN (VW55-59) was graded 79.62% for the time 22:44 (11th overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 71.52% for the time 20:08 (third overall).
Mark DYSON (VM50-54) was graded 69.18% for the time 21:51 (8th overall).

This week there were 28 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 131 different runners, including participants from 15 athletics clubs, have completed 187 runs covering a total distance of 935 km, and there have been 27 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.

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