Run report #11 West Coast Park parkrun

Well I was going to say East Coast Park parkrun pipped us 56-54 (with no shady padding of their numbers ;) ), but then they pulled out the big guns.  For those that missed it, have a read of their race report and I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised.  Having reflected a bit on this over the last few days, the one thing that stands out for me is an admiration for Singapore.  How many countries in the world do you still find esteemed public figures taking an active interest in their communities without it being staged or a photo opportunity, just a genuine interest and inquiry?  This is great for parkrun to help spread the message of a free weekly timed 5km run open to the public, to promote community-building and a healthier lifestyle. So please share if you agree.

This week there were 54 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests.

Thank you to the parkrunner that paid our volunteers a lovely compliment this week. "Having the marshals on the course enthusiastically cheering us on, really helped to lift our spirits and give us a boost."  Thanks to all this week's volunteers Agnieszka Banas, Conor Delahunty, Creighton Connolly, Gordon Hirons, Linda Hancock, Lorena Ferreira, Patricia Sanz, Simon Watkinson and Xavier Hamonic.

Another three more records toppling this week. Well done to:

  • VW40-44 Yan Wang 22:34
  • VM50-54 Russell Waugh 20:26
  • VM35-39 Pablo DIAGO 17:41

You can see the full list of age-category records at .

The lovely cool weather this weekend certainly helped and we had 21 runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests, congratulations to:

  • Pablo DIAGO 17:41
  • John CHEAL 19:00
  • Yuichi SUGA 20:55
  • Stephen POWELL 21:31
  • Robert AYLIFFE 21:42
  • Sean COUGHLAN 22:30
  • Jan Steven KELDER 23:57
  • Kaori TAMADA 24:34
  • Kristi LEMM 24:49
  • Vincent HO 25:04
  • Peter YUNG-HOK 25:27
  • Saskia KAARSGAREN 25:35
  • Dameon CLARK 26:03
  • Pamela TEH 27:31
  • Steven LOH 27:55
  • Miriam DAUGHERTY 28:28
  • Krzysztof BANAS 28:53
  • Sarah MILLS 29:28
  • Andrew CHURCH 30:23
  • Laurent LEE 33:20
  • Kai Loong LEE 33:21

Hope to see you all next week for Event #12 and may the cool weather continue.

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.

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.


You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page

Male placings:
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:41 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
Adrian ROYCE (VM45-49) of Thompson Estate AC, was second over the line in 18:24.
John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was third over the line in 19:00 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 987 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 896 pts.
Jin-Kai CHNG (Unattached) 776 pts.

Female placings:
Yan WANG (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 22:34 - first appearance.
Kaori TAMADA (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 24:34.
Kristi LEMM (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:49.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 681 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 643 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Adrian ROYCE (VM45-49) was graded 78.89% for the time 18:24 (second overall).
John CHEAL (VM45-49) was graded 75.79% for the time 19:00 (third overall).
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) was graded 74.55% for the time 17:41 (first overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 275 different runners, including participants from 26 athletics clubs, have completed 557 runs covering a total distance of 2,785 km, and there have been 129 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.