Run report #13 West Coast Park parkrun

It was the week of 3's this week.  We passed the milestone of 300 individual parkrunners running at West Coast Park parkrun, 312 in total so far.  This was event #13 and we had 23 new Personal Bests out of a field of 58 runners, of whom 16 were first timers.  Another 3 Age Category Records for West Coast Park parkrun were broken this week and to top it off we also had 3 volunteers help out at the last moment when we were short of volunteers.

At the risk of sounding repetitive, it is great to see so many first timers every week, so continue to spread the parkrun message, generally people hear about parkrun through word of mouth.

Did you know that parkrun publishes a top 500 finishes per parkrun so since we have less than 500 still, you will be able to see where you currently rank against all the people that have ever run West Coast Park parkrun.  So if you want to look it up you can find it here

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Agnieszka Banas, Jin-Kai Chng, Creighton Connolly, Bradley Cronje, Naomi Dawson, Nigel Dawson, Allison Singer, Yuichi Suga.

The 3 Age Category Records for West Coast Park parkrun this week were:

  • VW40-44 Tanja DE JONGHE 22:19
  • VW35-39 Hannah ROBERTS 21:38
  • JM11-14 Taichi YAMASHITA 19:57

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

Congratulations to the 23 returning runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests:

  • Taichi YAMASHITA 19:57
  • Hamish LIVINGSTONE 20:14
  • Alister LAIRD 20:56
  • Wayne COWPLAND 21:50
  • Tanja DE JONGHE 22:19
  • Evan SIM 23:13
  • Neil DAUGHERTY 23:29
  • Kristi LEMM 24:14
  • David PARIS 25:57
  • Elizabeth LAIRD 26:01
  • Will SINGER 26:06
  • Krzysztof BANAS 27:30
  • Miriam DAUGHERTY 28:14
  • Wee Lin GAN 28:18
  • Rebecca TEH 28:34
  • Atsutsohi MAEDA 29:39
  • Yugo MAEDA 29:39
  • Michael BRODIE 32:14
  • Mitesh PATEL 32:52
  • Miriam COWPLAND 35:38
  • Ryan SIM 36:54
  • Hana MAEDA 37:49
  • Natsuki MAEDA 37:52

See you all next week for Event #14.

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

Male placings:

  1. Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) of Adelaide Harriers AC, was first over the line in 19:22 - first time in 5 appearances.
  2. Taichi YAMASHITA (JM11-14) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:57.
  3. Hamish LIVINGSTONE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:14.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  1. John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 1083 pts.
  2. Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 996 pts.
  3. Mark DYSON (MacRitchie 25) 918 pts.

Female placings:

  1. Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:08 - third time in 4 appearances.
  2. Hannah ROBERTS (VW35-39) of Petts Wood Runners, was second (9th overall) over the line in 21:38.
  3. Tanja DE JONGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (12th overall) over the line in 22:19.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

  1. Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.
  2. Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 767 pts.
  3. Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 720 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  1. Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 75.55% for the time 21:08 (7th overall).
  2. Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 74.96% for the time 19:22 (first overall).
  3. Taichi YAMASHITA (JM11-14) was graded 72.68% for the time 19:57 (second overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 312 different runners, including participants from 29 athletics clubs, have completed 696 runs covering a total distance of 3,480 km, and there have been 186 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.