The young parkrunners showed us how it was done this week. Congratulations to Taichi Yamashita (JM11-14) for being the first over the line in 19:19 and Enola De Smet (JW11-14) leading the woman home (7th overall) in 21:00. This is the first time both the male and female juniors have led the pack home. Enola and Taichi also got the highest age grades of the day. Age grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. See the FAQ article for more information.
Not to be outdone our record for VM65-69 was also broken by Geoff Black in a time of 29:31. Geoff is visiting us from England and although he has run in Singapore before this was his first time at West Coast Park. We also had visitors from Australia, England and USA.
This week we had 93 people participating, of whom 26 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. It is great to see a large contingent down again after last week so hopefully that is a sign we didn't scare too many of the kids after last week's Family day ;).
Today was Russell Waugh's first time as run director and he ran a very efficient parkrun and even had time to show off his first aid skills on a grazed knee. A very brave young lady gave him a shy thank you to reward his efforts. He was ably supported by the team of volunteers, thank you to: Agnieszka BANAS, Jerome BESNAUD, Bradley CRONJE, Nigel DAWSON, Ian JEFFCOCK, Rosie LAMBROU, Muhamad RIZAL, Julie WATKINSON and Lorraine WAUGH.
- Taichi YAMASHITA (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:19 - first time in 5 appearances.
- Bertrand CZARNY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:07.
- Justin RIMONDI (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:30.
- Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) of Dover Phoenix, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:00 - 5th time in 6 appearances.
- Tanja DE JONGHE (VW45-49) of Dover Phoenix, was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:41.
- Kaori TAMADA (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 25:32.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) – 76.03% for the time 21:00 (7th overall).
Taichi YAMASHITA (JM11-14) – 75.06% for the time 19:19 (first overall).
Mark DYSON (VM50-54) – 72.50% for the time 20:51 (6th overall).
The female record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a time of 00:18:15 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Creighton CONNOLLY who recorded 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 86.12% (18:15) on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016. Since then 427 participants have completed 1,063 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,315 km, including 291 new Personal Bests.
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.