Run report #17 West Coast Park parkrun

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.

Male placings:

  • 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.

Female placings:

  • 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
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.

 

Run report #16 West Coast Park parkrun

Well what a week it was!  We had our first Singapore Family Day parkrun and it was a wonderful success, not only did we break West Coast Park parkrun record, but with 155 parkrunners this was the largest parkrun yet for Singapore.  Thank you to all the families that came down and enjoyed the day with us.  Also thank you to the volunteers that helped make the day happen including those regular parkrunners that helped where they could to guide our 56 first timers through the routine of tokens, scanning and socialising.  When we saw the turn out at the start we were nervous, but everything worked smoothly so a BIG shout out to Agnieszka Banas, Anand Thiagarajan, Chiu Waugh, Conor Delhunty, Jerome Besnaud, Muhamad Rizal, Pablo Diago, Rich Neish, and Sebastian Lambert.

A number of overseas travellers joined us from Australia and the United Kingdom and we also met the Cassie Hughes who is the parkrun State Director from Western Australia.  She travels to a number of parkruns and is now on her 23rd parkrun, with West Coast Park parkrun being her first in Singapore.

We also had 5 age records fall this week. Congratulations to:

  • VM45-49   Dominic WATKINS 17:42
  • VM35-39   Vincent CASANOVA 17:23
  • SW25-29   Henny SYERS 19:50
  •  JM11-14   Taichi YAMASHITA 19:34
  • JM10         Archie HARE 20:52

We not only have a large number of first timers, but also the big contingent of returning runners meant we saw 40 people record their Personal Bests at West Coast Park.  Congratulations to all 40 of you, but in order not to save your thumbs scrolling through the list, here is the link to all the results with the PBs http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=16.

A learning from this week is that we will need to be more conscious in ensuring that our juniors under 11 are properly cared for.  Please remember that the parkrun rule is that all juniors under 11 need to run within an arm's length of an adult at all times.

Male placings:

  • Vincent CASANOVA (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:23 - third time in 3 appearances.
  • Dominic WATKINS (VM45-49) of Singapore Shufflers, was second over the line in 17:42 - was first to finish once before.
  • Jerome BESNAUD (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was third over the line in 18:39 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:

  • Henny SYERS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:50 - first appearance.
  • Pip MCKEERING (VW40-44) of Dulwich Runners, was second (24th overall) over the line in 22:42.
  • Carmela RUIZ-CABRERO (JW11-14) of Dulwich Runners, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Archie HARE (JM10) – 81.55% for the time 20:52 (13th overall).
  • Dominic WATKINS (VM45-49) – 80.70% for the time 17:42 (second overall).
  • Vincent CASANOVA (VM35-39) – 77.95% for the time 17:23 (first 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 401 participants have completed 970 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,850 km, including 264 new Personal Bests.

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.

 

Run report #15 West Coast Park parkrun

This week 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Congratulations to:

  • Robert AYLIFFE 21:18
  • Wayne COWPLAND 21:19
  • Jan Steven KELDER 23:53
  • Jessica SO 24:28
  • Peter YUNG-HOK 25:17
  • Natalie RITCHIE 26:16
  • Krzysztof BANAS 26:43
  • Julie WATKINSON 26:46
  • Linda HANCOCK 27:23
  • Stephen BEGLEY 27:58
  • Yugo MAEDA 29:01
  • Miriam COWPLAND 34:51
  • Jemima REYNOLDS 37:11
  • Hana MAEDA 37:48
  • Natsuki MAEDA 37:50
  • Aaryan BEKAL 38:13
  • Archana BEKAL 38:40

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen; Agnieszka BANAS, Caroline CHENARD, Creighton CONNOLLY, Conor DELAHUNTY, Oonagh MAC OSCAR, Muhamad RIZAL, Pamela TEH and Simon WATKINSON.

We also had 2 age records fall this week.  Congratulations to:

  • VM50-54 Dave WEST 19:09 78.94 %
  • VM40-44 Jonathan PRICE 19:15 70.91 %

Male placings:

  1. Dave WEST (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:09 - first appearance.
  2. Collin Xiaojun WANG (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was second over the line in 19:09.
  3. John CHEAL (VM45-49) of Mount Sinai Striders, was third over the line in 19:11 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:

  1. Jessica SO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 24:28 - first time in 2 appearances.
  2. Natalie RITCHIE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 26:16.
  3. Julie WATKINSON (VW40-44) of Singapore Shufflers, was third (30th overall) over the line in 26:46.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  1. Dave WEST (VM50-54) – 78.94% for the time 19:09 (first overall).
  2. John YATES (VM50-54) – 75.67% for the time 19:48 (8th overall).
  3. John CHEAL (VM45-49) – 75.07% for the time 19:11 (third 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 345 participants have completed 815 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,075 km, including 224 new Personal Bests.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the West Coast Park parkrun Results Page.

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.

 

 

 

Run report #14 West Coast Park parkrun

This week was cool and calm and the only incident was the squirrel that missed its footing in the tree and fell from a large tree onto a parkrunner; we are still trying to establish who was the more shocked.  Thankfully no injuries to either party and an incident free West Coast Park parkrun is the way we like them.

Two milestones this week with Creighton Connolly running his 50th parkrun and Will Singer running his 10th junior parkrun.  Will also topped this off with a PB, while Creighton missed his and the West Coast Park parkrun record by 1 second, we know he will get it next time.

17 first timers joined us this week, they were just a bit shy at the race briefing, but welcome again.  We also had visitors from Cardiff, Wales this week.  The cool weather with rain threatening did not put off the parkrunners and a nice field of 65 turned up, they must have seen it as ideal running weather as we had 21 new Personal Bests.  Well done to:

  • Conor DELAHUNTY 18:54
  • Mark BUSSELL 22:40
  • Charmaine CHAN 24:16
  • Vincent HO 24:58
  • David PARIS 25:05
  • Will SINGER 25:11
  • Patricia SANZ 25:13
  • Ethan DAUGHERTY 25:58
  • Lupita DE SMET 26:52
  • Krzysztof BANAS 27:11
  • Miriam DAUGHERTY 27:13
  • Ali CHAVE 27:16
  • Wee Lin GAN 28:08
  • Stephen BEGLEY 28:24
  • Laurent LEE 31:48
  • Kai Loong LEE 31:48
  • Fiena ANASTASIA 33:14
  • Ryan SIM 35:50
  • Archana BEKAL 41:54
  • Aaryan BEKAL 43:12
  • Amit BEKAL 43:13

Two age grading records also toppled this week.  Congrats to:

  • SW30-34 Charmaine CHAN 24:16
  • SW20-24 Jarin TAN 25:32

See you next week at Event #15.

Male placings:

  • Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:23 - second time in 2 appearances.
  • Marcus GILES (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:48.
  • Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 1179 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 1094 pts.
Mark DYSON (MacRitchie 25) 1018 pts.

Female placings:

  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 21:21 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
  • Tanja DE JONGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 23:01.
  • Charmaine CHAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 24:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 861 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 820 pts.
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Marcus GILES (VM45-49) was graded 77.22% for the time 18:48 (second overall).
  • Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 76.81% for the time 18:54 (4th overall).
  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 74.79% for the time 21:21 (8th overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 329 different runners, including participants from 30 athletics clubs, have completed 761 runs covering a total distance of 3,805 km, and there have been 207 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.

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