This week we had a chance to celebrate our parkrun community with 3 people being recognised. Yugo Maeda participated in his 10th parkrun joining a very few select juniors at WCP that have joined the Junior 10 club. Ian Jeffcock and Muhamad Rizal were recognised for their volunteering to parkrun joining the 25 Volunteer club. Ian is an ECP regular and was volunteering for his 28th time having done timing, backup timing, tokens, scanning, tail runner, marshal and photographer. Rizal was volunteering for his 30th time as photographer and his fantastic pictures of each event have played a key role in the growth of WCP. We also said goodbye to Jonathan Mills who volunteered for the last time before leaving Singapore.
Although parkrun is run by volunteers from the parkrun community, we are kindly sponsored by AON. This helps secure the operational costs of parkrun allowing parkrun to operate a no cost to the runner model. We do also accept donations to allow this model to continue, you can find the link on our Facebook page or at PayPal. As a non-profit all donations are used purely for Singapore parkrun.
This week we had a new age category record. Congratulations to Seah Chuan Heng who set the record for SM20-24 in a time of 17:36. 79 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
Thanks to our volunteer team for sacrificing their lie-in/parkrun - Robert Ayliffe, Bradley Cronje, Ian Jeffcock, Anna Koh, Natsuki Maeda, Jonathan Mills, Muhamad Rizal, Lorraine Waugh, Wendy Yueqi Yang you are GREAT!
- Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:33 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
- Seah CHUAN HENG (SM20-24) of MacRitchie 25, was second over the line in 17:36.
- Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:15 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
- Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) of Dover Phoenix, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:30 - 6th time in 7 appearances.
- Eve SINGER (JW15-17) of Dover Phoenix, was second (10th overall) over the line in 22:53 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
- Tanja DE JONGHE (VW45-49) of Dover Phoenix, was third (11th overall) over the line in 23:04.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
- Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) – 74.26% for the time 21:30 (7th overall).
- Russell WAUGH (VM50-54) – 74.21% for the time 20:02 (4th overall).
- Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) – 73.50% for the time 17:33 (first overall).
See you on Saturday for Event #25.
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 yellow 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.
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.
The male record is held by Creighton CONNOLLY who recorded a time of 00:17:22 on 28th January 2017 (event number 9).
The female record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a time of 00:18:02 on 1st April 2017 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ian CAMERON who recorded 89.41% (18:25) on 29th April 2017 (event number 22).
West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016. Since then 546 participants have completed 1,617 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,085 km, including 447 new Personal Bests.