Run Report #28 West Coast Park parkrun

This week 139 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Kate REES-MCINTYRE • Bradley CRONJE • Creighton CONNOLLY • Krzysztof BANAS • Miles MURPHY • Agnieszka BANAS • Patricia SANZ • Rosie LAMBROU • Heather SHAW • Archana BEKAL

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

Male placings:

  • Seah CHUAN HENG (SM20-24) of MacRitchie 25, was first over the line in 17:48 - first time in 3 appearances.
  • Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:02 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
  • Dean PEARCE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:46.

Female placings:

  • Carmela RUIZ-CABRERO (JW11-14) of Dulwich Runners, was first (24th overall) over the line in 23:16 - first time in 5 appearances.
  • Jessica SO (VW40-44) of Aon United, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 24:07 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
  • Charmaine CHAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 24:44 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Archie HARE (JM10) – 81.10% for the time 20:59 (12th overall).
  • Santiago RUIZ-CABRERO (JM10) – 75.40% for the time 21:41 (17th overall).
  • Russell WAUGH (VM50-54) – 74.40% for the time 19:59 (8th overall).

The female record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a time of 00:18:02 on 1st April 2017 (event number 18).
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 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 621 participants have completed 1,999 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,995 km, including 527 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 on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to 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.

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 !!

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