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Heat fails to deter parkrunners

INVERLOCH was both hot and humid for parkrun this week, especially after the clouds burnt off and the sun came out.
Well done to everyone who came out to have a run, jog, walk or skip at Inverloch.
Organisers noticed a higher number than normal head straight down the beach for a refreshing dip after they scanned in.
Mal Dunn has completed 79 of his runs at Inverloch, with the other 21 being completed at six other runs across two states, and has also volunteered a whopping 16 times.
Rob Allen has completed 96 runs at Inverloch, with the other four being at Koonwarra, Warrnambool, Pakenham and Phillip Island.
Three new Age Graded Records fell this week.
Ina Kelly took out the VW85-89 category with a grading of 64.92 percent.  Ina also holds the VW80-84 category.
Tess Mitchell managed a time of 19:28 which gave her 77.65 percent and the JW15-17 category.
In the next age group up Clara Boyd-Squires Long ran a 19:13 to grade 77.88 percent and grab the SW18-19 record.
This week, 55 people were welcomed into the parkrun family for their first run at Inverloch, with 18 of these people running their first parkrun ever.
There were also 33 unknown runners.  Many of these forgot to bring their barcodes and the standing rule is “no barcode – no result”.
Amongst this week’s field of 211 finishers, there were 15 personal bests.
Children under 11 need to run with an adult or a responsible person.
This is both a requirement of insurance and is just good common sense.
This week’s parkrun was only possible due to the following volunteer superheroes.
A huge thank you goes to Tony O’Connell, Peter O’Halloran, Julie Jacobs, Sara McCall, Libby Haynes, Kathryn O’Halloran, Mal Dunn, Trevor Vanden Driesen, Alycia Marotta and Daisy Marotta.
The next five weeks of the roster are now full, but there’s plenty of room for volunteers after that.
This week, representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Inverloch parkrun results page.
The female record is held by Charlotte Wilson who recorded a time of 18:11 on October 29, 2016 (event number 114).
The male record is held by Ed Beischer who recorded a time of 16:27 on June 10, 2017 (event number 147).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia Petrie who recorded 106.20 percent (22:03) on November 26, 2016 (event number 118).

On your marks: around 211 people took part in Inverloch’s parkrun on Saturday.

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