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The Kingscliff Parkrun held its eleventh outing on the weekend with 27 runners, of whom nine were rookies and four new personal best times were recorded. Representatives of three different athletics clubs took part in what is fast becoming a very popular run event on the far north coast.

Conditions were perfect for the run and there were plenty of very competitive participants as well as others who love it for the exercise and taking the kids on the tour. As per usual there was a chance for a social catch-up after the race and the chance to recover a few calories from the cake.

Results were – Men’s placings:
Ben Courage (JM15-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:37 – third time in five appearances. Michael Schafer (VM55-59) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:35 and Les Rootsey (VM65-69) of Gold Coast Runners was third (fourth overall) over the line in 22:23.

Current standing in the Men’s annual points competition: Stuart Reid (Unattached) 777 points, Ben Courage (Unattached) 698 points and Scott Lahey (Unattached) 468 points.

Women’s placings: Janthea Andersen (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 21:47 – fourth time in seven appearances, Yasmin Anderson (SW30-34), of Striders of Croydon AC, was second (fifth overall) over the line in 22:54; she been first to finish on two previous occasions. Veronica Lahey (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (sixth overall) over the line in 24:00. Current standing in the Women’s annual points competition: Wendy Legg (Unattached) 876 points, Larissa Nicholson (Unattached) 764 points and Janthea Andersen (Unattached) 697 points.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Les Rootsey (VM65-69) was graded 74.91% for the time 22:23 (fourth overall), Sybella Rose Reiher (JW14) was graded 72.77% for the time 24:07 (eighth overall), and Michael Schafer (VM55-59) was graded 71.81% for the time 21:35 (second overall).

Since the Kingscliff parkrun started on October 20 last year, 86 different runners, including participants from six athletics clubs, have completed 185 runs covering a total distance of 925km, and there have been 48 new personal bests.

The Women’s course record is held by Melanie Black, who ran in a time of 17:58 on October 20, 2012 (event number 1).
The Men’s course record is held by David Coombs, who ran in a time of 17:02 on October 20, 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Melanie Black who recorded an 82.93% run (17:58) on October 20, 2012 (event number 1).


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