QUT Athletics & QUT Running join forces to takeover South Bank Parkrun

First published 16 September 2019

On Saturday 7th September, members from QUT Athletics and QUT Running sport clubs took over the South Bank Parkrun in Brisbane.

Eighteen student members volunteered their time early on a windy Saturday morning to assist in this international known, community event.

The volunteers receive a briefing and assistance from the South Bank Parkrun core volunteer team (Allen Bromley, Ben Leaver, Sharon Leaver and Sylvia Bromley) before all the 510 participants arrived.

There were several students and staff that take part in the 5km run on the day also. QUT Running Club members - Jayden Dows, ran a extraordinary time of 19:31, achieving 10th position overall. With Isuru Dharmasiri run a time of 21:09, coming in as the 23rd male across the line.

Special appearances on the day included parkrun CEO Tim Oberg who returned to Brisbane for the event. As well as Liesel Jones, former Olympic Swimmer, taking part in her very first parkrun. She credited part of her successful completion to the volunteers who helped bolster her first experience of the event.

A special mention to all 18 QUT student volunteers who braved the early morning to give back to their community:

  • Casey Sims (QUT Athletics President)
  • Georgia Robertson (QUT Running President)  
  • Lukas Michalek
  • Trinity Chau
  • Cailum Lawless
  • Daniel Bond
  • Phedra Chew
  • Lukas Apel
  • Andrew Crawshaw
  • Guusje Scheijen
  • Daniel Jebb
  • Lena Milacher
  • Louis Yanagisawa
  • Lachlan Caldwell
  • Phoebe Chew
  • Brittany Waterson
  • Alexander Ihreskog
  • Torjus Urke

Thanks also to the main South Bank Parkrun volunteer team - Allen Bromley, Ben Leaver, Sharon Leaver and Sylvia Bromley and the additional volunteer support on the day provided by Robert Jamieson and Henry Macphillamy.

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QUT Sport - www.qut.edu.au/study/student-life/sport

QUT Athletics Club - http://www.qutathleticsclub.com

QUT Running Club - www.qutrunning.com.au

South Bank Parkrun - www.parkrun.com.au/southbank