The regular season for the ALeague in Australia concluded with Perth’s victory over Wellington at HBF Park (link).
Of the 135 games played, 113 of these were not lost by the team scoring first (84% of the games). 90 of these game were won outright by the team scoring first (67%) and 23 were drawn by the team scoring first (17%).
16 games were lost by the team scoring first. Three of these games were lost by the team that led by two goals (Brisbane in week 11, Central Coast in weeks 12 and 17). In week 17, Brisbane became the only team in 1000 games this season (six European leagues and the ALeague) to lose after leading by 3 goals.
I have a record of 420 goals scored in the regular season: 192 first half; 228 in the second half. 283 of the goals were scored by game winners, 80 by losing teams, and 57 in draws.
It was the 27th Parkrun at Braidwood Showground today (link). The picture of a dad, son, pushchair and dog epitomises the delight people have in running at Braidwood on Saturday mornings.
Some competitors had to clear the first ice covering off their cars to get to the Showground for the 8am start.
The 27th Parkrum was led by Paul and his highland terrier dog. Together they managed a time of 24 min 02s. The final participant arrived 30 minutes later. Eight parkrunners had achieved a personal best this morning. The youngest participant was 8 years old, the oldest 58.
Afterwards, a number of volunteers and participants adjourned to a local cafe to end an energising morning with a hot drink and conversation. They will all be back next week, wrapped up a little warmer pursuing the excitement of a personal best.
I have a record of all the Parkruns under 40 minutes in duration (385 runs) for 2018 (link). These are available to anyone interested as are all the results from Baidwood (link).