2nd March 2019 Event 348

Many thanks to Nick for his delightful account of how he managed to get to the first run of the new 3 lap course last Saturday!

My journey from Browns Bay to Cornwall parkrun using Public Transport

My car was leaking oil and my mechanic recommended I not drive my car, but I was desperate to make it to parkrun to try out the new course at Cornwall Park, today being the the inaugural run on the new course.

With no option of hitching a ride with fellow parkrunners I decided to put Auckland public transport to the test to see if I could make it to Cornwall parkrun on time!

My alarm woke me @ 5:30 – it is Saturday parkrun day and I’m raring to go after a good night’s sleep.

I left home on time @ 6:05 and the morning was clear, cool, crisp and dark!

A short wait, bus was running 5 minutes late! – not a good start!

I caught the bus to Constellation bus station at 6:16 and arrived at Constellation bus station 15 minutes later and I only had to wait 3-4 minutes for a connecting bus to town. An opportunity perhaps to make up lost time!

The bus left at 6:35 and I arrived in town at 6:50

The train from the city to Greenlane was leaving in 10 minutes, I can do this!

I didn’t want to take any chances so I sprinted from the bus stop in town to Britomart train station only to find the trains were going nowhere – they were “Out-of-Service”!

Oh no any hope I had of making it to parkrun was surely dashed!

A real shame as I was so looking forward to trying out the new course but I will never make it to parkrun now!

But wait…

A train attendant stopped me in my tracks:

“Trains on the Southern line are only going to Penrose, from there buses replace trains”

Did I hear that right, I’m going to Greenlane which is before Penrose so I’m not affected!

What a stroke of luck, maybe I can make it after all!

I thanked the man and made it onto the train in time for the 7am departure.

I arrived in Greenlane at 7:15, just after sunrise, I then knew I could make it as by my reckoning it was a 1.5k walk from Greenlane train station to Cornwall Park.

I strolled along Greenlane Road with a spring in my step and a smile on my dial.

I leapt over stile into Cornwall Park, through a sheep paddock, climbed over another fence and arrived at the band rotunda at 7:30 – exactly half an hour before the run.

At that point I realized it didn’t matter what was to follow as I was overjoyed to make it on time and not only that I was one of the first runners to arrive! My race was over and I had won!  - Nick Feehan

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This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 97 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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On this day we farewelled our legendary ED Jeff - but he's not gone and certainly not forgotten, as he'll still be back to visit and make sure he runs some more parkruns on the new course!

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Anita PARKINSON • Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin BARTON • Owen POELIJOE • Richard WINTERBURN • Denise POELIJOE • David NORTH • Gooya MOZDBAR • Steven CASTLE • Darryl WONG • Duncan ERASMUS • Sudhakar SOMU • Carla TUNNICLIFFE • Alana PRINGLE • Greg ADAMS • Anna GATIE • Kim CARRUTHERS • Sage CARRUTHERS • Stephen CONDER

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

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 7,429 participants have completed 57,397 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,985 km, including 8,705 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 2,970 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event number 317 – 6th Anniversary

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 317 - Our 6th Anniversary
4th August 2018

This week we celebrated 6 years of running, jogging, walking and drinking coffee in our favourite Cornwall Park. Thank you to everyone who came and shared the morning with us, to all our volunteers and to all the wonderful people who dressed up for the occasion. It is always awesome to see a huge teddy bear, stormtrooper, snoopy and fairy run a parkrun. We would also like to thank the awesome Cornwall Park cafe for providing, spot prizes and delicious fruit bowls for all our parkrunners, it was very generous and we hugely appreciate it!

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Samantha PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Denise POELIJOE • Sam PARR • Andrew OLIVER • Rebecca BRANCH • Mark MORIAI • Kevin WANG • Larry MCDERMOTT • Chris HARRIS • Mike MCMILLAN • Sage CARRUTHERS

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

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 6,415 participants have completed 48,714 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,570 km, including 7,495 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 281

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 281
25th November 2017

Beautiful morning and as always lovely to see you all, those new to parkrun, those visiting and all the regulars!

Milestones this week included David Lear running his 50th, Marcia Soanes her 100th and special mention to Ray Turner in the 80-84 age category completing his 50th parkrun, he's such an inspiration! Congratulations to you all!

Jeff Parkinson kept very quiet (unusual) about his 200th parkrun today! Well done Jeff, only 50 to go till the next milestone t-shirt!

There were a number of 'first time Turner's' running today as well - Martin, Sonya and Lewis, who happens to be in the 90-94 age category! Obviously running must be in the Turner genes. Welcome to all the first time runners today including some new junior runners Josie, Max, Jamie and Gabriel, look forward to seeing you all again!

The Edmonds family of Lucy, Molly, Oscar and Dad Grant all looked great running in their 50 tees today. Between them they have run 373 parkruns in total and Grant ran his 99th parkrun today, with his children not far behind getting to their 100 milestone either!

Have a great week and see you all again next week!

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Many thanks to -

Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Jason BUCKLEY • Chris BARTON • Tao HE • Brian MCDONNELL • Tony SPELMAN • Karen MATTHEWS • Inge WAY • Darius MOLLOY

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

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lewis TURNER who recorded 100.09% (37:44) on 25th November 2017 (event number 281).

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, of course more if you'd like! If you're injured and need a rest from running, we would welcome your help. Go onto the Cornwall parkrun webpage and email cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com  to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer.

If you would like to run and volunteer you can do an earlier ‘freedom’ run or even write the run report for our website! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

Many thanks to our local sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry  We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems.

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,318 participants have completed 40,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,070 km, including 6,535 new Personal Bests.

 

Cornwall event 14 27/10/12

What a perfect morning for a run and although we were missing some of our regulars due to the Auckland Marathon on Sunday - great to have you all and welcome to our first timers! We have some very talented juniors and now we have two more, Zaria and Joelle Ireland who both recorded PB’s this week, well done!

Welcome back to Fletcher who has been away overseas running with his school team, look forward to hearing about it at some stage!

A big thank you to Natalie who brought along the yoghurts for us to sample! I have a few new favourites now.

And to all of you who ran on Sunday, those we saw along the way and many of you we didn’t – well done and what a brilliant day it turned out to be! Hope you all enjoyed it irrespective of time or PB’s! I’m sure there must be some good/bad running stories, drop me a line if you have one!

Well done to this week’s placings

Men's placings:

Grant JOHNSTON (VM50-54) 19:48
Adam SHARMAN (SM30-34)  20:14.
Fletcher BOSWELL (JM15-19) 21:11.

Women's placings: Well done Zaria!

Zaria IRELAND (JW14)  22:40
Alison KNOWLES (VW45-49) 24:18.
Jane Pamela SHARMAN (SW30-34) 27:51.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Grant JOHNSTON (VM50-54) 19:48 (first overall).
Zaria IRELAND (JW14) 22:40 (8th overall).
Alison KNOWLES (VW45-49) 24:18 (9th overall).

This week there were 27 runners, of whom 4 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

The Women's course record is held by Emma LAMBERT 21:05 on 20th October 2012 (event number 13).
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK 17:36 on 28th July 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO (24:33) on 11th August 2012 (event number 3).

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

Volunteers:

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer. If you would like to run and volunteer there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this like collecting the km signs and cones after the run. Thank you to those who often do this!

Special thanks to our volunteers this week:  Nneka Okonta , Cerise McCormick, Keith Proctor and Kelly de Charmoy.

Happy running.

Lian and Noel

We always welcome some feedback so if you have any - please write to me on lian@parkrun.com

 

Week 11 event 6/10/12

 

Well today I obviously caused the rain after being so optimistic about our weather, but it did actually stop before we ran! Sure it put many of our parkrunners off getting out of bed.

Thanks to those who braved it, who brought a friend along for the first time, or who were coerced into coming and to Dave Cutler from our sponsor New Zealand Home Loans - great to have you all and you’re all winners this week for turning up! It was lovely to have a parkrun tourist from Reading in England join us, Nneka is over here working for a while so a very warm welcome to you.

Today was parkrun’s International birthday but for us at Cornwall Park, on a more personal note, it was the Buckley juniors’ birthday! Happy Birthday Zac, Michaela and Jordan!

Men's placings:

Chris TRENT (SM20-24)  19:20
Jason BUCKLEY (VM40-44) 20:24.
David CHAMBERLAIN (VM40-44) 20:57.

Women's placings:

Becky LINGARD (SW25-29)  24:38
Rebecca Anne EDGECOMBE (VW40-44)  25:52
Lian DE CHARMOY (VW50-54) 26:38.

Well done to Becky, a first timer this week!

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul ELLIOTT (VM65-69) 23:22 (8th overall).
John Michael HODGES (VM60-64) time 22:46 (5th overall).
Jason BUCKLEY (VM40-44) 20:24 (2nd overall).

This week there were 24 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

The Women's course record is held by Jennifer ZOPP 21:14 on 18th August 2012 (event number 4).
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK 17:36 on 28th July 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO 24:33 on 11th August 2012 (event number 3).

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

Volunteers:
parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance.

Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer. If you would like to run and volunteer there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this like collecting the km signs and cones after the run. Thank you to those who often do this!

Special thanks to our volunteers this week:  Richard Fox, Aidan Ward, Luke Chivers (photographer), Rosie Piper and Caitlin de Charmoy.

Happy running.

Lian and Noel

We always welcome some feedback so if you have any - please write to me on lian@parkrun.com

 

Cornwall Park Week 9 event 22/09/12

 

Another beautiful Spring morning and Kelly and I were thrilled to run for a change, meeting some more of you along the way! As always it’s lovely to have new parkrunners and so a very warm welcome to our 9 first timers this week.
Remember this coming Saturday 29th September will be our 10th and we’ll be having some spot prizes to celebrate!
 
Our first 8 runners this week all had PB’s and I see we have another junior coming up, Duncan Poland, well done! We have some unfortunate news about one of our parkrunners - Luke Chivers was knocked off his bicycle last week and thankfully he didn’t break any bones (or worse), but has a badly injured leg. We wish him a speedy recovery for the upcoming Auckland marathon!

Well done to all our runners this week:

Men's placings:
 
Michael RODLIFFE (SM30-34) 18:47
Adam SHARMAN (SM30-34) 20:14
Aidan WARD (SM20-24) 20:24

Women's placings:

Amy CHEVALIER (SW25-29) 23:34
Rebecca Anne EDGECOMBE (VW40-44) 26:04
Kelly DE CHARMOY (SW20-24) 26:22.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul ELLIOTT (VM65-69) was graded 74.30 % for the time 22:34 (5th overall)
Duncan POLAND (JM14) was graded 69.33 % for the time 22:46 (6th overall)
Michael RODLIFFE (SM30-34) was graded 69.21 % for the time 18:47 (first overall)

The Women's course record is held by Jennifer ZOPP who ran in a time of 21:14 on 18th August 2012 (event number 4).
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK who ran in a time of 17:36 on 28th July 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO who recorded a 79.02 % run (24:33) on 11th August 2012 (event number 3).

Volunteers:
parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer. If you would like to run and volunteer there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this like collecting the km signs and cones after the run. Thank you to those who often do this!
 
Special thanks to our volunteers this week:  Richard Fox, Fletcher Boswell, Margaret Russell, Grant Powell and Caitlin de Charmoy.

Look forward to seeing you all next week and a catch up afterwards for coffee!
 
Lian and Noel

We always welcome some feedback so if you have any - please write to me on lian@parkrun.com

 

Week 6 Report

Hope all the father’s had a very happy Father’s Day yesterday. Sure there were some of you who entered the Xterra event in the Hunua’s – well done!

We had 18 first timers on Saturday, which was great and we hope to see you all very regularly! Sam Corbett had a fantastic run at his first parkrun and he’ll no doubt be neck and neck with Luke Chivers in the weeks to come.

It has been really interesting finding out where many of you have come from and on Saturday we had a number of countries present, the ones I know of were South Africa, America and England. There are more I’m sure! I see we also had a Wellington parkrun tourist whose homerun is Lower Hutt – thanks for coming along Anna!
We’re very pleased to have the course a lot drier than in recent weeks so hopefully the weather will stay fine, besides today’s downpour of course.

We’d like to say well done to all of you who gained PB’s this week but especially to our juniors, great to see you all out there! And to those who are just beginning that’s exactly what parkrun is about so it’s fantastic to have you and just keep it up!

Well done to this week’s placings

Men's placings:

Sam CORBETT 18:12 - first appearance.
Jason BUCKLEY 20:57.
Paul ELLIOTT 22:46.

Women's placings:

Maddy POLAND (3rd overall) 22:13 - second win in third appearance..
Anna NOWLAN (16th overall) 28:05
Laura Collins (17th overall) 28.09

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Sam CORBETT (SM35-39) 18:12
Paul ELLIOTT (VM65-69) 22:46
Maddy POLAND (JW14) 22:13

This week there were 35 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012, and since then 100 different runners, including participants from 10 athletics clubs, have completed 180 runs covering a total distance of 900 km, and there have been 36 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Jennifer ZOPP who ran in a time of 21:14 on 18th August 2012
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK who ran in a time of 17:36 on 28th July 2012
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO who ran in a time of 24:33 on 11th August 2012

Volunteers:

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of  volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage, check out the roster and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability. If you would like to run and volunteer, there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this including putting out the km signs and turnaround markers before the run and/or collecting them afterwards.

Thank you very much to this week’s volunteers: Bruce Colloff, Daphne Burrows and Caitlin De Charmoy

See you all next Saturday!

Lian and Noel

 

 

 

Week 5 report 25/8/12

What a beautiful morning for a run and thankfully the mud is definitely drying up. I was very pleased to run my first official Cornwall Park parkrun and even managed to get into the placings.  Luke Chivers had an excellent run and now he knows the course exactly we’re sure he’ll keep on getting PB’s until he does get the course record!

Well done to all of you who recorded new PB’s and a very warm welcome to our ten first timers, three of which are in the placings!

Hope our runners who ran the North Shore marathon and half marathon today (Sunday) had a good one. Will anyone be doing the X-terra event out in the Hunua’s next Sunday?  Sure that will be a tough one!

Today’s results:

Men's placings:

Luke CHIVERS was first in 18:09 - second win in second appearance.
David CHAMBERLAIN   was second in 20:15.
Simon CLENDON of The Auckland YMCA Marathon Club Inc, was third in 20:44.

Women's placings:

Hannah GRIFFIN was first (6th overall) in 23:44 - first appearance.
Lian DE CHARMOY was second (10th overall) in 25:45.
Rachel MCGINTY was third (11th overall) in 26:56.

Current course record holders:


The Women's course record is held by Lisa HUGHES who ran in a time of 22:50 on 4th August 2012 (event number 2).
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK who ran in a time of 17:36 on 28th July 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO who recorded 24:33 on 11th August 2012 (event number 3).

Volunteers:

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of  volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage, check out the roster and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability. If you would like to run and volunteer, there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this including putting out the km signs and turnaround markers before the run and/or collecting them afterwards.
Thanks again to Simon!

Special thanks to our volunteers this week: Rob Corne, Jon Cockcroft, Daphne Burrows, Caitlin and Kelly de Charmoy.

Look forward to seeing you all next week. Spring!

Lian and Noel

 

Week 4 event 18/8/12

After the amazing thunder, lightning and torrential rain in the early hours of Saturday morning it was great to see you all there and especially 13 first timers, great to have you - also 4 of you came in the first four!
It could have been a swim/run with the amount of water over the path, not to mention the eternal mud, sure that will start to dry seeing as it will soon be the official start of Spring .

Today’s results:

Well done to all our first timers in the top placings and to Maddy Poland and Zachary Buckley, both juniors, who have new PB’s! Luke Chivers in first place unfortunately could not run his best time due to a slight confusion with the turnaround point, look forward to seeing him again and a new PB no doubt.

Men's placings:

Luke CHIVERS (JM15-19) 19:53. First timer
Nick ZOPP (SM30-34) 20:36. First timer
Struan PURDIE (SM20-24) 21:07. First timer

Women's placings:

Jennifer ZOPP (SW25-29) 21:14. First timer
Maddy POLAND (JW14) 22:26
Cerise MCCORMICK (VW40-44) 24:19.

Volunteers:

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of  volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage, check out the roster and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability. If you would like to run and volunteer, there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this including putting out the km signs and turnaround markers before the run and/or collecting them afterwards.
Thanks to Simon again and Kelly for collecting cones - we were at coffee in record time and it was great to have some first timers there and hear your stories!
Special thanks to our volunteers this week:  Daphne Burrows, Julie Carr, Caitlin and Kelly de Charmoy.

Look forward to seeing you all next week.

Lian and Noel

P.S - I was sent a link to another free 5km run that has just started in Grey Lynn on Sundays at 8am if anyone is interested here it is http://wp.me/p2Eq8f-c

 

Week 3 Run Report

On a very cold and breezy morning 28 runners ventured out over the 3rd, rather muddy, Cornwall parkrun. Roll on summer!

Of this week’s 28 runners, 14 were first timers and 8 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Once again the juniors did us proud with Maddy Poland (1st female), Isaac Woodbury, Michaela and Zachary Buckley all putting on excellent shows.

Today’s results:

Both men’s and women’s winners were Cornwall Park first timers!

Men's placings:

Mark Terry RAWLINSON was first in 18:41.
Michael RODLIFFE was second in 18:52 (a new PB)
Jason Lloyd MATHIESON was third in 21:17.

Women's placings:

Maddy POLAND was first (8th overall) in 22:50.
Christine MUNRO was second (11th overall) in 24:33.
Sarah POLAND was third (14th overall) in 26:27.

Current course record holders:

The Women's course record is held by Lisa HUGHES who ran in a time of 22:50 on 4th August 2012 (event number 2).
The Men's course record is held by Martin DE BOCK who ran in a time of 17:36 on 28th July 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine MUNRO who recorded 24:33 on 11th August 2012 (event number 3).

Volunteers:

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of  volunteers. We encourage our regular parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, so if you are injured or have a race on a Sunday, and therefore don’t want to run parkrun one week, we would welcome your assistance. Go onto the Cornwall Parkrun Volunteers webpage, check out the roster and email CornwallHelpers@parkrun.com to register your availability. If you would like to run and volunteer, there are a number of tasks that can accommodate this including putting out the km signs and turnaround markers before the run and/or collecting them afterwards.

We would like to thank Simon Clendon and Michael Rodcliffe this week who went off and did just that - collecting cones so we could get to our coffee quicker!

Special thanks to our volunteers this week:  Natalie Russell, Daphne Burrows, Julie Carr, Caitlin and Kelly de Charmoy.

Look forward to seeing you all next week.

Lian and Noel
 

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