Lower Hutt parkrun 360 – 9 February 2019

 

Welcome to this weeks edition of the parkrun run report.

A field of 276 parkrunners took part on a breezy morning.

Today saw 29 FIRST TIMERS to Lower Hutt parkrun, well done to you all, for coming down to Lower Hutt today.

33 PERSONAL BESTS were achieved, great effort considering the breezy conditions today.

Congratulations to Andrew CROSLAND, running his 250th parkrun today, and to Matt DEVERY and Sandy HOOPER for hitting 100 parkruns, Sandy bringing up the 100 and recording a new PB!

First 3 Men today:

1. Jerome EDWARDS      16:47   FIRST TIMER!
2. Walter SOMERVILLE   17:20
3. Andrew CROSLAND    17:23

First 3 Women today:

1. Jayme MAXWELL   21:02
2. Charlie SKLENAR   23:21
3. Gaby COWCILL      23:31

A big thank you to today's volunteers who make this event happen: Helen BRADDOCK, Stu CHANDLER, Martyn CHERRY, Nicola CRICHTON, Colleen CUMMING, Jonathan EWEG, Ann KING, Victoria LEE, Bruce MCCARDLE, Kirk OLSSON, Ross SMITH, Michael WOOD, Eli YEN, and Ellan YOUNG.

Congratulations to you all, look forward to seeing you next week.

Kirk OLSSON

parkrunner

 

 

 

Lower Hutt parkrun 359 – 2 February 2019

Hello and welcome to this week’s parkrun report.

Every Saturday morning is full on in the Rynne household. It takes quite the effort getting a two year old (Niamh) and a 3 month old (Ciara) ready in their buggies at the start line for 8am. The morning starts just before 7am by waking Niamh up and asking her what day it is and the reply I get is “parkrun Day”. It is my job to get Niamh her breakfast (which can be a struggle at the best of times!) and her treats ready for the buggy while Deirdre gets Ciara ready and packed to be out of the house. Still not sure how a 3 month old needs so much stuff leaving home for an hour or so!
Once the girls are ready, it leaves Deirdre and I about 5 minutes to get ready and as we leave the house we are lucky to have eaten a slice of toast between us. Hopefully one of us remembers to check that we have our barcodes and that the buggies are in the car.

Our aim is to get to the car park for 7:50am but we are lucky to get there by the time the run director is speaking and then it is a big rush getting the girls into the buggies and as normal no time for warming up or stretching before the run.

Between us we have completed over 250 runs (Niamh has accompanied us 50+ times while Ciara has tagged along 9 times so far) and this is something we would have never believed we could do a few years ago but now it is part of our weekly family routine and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Now back to today’s run where we had 268 parkrunners and nice running/jogging/walking conditions. Well done to the 32 first timers to Lower Hutt this week:

Andy DEY, Andrew BOYD, Francisca AVILES, Ian GOULDING, Callum BARLOW-GROOME, Max KREMER, Kevin BARKER, Merel BATS, Ingrid O'SULLIVAN, Craig GALBRAITH, Karen GOULDING, Tania MEIGHAN, Alicia GIBB, Stephen RYAN, Judy JUBB, Marie MASON, Hilary RYAN, Jo BEADSWORTH, Joan COLVIN, Judith VAN ZYL, Shelley MOYNIHAN, Mark SKELLY, Cheryl BENNETT,
Rowland JUBB, Emily HARDCASTLE, Belinda DAWSON, Trevor BENNETT, Linda BARKER, Tammy SEAMAN, Pamela HILL, Terry MOYNIHAN and Bill COLVIN.

Congratulations to all 47 who recorded a new PB this week, great effort by you all:
Peter MITCHELL, Jason SKLENAR, Frank MACFARLANE, Ingrid CREE, Matt DURNEY, Jesse CARMAN, Finn VAN LEUVEN, Tony MARTINDALE, Ross MITCHELL, Carl HAWKE, Craig BAMBER, Philip KIDD, Brian NELSON, Brendan SHEEHAN, Jack HOBBS, Gary MAXWELL, Caspar KNEALE, Gordon CRICHTON, Nick RÖMER, Leighton MEADOWS, Don STEVENS, Anna WELLS, Mikaela BOWMAR, Victoria LEE, Lucas AKERS, Iain Neil MEADOWS, Claire MUSSON, Jemma BUCKLAND, Kieran MURPHY, Mayumi BURKHART, Samantha MILDON, Emily MUSSON, Kimberly MOORE, Duncan TAMATI, Susan LITTLE, Catherine DYMOCK, Sam BURNET, Chris DAWSON, Stacy LABUSCHAGNE, Daniel GILLUM, Tory SLEE, Maddie CROOK, Isaac CROOK, Ronnie CHITTY, Fiona MURPHY, Daniel BRERETON and Rachel DAVEY

Milestone Runs: Shauna GRATTON completed her 50th parkrun and can now claim her red shirt. Joce JONES pushed my daughter’s buggy (thank you!) while completing her 200th parkrun.
Finally a huge thanks to this week’s volunteers who helped make this event happen, Jemma BUCKLAND, Stu CHANDLER, Martyn CHERRY, Maria Jessa DE ASIS, Margaret DONOVAN, Winnie GRAHAM-SMITH, Andrew JONES, Bart KAMPKES, Grant NALDER, Declan RYNNE, Ross SMITH, Brian THOMSON and Eli YEN

Declan Rynne
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Lower Hutt parkrun 358 – 26 January 2019

Welcome to this weeks edition of the parkrun run report.

A field of 275 parkrunners took part, battling strong Northerly winds coming home.

Today saw 31 FIRST TIMERS to Lower Hutt parkrun, well done to you all, for coming down to Lower Hutt today.

32 PERSONAL BESTS were achieved today, great effort considering the windy conditions today.

Congratulations to Lisa GRAHAM completing her 50th parkrun today, and to Maria Jessa DE ASIS getting through to 150 parkruns, and Suresh SWAMY, bringing up the double century today.

First 3 Men today:

1. Andrew CROSLAND 17:54
2. Charlie WILLIAMS 18:33
3. Tiaan CONRADIE 18:40 FIRST TIMER!

First 3 Women today:

1. Jayme MAXWELL 21:24
2. Emma KEW 23:26 FIRST TIMER!
3. Gaby COWCILL 23:30

A big thank you to today's volunteers who make this event happen: Jared BOTHWELL, Warren BURKE, Andrew CROSLAND, Maria Jessa DE ASIS, Bill EMMENS, Andrew JONES, Victoria LEE, Kirk OLSSON, Cate SHAVE, Brian THOMSON, Yvonne TSE, Glen WARNER, and Eli YEN.

Congratulations to you all, look forward to seeing you next week.

Kirk OLSSON
parkrunner

 

Lower Hutt parkrun 357 – 19 January 2019

Welcome to this weeks edition of the parkrun run report.

1st female runner this week was running her first Lower Hutt parkrun. Well done to Claire JONES visiting from the UK who was the first woman home in 20:51. Special mention should also go to another of our visiting parkrunners, Penny KIDD who achieved a 27:43 PB today.

2 male runners were above 75% for their age grade. Well done to Phillip KIDD with an impressive 22:17 for the VM65-69 age category (75.99%) which was also and a PB (Redwell Runners were on fire today) and Andrew CROSLAND, who was our first runner home in 18:03, VM35-38 (75.07%).

4 milestones achieved – congratulations to Warren BURKE and Simon REA on reaching the 250 milestone. That’s about 10 years worth of weekly parkruns between you. Well done also to Briony HIBBERD on completing 100 parkruns and James DISNEY for getting to 50. A phenomenal effort all round – I’ve been a parkrunner since 2015 and I’m hoping 2019 will be the year I finally make it to 50!

5 blue bins counted in the Hutt Valley High School grounds as I puffed my way back to the finish.

6 dogs keeping their two legged owners on their toes.

7 buggies being pushed along. Much respect to you all, especially those doublebuggy runners out there today!

13 volunteers without whom parkrun wouldn’t happen. So thank you to: Andrew CROSLAND • Andrew JONES • Bjorn WINTER • Brian THOMSON • Christina HALL • Grace CUMMINGS • Jared BOTHWELL •Joce JONES • Julia FLETCHER • Margaret DONOVAN • Matilda HALL • Natalie MCNAUGHT • Ruby HALL

16 unknown runners who might just want to bring along their barcode next time.

21 first timers to welcome to the wonderful world of parkrun. Hope to see you back next week Simon TEMPLEMAN • Josie BEER • Josh WRIGHT • Nick RÖMER • Libby FERNANDES • Samantha MILDON • Emily MUSSON • Francesca NOBLE • Sam BURNET • Ronnie CHITTY • Carmel COLE • Georgia BEALING • Dave BEALING • Jenn HADLEY • Emma GRIGG • Tamsin MASON • Isla OSTEN • Kirsten LAWSON •Tim LAWSON • Natasha GELDENHUYS • Jessica WALFORD

25 most excellent PBs. It’s impressive to see 10% of you managed to improve on your times today even if it was a bit windy.

27 parkrun locations around NZ. If you fancy checking out some of the parkrun courses near to the Hutt, there are still some spaces for the 5 Unofficial parkrun Freedom runs in a day Challenge on 28 April.

256 runners for Lower Hutt’s 357th parkrun (nearly twice the weekly average) – so give yourselves a pat on the back and have a great week.

Natalie MCNAUGHT
parkrunner

 

Lower Hutt parkrun 356 – 12 January 2019

Welcome to this weeks edition of the parkrun run report.

A field of 240 parkrunners enjoyed cloudy but warm conditions.

There were 20 FIRST TIMERS to Lower Hutt today, they were: Gary PHILPOTT, Jason SKLENAR, Thomas HUMPHREY, Lachlan HALL, Brendan SHEEHAN, Richard MARKS, Anne WILLIAMSON, Georgia WAGHORN, Paul STEYN, Damien BOYLE, Ian HERBERT, Max COTTERELL-EAST. Joanne KWOK, David JORDAN, Stacy LABUSCHAGNE, Joanne MAGILL, Fiona MURPHY, Briar MURPHY, Charlie SKLENAR, and Deidre GEBHARDT, Well done for coming down to Lower Hutt today!

35 PERSONAL BESTS were achieved today they were: Jonathon ROBERTS, Blair SCANNELL, Dan BARTRUM, Holly COUCH, Jack HOBBS, Brett SHAW, Balwanth Reddy PININTI, Christina HALL, Brendan JELLEY, Jason GASKIN, Robert MEYER, Jodi BUTLER, Don STEVENS, Gary NORTHEY, Chris BISHOP, Kieran MURPHY, Joanne MARTIN, Florrie NAPTHEN, Steph FAIRLESS, Matilda HALL, Camille PARRENO, Kervin VIAGEDOR, Mary MEYERS, Elliott NAUDE, Jing WANG, Clive HALL, Kelly O'BRIEN, Edith WARD-MARSHALL, Jane WARD-MARSHALL, Charlotte WARD-MARSHALL, Ruby KLEINVELD, Christyl KLEINVELD, Noah KLEINVELD, Lydie COLLARD, and Sathiyabama KANNAN.

First 3 Men today:

1. Peter ROBERTS 18:11
2. Jonathon Roberts 18:15 NEW PB!
3. Gary PHILPOTT 18:47 FIRST TIMER!

First 3 Women today:

1. Jayme MAXWELL 20:56
2. Leanne WALKER 23:05
3. Holly COUCH 23:08 NEW PB!

A big thank you to today's volunteers who make this event happen: Jared BOTHWELL, Colleen CUMMING, Margaret DONOVAN, Julia GORDON, Paul GORDON, Joce JONES, Andrew JONES, Mark MALONE, Lucy MELLSOP, Anna MELLSOP, Kirk OLSSON, Matthew RUGLYS, Andrea RUGLYS, and Caroline WILLIAMSON.

Thank you for the recognition I received in joining the parkrun 250 club, recently, and to the Directors and all the volunteers that got me through to the magical 250 mark, without you all it wouldn't have happened, so you are all a big part of it!!

Well done to you all, look forward to seeing you next week.

Kirk OLSSON
parkrunner

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