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