parkrun report – 17 November 2018

EVENT #56 - 17 NOVEMBER 2018

While our fearless leader, Kate Southern, was about to run the Queenstown half marathon, those of us remaining in Paradise (Palmerston North) ran in fabulous conditions. We started under an overcast sky with a slight chill in the air. However once we came off the long gentle curve just before the Albert street entrance, the sun had burned the cloud away and it was very warm. My decision to run in a singlet and shorts was definitely the right one for me after wearing so many layers through winter. At the start line the numbers looked down a little but we were so spread out it was hard to tell. Some of us took Wendy’s advice about starting near the back, if we were slower runners. However I found I started too far back and had to go around people or slow down, Hmmmn not slowing down, so I had to go around and ended up on the grass. Not a good decision, as I found a hole and rolled my ankle. Not to worry, just kept going, it was only a brief hurt. Was lovely to find myself beside a swimming buddy I hadn’t seen for a while. We ran the whole way together and chatted the entire way. So social- just how I like to run. Another runner came up and spoke to us at the finish and she had been running right behind us so could hear every word. She said she found it a nice distraction from the pain she was feeling. A three for two deal!

 

We had 121 human participants, one very fast fox terrier and a few other dogs. Given the good weather we thought there might have been bigger numbers. We then realised that many people were saving themselves for Sundays’ Ashhurst to the Esplanade run. We trust that this event was enjoyable for them and that the Parkrun’s have helped in their preparation for it. There were 6 first timers running in our Parkrun with 21 entrants posting P.Bs which is approximately 17% of participants. One of these people has had 7 P.Bs in a row. That’s impressive!

 

Thanks to the volunteers

There seemed to be some new faces on Saturday. Well done. It’s pretty easy and fun so if you haven’t had a turn yet, please think about it. It was nice to see Ross volunteering now that his goal of 50 Parkruns has been achieved. Ross has also written a few reports as well so even if you don’t want to forgo your run you could write a report.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Johanna AITCHISON, Pietro CARIGA, Kristina CARIGA, Sean FAASEN, Ilona FAASEN, Ronelle HENN, Karen MANNINEN, Ross NIXON, Wendy WATTS, Nik ZENTVELD

 

See you under the bridge!

Karen Manninen

 

 

 

 


A huge thanks to our local sponsors: Salming NZ: Swedish Designer Sports Brand - Now in NZ at Kelly's Footwear, Palmerston North. Foot Mechanics: 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. ProKinetix Physiotherapy: We are a boutique Physiotherapy practice located in Palmerston North. We treat and manage musculo-skeletal injuries with an holistic approach. At ProKinetix we love to get you back on the road for that extra mile. ProKinetix, therapy in motion.


A huge thanks to our local sponsors: Salming NZ: Swedish Designer Sports Brand - Now in NZ at Kelly's Footwear, Palmerston North.

Foot Mechanics: 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.

ProKinetix Physiotherapy: We are a boutique Physiotherapy practice located in Palmerston North. We treat and manage musculo-skeletal injuries with an holistic approach. At ProKinetix we love to get you back on the road for that extra mile. ProKinetix, therapy in motion.