How blessed we are with such wonderful autumn weather for our regular Saturday ‘parkrun’ fix – it does make it so much easier to get out of bed on these cooler mornings. A colourful morning of 85 parkrun runners and walkers plus our hi-vis- orange volunteers enjoyed the morning sun!
It is great to see new faces each week and this week we welcomed Karl GORRINGE for his first-ever parkrun, and first-time visitors Sunday BARTLETT and Daniel SUNDERLAND (both from Owairaka, Auckland). We hope you all enjoyed your morning.
There were a few milestones celebrated today – Mana WHAREPOURI who completed her 100th parkrun event and Steve THOROGOOD completing his 50th event. Congratulations to you both. We were so eager to celebrate milestones, we congratulated Chris WELLS for his 100th parkrun (and of course his faithful four-legged companion Daisy) – however, we were just a week early! So, congratulations Chris in advance for next week.
Thanks to our orange hi-vis volunteers Dave BARKER (Run Director), Cameron APPERLEY, Wendy APPERLEY, Caleb ARROWSMITH, Mark BOYD, Lyrissa FONTAINE, Sally HOULISTON, Steve HOULISTON, Perry NEWBURN, Eric OPPERMAN, Kerry POWLESLAND, Sarah RENWICK, John RHODES and Michelle TOWNEND. It’s our volunteers who help keep our event happening, so why not give one of the roles a go – they are easy to learn!
The first finisher over the line was ‘unknown’ (AKA forgot their barcode!), therefore the first finisher officially recorded over the line was Andrew RUTHERDALE (visiting for the second time from Lower Hutt) in 18:13, followed by Jason PETUHA in 19:28 and Jason WAIN in 19:40.
Kathrin SILLER took the line honours for the ladies today in 24:40, with Maria McLEOD (25:31) and Sarah ANNEAR (25:47) rounding off the top three respectively.
Congratulations to those who achieved a PB time today – Matt WATERWORTH, Paul BRIZZLE, Sarah ANNEAR, Carissa HERBERT, Rachelle MURPHY (visiting for the second time from Rotorua), Dale ARROWSMITH, Alison MONTAPERTO-WELLS, Shane PALMER and Penelope BROWN. Incredibly, Alison achieved another PB for the 6th consecutive week and Shane achieved another PB for the 5th consecutive week! Congratulations to you both – I wonder if you can pull off another PB next week?
Have a great week everyone and for those who are participating in the HB marathon, only two weeks to go!