Run Report 19 June 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 398
19th June 2021

The sky was dark and we could see the rain coming as everyone urged our morning briefing to be short and snappy.  We were pleasantly surprised at the good number of people who turned out, with 97 participants, despite the forecast weather conditions.

We welcomed 6 first timers to our parkrun, 4 of whom had decided to see through with their plan of taking that first step, despite the weather.  We assure you that it only gets better from here.  We had no national parkrun visitors, but we welcomed one excited Australian from Kalgoorlie, proudly wearing her 250 shirt for the first time.  Well done, and thankyou for joining us this week.

And we had some special milestones to celebrate, Hannah for her recent 50th event (she received a 51 balloon!) and Jordan, one of our regular juniors, for his 50th run this week, and Cheryl for her 300th event.  What a great achievement by you all.

And then we were off, and the heavens opened and the wind blew!!!!!!  Little did we know that just kilometres away in Wiri and Papatoetoe a tornado was wreaking havoc.  Our thoughts go to all those impacted by the devastation of that storm.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Alfred KUIPER • Karen ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Rosalie FREEMAN • Jim NEWBOULD • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Caitlin SHALLARD • Dwaine FALETANOAI • Mia FALETANOAI • Keira SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Gail FLEMING • Colin WICHMAN • Amy WIJERATNE • Les GALLAGHER • Jan LAUDER

A big thankyou to our volunteers, and  to Chris and Seiko for again setting up a gazebo to provide some shelter for the barcode scanners.  Our coffee vouchers this week went to Seiko, Chris and Mia.  We would like to acknowledge Sequel Cafe for providing these vouchers for us to acknowledge our volunteers and parkrunners,  Sequel Cafe have great food and good coffee and friendly staff - they set up a big table for us each week - come and join us and join in the stories of the day's events.

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

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,900 participants have completed 37,570 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,850 km, including 5,729 new Personal Bests. A total of 294 individuals have volunteered 2,945 times.