Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 343
21st December 2019
Everyone was in the Christmas spirit today. We had asked people to wear their Santa outfits and what a great turn out of Santa's, Reindeer and Elves for this beautiful morning at Barry Curtis Park. It was very nice to have Kent, our parkrun Ambassador, join us today - we trust you enjoyed our festivities. We wish all our Barry Curtis parkrunners a very Merry Christmas with your families and friends.
This week 197 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers, including 7 doing their very first parkrun, and international visitors from South Africa and Australia. We thank you for joining us this week and hope to see you again sometime soon. The parkrun community spirit is a special thing and you can find it on any Saturday at a parkrun anywhere around New Zealand or the World.
We also celebrated some special milestones with Ian on his 100th event, and father and son, Chris and Rubin, doing their 150th together. Congratulations to you all on these event achievements.
Conditions were lovely today, conducive to that extra special effort and 24 participants recorded new Personal Bests, with special mention to one of our juniors, Jesse.
The event was made possible by 13 wonderful volunteers:
David DOWLING • Ian ROSS • Richard BOWERS • Peter ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Rosalie FREEMAN • Gwyneth TAMBERLIN • Maria SHALLARD • Keira SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Martin PERKINS • Jess PERKINS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.
We would like to remind you that we are running an official parkrun event on New Years Day, starting a little earlier at 7.30am. This is to allow those keen runners to participate in two events on the same day - The New Year's Day Double. Cornwall Park are holding a New Year event at 9.00am. For other Christmas and New Year events around New Zealand check out this link: https://www.parkrun.co.nz/special%20events/
Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,183 participants have completed 28,868 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,340 km, including 4,656 new Personal Bests. A total of 241 individuals have volunteered 2,149 times.