Flaxmere parkrun #53 24 Oct 2020

A truely beautiful Spring morning saw 31 parkrunners walk, jog or run to start their day. The park looks truely stunning at the moment, green and lush before the summer soaring temperatures and drier weather (here’s hoping, but apologies to the farmers) browns the plants off. There were 3 first-timers participating today, including visitors from Rotorua and Hamilton. One of the visitors, Julian O’Hagan was our first person home today - well done! Another 2 visitors were completing milestones: Janine Hill and David Hannah. Both celebrating their 50th parkrun milestone. Thank you for sharing your achievements with Flaxmere parkrun. Janine even celebrated a PB on her 50th - awesome! A third milestone was achieved today by a local - Louise Shambrook reached her 100th parkrun - woohoo! Each milestone person donned the obligatory Flaxmere parkrun tutu (might have to get another red one!) to complete their 3 laps and for the necessary photographs.

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The event this weekend was made possible by 7 hi-viz heroes - a big shout out to -

Manakore KIREKA • Philip SHAMBROOK • Jennifer DOOLAN • Amy THOMAS • Sarah SEW HOY • Tracy PAUL-UTIERA • Alan BARNARD.

Of note was that as well as completing her 100th parkrun today, Louise has also volunteered over 70 times since starting her parkrun journey in 2016. We always need volunteers to ensure we can deliver your free parkrun every week. It’s easy to volunteer - go to the Flaxmere parkrun Future Roster decide which vacant role you'd like to volunteer for then send an email to flaxmerehelpers@parkrun.com. All roles are easy and you'll get any necessary training. And each time you volunteer, you get one more volunteer role closer to the 25 needed for the highly coveted, much sought after, free purple volunteer milestone t-shirt.

It’s great to have parkrunday back again. While obviously this is a holiday weekend and folk take the opportunity to explore “our own backyard”, it will be good to see our numbers participating each Saturday return to our pre-lockdown levels. We would love to see everyone back again and, of course, any new participants - please spread the word and encourage friends and whanau to lock in their Saturday morning at parkrun.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Flaxmere parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Eva GOODISSON who recorded a time of 18:25 on 10th August 2019 (event number 9).
The male record is held by Paul DE JONGH who recorded a time of 17:41 on 1st January 2020 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eric PHIMISTER who recorded 83.48% (20:53) on 30th November 2019 (event number 25).
Flaxmere parkrun started on 15th June 2019. Since then 730 participants have completed 3,288 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,440 km, including 638 new Personal Bests. A total of 103 individuals have volunteered 432 times.