Flaxmere parkrun – Pāka Whakaomaoma o Paharakeke Event # 54 October 31, 2020

Flaxmere parkrun – Pāka Whakaomaoma o Paharakeke

Event # 54

October 31, 2020

This weeks report kindly written by Jo Reyngoud. Ngā mihi nui Jo.

The Setting: 

It’s Springtime and a Saturday morning in Flaxmere Park.   There’s a gentle warm breeze blowing, not unpleasant.  The park is looking lush with new Spring leaves on the trees and blossom now carpeting the paths.  It’s pretty picturesque.  The perfect setting for getting your move on.

The Occasion: 

The parkrun.  It happens every Saturday morning at 8.00am and it’s free to be a part of.  All you need to do is register once and then turn up and walk, jog or run 5km, which is 3 times around our beautiful Flaxmere Park.  Wear what you wish and set your own pace.  What matters most of all is participating.  Fur babies on leads and kiddies in strollers are super welcome too!

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This weekend 37 people, many of whom have done the parkrun before, ran, jogged and walked the course.  Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.  2 participants recorded new Personal Bests. 

 Well done to all of you!  

A special shout out and round of applause to one of our youth parkrunners Lachie MacGregor, on completing his 10th parkrun.  Congratulations on reaching this milestone Lachie! 

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We are very blessed to be able to have this volunteer-coordinated event, as many countries around the world are still unable to meet in this way.  This weekend parkrun was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Michael EASTWOOD • Amy THOMAS • Sue WATSON • Melissa THORBURN • Amber THORBURN • Jeffrey DOOLAN • Cherie MILLS • Jo REYNGOUD

Well done to all who participated.  Walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers…what a fabulous way to start a Saturday!

We look forward to seeing you all again next week and if you haven’t been for a while or are thinking of giving the parkrun a go for the first time we’d love to see you there too!  Spread the word and encourage your friends and family to join us.  It’s a mighty community event.

Oh, and remember your barcode! 

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 3,325 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,625 km, including 640 new Personal Bests. A total of 104 individuals have volunteered 440 times.