Event number 77
3rd April 2021
Diving into Flaxmere we wondered if it would be a big turnout with lots of visitors or smaller than normal as lots of the locals would be away. Either way it was a bit cool to start with a temperature of 9˚C according to the car, and it felt a bit that way during set up.
We were a little short on the volunteers this week but as this is a team game there was no real issues with a little bit of multitasking it all happened on time for the event. It was just the run director being a bit of a numpty that delayed the results being processed. Thanks to our wonderful event director for sorting me out as well as providing the Easter eggs.
Anyway, the walkers and runners soon warmed up, clothing was discarded at the start of lap two and ten personal bests were recorded, or 20% of the finishers. Three photographers shared the duties – parkrun really is a team game, and we love it like this. The front of the ladies’ event was intriguing with Ella and Tahlia in a bit of a personal battle for bragging rights, this time the honour goes to Ella. Bring on next week.
Additional 25% of us were visitors to Paharekeke which helped to answer my musing on the way in of how many would be there on Easter Saturday? About the same as normal with 25% of us away and 25% being visitors.
There were no official milestones achieved today, just lots of personal ones. Thanks for being there, see you next week at parkrun somewhere.
This week 51 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 6 volunteers:
Michael ROBINSON • Eileen MILLS • Richard MILLS • Paula Morgan MIHAKA • David HARMER • Laurie HICKINS
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).