A belated parkrun report for 27th March, event #76

Flaxmere parkrun, Kids Take Over Day

Event number 76, 27th March, 2021



Today dawned with a misty start that held for the duration of the parkrun but the fresh start was a great way for us all to start what turned into a beautiful Hawke’s Bay day.

Kris: Mum told me today about the tortoise and the hare and I tried get a steady pace but was pleased to finish as a team.


This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

Thanks to all the volunteers that made today possible and we are very grateful to you all for giving your time so we can have our parkrun. This week was special as we had four young members in volunteer roles – replacing the youth volunteer event that was cancelled several weeks ago due to the increased COVID alert levels. Thank you to the team of volunteers – Michael EASTWOOD • Philip SHAMBROOK • Melissa THORBURN • Amber THORBURN • Ben WILLIAMS • Olaf HIRCZY • Mamie Agnes MCLEAN • Jeffrey DOOLAN • Aaron POHATU • Liam EASTWOOD • Mareiana TE AHURU • Nikola BASS • Kristopher BASS




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 Anthony JACKSON who recorded a time of 16:50 on 25th December 2020 (event number 62).

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 885 participants have completed 4,431 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,155 km, including 793 new Personal Bests. A total of 129 individuals have volunteered 642 times.

A special shout out to Laurie HICKINS who encouraged our junior report writer to his new personal best. So whether you are a tortoise or a hare we look forward to seeing you on the start line next week. Nikola and Kristopher Bass.