Thanks to Vivienne HAWKEN for the great write-up and pictures!
Parkrun #50 was a lovely morning for getting up and out there and we had a very good turn out of 40 walkers and runners. We had 8 first-timers to our run this morning with people from Lower Hutt, Napier, Cambridge - and Jayne CHALMERS all the way from Northern Ireland so thank you all for joining us on our 50th!
Jerym BRUNSON dropped in from Auckland on his way to the Wairarapa Country Marathon in Masterton. Jerym came in first with a time of 21.08 mins. His first time on our course but his 165th Parkrun! There were also nine new PB’s made today which is a great achievement.
For full results, hop across to the results page.
Today we had the pleasure of Stu LESLIE from Lower Hutt join us.
Stu was keeping a little secret to himself for a while but couldn’t help but let us know that later on the same morning, he was getting married in Martinborough. And he arranged for the wedding to be pushed out to 11 o’clock so that he could come and do our parkrun. Such dedication! Our congratulations go out to Stu and Heather Lewis for a wonderful day and all the best for your future life together. Stu’s parting shot as he left after the run “Sorry girls, I’m taken!”
Our wonderful volunteers this week were:
- Miranda BARTON
- Lisa FLEMING
- Vivienne HAWKEN
- Melanie MACGREGOR
- Jane MCLENNAN
- William SMALLWOOD
- Dave WHITE
Thanks for organising another great event, team! If you want to join in and support a future event, please click across to the volunteer page.
Following the event, we all adjourned to the Offering Café for coffee and scones. There was more catching up and even some plotting....
Don't forget our anniversary event is coming up on the evening of Saturday 2nd November. Full details over on the Birthday Bash page. Do let us have any questions or thoughts. and we'll add them to the page so all can benefit.
Next week is parkrun #51. If anyone has some alien technology they'd like to show-off next week, do bring it along. We'll make sure we are all suitably adorned in alien getup, clip-on antennas, tin-foil hats to stop them reading our minds, and so on!