Hamilton Lake parkrun Run Report Event #393 07/08/2021
The morning tempted us with 11 degree weather, however when we got to parkrun there was the familiar lake wind, or what Wellingtonians say, “did you feel that light breeze?”
Gathered in the winter parkrun starting point in front of the yacht club, our numbers swelled to 166, including 22 first timers (welcome!), some travelling from as far as Dunedin, and 12 volunteers.
RD Gary had recently visited Western Springs and thought he would try out a new trick, so to warm up the punters this morning he got them to jog on the spot and clap as he named the volunteers. Thanks Gary, but everyone else, please don’t let that put you off volunteering!!!
13 Personal Bests were hit which is awesome to see, even if it is a few seconds it still counts! Battling against the “light breeze” this AM to get a PB is a job well done, I hope you treated yourself to a well earnt hot bevvy after.
Congratulations on the following milestones; Nigel Dowdeswell getting 50, and Henny Swinkels with 250 today! That is 1,250 km worth of parkrunning! No small feat. Great outfit too, I am always a fan of people dressing up for the occasion!!
There are a number of people who are nearing close to milestones in the next few weeks so keep an eye out, I encourage you all to plan your outfits, or at least what shade of tutu you need to source.
Now I cannot speak for the people at the front of the pack, but where I was (not too far ahead of the tail walker) I did not see any geese! Have they chosen to keep their distance, or do the front runners give them a few words as they cruise past. Regardless, the footpaths were a lot less caked in bird poop which was lovely. A great morning, thank you Hamilton Lake!
This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Karina ORMSBY • Rose-Marie GOODRICK • Gary FIELDES • Geoff GOODRICK • Rebecca YEOMAN • Lance LANGLEY • Ben DYSON • Sue BEALE • Clementine ANNABELL • Lauren ROWE • Shelly EDWARDS • Leon HENRY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hamilton Lake parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lesley VAN MIERT who recorded a time of 16:58 on 8th February 2014 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:57 on 27th February 2021 (event number 371).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally GIBBS who recorded 99.63% (18:10) on 26th October 2019 (event number 318).
Hamilton Lake parkrun started on 19th October 2013. Since then 6,268 participants have completed 60,812 parkruns covering a total distance of 304,060 km, including 8,707 new Personal Bests. A total of 642 individuals have volunteered 3,963 times.