The weather held out for a beautiful parkrun event this morning!! It was wonderful to see so many happy people excited to get started this morning.
Here is the summary of today's parkrun success:
This week 100 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 amazing volunteers:
Ross HENRY • Liz HENRY • Regan PRATTLEY • Keri LONGMAN • Billy CARTER • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Michelle CARTER • Ross BUXTON • Peter BIGGERSTAFF • Ian LONGMAN • Mary MARSHALL • Brendon CORBETT • Kim HARTLEY • Bruce HARTLEY • Bevan TAIT • Lyndal LUDLOW • Heather HACKETT
We have 2 extra events this month, with parkrun events on the following dates:
12 December, 19 December, 25 December, 26 December, 1 January (9am) and 2 January (8am).
Please let us know if you can help during any of these events. We need volunteers to be able to bring the events to you.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.
Congratulations Craig Iversen our first finisher, who achieved a PB coming under under the 17minute mark at 16mins59secs!! Great effort today! Congratulations to Kimberley Iversen, (who has gotten so tall recently), and came in as the first female finisher in 19mins 46secs.
Congratulations to the 19 parkrunners who achieved PBs this week!!
Welcome to our first timers today and to those who travelled to join us from other parkrun events, including Barry Curtis parkrun and Foster parkrun.
Grant Lincoln joined us today from Barry Curtis parkrun.... you could say he had a personal challenge to complete by coming to Invercargill parkrun. Grant recently had a birthday that moved his age category for parkrun statistical purposes. After reviewing the age grade records for several parkrun events, Grant decided it was achievable to beat our record for his new age category. Today Grant was successful!
You can find our age grade records here: https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/results/agecategoryrecords/
Gary Mikkelsen joined the 100 club today! Originally planned for a few weeks ago and thwarted by injury, it was great for Gary to have his family there to support him as he achieved this milestone! (pictured here with the grandchildren pre event)
Read here about our Special Christmas Day event and New Years Day event. These events are a great way to recover some lost parkruns from this crazy year!
12 December (8am),19 December (8am) (Pacer event) , 25 December (8am) (Christmas themed!), 26 December (8am), 1 January (9am) and 2 January (8am).
The female record is held by Claire NICHOLS who recorded a time of 18:44 on 29th December 2018 (event number 47).The male record is held by Lachie BAIRD who recorded a time of 16:29 on 29th February 2020 (event number 110). The Age Grade course record is held by Debbie TELFER who recorded 90.36% (21:47) on 8th February 2020 (event number 107).
Invercargill parkrun started on 10th February 2018. Since then 2,058 participants have completed 14,070 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,350 km, including 2,470 new Personal Bests. A total of 350 individuals have volunteered 1,980 times.
Have a wonderful week! See you next #parkrunday.