Invercargill parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Invercargill parkrun event number 112 – March 14th 2020

Nau mai, haere mai to Invercargill parkruns 112th event run report!

We were greeted with a beautiful morning and 170 enthusiastic parkrunners, walkers or joggers today!
Some came in their Scottish themed dress to support our event as Invercargill is hosting the 2020 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships!

A big thank you to Alasdair Henry, who was our piper today and got our event started! He also piped in our parkrun community as they approached the finish line!

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Liz HENRY • Riley FERGUSON • Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Mark RYDING • Catherine PATTERSON • Mel LEMM • Aimee WITHINGTON • Craig SWENSSON • Tom MCSORILEY • Samantha LEMM • Bruce HARTLEY • Patria KERR • Darren LUDLOW

Thank you to those who continue to give up their walk or run for 1 week and share the volunteering roles around. Without volunteers, there is no parkrun.
If you haven't volunteered before, send us a message or talk to us about the different roles and we will be happy to ease your mind. None of the roles are difficult.

We have quite a few volunteer vacancies in April and would LOVE to have these filled by more of our wonderful community! You can see the dates and roles at https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/futureroster/

Message us on Facebook or email us at invercargill@parkrun.com so we can add you to our roster. Thank You in advance.

Also thank you to those whom put their name on our roster today for me. We appreciate it and I'm glad my gentle nagging is productive.

Our first male finisher home today was Craig IVERSEN at a time of 17:38.
Our first woman home today, with a time of 24:24, and a Personal Best is Joyce WAKELIN! Congrats Joyce!

We had visitors from the UK, Balclutha and Dunedin today! We hope you enjoyed our event and safe travels as you journey on!
25 wonderful first timers joined us and 38 finishers recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to you all!

Smile of the day goes to Rowena HOWE who successfully completed her 50th parkrun milestone  today after taking 5 weeks off for travel. It was wonderful to have you back and safe journey as you travel on!

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50 milestone run club:
Jo BROWN - well done!! and thank you for visiting us.

Rowena HOWE

IMPORTANT DATE:
April 11th we change to winter hours! 9am start time from April 11th! Mark it in your diaries.

Invercargill parkrun started on 10th February 2018. Since then 1,939 participants have completed 12,321 parkruns covering a total distance of 61,605 km, including 2,271 new Personal Bests. A total of 326 individuals have volunteered 1,661 times.

Have a great weekend and we will see you next week, at the cricket pavilion 7.45am for first timers briefing and 7.50am for our full briefing.
Our event will start at 8am and afterwards, please feel free to join us at the Cheeky Llama cafe inside the park for a chat and cuppa.

Nga mihi,

Ruth Prattley
Run Director

 

Invercargill parkrun Event number 111 7th March 2020

87500663_10157205723968022_2500949036870139904_oSuper morning to welcome 153 parkrunners, walkers and 19 volunteers, and multiple spectators.
Today we had International Women's Day parkrun which was all about celebrating female participation and we would welcomed 69 registered women and girls to parkrun today. It is a simple thing to recognise that supporting women’s participation in events, is key to encouraging our whole community to get out and involved.

Everyone is welcome at parkrun - whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer or spectate. We love to welcome new people to our community, and encourage you to spread the word. Please remind people to register for a barcode so that there time is recorded, and that we have their details in case of an emergency.
www.parkrun.co.nz/register

Summary:
This week 153 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

High Vis Heroes:
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Leighton HARE • Riley FERGUSON • Katherine CAMBRIDGE • Billy CARTER • Mark RYDING • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Micah CAMBRIDGE • Cleo MCNAUGHT • Leanie GELDENHUYS • Mel LEMM • Peter BIGGERSTAFF • Cindy MULROONEY • Justine FINNERTY • Thom THOMSON • Linda COMPTON • Samantha LEMM • Bruce HARTLEY • Murray COSGROVE • Lachie BAIRD
As usual, let us know if you can help in future weeks with volunteering. It is great to have the roster full each week, without having to send out requests for volunteers.
Email us: invercargill@parkrun.com or message us on facebook with your availability.

We need 5 more volunteers for next weeks parkrun – so let us know if you can help!
Results:

Congratulations to our first finishers: Jareth MCCALLUM with a new PB too at 17.22 and Kimberley IVERSEN also with a new PB of 20.44 great effort today!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.

Milestones:
10 Club
Deron DU PLESSIS
Sean IVERSEN

Congratulations to our PB Crew this week:

Jareth MCCALLUM
James MCLEAY
Atlas KERR
Warwick SMITH
Kimberley IVERSEN
Regan MCRANDLE
Adam MCLEAY
Annika SOLLITT
Heather HACKETT
Kadi CANTLEY
Aria FERGUSON
Willow HARPER
Wendy CRAWFORD
Leann HARPER
Zavior DAVIS
Ali DAVIS

Age category records, this week:

We have a new age grade category for the Junior Males Aged 11-14 with James McLeay completing parkrun in 17:26, Awesome work James!

You can find the link to the age category records for Invercargill parkrun here:
https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/results/agecategoryrecords/

We welcomed visitors from Dublin, UK and Australia and from around NZ; we love having viistors from around the world joining us as what we consider to be "Most Accessible Southern Most parkrun Event in the World!" Thanks for joining us at Queens Park this week!

Smile of the Day: Sean Iversen – Milestone achievement today J10!! Fabulous to see you notching up the parkruns Sean!

Coming Up:

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14 March - Scottish themed parkrun - to celebrate the National Pipe Band Championships taking place in Invercargill on the 13th and 14th of March (You may want to park for parkrun that day at the Cheeky Llama carpark or the one on Queens Drive as the competition is at the Cricket Pavilion)
We will have the presence of bagpipes. so you bring the tartan!
As usual we have heaps happening at parkrun, themed events are always encouraged but also optional, we look forward to seeing you at our events.
ROAD CLOSURE: Gala Street and around in front of the park (Feldwick Gates) is closed Saturday 14th March 2020 for the Pipe Band Competitions. So please consider parking at the carpark off Queens Drive or at the Cheeky Llama carpark. If you park in Gala Street or outside of the Cricket Pavilion, we cannot guarantee you will be able to get your car out when the road is closed.

11 April 2020 - Winter Hours Start - so we revert to the 9am start time, to allow us to parkrun while it is daylight.


The Stats:

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 1,914 participants have completed 12,151 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,755 km, including 2,233 new Personal Bests. A total of 326 individuals have volunteered 1,647 times.

See you next week!

Liz Henry
Event Director

 

Invercargill parkrun Event number 110 29th February 2020

Kia Ora team! You have entered the last leap day parkrun until 2048. Congratulations to 163 parkrunners who joined us today and celebrated their sunny extra day, in style, with great company and a casual walk, jog or run through our 5km park.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the absolutely AMAZING feedback we received about our parkrun course and our parkrun community from our many many visitors today! Thank you all for joining us and thank you for your feedback!
We had Fleur from Queenstown join us today! Welcome, have a safe trip home and thank you for your beautiful feedback. We also got to welcome friends from Wanaka, Lower Hutt, Brisbane, Ireland, many parkrun friends from around the UK including Craig from chesterfield and Belinda & Ruben from London!

The weather was astounding, with a warm sun drying the grounds and warming our 18 fabulous volunteers up as they each assisted, directed or cheered on our parkrunners.

Thank you to the following hi-vis heroes!!

Ross HENRY • Liz HENRY • Denise HARE • Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Mel LEMM • Peter BIGGERSTAFF • Aimee WITHINGTON • Aaron THOMPSON • Cheryl DAHMS • Robyn SMITH • Euan KENNEDY • Samantha LEMM • Katrina MCGILLAN • Bruce HARTLEY • Tobias PRATTLEY • Leon HARTNETT

I super appreciate the many fine folk whom allowed me to gently nag them into volunteering over the next few weeks today. However, many spaces still need filled and many more of your wonderful souls are still required to marshal, timekeep, scan, photograph and hand out our finish tokens to our finishers.
ALL of these positions are super simple and we always make sure you understand your role before you partake.

Please email us: invercargill@parkrun.com or message us on Facebook to let us know when you can help please.

15 of our finishers were first timers to Invercargill parkrun! Welcome and we hope you enjoyed your time here. Safe travels to those who visited and will be travelling home.

PERSONAL BESTS were achieved by the following 33 savvy souls.
Lachie BAIRD
Sean COLYER
Simon MCKENZIE
Johan POTGIETER
Callum FEELY
Brendon CORBETT
Gary BOTTGER
Karen LEADLEY
Brendon WALLACE
Geoff FOLSTER
Regan MCRANDLE
Aaron MILLER
Bruce DICKENS
Allan BECK
Zach HUGHES
Fleur DOUGLAS
Helen BRUNNER
Annika SOLLITT
Keren COPELAND
Bailee REID
Thomas BYATT
William JACK
Catherine PATTERSON
Chris MCDONALD
Cleo MCNAUGHT
Johan POTGIETER
Erin FORDE
Noah SUTHERLAND
Haley SUTHERLAND
Timothy ANSTICE
Jenny BIDDLE
Virginia BOYLE
Gillian ROBBIE
Congratulations to our first female finisher today, Samantha POTTER!

Our first male finisher today was Lachie BAIRD, who achieved his own PB and set Invercargill parkruns Brand New course record! Lachie's time was 16.29!! Congratulations!!
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Smile of the day goes to Julie JACK who was very excited to have beat her son to the finish line today!

Full Results are available here:

https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=110


Milestones today:

Junior 10 Club
Ella BYATT

50 club
Julie JACK
Tom MCSORILEY

Congratulations team!

COMING UP:
#IWDparkrun
March 7th: Womens day! Bring along a female friend or whanau member to celebrate with.

March 14th: Scottish themed event - dress up encouraged. The National Pipe Band Competition is happening in Invercargill (at the Cricket Pavilion) on the 13th and 14th of March.
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MARCH 14TH NOTICE!!
PARKING CAN ONLY BE IN THE CARPARK OFF QUEENS DRIVE OR THE CHEEKY LLAMA CARPARK!
As there will be a pipe band parade, the Gala Street carpark will be inaccessible this date only.

Have a great week team! See you next week!

Ruth Prattley
Run Director

 

Invercargill parkrun Event number 109 22nd February 2020

Despite the wet and chilly start in Invercargill this morning, this week 93 hearty people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

Smile of the day goes to Zach Hughes! Great job out there today!

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Liz HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Keri LONGMAN • Julie JACK • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Ross BUXTON • Micah CAMBRIDGE • Mel LEMM • Peter BIGGERSTAFF • Diane WISEMAN • Rebecca ROBERTSON • Paula SQUIRES • Christine ROBERTSON • Aria FERGUSON • Caitlyn MCDOWELL • Azaria DAVIS • Ali DAVIS

Don't forget we have some exciting things coming up over the next few weeks:

29 February 2020 - #Scottairplanes Leap Event

7 March 2020 We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at parkruns around the world on Saturday 7 March
Bring along a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together for #IWDparkrun

14 March - Scottish themed parkrun Stay tuned to the Facebook page for updates!

Also, let us know if you can spare a run to volunteer over the next few weeks - our board is looking a little empty! Volunteering is great fun and an awesome chance to learn some new skills! Flick us a message on Facebook, or an email if you're interested and we can pop you down.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dwight GRIEVE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 19th May 2018 (event number 14).
The female record is held by Claire NICHOLS who recorded a time of 18:44 on 29th December 2018 (event number 47).
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 1,884 participants have completed 11,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,175 km, including 2,183 new Personal Bests. A total of 324 individuals have volunteered 1,610 times.

 

Invercargill parkrun Event number 108 15th February 2020

Happy parkrunday! A clear and calm morning greeted us this morning. Commitments later in the day meant that our pre-event setup crew went light on some signage. However, we made up for it by having a large pool of volunteers to support us.

This week 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

High Vis Heroes:
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Liz HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Riley FERGUSON • Karen LEADLEY • Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Toni GREEN • Billy CARTER • John MURPHY • Mel LEMM • Shaunae FINNERTY • Gary MIKKELSEN • Cheryl DAHMS • Barry SMITH • Brendon CORBETT • Samantha LEMM • Kim HARTLEY • Bruce HARTLEY • Patria KERR • Luke HARTLEY • Darcey FINNERTY

Thank you volunteers! In the coming weeks we will be introducing a few new volunteer roles that will enable you to volunteer AND parkrun the event. The new roles relate to Pre-Event Setup - we hope to form some teams to be responsible for setting up the cones and reviewing the course pre event.
Other positions that will enable you to get a run credit and a volunteer credit are: Pacer, Tail walker; run report writer; token sorting and first timers briefing.

As usual, let us know if you can help in future weeks with volunteering. It is great to have the roster full each week, without having to send out requests for volunteers.

Email us: invercargill@parkrun.com or message us on facebook with your availability.

Results:

Congratulations to our first finishers: Matthew Smith and Sadie Wech great effort today!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.

www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=108

Milestones:
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Michelle Carter 50 Milestone - Michelle (and her family) are a huge part of our parkrun community! we are so excited to see you reach your 50 milestone today!

Barry Smith: 50 Milestone - Barry also paced this week at the difficult pace time of 37.5mins. The feedback on having a pacer at this time was awesome! And we have a large number of PBs in that range which suggests that the pacing was a bit help! Thanks Barry!

Congratulations to our PB Crew this week:
Matthew SMITH
Archie SIMMONS
Atlas KERR
Simon MCKENZIE
Luke BOTTGER
Gary BOTTGER
Sander MEIJER
Courtney SMITH
Janine DINSDALE
Rhonda BRAGG
Roy BUTLER
Grace MURPHY
Shannon DAWSON
Heather HACKETT
Keren COPELAND
Christine ROBERTSON
Paul MANUEL
Nicolette BOTTGER
Amy MCINTYRE
Kevin MULROONEY
Cleo MCNAUGHT
Erin FORDE
Vicki SHAW
Jess SPENCER-GALVIN
Dana LEGGETT
Noah SUTHERLAND
Paula SQUIRES
Rekha DAWSON
Ann CROOKS
Zavior DAVIS
Ali DAVIS

Age catergory records, this week Sally JEYES bettered the previously VW70-74 record with her time of 00:27:01 82.42 %

You can find the link to the age category records for Invercargill parkrun here:
https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/results/agecategoryrecords/

Age grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance.

We welcomed visitors from Sydney, Brisbane, Balclutha and the UK today. We hope you enjoyed visiting our course, which of course is the "Most Accessible Southern Most parkrun Event in the World!"
It was wonderful to see the 250 milestone t-shirts and the Cowell neck bands on our course! Enjoy the rest of your travels! Come back again!

Smile of the Day: Cleo McNaught, Erin Forde and Michelle Carter who LOVED having the 37.5min pacer!

Coming Up:

22 February 2020 - TUTU event - whenever the date is the 22nd of any month we celebrate with a TUTU run. So hunt out those tutus and see you at parkrun next week!

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29 February 2020 - #Scottairplanes Leap Event - lets get photos of #scottairplanes and leaps to celebrate that it will be 28 more years before we get to do 5 parkruns in February again!

#IWDparkrun
7 March 2020 We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at parkruns around the world on Saturday 7 March
Bring along a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together for #IWDparkrun

14 March - Scottish themed parkrun - to celebrate the National Pipe Band Championships taking place in Invercargill on the 13th and 14th of March (You may want to park for parkrun that day at the Cheeky Llama carpark or the one on Queens Drive as the competition is at the Cricket Pavilion)

As usual we have heaps happening at parkrun, themed events are always encouraged but also optional, we look forward to seeing you at our events.

The Stats:

The male record is held by Dwight GRIEVE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 19th May 2018 (event number 14).
The female record is held by Claire NICHOLS who recorded a time of 18:44 on 29th December 2018 (event number 47).
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 1,871 participants have completed 11,742 parkruns covering a total distance of 58,710 km, including 2,172 new Personal Bests. A total of 318 individuals have volunteered 1,593 times.

See you next week!

Liz Henry
Event Director

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