Invercargill parkrun run report – Event #104 – January 18th 2020

Today we were graced with 151 rad souls at Invercargill parkruns 104th event!

Hooray for a slightly overcast start, even if that meant the sandfly army were out in full force. First male finisher Alec BERESFORD and first female finisher Marika KNOETZE outran the sandflies though, well done team!

27 fab folks joined us today for the very first time!! Thank you for coming along and we absolutely look forward to seeing you again! And again! And again!

Personal bests were smashed out by 37 parkrunners today!! Well done, congrats and virtual high five!

Friends from Balclutha, Dunedin, Wollongong and the UK chose to spend their morning running, jogging or walking with us!

Ann WOOD (pictured below) joined us from Durham in England to complete her 200th parkrun!!!! What an absolutely AMAZING achievement! Ann said she decided to save her 200th parkrun for when her and her husband were in Invercargill and by doing that, has not run for 6 weeks! We were VERY honored and very grateful that Ann chose to spend her 200th parkrun with us here. She loved the course and even more than that, she said our volunteers and fellow parkrunners were easily the friendliest and most supportive she had met. So thank you for the kind words, and thank you to our 16 epic volunteers today and our awesome community of parkrunners!

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Our volunteers, named below, included 3 pacers this week! Billy ran 25mins, Barry ran 27.5mins and Gary ran 30mins! Every 3rd week of the month, we have pacers aim to keep to a certain time to help other parkrunners reach a goal if that is what they would like.

Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Liz HENRY • Linda TE AU • Mel YEO • Katrina MCGILLAN • Billy CARTER • Gary MIKKELSEN • Barry SMITH • Robyn SMITH • Aimee WITHINGTON • Alison SAUNDERS • Marise LANG  • Joanne FUKUDA • Tatsuya FUKUDA • Craig SWENSSON

The next few weeks are looking a little scarce on the volunteer board. We would truly appreciate some help with the various positions we have vacant. You can check the volunteer board here: https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/futureroster/
And email us here: invercargill@parkrun.com
Or message us on our Facebook page
If you can volunteer for us please.

MILESTONES: Its always exciting to help our parkrun whanau celebrate their milestones. In the next few weeks we have some local champs achieving their 50 run milestone and some are close to the 100 run milestone! We look forward to sharing that with you!

OUR 2nd BIRTHDAY: on February 8th we celebrate 2 years of parkrun here in Invercargill.
After the event, we are having a picnic and have some prizes up for grabs. Please join us to celebrate this brilliant occasion. We look forward to seeing you then.

From us though, thank you for coming along today, well done for getting up and out and being awesome.
Enjoy the weekend, the sun and stay safe.

See you next Saturday, 7.45am is our first timers briefing.... 7.50am is our main briefing and 8am the party starts!!
Don't forget your barcode.

Nga Mihi
Run Director
Ruth Prattley