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!

tutu run

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