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