Super 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!
Deron DU PLESSIS
Congratulations to our PB Crew this week:
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!
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!
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 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!