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

Message us on Facebook or email us at 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!


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

Rowena HOWE

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