Invercargill parkrun event 115 July 18, 2020

Hello Earthlings and welcome to Invercargill parkruns 115th event!

Thank you to our 21 fabulous volunteers who braved a -5°C frost this morning to stand in the cold and guide and cheer on our 91 perfectly passionate participants!

Our 21 volunteers were:

Liz HENRY • Riley FERGUSON • Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Keri LONGMAN • Katherine CAMBRIDGE • Billy CARTER • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Rowena HOWE • Joanne FUKUDA • Mary MARSHALL • Robyn SMITH • Barry SMITH • Brendon CORBETT • Kim HARTLEY • Bruce HARTLEY • Anne SNODGRASS • Jono MEREDITH • Tobias PRATTLEY • Azaria DAVIS • Ali DAVIS

This week we had the pleasure of congratulating a parkrun regular, Linda Compton on her brand new status as Grandma to her handsome wee Grandson, Carter. Congrats Linda! Enjoy those little snuggles and kisses!

We enjoyed celebrating with another parkrun regular today, Katherine Cambridge! Katherine achieved her 50th run this week and the cherry on top was she also achieved her 25th volunteer credit today as she was our 30minute Pacer! Awesome work and awesome commitment Katherine! Good luck for the half Marathon next month!
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Sheryll Lindsay achieved her 50th run credit last week, congrats!! And today, Sheryll's faithful running companion, and parkdog Brax, achieved his own 50th run credit! Well done team!
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We welcomed 6 first timers today and visitors from Porirua, Dunedin and Arrowtown! Welcome and we hope you enjoyed our event.
Well done to 11 participants achieved their personal best today, wondering if it was you? Check out the picture below!
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Mary THOM from Porirua was our first female home today and Shyam PATEL was our first male home! Well done to you both!

Our smile of the day is Sumo KYAW, who pushed out a PB today and even posed for a #scottairplane! Well done Sumo!
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We always appreciate our volunteers, and have LOTS of positions open throughout August for you to help us fill to keep our awesome event going. Any questions about the positions, feel free to contact us and we will fill those blanks.
Check out our roster at

https://www.parkrun.co.nz/invercargill/futureroster/

to see what is available and when.

Note: August 1st we have some of Sport Southland volunteering for us. But we are always happy to accommodate anyone's availability and willingness. Thank you!

We look forward to greeting you next Saturday, at Queen's Park. Please remember your barcode, you need it to recieve an official time.
See you at 8.45 for our first timers briefing, 8.50 for our full briefing, ready for a 9am start!

Until then, be safe, have a great week and to kids and parents alike, enjoy the new school term!

Nga Mihi
Ruth Prattley
Run Director