Invercargill parkrun, event 116, July 25th 2020

Welcome to Invercargill parkruns 116th event run report!!
We were pleased to welcome and encourage 110 people to walk, jog or run our event this week.
Welcome to our visitors from Dunedin! Safe travels back team!
A massive thank you to our 17 volunteers who helped this week's event go swimmingly.

Liz HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Riley FERGUSON • Ruth PRATTLEY • Toni GREEN • Sarah BIGGERSTAFF • Mel LEMM • Peter BIGGERSTAFF • Jayden PRATTLEY • Blake PRATTLEY • Mary MARSHALL • Grant R BAKER • Glenda WEST • Tom MCSORILEY • Robyn SMITH • Barry SMITH • Helen BRUNNER

We have plenty of spaces available for future volunteering opportunities. Contact us on Facebook or message us on invercargill@parkrun.com to be added to a future event.

Even though our weather was a little damp, the following parkrunners managed to achieve for themselves a personal best. Great effort guys!

Personal bests (PBs):
21:06 - m - Bevan Tait

35:21 - f - Cherie Champion

25:28 - m - Corey Sutton

46:28 - f - Deborah Clearwater

31:40 - f - Julia Foster

37:52 - m - Matt Mckay

25:57 - f - Sonya Stewart

Milestones were achieved this week! Well done for completing your 50th parkrun Tim and awesome work for your 10 junior run milestone Zavior!!

Be on the lookout over the next few weeks for more of our parkrunners joining our 50 run milestone club and even some more junior 10 milestones!! Keep up the excellent effort team!

This weeks first female finisher was Joyce WAKELIN and our first male finisher was Lachie BAIRD. Top effort to you both.

If you haven't been along to parkrun yet, but would like to see what it's all about, we welcome you to come along and volunteer for an event to see and learn a bit about us. We are completely free. We welcome anyone, dogs on leads and prams are welcome.
We encourage you to register at:

https://www.parkrun.co.nz/register/?section=form

Registration is free. You only ever need to do it once. You will enter some basic details and be emailed a unique barcode. You can print this barcode off and bring it along or download it onto your phone which we can scan from. Each time you complete a 5km parkrun event, you'll be given a token and you will then give this token, and your barcode, to our scanner. They will lock your time in against your barcode and you will have a running commentary on your completed events! Pretty cool right?!

Two of our Invercargill parkrun regulars are Kim & Bruce Hartley! They will be reaching the 50 run milestone together soon, but this week, for their ADORABLE cuteness, they take our Smile of the Week! Arohatinonui!! FB_IMG_1595726713179

On that note, have a fabulous week and we will see you next Saturday, 8.45am for the first timers briefing, 8.50am for the full briefing and ready for our 9am start! Stay safe!

Ruth Prattley
Run report writer,
Run director,
Coffee connoisseur