Invercargill parkrun Event number 117 1st August 2020

We had an amazing team of volunteers from Sport Southland do a volunteer takeover event this morning.
The team were excited for the opportunity to support parkrun and encourage Southlanders to be active. Jess Domigan, said that for Sport Southland "it also offered us a chance to walk the talk for our own wellbeing and in particular address to the five ways to wellbeing - to give, to connect, to learn, to be active and to take notice."

Thanks for your enthusiasm and support team!

A takeover is where a team/organisation fill all of the volunteer positions for a parkrun event. We welcome other businesses, organisations and sports teams to do takeovers, just let us know when you are available to volunteer. We love that through volunteering for parkrun you will see that the event is for everyone, and hopefully if you have been hesitant to come and join in, you will get the confidence to get started!

This week 126 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Liz HENRY • Denise HARE • Luciana GARCIA • Ruth PRATTLEY • Jess DOMIGAN • Kristen TODD • Helen STEWART • Lauren RICHARDSON • Tessa HEWLETT • Adele ORANGI • Brianne MCNAUGHT • Cass POKONEY • Courtney EGERTON • Carla WERDER • Brendon MCDERMOTT • Ross HENRY • Mel LEMM

We need plenty of volunteers over the next three weeks, Can you help? email is or message us on facebook.

Results summary:
First finishers this week were Craig Iversen (with a PB!!) and Kennedy Taylor.
We had some pretty good competition in the front group, with some of our competitive runners starting to peak in time for National championships, good luck to those who are competing!

Our top three males and female finishers:
Craig Iversen
Jareth Mccallum
James Mcleay

Kennedy Taylor
Kimberley Iversen
Sadie Wech

Congratulations to Glenda West for reaching her 50 milestone event!

Upcoming milestones:
name (number of parkruns)
Leighton and Denise Hare (98)
Erin Forde (49)
Peter Eastwood (48)
Ruth Prattley (48)
(There will be others, but these are the people that were parkrunning today)

PB's today:
Personal bests (PBs):
19:50 - m - Atlas Kerr
20:49 - m - Bevan Tait
28:43 - f - Cherie Champion
17:06 - m - Craig Iversen
25:20 - m - Daniel Harrison
31:29 - m - Fraser Hodges
42:56 - f - Glenda West
31:29 - f - Ini Gunn
21:31 - m - Jack Leadley
17:12 - m - Jareth Mccallum
53:28 - f - Joanne Williams
53:58 - f - Maree Haggerty
28:42 - m - Mark Faulkner
31:39 - f - Michelle Mcsoriley
50:18 - m - Neil Coaley
30:17 - f - Sanelle Du Plessis
21:11 - m - Simon Mckenzie
31:58 - f - Teresa Maloney

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.

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Smile of the Day: James Mcleay - while James finished 3rd place today, he was super happy to be on the startline this morning. It was a real joy to watch as we prepared to the count down. Thank you James for bringing your enthusiasm to the course this morning!

Coming up:

August/September: Bring a friend to parkrun: We encourage you all to bring a friend or family member to parkrun over the next two months. Get them to register for a barcode before they come and join us for #parkrunday. Take your photo with flag at the start/finish line and share it with us on facebook, and go in the draw to win some spot prizes provided by our local sponsor Mee & Henry Law Limited.

15 August: Pacer Week.

The Stats:
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 1,981 participants have completed 12,926 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,630 km, including 2,343 new Personal Bests. A total of 340 individuals have volunteered 1,756 times.

Have a great week!

Liz Henry
Event Director