Invercargill parkrun Event number 162 17th July 2021



We ran a slightly different course this week because of some scheduled tree felling in the park. We are usually lucky to have good trails to run on, but the detour had us running on grass for some of the second km.  It made for a slightly different feel today!

Thanks to everyone for embracing the course detour this week.  We should be back to the usual course next week, but will update via Facebook during the week if this is to change.

Word from the course:

Mackenzie Henry:  "Even though parkrun involves getting up early when you might not want to its worth coming to.  Today I was barcode scanner and I think it is probably one of my favourite volunteer roles.  I liked welcoming people to the finish line and seeing position they got.  I liked saying "wow Token 54 well done!"

Reasons I like parkrun:  It is good to get you fit, and people cheer you on a lot.  I like the hot chocolate at The Cheeky Llama Cafe afterwards too!

What to do when it feels tough? : When its tough, don't tell yourself to try harder, tell yourself to try easier, and relax."

Mackenzie was one of 13 children on the course volunteering today.

Volunteer Acknowledgement:


Thank you to our amazing volunteers!!

We needed extra this week to cover the detour on Kelvin Street, but we also had families volunteering for our Kids Rule parkrun event.  Thank you to all who helped out this week!

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Ross HENRY • Liz HENRY • Denise HARE • Leighton HARE • Alexandra HENRY • Mackenzie HENRY • Damien STUART • Ruth PRATTLEY • Toni GREEN • Billy CARTER • Jared STUART • Leon HARTNETT • Niah HARTNETT • Amy IVERSEN • Kimberley IVERSEN • Craig IVERSEN • Cindy MULROONEY • Linda COMPTON • C J IVERSEN • Robyn SMITH • Barry SMITH • Finn HARTNETT • Melanie RYDING • Zavior DAVIS • Luke HARTLEY • Sean IVERSEN • Tania HARTNETT • Tobias PRATTLEY • Aodhan HARTNETT • Azaria DAVIS • Ali DAVIS • Regan PRATTLEY •

We need volunteers for upcoming weeks events, can you help?  please let us know by emailing or message us on Facebook @Invercargill parkrun

Check out the roster at:

Congratulations to our first finishers:

fastest times

Awesome work to those who achieved PBs this week, especially with the detour!

personal best

We had no milestone achievements this week, but we have two upcoming milestones for Craig and Kimberley Iversen.

upcoming milestones

A summary of the age spread details for your pleasure:

age spread

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

Welcome to our visitors from out of town!  It was great to have you join us this week!

Smile of the Day:

Anyone who got the pleasure of reading Thom Thomson's t-shirt.  Thanks Thom for bringing the humour today!



The Stats:

The female record is held by Kimberley IVERSEN who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th March 2021 (event number 145).
The male record is held by Dwight GRIEVE who recorded a time of 16:23 on 26th June 2021 (event number 159).
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 2,328 participants have completed 17,404 parkruns covering a total distance of 87,020 km, including 2,901 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 2,571 times.

Have a wonderful week!

Liz Henry

Event Director

Invercargill parkrun