Invercargill parkrun event #165 – August 07th, 2021

Invercargill parkrun
Event number 165
7th August 2021

Kim Hartley foreword: Nau mai Haere Mai Welcome to Invercargill’s Parkrun report.
What crazy weather today, it felt like four seasons in one Parkrun!
52 hearty souls took part today and I heard a mutter as we walked and talked our way around the course that maybe being a runner wasn’t a bad idea as they were back and dry before the worst of the weather!!!

Out on the course, we had blue sky, followed by rain, and then hail. A bit like life you never know what to expect and like life we had a group of us a cheer squad to help us through. It was such a pleasure to share this morning with good company laugh and walk. Another feature of today’s parkrun was listening and watching as the park is waking up for spring, such a stirring of our souls to hear the birds in full song. It is the magic of our parkrun to be able to share this magnificent park every Saturday.

A big thank you to the Parks Department of Invercargill City Council, the new path is a real pleasure to run and walk on. We appreciate all that you do to make our parkrun run so smoothly, including sweeping our start line for us.

To the volunteers,  Aria FERGUSON  •  Bradley LEONARD  •  Brendon CORBETT  •  Jared STUART  •  Karen LEADLEY  •  Katrina MCGILLAN  •  Kylie BONIFACE  •  Leon HARTNETT  •  Marcia FERGUSON  •  Mary MARSHALL  •  Melanie RYDING  •  Peter BIGGERSTAFF  •  Regan PRATTLEY  •  Riley FERGUSON  •  Ruth PRATTLEY  •  Sarah BIGGERSTAFF  •  Vicki SHAW

thank you for all your support today, it was great to see all your smiling faces on the course, no matter the weather, you always bring the sunshine.
until next week,
Haere rā, keep warm and safe whānau.

Our first finishers today were: Corvin O'ROURKE and Helen STEWART - congrats to you both.

Considering the weather conditions today, the following people managed their personal beats! Great job guys! received_342468370855960

High five to those whom braved the cold today. We will see you again next week, same time, same place.

Ma te wa

Ruth Prattley

Run Director