Invercargill parkrun event number 85 – 21st september 2019

Good evening team Invercargill parkrun! And welcome to the worlds southernmost run report!

What an absolutely amazingly admirable event we had today! 143 inspiring souls joined us to run, walk or jog our 5km, beautifyingly blissful 85th event this super spring morn.

We welcomed parkrunners from Dunedin today! Thank you for joining us! 18 of our awesome members achieved their personal best today! High five guys and gals!
Welcome also to our 15 first timers, we hope you enjoyed it and will see you again next week.

I'd like to take a minute to give a big chest-bump, mid-air-high-five to our 21 positively positive peeps that volunteered their time for us today. Because of these guys and gals, we are able to continue to keep parkrun going. Thank you!

Liz HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Riley FERGUSON • Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Julie JACK • Linda TE AU • Billy CARTER • Britta LIEVEN • Justine HOLLAND • Elizabeth RANDELL • Glenda WEST • Liam PRATTLEY • Barry SMITH • Keith BROWN • Marg GRAHAM • Anne SNODGRASS • Poppy MORRISON • Halle FAHERTY • Joanne SNYMAN • Pippa BROWN

We rely on volunteers to help us deliver a  safe and enjoyable event each Saturday morning. We have a few vacancies over the next few weeks. We would LOVE to have you join us and encourage our amazing community of parkrunners.
We require marshals, timekeepers (stopwatch provided), barcode scanners (scanner provided), tail walkers (your job is to walk at the back of the pack to ensure our parkrunners and walkers are safe and enjoying our event), photographer (camera provided).

Flick us a message on Facebook or email us at - to be added to our roster.  We email a reminder the Thursday before your event.

Our first finisher today was Shyam PATEL who is also a first timer! Welcome and congrats Shyam.
Samantha POTTER was our first female finisher today and also an Invercargill parkrun first timer!

Our PB achievers are pictured below.


Smile of the day this week belongs to Imogen Burdon & Alex Henry. These two young ladies shone their smiles bright and have been amazing each week encouraging each other on. Excellent finish Immy! Well done!!


Coming Up:

EVENT TIME CHANGE: Due to daylight savings, our event start time changes to 8am on October 5th. These are our Summer hours.
Our pre event briefing will start at 7.50am and our event will start at 8am sharp.
Please add this to your diaries.

Have an amazing weekend, enjoy our spring weather and we will see you 8.50am next Saturday for our pre event briefing and a 9am start to kick off the school holidays! Bring the kiddos along and we will bring our smiles.

Nga Mihi
Ruth Prattley
Run Director


Invercargill parkrun event 79 – August 10th 2019

What a fabulous turnout today for our 79th parkrun event here in Invercargill.
103 warm and cheerful souls joined us to jog, walk or run their way around our 5km course! Thank you all for spending a morning with us.

Twas a wee nip in the fresh breeze today but that didn't stop some friends from Dunedin joining us along with a few new faces!

We had a few people ask today, what they should do in regards to registering, so heres the 411:

On your device go to - here you will register, which is just putting in some basic details and it's all easy, quick and FREE!

Once you are registered, you will receive an email - there will be an attachment with your own personal barcode. Print that barcode off, and bring it with you next time you come along.

What is the barcode for? The barcode is YOUR special parkrun identifier. It doesnt matter where you travel to in the world, or what parkrun you participate in, you will always have that barcode/parkrun number and when scanned, your time and run credit will be lodged next to your name.

Each week we upload results and registered participants receive an email with their time and other details. It's a great way to work on your personal best. Registering also means when you volunteer, we can add your name to our roster and you will be emailed a reminder the Thursday before your volunteer.

Everything parkrun is free. Freeeeeeeee I tells ya!

We have 14 friendly faces to thank today for giving up their time and a run/walk to volunteer for us and make todays event so Wicked!!

Ruth PRATTLEY • Regan PRATTLEY • Liz HENRY • Riley FERGUSON • Mark RYDING • Jayden PRATTLEY • Blake PRATTLEY • Liam PRATTLEY • Barry SMITH • Poppy MORRISON • Halle FAHERTY • Rachael ALLAN • Christina ALLAN • Kingsley SNYMAN

We have a few volunteer vacancies left in August. Feel free to message us on FB or email us at and let us know when you can help out.

22 of you achieved your PERSONAL BEST Today!! *mid-air-high-five* to each of you!! Congratulations!

Brianna HARTLEY was our first woman finisher today with a snazzy sub 25min time! Boom!
Jono ROSS was our first male finisher back with a sub 20min time! Well done to you both!

Kudos and a back-flip-scott-arrol-airplane-pose to Mark RYDING who completed his 25th volunteer milestone today! Thank you Mark and yay for free tshirts!!

We are still in winter hours, meaning parkrun Invercargill starts at 9am, and our information briefing is at 8.50am each Saturday at the queens Park Cricket Pavilion.

Next week we are having a Sponsors event celebration and a special guest will be joining us - Mr Whippy!! A special thanks to our local sponsor Mee & Henry Law.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Have a great week,

Ruth Prattley,
Run Director

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