Event number 159
26th June 2021
Nau mai Haere Mai Welcome to Invercargill’s Parkrun report.
Kia ora whanau, today we are truly celebrating success today!!
Congratulations to Dwight Grieve who achieved a new Course Record for Invercargill parkrun at 16mins 23secs!!! A fabulous result in wet and very slippery conditions.
Plus 3 more reasons to celebrate today, 3 Milestones!! Congratulations Julie Adam who joined the 50 club, and Robyn Smith and Toni Green who joined the 100 club today!
This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Jason CHAN • Liz HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Karen LEADLEY • Keri LONGMAN • Ian LONGMAN • Mary MARSHALL • Cindy MULROONEY • Leanne LIGGETT • Catherine COTTER • Robyn SMITH • Barry SMITH • Margaret JOHNSTONE • Carl JOHNSTONE • Erin BRADLEY • Aria FERGUSON • Fiona POLSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Invercargill parkrun Results Page.
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 Wahoo!!! (event number 159 today).
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 2,309 participants have completed 17,164 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,820 km, including 2,877 new Personal Bests. A total of 408 individuals have volunteered 2,510 times.
I am going to shine a light on our founder and greatest supporter of Invercargill parkrun. I know that she will be a little bit shy of the spot light, even so credit is warranted, so sorry not sorry!
What is a super hero? well according to Stan Lee: A superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t. So in order to be a superhero, you need a power that is more exceptional than any power a normal human being could possess, and you need to use that power to accomplish good deeds!
This is an adept description of our Event Director, Liz Henry, what is her super power? The ability to bring people together in friendship, laughter and fun together every weekend for parkrun. Her passion and tenacity to bring this event to Invercargill, and make it work was the reason she was first nominated for and then last night won the title for Southland Sports Award for Administrator of the Year - Liz Henry. We salute you for your passion, and dedication to our parkrun whanau. So a hearty congratulations to you Liz Henry from your volunteers, runners, walkers, woggers and joggers from people and the dogs of parkrun. You accomplish good deeds every week and are so community minded. It was great to see this acknowledged by the judges. You are our true super hero!