Welcome to Invercargill parkruns 153rd run report.
Let's start it with a celebration of one of our PARKticipants; Sarah Jantscher, originally from Austria and now living in Wellington, completed our parkrun, making ours the 33rd and last NZ parkrun Sarah needed to complete for her to achieve the Countryman status! How awesome is that! To add to her personal accomplishments today was her 302nd run!! It was lovely to meet you today and thanks so much for coming along and sharing your story with us.
Thank you for your kind words about our event and park. We are pleased you enjoyed our community. Oh! And you're my Smile of the Day!
This week 87 people ran, jogged and walked the course. Welcome to the 7 first timers below. We will see you back here again!
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Ross HENRY • Marcia FERGUSON • Ruth PRATTLEY • Billy CARTER • Ross BUXTON • Mary MARSHALL • Cindy MULROONEY • Thom THOMSON • Trevor EYLES • Tom MCSORILEY • Barry SMITH • Kim HARTLEY • Bruce HARTLEY • Anne SNODGRASS • Lyndal LUDLOW • Fiona POLSON
A few volunteer vacancies open throughout the rest of May. Would be lovely to see these full. To add your name to our roster send us a message on our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org - let us know the date and your preferred role.
Here is a break down of our roles:
You will need to use your fully charged Smartphone to carry out the following TWO tasks:
We provide equipment for the roles of:
• Finish tokens
• Pre Event Set Up (you'll just need to walk or bike around to set up the course with the appropriate cones/kilometre markers & have a keen eye for noticing potential hazards we can warn PARKticipants of at our briefing)
Roles that only require a smile & some cheering:
• Marshals (we always require 5, however more is always fabulous)
• Tail walker (a smile, walk and happy to be last)
Roles that still allow volunteer to participate in the event:
• First timers briefing (meet & greet first timers and take then through what they need to know about our course - we provide a prompt sheet)
• Barcode scanner - if you run and finish within the first 20-25minutes you can tap in and volunteer as another barcode scanner for the rest of that event
If you have a time you could pace for our other PARKticipants to help them achieve or beat their PB, then we have a pacer week every 3rd Saturday of the month. Our next pacer week is June 19th.
Next Saturday is May 22 - that means we are having our TUTU event! Come along in a Tutu and any other embellishments of your choosing for a fun and colourful 2 2 (Tutu) event.
Invercargill parkrun started on 10th February 2018. Since then 2,273 participants have completed 16,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 83,070 km, including 2,808 new Personal Bests. A total of 401 individuals have volunteered 2,411 times.
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