Lower Hutt parkrun 465 – 10 July 2021

This week saw another typical Winters Day with the possibility of rain and not very warm. However there was a decent field of 163 parkrunners taking part today.

Milestones this week: congratulations to Adrian Hardy on 250 parkruns and Melchor Reyes on 300 parkruns!  There are a few big milestones coming up in the next few weeks with 50, 100, 150, 250 and 350.

There were 9 PB’s this week. Congratulations to Josh Jordan, Kevin Fink, Matt Lane, Harry Josephson, Svend Hansen, Eric Regnier, Katie Benson, Brian Dee, and Dianne Clayton. Svend Hansen now has a PB in consecutive weeks!

Welcome to our parkrun visitors Stu Milne, Bridget Milne, Zamira Hardy and Natalie Hardy.

Welcome to the 9 first timers starting their parkrun journey: Marc Smart, Kendra Boswell, Andrew Boswell, Tayla Boswell, Avril Boswell, Angela Smart, Toni Weir, Nelson Curry and Paul Falloon.

Well done to Josh Jordan as the first finisher, setting a PB, and a new JM15-17 age category record to complete a trifecta of firsts! Yuliya Bozhko was the first women finisher, and Eliza Davies as the first junior women finisher.

Thanks to all this week’s volunteers as they help make it an event we all enjoy: Colin BOYD, Andrew CROSLAND, Maggie DAVIES, Margaret DONOVAN, Jay GREGORY, Sandy HOOPER, Ann KING, Mark MALONE, Peter MURMU, Martin O'SULLIVAN, Andrea RUGLYS, Matthew RUGLYS, Brian THOMSON, Tony TING, Deon VAN ZYL, Ellan YOUNG

There are volunteer spots available for the next few weeks. So, if you have not volunteered before or not done so in a while please book your spot now. Full training will be given on the day.  If you are lucky the mermaid’s tail for the tail walker might be there!
Sandy Hooper