Lower Hutt parkrun 468 – 31 July 2021

parkrun Lower Hutt – Event 468
31st July 2021
On a stunning Lower Hutt morning we welcomed 174 athletes to the course where parkrun began in New Zealand. Starting in 2012 Lower Hutt celebrated our 468th event today.
After enjoying Kiwi medal success this week at the Olympic Games, the runners were off to a fast start and a close finish in the men’s race for glory.
Congratulations to the following athletes who made the podium:
Men
Gold Medal – Walter Sommerville 18.26
Silver Medal – Michael PETTA 18:28
Bronze Medal – Andrew CROSLAND 18:40
Female
Gold Medal – Miranda SPENCER 18:46
Silver Medal – Natalie HARDAKER 20:35
Bronze Medal – Sally HALE 20:49
Congratulations to the following people on achieving Personal Best performance today.
Michael PETTA, Craig BAMBER, Sally HALE, Jackson TU’INUKUAFE, Michael MILLS, Deon VAN ZYL, Zak BACON, Catherine SCHEDEL, Gemma GRANT, and Ava ROBINSON
We welcomed the following people to Lower Hutt parkrun and the parkrun movement completing our course for the first time.
Miranda SPENCER, Brad WONG, Henry Zaslow, Stuart BUCKLEY, Rob MARTIN, Eva LONGRIDGE and VICTORIA PATTISON
No runners or walkers completed any significant milestones this week although I did notice one of the younger parkrunners Daniel O’Sullivan my nephew will celebrate his 300th run next week, Daniel runs in the 11-14 age group, his aim in his running life is to smash his father and brother’s best times
Lastly a big shout out to the volunteers, without them parkrun would not be possible.
Thank you to Event Director Mark MALONE, Roy BLEWETT, Daniel BODERICK, Colin BOYD, Andrew CROSLAND, Margaret DONOVAN, Simon EDWARDS, Jay GREGORY, Susan HAYNES, Sandy HOOPER, Bex HOWELLS, Joce JONES, Liz NEILL, Andrew RUTHERDALE, Ellan YOUNG and Martin O’SULLIVAN

Have a great week
Martin O’Sullivan
Parkrunner A29411