Lower Hutt parkrun 470 – 14 August 2021

What a good day for a park run #470, 189 other walkers and runners agreed!

No rain, hardly any wind and some exciting milestones celebrated:
Devin Glover completed his 50th,
Briony Hibberd her 200th parkrun, and
Deborah Blythen completed her 250th parkrun.

parkrun is such a supportive place to be. I’ve spent this year coming back from injury (a bit of a mountain bike accident) and parkrun has kept me moving every Saturday morning rather than sitting at home feeling sorry for myself! Starting back with a walk, through to a gentle walk/run, to managing to cut the walk out and run oh so slowly to cover the entire distance, and now back to running and enjoying it. But wherever you find yourself on the course there’s always someone out there giving you a nod, words of encouragement, or you can find yourself falling into a similar pace and chatting away to distract yourself as the km pass by.

There were 13 PBs this week – huge congratulations to you all
Angela MARTIN with 24:31
Rob MARTIN 25:20 – no relation to Angela!
Deon VAN ZYL 26:01
Martin COE 28:51
Richar MARIN 30:08
Bruce FORSTER 30:46
Susan WHITMORE 31:42
Laura RAYNER 32:39
Jim BAXTER 34:27
Kelly BURDON 34:29
Victoria PATTISON 34:54
Dieter TIMMERMAN 36:16
Suralda TIMMERMAN 40:47

With us going into Level 4, I had forgotten all about sending this report in, until I got a friendly reminder!!

Fingers crossed we get to run and walk together on Saturday, but if not, stay in your bubbles and keep your families and friends safe

Emma Ross

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