Owairaka parkrun – Event #39 – 7 August 2021

Owairaka parkrun
Event number 39
7th August 2021

What kind of parkrunner are you? Take this quiz to find out.

Collect one point for every question you answer yes to. Add up your total and check out your parkrun status at the end.

Have you ever:

1. Done parkrun even though it was raining and windy? Today 81 people did!

2. Run at all the Auckland parkruns? It was great to have other Auckland parkrun friends visiting Owairaka today.

3. Got a pb at parkrun? Today 21 people battled through the wind to record a new pb! Check out all the results here.

4. Volunteered at parkrun? Today a whopping 22 people did.

5. Encouraged a stranger during parkrun? Today we had 7 fabulous pacers. Chocolate fish goes to 1 of our run directors, Jon, who hit 22.30 right on the nose. Some other pacers offered some slightly creative pacing efforts but we will improve our accuracy as pacers volunteer on the first Saturday of each month!

6. Bought a wristband or tag or laminated your barcode yourself? After all, you need to protect your most important assets.

7. Let your weekly location be dictated because you needed it for "your Wilson index"?

8. Earned a free coffee from your local parkrun Cafe by getting clicks on your coffee card each week? Check out the cabinet at L'oeuf too. Delicious.

9. Arrived at parkrun without taking a car? It's great to see so many people utilizing our new portable bike rack that may or may not have taken 5 people to put up today. "3 easy steps" it says on the side.

10. Brought a friend to parkrun? Today we welcomed 7 first timers. Who could you bring next week?

11. Earned more than 1 t-shirt? You get these for smashing milestones: 10 for juniors, 50, 100, 250 runs and 25 volunteer efforts.

12. Planned a holiday or conference that "just happens to be right next to a parkrun"? Today we had visitors from as far away as Lower Hutt.

13. Made a new friend at parkrun? Why not try volunteering? You meet some stellar people who are as wonderful (crazy) as you are! It is fun and not too scary, we'll show you exactly what to do.

14. Done parkrun with a dog, pram or child? parkrun is for everyone and we love having kids and barkrunners who bring such joy to our community.

15. Forgotten your barcode? Oh the agony. In fact, have 2 points if you have never ever forgotten yours. You are a master.


1-5 THE RECRUIT: You are dipping your toes in the parkrun world. How excited we are to have you! Too excited perhaps you wonder. There is a lot of new language to learn. But now that you have shown up and figured out what to do with your barcode, you think you will come back. After all, the people were friendly and the coffee was good. And you are pretty sure you can beat that time you got.

6-10 THE REPRESENTATIVE: parkrun is no longer just a hobby, it's a habit. You love seeing your friends each week and all the new challenges of trying new parkruns and working towards milestones. You plan out regular volunteering efforts. Your family knows it is not "Will you parkrun this week? But where will you parkrun?

11-16 THE RADICAL: Go on, tell us your stats. How many parkruns?
Wow, phenomenal effort!
Which nz parkruns have you got left?
Should have known. After all, you know your barcode no. off by heart, you're an expert on every single volunteer job and you recite your Wilson index in your sleep. Face it, your heart belongs to parkrun. And what a wonderful, supportive community to call your own. We salute you, parkrun hero.

Thank you again to our wonderful volunteers:

Paul WHITE • Bazyl PIOTROWSKI • Sarah Jane SINCLAIR • Shay GARDINER • Craig LINDSAY • Bridget LAWRENCE • Callie VANDEWIELE • Jon TURNER • Abby ZHANG • Rebecca BERRY • Daniel ORGAN • Francis MCCORMICK • Joyce LEEVARD • Lucas MCDONALD • Kylie GREIG • Deborah TAIT • Kylie HOGG • Truda ZHU • Vesselina PETKOVA • Theo MOUSCARDES • Sarah MOUSCARDES • David DICKSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Owairaka parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:58 on 16th January 2021 (event number 13).
The female record is held by Freyja PRENTICE who recorded a time of 19:27 on 10th July 2021 (event number 35).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margie PEAT who recorded 93.47% (21:41) on 21st November 2020 (event number 5).

Owairaka parkrun started on 24th October 2020. Since then 1,016 participants have completed 3,296 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,480 km, including 676 new Personal Bests. A total of 174 individuals have volunteered 611 times.

Bridget Lawrence