Owairaka parkrun – Event #40 – 14 August, 2021

Kia ora everyone. I'm Robyn, a regular at Blenheim parkrun, here in Auckland as part of my quest to complete every NZ parkrun. (Oh, and to bag an O for my alphabet challenge.)

I'm glad I chose Owairaka. It's  a lovely out-and-back course (with two legs), containing a variety of bridge crossings, wetland, parkland and urban terrain. And with very friendly people who pretended to understand my need to travel the country in search of parkruns-not-yet-run.

When I'm visiting a parkrun for the first time, I generally don't sleep well the night before. My brain prefers to spend those hours catastrophising: What if my alarm doesn't go off / I miss the bus / I can't find the start (which has happened). . . .? True to form, short of sleep but super-early, I turned up on a beautiful Auckland morning to join the 70-odd runners, walkers and volunteers at Owairaka Park.

We had an actual international visitor today,  Graeme from Australia, along with Chris and Jamie, well-known Queenstown parkrun stalwarts, and myself from the Mainland. We also welcomed parkrunners from other Auckland and North Island events.

As ever, thanks to the wonderful volunteers who ensured that today's event happened. And congratulations to the two 'milestone' volunteers,  Francis McCormick and Abby Zhang, who have earned their V25 tee shirts!

Thanks, too, to Helen who whipped out her special home baking  on the finish line - what a treat! Coffee and chat at L'Oeuf afterwards completed an excellent morning of physical exercise and communal catch-ups, which is what parkrun is all about, isn't it?

And I have my O.

This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Naomi MCGARVA • Craig LINDSAY • Robyn RICHARDS • Abby ZHANG • Christiana BARKER • Helen WATSON • Julie COLLARD • Rebecca BERRY • Rosalind KELLY • John KELLY • Annabel ZUSSMAN • Tony AUSTIN • Francis MCCORMICK • Mike BRICKNELL • Sandra HULSE • Louise SISAM

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 1,029 participants have completed 3,365 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,825 km, including 686 new Personal Bests. A total of 176 individuals have volunteered 627 times.

 

Owairaka parkrun – Event #37 – 24 July, 2021

Event 37, I can see clearly now the fog is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way...

When we think about what holds us back from getting out and exercising, I am sure many at some stage have worried about what they look like while they run. I tell you what, when you have a morning like we did today ain’t no one going to be seeing you through that thick fog that didn’t lift all parkrun!

Even without the fog it is easy to see how safe and supportive the parkrun environment is no matter your abilities. Parkrun becomes more than about just walking or running as it becomes a community. One parkrunner that is well known within the Auckland parkrun scene is the very generous Helen who kindly baked very yummy cakes in the number of 100 to celebrate Owairaka’s very own parkrun starter and run director Julie who was celebrating an impressive dual milestone of 100 runs and 100 volunteer milestones. I heard a whisper that Helen had even swung by Cornwall Park parkrun to provide them cake to celebrate their 9th birthday on the way to Owairaka, how supportive is that! You don’t have to look far to find some kind of support out on the track, be it at the front of the pack or the back.

Winter is dark and cold and it is easy to want to stay in bed. Did you know that the mood benefits of 20 minutes of exercise can last up to 12 hours? What a way to kick start your Saturday!

Having had a health setback and being away from much exercise, it took me some time to reach my own 50th run milestone today, but I finally have done it! Other milestones today were celebrated by Krystyna also with 50 runs and today’s run director Rosalind trying to sneak through without detection with her very own 25 volunteer milestone. What a day of celebrations!

73 people ran, jogged, walked, skipped and collected droplets on their eyelashes, eyebrows and beards along the way. 10 people were first timers and 14 nabbed themselves a pretty sweet PB. We also welcomed runners from Whangarei and Queenstown.

If you know someone who parkruns but is yet to visit Owairaka why not tell them about the awesome track that it is.

Joyce Leevard
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Owairaka parkrun – Event #36 – 17 July, 2021

Off on a tangent again!

Once again I find myself writing a run report for a parkrun I didn’t attend. So I’ll try to stick to the facts and the stats! The reason I wasn’t at Owairaka on Saturday was because I was in Wanaka, which may well have had the best weather of all the parkruns in New Zealand. There was no wind, nor was there rain. Just sunny, scenic mountains, water and trees. No bull! And here’s a few photos from there to prove it. While it was event #36 for us, it was Wanaka’s 153rd, with 58 versus 46 participants. It was fun touring down south, but it’s great to be back and I’m looking forward to returning to the fold this parkrunday!

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Here’s a link to the Wanaka run report which I wrote and the pics on Facebook if anyone’s interested.

Some notable notes from Event #36

At the faster end of the field we had repeat offenders receiving the frontrunner honours, with Krystyna Knight pushing two ahead of the next competition (in first placings) with her 7th victory. Paul White pocketed (not literally) the Number 1 token for the fourth time, and the highest overall age grading. Both of these runners made awesome achievements. Toward the other end of the field we welcomed visitors Cate and Jeff Alpe who hail from Puarenga parkrun in Rotorua. It seems like they enjoyed their visit despite the wild weather. Regular volunteer Francis was tailwalker for us and nailed a PB, along with 8 other people who may or may not have used the wind to help them?! It was great to see four newcomers to parkrun choosing Owairaka to begin their parkrun journey. Welcome to the parkrun whānau, David Dickson, Flora Hong, Lin Zhao and Michael Fisher. We hope this is the start of a wonderful thing for you, as it has been for so many of us.

Julie Collard
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The Deets

This week 58 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Matthew TEIRNEY • Freyja PRENTICE • Rosemary BYGRAVE • David ATKINSON • Owen MITCHELL • Callie VANDEWIELE • Jon TURNER • Rebecca BERRY • Rosalind KELLY • George CULVER • Francis MCCORMICK • Matthew DICKINSON

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 987 participants have completed 3,075 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,375 km, including 623 new Personal Bests. A total of 171 individuals have volunteered 556 times.

 

Owairaka parkrun – Event #35 – 10 July, 2021

As it turns out, the conditions at Owairaka on July 10th 2021 were excellent for record breaking!  Freyja Prentice broke our all-time women’s course record, coming in at a smoking 19:27, and David Hamilton broke our men’s age group 80-84 record at 31:49! Congratulations both! 

Despite being a cold, crisp midwinter morning, 64 runners and 19 volunteers were all at Owairaka park by 8am for Run Director Bridget’s prompt welcome and start to our 35th parkrun here at Owairaka. Seven people joined us at Owairaka parkrun for the first time and nine of our regular runners recorded new personal bests on a course that was clean and clear if a bit damp.

With the cold morning leaving some dew on the wooden bridges near the start runners and walkers were all careful to navigate potentially slippy surfaces with the help of our ever-vigilant volunteer marshals.  Despite this, it was a quick day for a lot of our runners with 18 runners coming in under 25:00 minutes total including some of our regular volunteers! By the end of the run as the tail-walker Francis finished parkrun with the last of the walkers the sun had cleared up quite a bit of the cold morning dew!

Here at Owairaka we LOVE milestones, and despite not having any 25, 50, 100 or 250 parkrun milestones at our run today, we are looking forward to a milestone for our little parkrun! We’re withing spitting distance of 1,000 unique runners! Since our start in October of 2020, 974 parkrunners have covered a collective 15,085km running, walking and jogging here at Owairaka. All we need is a few more people to bring their friends along to Owairaka to introduce them to parkrun and we can hit 1,000 unique parkrunners before we turn 1!

The fine print: 

This week 65 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Rosemary BYGRAVE • Owen MITCHELL • Hilary FOWLER • Bridget LAWRENCE • Callie VANDEWIELE • Jon TURNER • Krystyna KNIGHT • Julie COLLARD • Simon ASPDEN • Rebecca BERRY • Marek TOMECKI • Nelis DROST • Francis MCCORMICK • Lucas MCDONALD • Mandy DONALD • Deborah TAIT • Sandra HULSE • Lilka TOMECKI • Theo MOUSCARDES

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 974 participants have completed 3,017 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,085 km, including 614 new Personal Bests. A total of 167 individuals have volunteered 543 times.

See you next parkrunday!

Callie V
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Owairaka parkun – Event #34 – 3 July, 2021

Under stunning blue skies, 75 parkrunners beat the cold to cover the glorious 5k route in times from newcomer David Atkinson in 17:04 to tailwalker Steve Doughty coming in at just under 50 minutes. The cold must have kept everyone moving smartly along! There were 11 were first timers, two of whom were attending their first ever parkrun, so welcome to Wesley Donald and Christine Koch. May this be the first of many! The other nine were visiting from other parkruns and we hope to welcome you again soon. A lucky 12 recorded new Personal Bests, reflecting that we had only two pacers on duty today, thanks to local Owairaka Athletics Club members Nick Moore and Bazyl Piotrowski who braved the cold to help others reach their goals.

The Nitty Gritty

After David in first place, there was a wee bit of a wait to Gary Philpott in second, but his effort of 18:56 also saw him take out the highest age grading today of 79.14%. A similar situation in the women’s event saw Krystyna Knight get her 6th first placing in a PB time of 20:28. She was followed by Ruth Gluckman who had to settle for second, but also got a PB time of 20:36 and took out the highest women’s age grading with 74.68%. Great to see a host of other PBs including Ajith Tilakarathne and Devika Manikpura who were back for their second parkrun and could better their first one. Well done you two! With a total of 11 parkrunners running their 5th or under parkrun, we can also admire those at the other end, with over 200 parkruns: Rosemary Bygrave (223), Steve Doughty (238), Linda Doughty (252) and Paul Elliot (333). May everyone be inspired by these and everyone else’s efforts. More results stats can be obtained from the Owairaka parkrun Results Page.

Volunteers

Volunteers are what make parkruns possible on a weekly basis, so huge appreciation goes out to the 17 who put themselves forward for today: Christine Munro, Bazyl Piotrowski, Steve Doughty, Craig Lindsay, Doug O'Shea, Callie Vandewiele, Jon Turner, Graham Richardson, Abby Zhang, Alex VW, Julie Collard, Zoe Wilson, Gabrielle Wilson, Nick Moore, Justin Otto, Mandy Donald, Theo Mouscardes and his mum, Sarah (if you get a barcode, Sarah, then we can make it official). They need extra recognition this week for doing their duty in the cold. The set up team were out and about soon after 7am in the big freeze and marshals and finish line crew were sitting ducks, unable to warm up by moving, so put up with numb extremities! Why don’t you consider volunteering to let others have the chance to run or walk? If everyone helped out now and again, we would keep parkrun going without the constant need to beg for volunteers.

Full Disclosure

If this run report is a little lacking in first-hand reporting of facts, that’s because I was not actually at THIS parkrun yesterday. After working on the volunteer roster behind the scenes and keeping up posts on Facebook, I headed across the bridge for the inaugural Sherwood Reserve parkrun in Browns Bay. It is the 7th parkrun in Auckland and the 34th in New Zealand. A three-lapper in a gorgeous reserve along the Taiaotea Creek and into Freyberg Park, the course was crowded with an incredible 265 parkrunners, quite a few more than the 209 at Owairaka’s inaugural last October 24th. Two of the attendees were none other than myself and fellow Owairaka regular Sandra Hulse. We enjoyed the change of venue, the pomp and ceremony of the extended run brief before we started and a cracker of a cafe session afterwards. Full credit to the team that made Sherwood Reserve a reality, including recent Owairaka regulars, Scott Arrol, Andrew Capel and Helen Watson. We wish you all the best!

The Fine Print

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 19:31 on 31st October 2020 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:58 on 16th January 2021 (event number 13).
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 967 participants have completed 2,952 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,760 km, including 605 new Personal Bests. A total of 165 individuals have volunteered 524 times.

See you again next parkrunday, formerly known as Saturday,
Julie Collard
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Owairaka parkrun – Event #33 – 26 June, 2021

What a difference a week makes!
For the hardy volunteers who braved last week's flooded underpass and torrential rain, today's balmy 12° run with minimal wind must have felt like a different time of the year!
Safe to say, the ducks were enjoying themselves on a much calmer river this morning, as captured by Julie as she set up this morning.

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This week was Volunteer Week, and we were blessed with a full contingent of volunteers, including first-time volunteers Alysha and Kyan Delany, who did a great job at the finish line. We also had Paul White, Tony Plowman, Linda Doughty, Rosemary Bygrave, Natasha Van der Laan, Jon Turner, Abby Zhang, Julie Collard, Scott Arrol, James Mclennan, Mike Bricknell, Rebecca Berry and Adam and Dylan Berry. Adam and Dylan managed to run the course in first place the whole way, then pick up the phone and start barcode scanning and handing out finish tokens! Legends!

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It really is great to have our volunteer whanau come together each week and put on our fantastic events for all to enjoy. It's a great way to spend an hour on the weekend. Some jobs even allow you to run as well as volunteer! If you are thinking about doing it, please talk to one of the friendly volunteers or send us an email, and we can set you up for a future date.

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This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first-timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. 2 people joined us for the first-ever parkrun - hope to see you again Devika and Ajith.

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It was great to be joined by Lisa Bricknell for her 50th parkrun. Lisa has been a regular at Owairaka, and it is great having her. A few Owairaka regulars are closing in on a milestone - make sure you keep an eye on your number of parkruns so we can celebrate with you!

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Bike Auckland has also loaned us some bike racks, so if you are thinking about biking along the great cycle path beside Te Auaunga to join us in future, we can keep your bike nice and safe.

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Look forward to parkrunning in the future! Something tells me there might be a fair few checking out the new course at Sherwood Reserve next week  - good luck for the first event Scott!

 

 

Owairaka parkrun – Event #33 (cancelled) – 19 June, 2021

The one that didn’t happen, in which the volunteers are thanked anyway and a plea goes out for next week’s volunteer team.

Owairaka parkrun was cancelled yesterday due to course conditions for the first time (previous cancellations were due to Covid-19 restrictions). Rose had just completed her return journey for course setup from the first turnaround, reporting that the stream had risen to flood the underpass. In less than one hour, the stream rose from ankle height, to knee and then to waist height! If you have run the course in recent weeks you would have noted the large tree branches that have been swept down there during midweek flooding. We believed that such a depth of water, with unknown amounts of debris possible below the surface, was too dangerous to go ahead. With rain forecast to continue, we had no choice but cancel.

By 8am the rain had unexpectedly stopped, although the stream level continued to rise for some time. We made the only choice possible, but since this appears to be a common winter problem, and one we were aware was a possibility, we had already started the process to avoid cancelling parkrun in the future due to this. An alternative course that can be used when the underpass is flooded is already on paper, but still needs to be officially measured and approved by parkrun Global. It will involve the path around the sports ground and a much shorter part of the bike path out and back (and multiple laps!), avoiding the underpass altogether. Hopefully this alternate course will be usable before the end of winter, should the need arise.

Not all was lost yesterday. We also had an excellent volunteer crew ready to serve, and several performed duties despite the cancellation. Rose did the hard yards in the pouring rain to set up the course and check on the conditions. We can’t thank her enough for her dedication; she is truly a treasure! After the decision to cancel had been made, Isabel (who was going to be scanning barcodes) and regular parkrunner Naomi offered to go back over the course to pick the cones back up so that run director Roz could collect them by car. Others turned up to volunteer or parkrun, including James for the other set up section. Thanks to all you wonderful volunteers and we are really sorry that the parkrun system means you cannot get a credit for your efforts.

Some also managed to salvage a run. When visiting Whangarei parkrunner Andy Mears showed, he was floored that we were not holding a run, resigning himself to a return bus journey back to his accommodation in the city. Instead, confirmation had just come through that Western Springs was on, so he found himself in a volunteer's car, speeding off towards the zoo. There ended up being quite a contingent of Owairaka parkrunners at the Springs for what turned out to be a somewhat watery yet sunny event. It was pretty lucky as it turned out as Andy was celebrating his 200th parkrun! He was pretty stoked to get to pose with the golden cup (cutout) and nail the milestone. Congratulations Andy, and you'll have to come back again soon to Owairaka!

That brings us to next week, which is almost a blank slate. The volunteers from yesterday or other regulars are welcome to jump back on board if they can and we would love to have first-time hi-vis heroes to give it a try too. We have had great success is filling the roster in recent weeks by getting signups on the whiteboard on parkrunday, so this week we will need to do that virtually! See the sad looking whiteboard (pictured) or check out the future roster on our website, and pick a role! Let us know via the usual channels: email (owairaka@parkrun.com), comment on Facebook, or message us!

Julie Collard
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Owairaka parkrun – Event #31 – 5 June, 2021

Welcome to event 31 – Saturday 5th June 2021.

Today was the first Owairaka parkrun ever held in winter and all attending were fortunate enough to have a perfect winter's morning for our walk or run. Owairaka also trialled having pacers for the first time. What a treat.

Today Run Director Jon gave his briefing and sent us on our way. 106 people attended event 31. Congratulations to Nick Moore the first finisher today in the speedy time of 17:18. The first three finishes all completed the course in less than 18 minutes. First female over the line was Julia Averill in a time of 20:53.

Of the 106 runners today, a massive 26 participants recorded a personal best time. Congratulations to Claire McMeekin, Sue O’shea, Wendy Hare, Graham Richardson, Jack Tolley, Jennie Parker, Nick Gordge, Nigel Milius, Deborah Tait, Shay Gardiner, Christine Munro, Esther Polavarapu, Louise Sisam, Mandy Donald, Simon Broad, Monique Peattie, Sarah Sinnott, Stephanie Tieu, Richard Wivell, Xinlong Zhang, Luke Watson, Ethan Price, Jack Gordge, Chris Lawrence, Tim Mitchell and Adam Gallagher.

Owairaka parkrun welcomed 5 participants for their first ever parkrun: Suzanne Moore, Marshall Norbitt, Hugo Lester, Te Uri Kingi and Hoani Taylor. Hope you enjoyed the friendly 5km which is parkrun!

Lots of first timers today. 14 people in total completed the course for the first time. Due to the travel bubble there were international visitors from Brisbane as well as visitors from Coromandel and Rotorua.  Welcome Stephen Gilbert, Gooya Modzbar, Geoff Cope, Murray Skinner, Sarah Bligh, Ashley Skinner, Renee Zhang, Vesselina Petkova, Sofia Chapman, Jason Chapman, Rosie Chapman, Rachel Chapman, Leah Burger and Kath Broad.

No milestones this week.  Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

A very big thank you to our fabulous Hi-Vis Hereos our volunteers this week. Led by Run Director Jon Turner. Volunteers were Nigel Milius, Wendy Hare, Julie Collard, Craig Lindsay, James Parker, Tony Austin, Carrie Austin, Yasmin Lakeman, George Culver, Rachel Jenkins, Helen Twose, Otis Twose, Max Parker, Abby Zhang and Shay Gardiner.

Thanks also to the volunteer pacers, Bazyl Piotrowski, Bridget Lawrence, Marek Tomecki, Nick Moore and Chris Lawrence. Parkrun wouldn’t happen each and every week without our volunteers so please give them a wave and say thanks.  Please email owairaka@parkrun.com if you wish to volunteer.

In the 31 events at Owairaka 941 participants have completed 2,744 parkruns for a total of 13,720km.

Have a fabulous Queens Birthday long weekend!

Shay Gardiner

 

Owairaka parkrun – Event #30 – 29 May, 2021

Something a bit strange happened this evening as I put pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard) to produce the run report. Out of me spewed this weird creative burst that I was unable to contain. I decided to share the result with you all, to express my true feelings toward parkrun! :)

 

Old friends, new faces; all friendly, many paces.

Why do we come? To run! (or walk)

Also to lend a hand, to volunteer when we can.

If it rains, do we still attend? Of course, or we’d go round the bend!

Right along the second out ‘n back, or else you’re bound to get some flack!

Along the awa; Oakley Creek, or Te Auaunga.

Kill the course; get a PB, just like a Porsche!

And finally the end, to the café, parkrun fiend!

 

Julie Collard
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This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Tony SIMEON • Rosemary BYGRAVE • Owen MITCHELL • Krystyna KNIGHT • Julie COLLARD • Winona LEE • Rosalind KELLY • John KELLY • Carrie AUSTIN • Francis MCCORMICK • Mandy DONALD • Rina ZHANG • Vesselina PETKOVA

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

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 19:31 on 31st October 2020 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:58 on 16th January 2021 (event number 13).
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 922 participants have completed 2,638 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,190 km, including 539 new Personal Bests. A total of 153 individuals have volunteered 449 times.

 

Owairaka parkrun – Event #29 – 22 May, 2021

All of us - and some even wearing tutus - were privileged on this slightly overcast day with a relatively mild temperature of 12 degrees Celsius to complete this beautiful parkrun course. We hope that circumstances will return to normal for all 22 parkrun countries around the world as soon as possible.

Unexpectedly we had an international visitor today from London. We also welcomed visitors from Lower Hut parkrun and Millwater parkrun.

The first male and the first female to finish the parkrun were respectively Mitch Cantlon and Krystyna Knight.

Congratulations to Winona Lee who joined the 50 milestone club today!

Participants with more than 250 parkruns who participated today are:

Bruce Mccardle (370)
Andrew Capel (369)
Julia Gordon (345)
Paul Gordon (343)
Gary Kelly (280)
Simon Brown-Haysom (273)

Parkrunners with more than 100 different parkrun events/courses are:

Peet Oosthuizen (127) in 10 countries
Elise Heyns (107) in 7 countries

Please inform me if I missed someone in this category.

This week 83 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Steve DARBY • Paul GORDON • Steve DOUGHTY • Rosemary BYGRAVE • Bridget LAWRENCE • Abby ZHANG • Krystyna KNIGHT • Julie COLLARD • Peet OOSTHUIZEN • Simon ASPDEN • Rosalind KELLY • John KELLY • James MCLENNAN • Francis MCCORMICK • Jaimee ORELLANA • Theo MOUSCARDES

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

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 19:31 on 31st October 2020 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:58 on 16th January 2021 (event number 13).
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 914 participants have completed 2,575 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,875 km, including 533 new Personal Bests. A total of 152 individuals have volunteered 436 times.

Hope to see you all parkrunning next week!

Peet Oosthuizen

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