Queenstown parkrun is cancelled on 2021-03-06 – New Zealand Alert Level 2

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 117 – 27th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 117
27th February 2021

This week 65 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand.

Running conditions were good this week with little to no wind and slightly muggy conditions. It was our monthly pacer day and we were very thankful to Nancy Jiang for pacing 20 minutes, Isobel Barry for pacing 25 minutes, and Dave Pearson for pacing 30 minutes.

We had two special milestones this week for two local parkrunners.  Una Cox completed her 50th parkrun with 38 of those being here at Queenstown.  11 of her parkruns were at Ormeau parkrun in Belfast and 1 was at Dunedin.  Dave Pearson completed a double milestone today completing his 50th parkrun and 25th volunteer effort on the same day by being volunteer pacer!  That's an incredible run to volunteer ratio from Dave! All of his volunteer efforts and 32 of his runs have been at Queenstown! Thanks so much for your support of Queenstown parkrun!

Another shout out to visiting North Island parkrunners Naomi Boynton and Stu McGarva for coming to Queenstown parkrun on their wedding weekend! Best wishes for your big day and a happy married parkrun life together!

Fresh off of his 2nd place podium finish at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain 30km last weekend, Jack McKay decided to "stretch his legs" into a new PB of 17:21 as our first finisher today.  Jack now also has the most first finishes at Queenstown parkrun with 12.  Earning a PB of his own, local parkrunner Paul Nicholas shaved an incredible 56 seconds of his previous time coming across second at 18:44. Local mountain running legend, Sarah Douglas was third overall and the first female across with a time of 18:52.

Ralph Miller was the third male across in his first visit to Queenstown parkrun with a time of 19:38.  Our 20 minute pace runner, Nancy Jiang, still had some pep in her step after last week's 3rd place result at the Old Ghost Road Ultra.  She came across the line at 19:40.  Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Angela Hawkes rounded out the top three females with a time of 22:07.

Unfortunately due to the New Zealand alert level change we are unable to have Queenstown parkrun on 6th March.  Fingers crossed that we will get back to level 1 for the following weekend.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Rob BARRY • Matt RAYNER • Nancy JIANG • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Isobel BARRY • Keri JACKSON • Paul JAQUIN • Coen BANKS

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 116 – 20th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 116
20th February 2021

This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

Our guest Run Reporter today is Geoff McMillan, parkrun Event Ambassador for the South Island!
Today was the third day of my mini Southern tour.
Caren and I drove from Bannockburn to Queenstown in order to participate in our favourite Saturday morning activity - parkrun. We could have done with leaving even 5 minutes earlier as we arrived with the “gun” going off just as Caren joined the group - I had cleverly driven through in my jandals so still had sock and shoes to put on.

All that being said, what a glorious way to start each and every weekend and both Caren (150) and I (222) were celebrating arbitrary personal milestones. Totally fantastic to see 6 "Brand New, Never Done It Before" parkrunners out there today, also 11 First Time Visitors to picturesque Queenstown parkrun. Another 6 parkrunners picked up those very important letters of PB today - well done.

Must mention Paul Hewitson completed his 5th at Queenstown today, only 3 more before Paul notches up 300 parkruns!

Big shout out to Wendy and her brilliant 12 strong team of Volunteers and also to Yonder, the cafe that invites you to “come as you are”.

It was only my second visit to Queenstown parkrun, but as with the first, it was a welcoming fun experience (although I think that Marcia and Aria Ferguson had the most fun of all.

Great work everyone!

Cheers,
Geoff & Caren

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 115 – 13th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 115
13th February 2021

This week there was a total of 52 runners, joggers and walkers completing the course on a
beautiful crisp sunny morning. We were graced with a lovely bunch of visitors from all over New Zealand and the UK!(The wonderful staff for the Women’s England Cricket team!)

We welcomed 19 first timers to the Queenstown course and of these 9 were first time ever
parkrunners including Luke Hammington taking the top spot!

The top three finishers were:
1st Luke Hammington 19:13 (first timer!)
2nd Tim Quinn 19:45 (PB!)
3rd David Keith 20:00

1st Sara Metzger 22:09
2nd Phoebe Sanders 23:10 (Qtn first timer!)
3rd Shannon Metzger 24:00

Well done to Tony Little, Adrian Hoddinott, Erin Prince and Janet Beale for getting their personal bests today!

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Wendy BANKS • Iain BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Hudson BANKS • Dani MOYNES • Dahna HUNTER • Dave PEARSON • Coen BANKS • Shelley CHARLTON • Dave PEARSON • Michelle MOYNES • Ina CHALMERS

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 114 – 6th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 114
6th February 2021

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand!

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Mark DOUGLAS • Scarlett ROSE

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

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 113 – 30th January 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 113
30th January 2021

This week 48 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part. We had visitors from Auckland, Nelson, Wellington, and Christchurch!

It was a picture perfect Queenstown summer morning for our fave weekly 5km event! With virtually no wind and clear skies, our parkrunners were treated with ideal conditions for getting in their morning circuit of Queenstown Gardens.  Proceedings started off with our usual event briefing and a shout out to local parkrunner Isobel Barry who completed her 50th parkrun today. 46 of her 50 parkruns have been here at Queenstown! Well done Issy!

Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Joshua Moody, was first across the line today with a time of 19:33.  Joshua was chased in by local parkrunner Paul Nicholas who was only 5 seconds behind him at 19:38.  Chris Seymour was third across in a time of 20:22.

Local parkrunner Dahna Hunter was the first female across the line today in a time of 20:56.  Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Shamiso Sisimaya, completed her 2nd Queenstown parkrun in 2nd place with at time of 21:50.  Local parkrunner Sara Metzger rounded out the top three ladies in a time of 22:00 and earned herself a new PB in the process.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Isobel BARRY • Rachel ROSE • Mark DOUGLAS • Jack MCKAY • Gary JOHNSON • Scarlett ROSE

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