Queenstown parkrun – Event number 76 – 14th December 2019

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 76
14th December 2019

This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, and Slovakia!

This week saw a return to drier conditions for our fave weekly 5km event.  The weather calmed and the puddles cleared making our course clear for ready for running.  Unfortunately Wanaka parkrun had to cancel again this weekend due to the lake flooding and damaging their course.  The cancellation gave a number of Wanaka parkrunners the ability to come over and run our course including Event Directors Adam and Jane Sharman. Whilst we were bummed to hear they had to cancel their event, we were excited to have our friends from over the Crown Range come visit us for a run.  We hope things improve over the coming days so that Wanaka parkrun can get back to business as soon as possible.

Visiting parkrunner from Australia, Laclan Rayner, was first across the line today at 18:30.  He was followed in by fellow Australian Tim Garrett at 19:10.  Auckland based parkrunner Paul Rose rounded out the top three at 19:17.

Leading the ladies this week was visiting parkrunner from Australia, Shona Drake.  Shona finished in a time of 22:50. She was followed in by fellow Aussie Dana Lanceman at 23:17 who completed her 235th parkrun this week.  Local runner Wendy Hawkes was the third female across at 23:52.

Personal Bests today were achieved by: Paul Rose 19:17, Adam Eason 19:25, Andre Chalmers 20:46, Paul Pascoe 21:25, Matthew Murray 21:50, Adam Mullally 22:02, Leon Jim 23:41, Sean Drader 24:31, David Urwin 24:43, Ezequiel Nunez 25:23, Carmella Bury 25:26, Hannah Boaler 25:49, Matilda Hughes 25:55, Robyn Hamilton 26:31, Wendy Richardson 29:27, Christine Skipworth 29:31, Rachel Rose 31:42, Chris Hamilton 32:07, Mark Wilson 34:35, Angela Coates

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our second annual Christmas Day parkrun!  Our same Summer start time of 8:00am will apply and be sure to bring your Santa hats and fave festive active wear to the event! We could use a few marshals for that day, so if you want to help bring holiday parkrun cheer to your fellow parkrunners please reach out to us on Facebook or to queenstownhelpers@parkrun.com.

The volunteer roster has filled up nicely we could use some more volunteer marshal roles for December 28th and almost all roles for January 4th.  Please help us to make Queenstown parkrun happen every week.  If you haven't volunteered before or not in a long time, please reach out to us.  It's fun, easy, and we will train you on what to do.

Thank you to Queenstown's only store dedicated solely(pun intended) to running, The Frontrunner Queenstown, for being our local sponsor for 2019. We sincerely thank Paul Garvie and the team at Frontrunner for being big supporters of parkrun and for their commitment to our local event. Be sure to visit the team at Frontrunner on Beach St for all of your running shoe and gear needs and also their new location in Frankton at the Queenstown Central centre near K-Mart.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Johnny VALENCIA • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Phil GERARD • Ina WEFER • Isobel BARRY • Neville BRITTON • Janet BEALE • Thea FOLLETT • Will SHAW

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