Queenstown parkrun – Event number 80 – 4th January 2020 – First of the Decade Edition

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 80 - First of the Decade Edition
4th January 2020

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.  We had visitors from across New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, France, the USA, and UK!

A sunny and cool morning greeted our parkrunners with quite a strong breeze on the outer lakeside path of Queenstown parkrun.  It was still a beautiful morning to start the new year of parkrunning here in Queenstown and what a morning it was!

We have a new course record!!  Kiwi-born, UK-based parkrunner Paul Martelletti flew off the start line at a blistering pace this morning before setting the new course record of 15:32.  This bests the previous record set by Jack Beaumont in December 2019 by 4 seconds.  Jack was on hand to witness the new record as he was tail walking today and congratulated Paul on his time.  Well done Paul on raising the bar here at Queenstown parkrun and keep on visiting parkruns to take down records!  Local parkrunner Zak Brown was the second parkrunner across the line today at 18:15 with visiting parkrunner Jordan Donnelly following him in at 18:22.

Dunedin based parkrunner Georgia Mitchell added to her collection of first finishes at Queenstown parkrun today with a time of 20:45.  She now is tied with Abby Fookes and Rachel Kennedy for an impressive 6 first finishes at our event.  Visiting parkrunners from the UK, Jessica Cocker and Lisa Reid followed Georgia in at 20:52 and 22:32 respectively.

We need almost all roles for January 18th!  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 12 volunteers:

Kylie BROWN • Chris SEYMOUR • Rob BARRY • Jack DAVIS • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina WEFER • Jack BEAUMONT • Isobel BARRY • Fleur DOUGLAS • Neville BRITTON • Keisha PASCUAL • Katy DAVIDSON

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