Queenstown parkrun – Event number 84 – 1st February 2020

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 84
1st February 2020

This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, the UK, USA, Germany, and Poland!

Another week has come and gone for our fave day of the week in Queenstown: parkrunday.  Summer conditions and overcast skies greeted our participants this week.  We had another week of above average participation numbers and thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our event with us. We celebrated Wendy Hawkes' 25th volunteer effort today and thank her for all of her support of Queenstown parkrun.

Visiting parkrunner Shane Mellum led the pack today and finished in a time of 18:36.  He was followed in by local legend Seamus Costello who crossed at 19:25.  Jonas Junckes rounded out the top three men with a time of 19:30.

Emily Molloy returned to Queenstown parkrun today to lead the ladies with a time of 20:18.  She earned herself a Queenstown parkrun PB this week that was her third PB in a row at our event and her third first finish.  Local runner Isobel Barry was the second female across the line also earning herself a new PB at 22:46.  Another local runner, Wendy Hawkes followed Isobel in at a time of 23:44.

On 7th March we will be having our International Women's Day edition of Queenstown parkrun.  We encourage everyone to wear purple and bring all the Women in their lives to join us for parkrun.  Jamie Seymour will be Run Directing that day and is looking for an all-woman volunteer crew including pacers for this event. Reach out to us on Facebook or at queenstown@parkrun.com if you are interested in helping out.

Thank you to Queenstown's only store dedicated solely(pun intended) to running, The Frontrunner Queenstown, for being our local sponsor. 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 9 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Charlene JUNKIN • Jamie SEYMOUR • Phil GERARD • Ina WEFER • Neville BRITTON • Michelle MOYNES

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