Queenstown parkrun – Event number 92 – 11th July 2020

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 92
11th July 2020

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.  We had visitors from across New Zealand and from the UK!

On a cool and breezy morning, the patchy clouds and rising sun made for glorious views on the surrounding peaks of Queenstown.  Our parkrunners were treated to a stunning morning for our fave weekly 5km event.

Benjamin Britton made a triumphant return to Queenstown parkrun today coming across first at 17:03.  The Queenstown Athletic team member was about six seconds shy of his course PB that he recorded in June of 2019.  Visiting parkrunner from Invercargill, Brennan Rhodes, completed his seventh Queenstown parkrun today in a time of 18:03 earning himself a course PB.  Lower Hutt parkrunner and Run Director, Andrew Crosland, rounded out the top three with a time of 18:27.

Arianna Lord opened her parkrun account today as the first female across the line in a time of 20:19.  Another first time local parkrunner, Sophie Rolleston-Smith, followed Arianna in with a time of 21:22. Amanda Harvey was third across the line in her 12th parkrun at Queenstown and 28th overall with a time of 21:45.

On 5th September we will be having our Winter Pride themed parkrun event.  Be sure to find your best rainbow active wear for a run to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Gudrun BARTH • Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Nancy JIANG • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina WEFER • Isobel BARRY • Tania BENNETT • Elizabeth LYNTON • Declan MURRAY • Wendy BANKS • Scarlett ROSE

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