Queenstown parkrun – Event number 106 -19th December 2020

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 106
19th December 2020

This week 61 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part. We had visitors from Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wellington.

Today was our monthly pacer day and we had volunteer runners keeping 20, 25, and 30 min pace to help our parkrunners reach their goals today.  All pacers came in right on time or seconds ahead of time, so well done to the team!  We were also excited to have the female champions of the 2020 Crater Rim Ultra and Kepler Challenge Ultra, Nancy Jiang and Queenstown Marathon 10km and Luxmore Grunt 27km Sarah Douglas, running with us today.  A big congrats to our local ladies for their top results this year.

For only the second time in our 106 events, we had a female parkrunner come in outright first place.  Local parkrunner, Nancy Jiang, was first across the line with a time of 18:51 today.  She was followed in by junior parkrunner Jude Deaker who was only seconds behind her at 18:53. Local parkrun legend Seamus Costello rounded out the top three with a time of 19:41. 20 minute pacer, Jack McKay was the third male across the line at 19:58 with Dahna Hunter and Bianca Fourie rounding out the top three females.

Upcoming events are the Christmas Day edition on 25th December, and Boxing Day edition on 26th December! Yep! That's two parkruns in two days' time for the holidays!! We will NOT be having parkrun on New Year's Day, but will be having it as usual on 2nd January.  We could use lots of volunteers on 2nd January and 9th January, so please reach out to us if you are keen to help!

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

John DEVERSON • Carmella BURY • Chris SEYMOUR • Henrietta FORDER • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Neville BRITTON • Jack MCKAY • Wendy BANKS • Iain BANKS • Samsu KIM • Scarlett ROSE

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