Queenstown parkrun – Event number 119 – 20th March 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 119
20th March 2021

This week there was a total of 47 runners, joggers and walkers completing the course on a
beautiful crisp sunny morning. We had our biggest milestone celebration on Saturday for
Tony Little on his 300th parkrun!! Most of Tony’s runs were in his local parkruns in England
(Harrow Lodge and Raphael). Tony did his first Queenstown parkrun in December 2020 and since event 115 he has achieved a PB each week! For some of us that say parkrun is too early, Tony has to factor in an hour of driving to get to the start line! Massive congratulations! Tony, we will certainly miss you when you move to Christchurch.

Benjamin Britton was our first finisher at 17:34, followed by Demetri Pappas 19:45 (PB) and Ryan Whitburn 20:42. Our top three female finishers were Yuliya Bozhko 20:46 (PB), Katie McVerry 21:52 (Qtn first timer!) and Holly Edwards 25:47.

Well done to our parkrun first timers today Jenny Song, Emma Collins, Adrienne Whitburn
and Gareth Beames! Also, we welcomed the following parkrunners for their first time at
Queenstown parkrun; Philip Lamont, Katie McVerry, Stephen Trail, Mark Turner, William
Collie, Greg Bennett, Natalie Collie and Briony Cosmann.

Congratulations to Tony Little, Ryan Whitburn, Yuliya Bozhko, Nathan Bradley, Peter
Wagener, Archie Helson, Max Helson, Bridget Cunningham, Blair Collie and Keri Jackson
for getting their personal bests!

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Wendy BANKS • Iain BANKS • Hudson BANKS • Dani MOYNES • Isobel BARRY • Rob
BARRY • Mark DOUGLAS • Tash FALK • Joseph MURRAY • Wendy HAWKES