Queenstown parkrun – Event number 126 – 8th May 2021

Queenstown parkrun

Event number 126

8th May 2021

This week 60 people ran, jogged and walked the Queenstown Gardens course, of whom 15 were first timers to the course (5 first time parkrunners) and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand but no one admitted to being Australian!

Today was the second week of our alternate course "C" that will be in use for winter whilst Queenstown Lakes District Council does infrastructure work on the normal course.  Rumour has it that it’s a faster course with less hills, so now’s definitely the time to try and set a new personal best.

Local legend Declan Murray received his special red 50th t-shirt for completing 50 Parkruns.  Well done Declan who just missed out on beating his PB by one second.  You’ve earned a Guinness tonight!

Hagley parkrunner Jason Matulik made quick work of the new course today coming across the line at 16:45.   Local junior runner Jude Deaker was second across the line in a very respectable 18:07 and a new PB as well.  Jack McKay rounded out the top three with 18:11 in his 37th Parkrun.

Local parkrunner Nancy Jiang was the first female across the line with a time of 19 minutes flat today. Well done Nancy!  Another local parkrunner Sara Metzger came across second female today earning herself a new PB at 21:05. Sara was 15 seconds faster than last week when she also set a new PB!. Sub 21 minutes is looking likely at this rate! Our third female across was Jude O’Neill at 23:09.

Well done to the following parkrunners for achieving their PBs this morning:

Jude Deaker, Seamus Costello, Tim Williams, Jub Bryant, Neville Britton, Sara Metzger, Blair Devlin, Peter Wagener, Harper O’Meara, Richie O’Meara, Keri Jackson, Anna Marshall, Karen Ramsay, Griffin Eckford and Matthew Tyrell.

Upcoming events are our tutu day on 22nd May.  Feel free to run or volunteer parkrun in your wildest tutu.  Also, on the 5th June will be the 3rd anniversary of Queenstown parkrun and we are letting the juniors take over the event!  What could possibly go wrong???

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Coen BANKSWendy BANKSIna CHALMERSShelley CHARLTONIsaac MCCARTNEYDani MOYNESDave PEARSONMatt RAYNERRichard SAINTChris SEYMOURJamie SEYMOUREleanor TRUEMANStefan VAIVARS