Queenstown parkrun – Event number 129 – 29th May 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 129
29th May 2021

This week 34 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand.

A cold and soggy morning greeted our parkrunners at the rotunda this morning.  We were excited to celebrate Shelley Charlton's 25th volunteer milestone this week! Shelley can usually be found giving our Tail Walking or giving the First Timer's Briefing! Thanks so much for your support of Queenstown parkrun!

Local Junior parkrunner Jude Deaker made quick work of the course today to cross first with a time of 18:03.  Jude's time today was not only a new PB but also set the JM 11-14 age category record! Visiting parkrunner Ben Chidgey was second across the line with a time of 19:02 and local legend Seamus Costello rounded out the top three with 19:29.

The top three ladies were all locals today with Dahna Hunter extending her record of first finishes with a pram assisted time of 22:59.  Shannon Metzger followed her in with a time of 23:29 whilst Amber Stewart was the third lady across with 24:10.

On 5th June we are celebrating our third anniversary of Queenstown parkrun with a junior parkrunner takeover! The kids will be in charge and the adults will be following the rules! Additionally, Queenstown Gardens will be decorated for the LUMA light festival making our event more festive.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Neville BRITTON • Paul JAQUIN • Brodie BANKS • Shelley CHARLTON • Stella SWAFFIELD • Lisa VAIVARS • Sara METZGER