Queenstown parkrun – Event number 138 – 31st July 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 138
31st July 2021

This week 51 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and Queensland, Australia!

What was forecast as a rainy morning turned into a semi tropical morning for this time of year.  Olympics fever took 7 of our runners to new personal bests today. Special shout out to 8 year old Lucas Necasova who was paced by Andrew Robinson to a 22:41 finish today.  Perhaps we have a future 5km Olympian in the making? Not to be outdone by her brother, Adele Necasova also clocked a new PB in the JW10 group of 26:38!

Local legend Seamus Costello logged his 12th first finish position today at Queenstown parkrun with a time of 19:02.  Seamus is now equal to Ben Britton and only one short of Jack McKay on the leaders list.  Visiting parkrunner from Lower Hutt, Lars Winther, was not far behind coming across at 19:11.  Rounding out the top 3 was local runner Tristan Millen at 19:32.

It was a trio of local parkrunners taking out the top 3 female positions today.  Amber Stewart came across the line today as the first female with a time of 23:23.  This was the first time in Amber's 8 parkruns to take out the leader spot.  Julia Evans logged her third parkrun in a time of 25:53 with Ina Chalmers clocking an even 26:00 for her 48th parkrun.

We need HEAPS of volunteers in the coming weeks, so if you can please help out let us know on Facebook or email us to queenstown@parkrun.com.

Upcoming events are the first ever Winter Pride festival edition of Queenstown parkrun on 4th September!

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Mark DOUGLAS • Benjamin BRITTON • Paul JAQUIN • Richard SAINT • Iain BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Scarlett ROSE • Xiyuan LIAO