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

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 135 – 10th July 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 135
10th July 2021

This week 44 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and also from Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria!

Another cold morning greeted our parkrunners this week and we kicked off by wishing Robert Osmetti a Happy Birthday! Robert celebrated the occasion by earning himself a new PB today!

Local Queenstowner and first time parkrunner, Angela Waters, opened her account in style by coming across first with a time of 19:36. This was only the third time in our three years of Queenstown parkrun to have a first female outright.  And for the first time ever, the top two overall finishers were female with local parkrunner Sara Metzger coming across with a new PB at 20:14. Both ladies made it look effortless this week and well done a great morning of parkrunning. Local junior parkrunner Joseph Murray rounded out the top three finishers today in a time of 20:54.

Rounding out the top three men today was local Dave Pearson at 21:31 and visiting parkrunner from Australia Josh Hargreaves at 21:42.  Local parkrunner Wendy Hawkes was third female in her 172nd parkrun with a time of 23:39.

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

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Phil GERARD • André CHALMERS • Benjamin BRITTON • Elizabeth TREVATHAN • Paul JAQUIN • Richard SAINT

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number – 134 3rd July 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 134
3rd July 2021

This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and also Australia(Brisbane and Melbourne).

It was possibly the chilliest morning this year for Queenstown parkrun with a -1C temperature at start time.  Pockets of the course had a breeze that likely dropped the temps even further.  We celebrated Gary Johnson's 50th parkrun today on his 51st parkrun event! Gary thought he had a few more weeks to go until he got his milestone and unwittingly knocked over number 50 last week.  Coincidentally Gary crossed over in 51st position on his 51st event today!

Seamus Costello went "Full Seamus" in his trademark red singlet today braving the frigid temperatures to cross first for the third week in a row.  He crossed the line at 18:41 with local parkrunner Matt Rayner chasing him in at 18:45.  Luke Hammington was third across with at time of 19:10

Local parkrunner Becky Sheffield celebrated her birthday in style coming across first female with a time of 20:18.  She was followed in by local parkrunner Sara Metzger at 20:30. Queenstown parkrun Run Director Wendy Banks rounded out the top 3 ladies in a time of 24:10.

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 • Ina CHALMERS • Mark DOUGLAS • Paul JAQUIN • Iain BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Judy SIM • Tracy STRACHAN • Shelley CHARLTON

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 133 – 26th June 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 133
26th June 2021

This week 50 people braved the rain and soggy conditions to complete the
5k Queenstown Gardens Course, of whom 15 were first timers to the
course plus 5 first time parkrunners!
We welcomed many Australian visitors today from Perth, Sydney and
Queensland. Special mention to the Thornton family celebrating Shelley’s
50th parkrun milestone!
Well done to the following parkrunners for achieving their PBs this morning:
Joe Sutheran, Carl Redpath, Ina Chalmers and Melissa White. It’s so great
to see new faces and returning faces, big shout out to Caroline Lane, Caz
started parkrun in May this year and achieved four consecutive parkrun
personal bests and also to Melissa White with her third PB in a row today!

Local parkrunner Seamus Costello was first to finish with a time of
19:25. He was followed by Nicholas Bentley (St Peters) with a time of 20:25
and Joe Sutheran 20:43. Top female spot went to Dahna Hunter with a
time of 21:52, followed by Wendy Hawkes 23:54 and Ina Chalmers 24:09.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Brodie
BANKS, Coen BANKS, Iain BANKS, Wendy BANKS, Neville
BRITTON. Carmella BURY, Mark DOUGLAS, Jack MCKAY, Lukas
NECAS, Zdenek NECAS, Adele NECASOVA, Pavla NECASOVA, Annie
RANKIN, Elizabeth TREVATHAN, Chris SEYMOUR and Jamie SEYMOUR

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 132 – 19th June 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 132
19th June 2021

This week 78 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers (welcome to the parkrun family!) and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand.

This week's Run Report is from Run Director Dani Moynes!

It was layers a gogo all round today with temperatures a balmy -1C although it felt like much less -  certainly woke us all up :) I hear there was a somewhat “refreshing breeze” on the lower parts of the course, congrats to all 78 who braved it! 

Many thanks to our three awesome pacers today at 20, 25 and 30 minutes there was a lot of love for your efforts out there this week. Big love to all our volunteers who give up their time to brave the elements and make sure these events can run, we couldn’t do this without you.

Top three males across the line today were Seamus Costello, Ollie Behrent and Luke Hammington.  The top three females were Branagh Hennessy, Wendy Hawkes and Shannon Metzger.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Carmella BURY • Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Charlie GERARD • Joel GERARD • Teresa COSTELLO • Wendy BANKS • Michelle MOYNES • Dahna HUNTER • Luke HAMMINGTON • Joni HAMMINGTON

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 131 – 12th June 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 131
12th June 2021

This week 46 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and from Australia!

Unfortunately due to unforeseen council works that we were not notified of, we had to adjust the course at the last possible minute.  As a result, the course was approximately 300m shot and we adjusted our participants' time to ensure there are no highly abnormal PBs as a result of today.  The event team apologises for this unforeseen issue and we will take action to ensure a full 5km course next week.

Well done to debutante Run Director, Dani Moynes, who did a fantastic job today. Dani's enthusiasm for parkrun is infectious and we appreciate all of her support!

Top three across the line today were Luke Hammington, Chris Seymour, and Sara Metzger.  Rounding out the top three males was Hamish Burrow and the top three females was Wendy Hawkes and Wendy Zhu!

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Carmella BURY • Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Jamie SEYMOUR • Charlie GERARD • Joel GERARD • Elizabeth TREVATHAN • Brodie BANKS • Michelle MOYNES • Shelley CHARLTON

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 130 – 5th June 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 130 - 3rd Anniversary/Junior takeover/LUMA Edition
5th June 2021

This week 85 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and Australia!!

Today was our junior parkrunner volunteer takeover! The youngsters did an amazing job today and we are very proud of them. Here is a quick recap from Matthew and Joe Murray who were our Run Directors!

"Hi we're Matt and Joe and we had a privilege of being the parkrun directors on the 3rd birthday of Queenstown parkrun. It was great to see Saturday beautiful and warm, but it was windy. It was nice to see how many people showed up, and seeing all the cool LUMA sculptures. Thanks for the cake that Wendy made and all the other baking that was brought to the event."

Top 3 finishers today were:

Male: Benjamin Britton 17:17*, Jack McKay 18:30, Seamus Costello 18:54

Female: Dahna Hunter 21:28, Kylie Smith 21:31, Penny Comins 23:03

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Charlie GERARD • Joel GERARD • Jude DEAKER • Fiona BUTLER • Joseph MURRAY • Matthew MURRAY • Wendy BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Coen BANKS • Isaac MCCARTNEY • Scarlett ROSE

 

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

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 128 – 22nd May 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 128 - Tutu Edition
22nd May 2021

This week 49 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand and from Australia!!

A chilly 3C temperature greeted our parkrunners at the Queenstown Gardens rotunda this week.  Being the 22nd of May it was a "tutu" parkrun and lots of colourful waist adornments were seen on our parkrunners.  Today was also Event Director Jamie Seymour's birthday and was celebrated first with a tutu tail walk and then a delicious cinnamon scroll at Yonder. Happy Birthday Jamie and thanks for your support of Queenstown parkrun.

We had some milestones today with local junior parkrunner Liam Major earning his junior 10 parkrun achievement.  Liam earned the milestone in style with a great tutu today which is believed to have helped him smash his PB by almost 2 minutes.(It could have also been the promise of a post-parkrun donut that pushed young Liam to his new PB).  Visiting parkrunner from Australia, Kylie Smith, quietly earned her 100th parkrun today and unfortunately we did not know of her milestone.  Congrats Kylie!

For the second week in a row, local legend Seamus Costello went "Full Seamus" in his trademark red singlet to come across the line first with a time of 18:54.  Seamus is now tied for 3rd on the men's and 4th overall tally of first finishes at Queenstown parkrun.

Nancy Jiang was second overall and first female today with a time of 19:11.  This was her second first finish in the last three weeks. She now is 2nd on the female first finishes list and 5th overall.

Rounding out the top three men today was local runners Luke Hammington and Tim Williams with times of 19:15 and 20:25 respectively.  Visiting parkrunner from Australia, Kylie Smith was the second female across the line at 22:32 with Queenstown parkrun Run Director Wendy Banks in third at 24:38.

On 5th June we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary of Queenstown parkrun by having a junior parkrunner takeover!  What kind of mayhem will ensue when the kids are in charge?

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Matt RAYNER • Jamie SEYMOUR • Paul JAQUIN • Wendy BANKS • Judy SIM • Dahna HUNTER • Shelley CHARLTON • Samsu KIM

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 127 – 15th May 2021

Queenstown parkrun

Event number 127

15th May 2021

This week 46 people ran, jogged and walked the Queenstown Gardens course, of whom 10 were first timers to the course and 4 first time parkrunners! We welcomed visitors from Hamilton, Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland and as per the last few weeks our Australian visitors get a special cheer!

It was our third week of our alternate course "C" and it has proven to be rather popular with 11 new personal best recorded. Well done to the following parkrunners for achieving their PBs this morning:

Seamus Costello, Sara Metzger, Matthew Tyrrell, Chris Major, Zdenek Necas, Henrietta Forder, Caroline Lane, Victoria Leadbetter, Lynn Eyles and Emma Collins.

Local parkrunner Seamus Costello was first to finish and was also his second consecutive PB in a row with a time of 18:28. He was followed by an unknown runner who was leading at the start of the run, you’re in the photos if you want to claim your second spot! Coming in third was our newish local parkrunner Luke Hammington with a time of 19:09.

Top female spot went to Sara Metzger with an amazing new PB time of 20:24, and a happy birthday to you on Tuesday! Dahna Hunter pushing Rocco in the buggy came in at an impressive 22:41. Isobel Barry rounded off the top three females with a time of 23:20.

Next week is 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 the junior parkrunners will be in charge of the event, and we are still needing more volunteers on the day if any kids would like to help out!

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Brodie BANKSCoen BANKS, Hudson BANKS, Iain BANKS, Wendy BANKSPaul JAQUINShelley CHARLTON, Lauren MAJOR, Sam MAJOR, Dani MOYNESJoseph MURRAY, Matthew MURRAY, Natasha MURRAY, Adele NECASOVA, Richard SAINT, Stefan VAIVARS, Chris SEYMOURJamie SEYMOUR

 

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