Queenstown parkrun – Event number 122 – 10th April 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 122

10th April 2021

This morning we enjoyed our later start time of 9am, it was nice not to rush to get to parkrun! However, it was a rather wet morning so on the way there, I asked my son, Coen to find a funny but encouraging rain photo to post on our fb page to make sure everyone knew we were still going ahead! We had a total of 29 runners, and it was almost a 2:1 ratio with our 12 volunteers! Much appreciation to the volunteers today, we were struggling to get a full crew this week and thanks for braving the wet and cold this morning!

We welcomed 7 first timers to the Queenstown course and a well done to the 6 PB’s achieved today, Grant Lincoln, Tim Williams, Darren Fryer, Jayde Kruger, Erin Prince and Ruth Peddie.

Visitor Grant Lincoln (Barry Curtis parkrunner) took the top spot at 19 mins and also his PB for this course, well done Grant especially having to stop to do your laces! Andrew Robinson took the second position at 19 mins 30 s, followed by Seamus Costello at 19 min 59s. Jayde Kruger was the first female to finish with a PB of 23 mins 4 secs, followed by Wendy Hawkes 23 mins 46s and then Erin Prince at 24 mins 8 secs and it was her PB too.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Wendy BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Coen BANKS • • Dani MOYNES • Michelle MOYNES • Dave PEARSON • Chris SEYMOUR • Paul JAQUIN • Luke HAMMINGTON • Tony LITTLE • Shelley CHARLTON • Rosemary MCCARTNEY •

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Queenstown parkrun Results Page.

 

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 121 – 2nd April 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 121
3rd April 2021

This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part. We had visitors from Balclutha, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and Invercargill.

It was a dark and chilly morning for our final 8am start of the season.  Daylight savings time brings with it a 9am start time throughout the winter months and that wee bit of extra sleep before parkrun time here in Queenstown.  Today was our annual Easter themed event and we were thrilled to see lots of bunny ears and hats with our volunteers and parkrunners today.

Visiting parkrunner from Dunedin, Leon Miyahara, completed his second event here in Queenstown making quick work of the course at 17:44.  The junior parkrunner earned himself a PB with his first place finish today.  Invercargill parkrunner Aidan Mcara was second across the line and also earned himself a new PB shaving 14 seconds off his time with 18:14.  Rounding out the top three today was newly local parkrunner Luke Hammington who in his second ever parkrun bested his previous effort with a time of 19:06.

Local parkrunner Dahna Hunter brought her child and racing pram this week and made it two from two weeks in the first female title.  She crossed the line at 22:32 for her 8th time in the top spot making her the leader for first female finishes at Queenstown parkrun.  Visiting parkrunner Cristina Hatton logged her first parkrun in almost four years today coming in second female with a time of 25:00.  Hagley parkrun local Margy Gilpin completed her 51st parkrun today as third female at 25:30.

REMINDER! WE START AT 9AM NEXT WEEKEND ON 10TH APRIL!!!

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Tony LITTLE • Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Phil GERARD • Ina CHALMERS • Lauren MAJOR • Hudson BANKS • Margaret DEVERSON • Michelle MOYNES • Samsu KIM • Justine BAMBER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Queenstown parkrun Results Page.

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 120 – 27th March 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 120
27th March 2021

This week there was a total of 65 runners, joggers and walkers completing the Queenstown parkrun course. Due to upcoming infrastructure works we had a slight change in the course. Our usual big hill (Hotops Rise) at the start of the course was removed much to the delight of some! Thanks to the amazing team of volunteers that ensured nobody got lost!

The finish line was rather exciting this week, our local runner Dahna was battling out the sprint finish with the youngsters! Dahna’s words ‘ran out of gas’ to keep up with the first finisher 13 year old Santiago Monasterio from Christchurch. It was Santiago’s first ever parkrun, he didn’t know about parkrun until the evening before and Santiago’s father said they had issues registering on the website. So, if the Monasterio family read this please get in touch so we can let Santiago take credit for the top spot!

Our junior runners Finn Wallis (20:38) and Joseph Murray (20:40) took the second and third male finishing spots. Dahna Hunter was the first female finisher and second overall (20:38), followed by Saskia Van Der Geest (23:24) and Michelle Moyes (24:53).

We welcomed 10 parkrunners first time to our Queenstown course and 5 first time parkrunners. Well done to the 6 parkrunners that got their personal best on the day, Declan Murray, Adele Mecasova, Bill Malone, Liz Human, Sam Major and Emma Collins. Also big congratulations to Elizabeth Trevathan for reaching her 50th parkrun milestone, 40 of her parkruns have been at Queenstown!

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Wendy BANKS • Iain BANKS • Hudson BANKS • Coen BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Dani MOYNES • Susie SWAFFIELD • Lauren MAJOR • Dave PEARSON • Janet BEALE • Ina CHALMERS • Liam MAJOR • Task FALK

 

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

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 118 – 13th March 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 118
13th March 2021

This week 73 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part. We had visitors from Auckland, Christchurch, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, and Gisborne.

The sun is taking longer to rise up over the Remarkables signaling that we are inching closer to Winter.  It was a still and cool morning and almost perfect running conditions for our event this morning.  We were excited to celebrate Margaret Deverson's 50th parkrun milestone today.  15 of her 50 parkruns have been here at Queenstown with the rest across parkruns in Australia and New Zealand.  Also, we were able to wish Pegasus parkrun's Jackie Hancock a Happy Birthday as she came to celebrate in Queenstown this weekend!

Charlie Blazeby opened his parkrun account today in speedy fashion by "blazing" across the finish line at 18:20.  He was followed in closely by local parkrunner Nancy Jiang who matched her Queenstown parkrun PB at 18:26.  Rounding out the top three was local parkrunner Rob Nesbitt at 19:16.

Local parkrunner Seamus Costello was the third male parkrunner across with a time of 19:21 in his 60th event. Local parkrunner Dahna Hunter earned herself a new PB today coming across as second female at 20:36 with Amber Stewart coming across third female at 23:20.

EARLY REMINDER THAT WE WILL BE SHIFTING TO OUR 9AM START TIME ON 10TH APRIL!

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Yuliya BOZHKO • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Miriam HOULISTON • Paul JAQUIN • Shelley CHARLTON • Tash FALK • Eleanor TRUEMAN • Erin PRINCE

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 117 – 27th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 117
27th February 2021

This week 65 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand.

Running conditions were good this week with little to no wind and slightly muggy conditions. It was our monthly pacer day and we were very thankful to Nancy Jiang for pacing 20 minutes, Isobel Barry for pacing 25 minutes, and Dave Pearson for pacing 30 minutes.

We had two special milestones this week for two local parkrunners.  Una Cox completed her 50th parkrun with 38 of those being here at Queenstown.  11 of her parkruns were at Ormeau parkrun in Belfast and 1 was at Dunedin.  Dave Pearson completed a double milestone today completing his 50th parkrun and 25th volunteer effort on the same day by being volunteer pacer!  That's an incredible run to volunteer ratio from Dave! All of his volunteer efforts and 32 of his runs have been at Queenstown! Thanks so much for your support of Queenstown parkrun!

Another shout out to visiting North Island parkrunners Naomi Boynton and Stu McGarva for coming to Queenstown parkrun on their wedding weekend! Best wishes for your big day and a happy married parkrun life together!

Fresh off of his 2nd place podium finish at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain 30km last weekend, Jack McKay decided to "stretch his legs" into a new PB of 17:21 as our first finisher today.  Jack now also has the most first finishes at Queenstown parkrun with 12.  Earning a PB of his own, local parkrunner Paul Nicholas shaved an incredible 56 seconds of his previous time coming across second at 18:44. Local mountain running legend, Sarah Douglas was third overall and the first female across with a time of 18:52.

Ralph Miller was the third male across in his first visit to Queenstown parkrun with a time of 19:38.  Our 20 minute pace runner, Nancy Jiang, still had some pep in her step after last week's 3rd place result at the Old Ghost Road Ultra.  She came across the line at 19:40.  Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Angela Hawkes rounded out the top three females with a time of 22:07.

Unfortunately due to the New Zealand alert level change we are unable to have Queenstown parkrun on 6th March.  Fingers crossed that we will get back to level 1 for the following weekend.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Rob BARRY • Matt RAYNER • Nancy JIANG • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Isobel BARRY • Keri JACKSON • Paul JAQUIN • Coen BANKS

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 116 – 20th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 116
20th February 2021

This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

Our guest Run Reporter today is Geoff McMillan, parkrun Event Ambassador for the South Island!
Today was the third day of my mini Southern tour.
Caren and I drove from Bannockburn to Queenstown in order to participate in our favourite Saturday morning activity - parkrun. We could have done with leaving even 5 minutes earlier as we arrived with the “gun” going off just as Caren joined the group - I had cleverly driven through in my jandals so still had sock and shoes to put on.

All that being said, what a glorious way to start each and every weekend and both Caren (150) and I (222) were celebrating arbitrary personal milestones. Totally fantastic to see 6 "Brand New, Never Done It Before" parkrunners out there today, also 11 First Time Visitors to picturesque Queenstown parkrun. Another 6 parkrunners picked up those very important letters of PB today - well done.

Must mention Paul Hewitson completed his 5th at Queenstown today, only 3 more before Paul notches up 300 parkruns!

Big shout out to Wendy and her brilliant 12 strong team of Volunteers and also to Yonder, the cafe that invites you to “come as you are”.

It was only my second visit to Queenstown parkrun, but as with the first, it was a welcoming fun experience (although I think that Marcia and Aria Ferguson had the most fun of all.

Great work everyone!

Cheers,
Geoff & Caren

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 115 – 13th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 115
13th February 2021

This week there was a total of 52 runners, joggers and walkers completing the course on a
beautiful crisp sunny morning. We were graced with a lovely bunch of visitors from all over New Zealand and the UK!(The wonderful staff for the Women’s England Cricket team!)

We welcomed 19 first timers to the Queenstown course and of these 9 were first time ever
parkrunners including Luke Hammington taking the top spot!

The top three finishers were:
1st Luke Hammington 19:13 (first timer!)
2nd Tim Quinn 19:45 (PB!)
3rd David Keith 20:00

1st Sara Metzger 22:09
2nd Phoebe Sanders 23:10 (Qtn first timer!)
3rd Shannon Metzger 24:00

Well done to Tony Little, Adrian Hoddinott, Erin Prince and Janet Beale for getting their personal bests today!

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Wendy BANKS • Iain BANKS • Brodie BANKS • Hudson BANKS • Dani MOYNES • Dahna HUNTER • Dave PEARSON • Coen BANKS • Shelley CHARLTON • Dave PEARSON • Michelle MOYNES • Ina CHALMERS

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 114 – 6th February 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 114
6th February 2021

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. We had visitors from across New Zealand!

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Wendy HAWKES • Chris SEYMOUR • Dave PEARSON • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Mark DOUGLAS • Scarlett ROSE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Queenstown parkrun Results Page.

 

Queenstown parkrun – Event number 113 – 30th January 2021

Queenstown parkrun
Event number 113
30th January 2021

This week 48 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part. We had visitors from Auckland, Nelson, Wellington, and Christchurch!

It was a picture perfect Queenstown summer morning for our fave weekly 5km event! With virtually no wind and clear skies, our parkrunners were treated with ideal conditions for getting in their morning circuit of Queenstown Gardens.  Proceedings started off with our usual event briefing and a shout out to local parkrunner Isobel Barry who completed her 50th parkrun today. 46 of her 50 parkruns have been here at Queenstown! Well done Issy!

Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Joshua Moody, was first across the line today with a time of 19:33.  Joshua was chased in by local parkrunner Paul Nicholas who was only 5 seconds behind him at 19:38.  Chris Seymour was third across in a time of 20:22.

Local parkrunner Dahna Hunter was the first female across the line today in a time of 20:56.  Visiting parkrunner from Auckland, Shamiso Sisimaya, completed her 2nd Queenstown parkrun in 2nd place with at time of 21:50.  Local parkrunner Sara Metzger rounded out the top three ladies in a time of 22:00 and earned herself a new PB in the process.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Dani MOYNES • Chris SEYMOUR • Jamie SEYMOUR • Ina CHALMERS • Isobel BARRY • Rachel ROSE • Mark DOUGLAS • Jack MCKAY • Gary JOHNSON • Scarlett ROSE

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