Taupo Parkrun Run Report 14th August 2021
Welcome to event 215 – Saturday 14th August 2021.
Like all parkrun enthusiasts, I made sure to bring my family for our first trip to Taupo on a Saturday so I could participate in parkrun. Having moved to New Zealand a year ago, and slowly starting to travel around exploring the country, Taupo was my 11th NZ course and 39th different event. I love out and back courses, and this flat course with lake views is very picturesque. I’m thrilled to report, that whilst all events have their own distinct flavour, the one thing each event has in common is the friendly feel as we all run, walk or jog the 5km distance.
Today Run Director Alan gave his briefing and then set us off on our way. 40 people attended in cold, crisp conditions. Congratulations to Ivan Abele the first finisher today in the speedy time of 17:33. First female and second overall was Hannah Howell in a time of 18:52.
Of the 40 runners today, 6 participants recorded a personal best time. Congratulations Ollie Brazier, Andrew Scurr, Hannah Howell, Russell Watts, Jill Howard and Trevor Howard.
2 people Peet Oosthuizen and Shay Gardiner completed the course for the first time. Both Visitors today came from Auckland.
No Milestones this week.
A very big thank you to our fabulous Hi-Vis Heroes our volunteers this week. Led by Run Director Alan Milne. Volunteers were Louie Primeau, Hugh Gardiner, Isabel Hutcheon, Austin Hutcheon, Elias Drinnan, Paul Andrews, Colin Little, Wendy Milne, Andrew Milne and Shay Gardiner. Parkrun wouldn’t happen each and every week without our volunteers so please give them a wave and say thanks as you encounter volunteers and consider volunteering yourself from time to time. If you would like to register to volunteer please email taupo @parkrun.com
In the 215 events at Taupo, 3,208 participants have completed 10,902 parkruns for a total of 54,510km.
Thanks for having me Taupo parkrun! I enjoyed my morning and hope to return someday!