This week 77 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
1 degree on our happy 1st birthday. The volunteers were there extra early to sweep ice off the boardwalks and for safety reasons the decision was made to use the alternative course. Of which made for a social party atmosphere. Cupcakes and cakes made during the week were put out ready and seats for everyone to mingle and celebrate this amazing occasion. COVID had made for a stop/start to the event which made the birthday celebration extra special.
After one of the coldest weeks, it was no surprise it was a very cold morning. Blue was the colour of celebration of which many of the runners, walkers, and volunteers had dressed accordingly. Maybe it is no surprise there were five new personal bests as everyone was probably trying to keep warm!
Celebrations always seem to bring out the runners and walkers and from out-of-town. Today was no exception with this being the second highest participated event. And a good balance of runners and walkers made it feel supportive and fun.
Fun is the name of the game in parkrun. It is about doing your best. Everyone is supported no matter their ability. It is always heartwarming to see the regulars improve their times.
If you haven’t yet made it to parkrun - come on down, you’ll be glad you did. And of course a big thank you to our core runners and walkers.
Not forgetting a huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible:
Michelle SELBY • Rachelle COCKER • David MELLSOP • Judy MELLSOP • John MELLSOP • Maureen MCMILLAN • John VAN DALEN • Anne BENNETT • Alec MCNAB • Steph LAIRD • Malcolm HUTCHINS • Varya BRANDON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whanganui Riverbank parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:57 on 6th February 2021 (event number 24).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:46 on 20th February 2021 (event number 26).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 91.97% (14:57) on 6th February 2021 (event number 24).
Whanganui Riverbank parkrun started on 4th July 2020. Since then 526 participants have completed 1,672 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,360 km, including 358 new Personal Bests. A total of 80 individuals have volunteered 405 times.