Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt introduces new fitness gear

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve taken a step back from the day to day operations at parkrun, I’ve been working on a new project—something separate to parkrun but inspired by the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with folk at parkrun events all around the world over the last 14 years. I’ve always…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 18th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

This week we feature one of parkrun NZ’s Event Directors who, like so many volunteers are unsung heroes of parkrun. Chris, along with his Co-ED  Jeff Kennedy were instrumental in getting Queenstown parkrun on the map in June 2018!     Chris recently ran the Berlin Marathon in a very respectable time, but what an…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Overcoming adversity

Sometimes one just has to wonder at the incredible will to survive and the strength of spirit some people possess - the following story by Graham about his father demonstrates this remarkably:   My 71 year old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest,…

invercargill dress up
Read more › Awards - 4th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

Sarah has been injured and not able to run parkrun, so she has recently been walking it or volunteering with her son Mason.  Her husband and other son Caleb are parkrunners also. Sarah and Mason are a great team and work well doing finish tokens.   This photo was taken for our “Best of British” themed…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

parkrun Diary

Millwater parkrun is turning 4! They invite you all to - Come along and help us celebrate at the usual time and place on 15th September . There will be treats and nibbles to share at the finish line.Our theme is ’1980s’ – and we’d love you to join in with the fun and dress to…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Nobody Left Behind

This article is an extract from the parkrun USA newsletter and shows the power of positive thinking can be life changing. Julie is blind and Neil has avascular necrosis – their journey is inspirational and humbling:   Over a post-parkrun coffee last winter, one parkrunner commented, “My body is falling apart!” A newcomer to the…

Rotorua Redwoods Achilles
Read more › Uncategorized - 21st August 2018

Achilles New Zealand

As mentioned in the previous newsletter “parkrun New Zealand aims to support and assist Achilles NZ members, walkers and runners in taking part in parkrun events and encouraging support amongst the parkrun community”. There are Achilles Chapters throughout New Zealand in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill and there’s a parkrun event in all…

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Read more › Awards - 21st August 2018

Volunteer Profile

Randall has done most his parkruns at Porirua, but has managed to do some parkrun tourism around the North Island too, he’s obviously talented in other areas besides running and of course being a a great volunteer!   Name: Randall Pavelich Age: 51 Home parkrun:  Porirua, Bothamley Park   Occupation: I work in IT but to…