I would like to thank the following for making our 5th anniversary celebrations such a success:
Andrea Ruglys for the wonderful cakes
Paul and Julia Gordon for the certificates and prizes
Allan Hartley (New Zealand Home Loans) for prizes
Bruce McCardle for prizes and for the great MC(ing)
Alastair, Mark, Stu and Tony for their help throughout the last few weeks.
And to everyone who attended to celebrate a wonderful 5 years! – Stephanie Bolland, Lower Hutt
The Big 200. Porirua’s 200th run. I think George and Astrid should be extremely proud of this achievement, along with the great core team they have helping them. Thanks to all of you.
Last night I looked up the weather and went to sleep expecting the run in the morning to be very wet. Yet again the weather turned out to be milder than forecasted…which made it easier to get to the start line. Standing at the start next to Eddie, we looked forward at the dark clouds to the north. It looked as though we would be wet before we finished. Yet again the weather gods smiled on us and we all got to the finish before the rain came.
As usual everyone helped everyone along, encouraging words been passed around at every turn. I’m sure my 5K time would be minutes slower away from parkrun. It shows in the smiles and PB’s that come every week.
No matter how we did (as I again run 10 seconds off my average time), we are all 5K ahead of most people and deserve the coffees’ at the Palmers Garden Shop. It’s great to catch up and hear the achievements everyone is making. It helps motivate me…I really need to chase down my PB for the year.Keep training and will see you next week. – Paul Jakobs, Porirua
Welcome to Martin and Vicky Cortvriend, tourists from Wales and both members of the 50 parkrun club.They have also now completed 9 of the 17 NZ parkruns. We also had Robert Hamilton and Peggy Series from Scotland, and Arno Jordaan from South Africa. – Cambridge NZ
A special welcome to Stephen Davison who journeyed all the way from the UK to do his first ever parkrun at Dunedin. All other parkruns will now seem easy after starting with this one – Dunedin parkrun
Thank you for the wonderful welcome today……well worth that special trip just to get to the Dunedin parkrun! Planning to find a flat one to do next! – Steve Davison, UK visitor
Such a beautiful course. Another one to add to the list for you parkrun tourists. It’s a beautiful place to visit anyway but make sure to include a Saturday to make it even more worthwhile. Thanks for having us – Chrissy Robertson, Lower Hutt Local Queenstown runner Jack Beaumont was back from his overseas…
A very valued member of the Invercargill parkrun team Sandra and her husband Neil make rather a special team, thank you both so much for your valuable help and enthusiasm for parkrun! Name: Sandra Brownridge Age: 60 Home parkrun: Invercargill Occupation: Retired due to Sickness Number of Runs: 5 Number of times volunteered:…