Bidgie Jefferies has been and continues to be a staunch supporter and great volunteer at Pegasus, as she says her spinal injury prevents her from participating but her love of running keeps her motivated, keen and totally supportive. Bidgie is, in her own right, one of the great characters we have at Pegasus.
- Geoff McMillan, Event Director
Name: Bidgie (Elizabeth) Jefferies
Home parkrun: Pegasus
Number of Runs: Only volunteered
Number of times volunteered: 32
Favourite volunteer role: Barcodes, but happy to do whatever’s needed.
I volunteer at parkrun because: It’s pay back time, after many years of competing in multisport and running events. I am now unable to run due to a spinal problem and love to see parkrun come to Pegasus, where we now live.
One thing I love about parkrun is: watching others be active and achieve or work towards achieving their goals , whether they be course record, PB or just walking the 5 kms. I know from my own experiences, it’s a great feeling to participate and set your goals and I miss my running.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: My most Memorable parkrun is watching my visiting grandchildren ( Willem 10 years and Mathias 8 years ) participating along with their mother and grandfather . Shannon also pushed the four year old in the buggy whilst running. Three generations shows it’s achievable for all levels.
On Saturday 7 October parkrun turns 13 years old and we’re inviting you to celebrate #parkrun13 with us on International parkrun Day. 13 is an extra special number for us, as that was the number of runners that got together on 2 October 2004 to run Bushy Park Time Trial – the very first parkrun. Fast forward 13 years and…
We do appreciate all the wonderful volunteers who give up their time and parkrun is extremely fortunate to have so many, like Jude, who simply enjoy being involved to give back to their community. Grateful thanks. Name: Jude Wadsworth Age: 68 Home parkrun: Kapiti Coast Occupation: Retired Number of Runs: Only two…