I have loved being (and still being) part of the Puarenga team since before it officially started, trialling different start and finish points, encouraging locals to take part and so on. My uncle (Rob Hammington of Hamilton Lake parkrun) passed on my details to Alison King who originally started Puarenga parkrun, who in turn contacted me. I signed up to be a photographer, but have done multiple volunteering roles! I love all aspects of parkrun and the way it brings our community together. Here I am at the Mud Run! – Nathalie Jeeves-Edwards
Name: Nathalie Jeeves-Edwards
Home parkrun: Puarenga parkrun
Number of Runs: not nearly enough, 4 officially.
Number of times volunteered: 21
Favourite volunteer role: All of them, you see a different aspect of parkrun and the participants every time you volunteer
I volunteer at parkrun because: I love meeting new people from all walks of life and seeing the determination of everyone there. I’ve also loved seeing the progress different participants have made since our inception.
One thing I love about parkrun is: everyone is so friendly and welcoming
My most memorable parkrun moment was: yet to come… I’m going to have our first Puarenga parkrun baby in November!
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…