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!
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:…