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!
Geoff from Pegusus parkrun (above on left) ran his 99th parkrun in Invercargill last Saturday, seen here with Hagley parkrunner, Brian Tyro on the right, whose daughter in law came second in our event yesterday with a new course record – Liz Henry, Invercargill We have a new female record held by Lyndsey Tyro., great…
Note from Cambridge parkrun about to celebrate their 1st anniversary! With one year (almost) under our belt, let’s indulge ourselves in some stats: There are 250 registered parkrunners with Cambridge NZ recorded as their home parkrun. Over the last twelve months, we have had a total of 482 different participants attend our parkrun. Those 482…