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!
Yay! Cornwall parkrun will celebrate 5 years of parkrunning this coming Saturday, they look forward to seeing old and new faces – all welcome for cake, lollies and 5 year old fun! Customary dress up of course – or wear your favourite party hat! Check out the new Tauranga International Marathon below (half, quarter,…
It was rather wet for almost all parkruns last week with three having to cancel, hence the wet weather gear above! Alastair Stephens from Lower Hutt luckily missed all the bad weather and has written a lovely account of his travels in Scotland below. Big thankyou to the volunteers today, awful day to be…