We do enjoy celebrating our volunteers at parkrun and parents like Bronwyn are particularly welcome for coming along even though running is not really what they enjoy doing, but they come and help out because their children come to run – what wonderful parents and stars! Thank you very much.
Name: Bronwyn James
Home parkrun: Blenheim
Occupation: High school teacher
Number of runs: None! Strictly an observer
Number of times volunteered: 13
Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper
I volunteer at parkrun because: My 8 year old son is running, and I’m there to support him (and be his taxi driver…).
One thing I love about parkrun is: The camaraderie and how encouraging everyone is – it doesn’t matter what your ability or experience is, everyone is welcomed in and their achievements are celebrated with each run.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: That time my son *almost* beat the clock on 25 minutes… it was touch and go as he crossed the line, at 25.01!
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…