Uncategorized - 3rd October 2017

Feedback from the Field

Pegasus - with Athletics Canterbury

Report back from Pegasus parkrun after hosting the North Canterbury Athletics Club’s Championships. was that it went very well!

A total of 18 Club Runners turned up and there were  12 sub-20 runs, both male and female Course Records went to some familiar names – Matt Dryden & Hannah Oldroyd. There were 7 new Age Category Records, 21 PB’s set, 11 Clubs represented ( including 2 UK ones) and of our first 10 across the line 8 belonged to Canterbury Clubs. ( Hannah & Angela with Uni, Robert & Dave with NCAC).


I think having the Club Runners here actually allowed a number of people to really push themselves and enjoy doing so. We also celebrated the Spring Equinox with all the regular parkrunners (so naturally, some of our parkrunners arrived in  daffodil costume)

All up, we had a fantastic time, many thanks to the visiting Club Runners for coming out our way, looking forward to seeing you again. Geoff McMillan – Pegasus parkrun Event Director



millwater birthday

Millwater parkrun’s 3rd anniversary had a great turnout and luckily the weather was perfect. Many thanks to the dedicated team and the parkrunners for making it a memorable morning with a superb cake and other goodies!  – Lian and Noel De Charmoy





Porirua parkrun has recently been featured on the parkrun Russia blog in their article of circumnavigating the world community with different parkrun faces and their New Zealand heroine is Event Director Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf!

Here is an excerpt from their interesting project:

We crossed the seas and oceans and now we are again in a long voyage across the Pacific Ocean. And while thousands of kilometers remain until our next continental goals, we present to you a new season of our project – “Around the World in Faces”. Each issue of the heroes of the Circumnavigation (and this is parkrunners, event directors, volunteers) from the first world will tell you their story. We want that every one reader, whether he is in Ryazan or Ufa, could feel himself a part of the running movement on a world scale!

Porirua parkrun, community for running. Hello to all the parkrunners of Porirua in New Zealand! So far our world tour has not yet run, but in the second season we have prepared for you a lot of surprises … Porirua parkrun, one of the 17 New Zealand parkruns, began its history on July 6, 2013 – in the midst of the New Zealand winter, and this year overcame the mark of 200 races. Porirua is a city in the New Zealand region of Wellington, located north of the city of Wellington (the capital of the country). It is located on the shore of the bay of Porirua and includes the islands of Mana and Kapiti. The story of this New Zealand parkrun was told to us by Astrid Van Meuuven-Dijkgraaf, the  event-director.


Hello from Porirua parkrun in New Zealand! Honestly, before I got acquainted with parkrun I did not even run – I did not see any sense in the process. It was boring, and there were definitely more pleasant ways to get from point A to point B. In addition, after 10 years of living in Wellington, it was still difficult for me to find friends. Everything changed when my husband, while in England, discovered parkrun. After his return to New Zealand, we discovered that the Lower Hutt parkrun is very close to us and decided to try. After a while we decided to start a parkrun closer to home – naive, we thought, why spend 30 minutes on the road for 30 minutes of running. Of course now we get up even earlier to prepare for the run!

Read more on the Russian parkrun blog:


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