It’s such a pleasure knowing there are wonderful parkrun volunteers every week giving up their time for others, but having juniors come along and enjoy it too is brilliant – thanks Molly!
Home parkrun: Western Springs, Auckland
Occupation: Year 8 Student
Number of Runs: Zero! I’m too busy volunteering
Number of times volunteered: 13
Favourite volunteer role: Photographer or Timekeeper
I volunteer at parkrun because: This year I am working to complete the William Pike Challenge through school which involves 20 hours of volunteering or community service. My mum and brother are runners and my mum suggested I volunteer at a running event because it doesn’t feel like work!
One thing I love about parkrun is: The run directors and organisers! They were so helpful when I started, they explained the volunteer tasks clearly and they always thank you every week. It’s so nice to see them every Saturday.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: In August we had a big group of students from Carmel College come to parkrun. They needed to complete a 5km run as part of their NCEA Phys Ed assessment. It was great to see all the girls supporting each other, celebrating their classmates when they crossed the finish line and then taking lots of photos and selfies afterwards!
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…
Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…