Geoff McMillan has put Pegasus on the map, well the parkrun map! It’s a beautiful spot for a run and Geoff is certainly a wonderful ambassador for parkrun.
Name: Geoff McMillan
Age: 57 yrs
Home parkrun: Pegasus
Occupation: Sales Manager
Number of Runs: 77
Number of times volunteered: 66 times at Pegasus, 4 times at Hagley (137 separate volunteer roles)
Favourite volunteer role: I’ve been Run Director at Pegasus 59 times, but in reality I’ve enjoyed all the roles that I have had, equally.
I volunteer at parkrun because: It is every bit as satisfying as running or walking at parkrun.
One thing I love about parkrun is: How so many people, from so many walks of life, from different countries & cultures – can come together and form friendships for people that otherwise would never have met.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: In such a small amount of time (Pegasus is only 68 runs old, as at Sept 23, 2017) there have been many. From the thrill of seeing 61 people at our inaugural event, the incredible local support, to the enjoyment of reaching our first Anniversary, to meeting up with legends in the parkrun world ( Melvyn & Ria Trundley, Steve Darby & Hannah Oldroyd come to mind), acknowledging the 200th First Finish in the world by Hannah & Steve’s 400th run (both achieved at Pegasus) and now having welcomed 5 other Pegasus parkrunners into the 50 Milestone Club.
Saturday the 2nd The start point this week in the summer season needs to be in Palmerston North with another big attendance of 175 means that in just 6 weeks 949 parkrunners have completed a run/walk there. The combined total of runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers exceeded 2,000 for the week! (150 volunteers plus…
Just want to give a shout to Dean King who ran at Whangarei this morning, meaning he has now completed 17 of the 18 NZ venues. All being well he will be joining that select group (of many O’Sullivans and a few others!) who have done all 18 in late January when he plans to run…