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.
Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun: I initially became involved with parkrun…
There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun! Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…