News - 31st October 2017

Fond farewells and warm welcomes

Hamilton Lake birthday

Hamilton Lake parkrun celebrated its 4th birthday on 21st October with a great crowd, an excellent barby and cake! These last four years has seen Hamilton Lake grow from strength to strength with Rob Hammington’s enthusiasm and dedication as Event Director. Rob decided to step down from his ED responsibilities and has passed the baton on to Karina Ormsby, who will no doubt be, an equally enthusiastic and wonderful ambassador for the amazing parkrun community Rob has been so passionate about.


We especially thank Rob for all his hard work in getting Hamilton Lake parkrun on the map and for these last four years, however we’re certain he’ll still be around to pass on all the parkrun knowledge he has mastered over those years!

A very warm welcome to Karina and thank you very much for joining the parkrun team!


With the start of Palmerston North parkrun on 28th October we also welcome two new parkrun Event Directors, Kate Southern and Leanne Couch. Kate and Leanne will certainly be a wonderful team and already have some excellent support from their community and friends. Many thanks to both of them for making ‘Palmy’ parkrun a reality – it was certainly a memorable inaugural start!


Palmerston start day



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