Uncategorized - 14th November 2017

Feedback from the Field

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Cathrine and Jeff


A big thank you to Cath and Jeff for their awesome efforts running in/with Maia the Heart Kids Bear for the 12km Traverse at the Auckland Marathon! – Laura Osborne, Cornwall parkrun


Great shot. Well done guys xxx – Gooya Mozdbar


To be fair I did very little apart from use this as an excuse to run very gently. The hard work was all Cath – Jeff Parkinson, Cornwall parkrun


Palmerston North from bridge

From an immigrant… what a privilege to be able to run such a beautiful scenic route safely, surrounded by such friendly people. – Ronelle Henn, Palmerston North


Love this run! So well-organized, simple, fun, and the perfect distance for a Saturday morning wake-up. The Palmy route has the advantage of being scenic, too: starting at Fitzherbert Bridge and ambling out-and-back along the Bridle path beside the Manawatu River. – Joanna Aitchison


delta parkrun


Noel and I were very pleasantly surprised when we found out is was the 6th anniversary celebrations of Delta parkrun in South Africa last Saturday, 11th November, which marked the start of parkrun in SA. It was great that we were there and able to go along and show our support, but what made it even more amazing and fortuitous was to catch up with old friends Paul and Jo Sinton- Hewitt, (parkrun founder), Bruce and Gill Fordyce (country managers for parkrun SA and Bruce is a Comrades Marathon legend) and Brian Chamberlain (former SA marathon champion). Family members and other friends came along for the party and it was certainly a memorable event!

There were 1733 runners/walkers which is simply incredible, 50 volunteers made it all happen smoothly and as Paul in his very humble way says, parkrun is not his, but is what each parkrunner makes it. It’s a very special place to be every Saturday morning at any parkrun the world over! – Lian De Charmoy,  parkrun NZ



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