Here is another lovely ‘couple’ volunteer team! Don has been a proud member of the Onehunga Amateur Athletic and Harrier Club since he was 15 years old, unfortunately the club nowadays is down to 10 members, although they would welcome more runners young and old! Don was featured on tv a little while ago chatting about the club’s long history – see below:
Name: Don and Barbara Park
Age: Don 72yrs
Home parkrun: Cornwall Park
Number of Runs: over 50
Number of times volunteered: 1 each
Favourite volunteer role: Barbara enjoyed doing the finishing line scanning, Don enjoys the marshalling
I volunteer at parkrun because: It’s a volunteer run organisation, I feel it is my due to give my time back
One thing I love about parkrun is: Taking part in the five km run/walk, getting our times and enjoying the community feel of the event.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Watching the amazing number of young kids running with their families.
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…