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 at the outstanding one on his list…Pegasus. Hope they make a fuss of him! Thanks for coming Dean, it was good to meet you, hope you enjoyed Whangarei! – Andy Mears, Whangarei
We had four Durham (UK) parkrunners in New Zealand (all on different holidays) today. Angela Coates and Paul Pascoe at Taupo parkrun, Jane Baillie at Lower Hutt parkrun and Adam Walker at Cambridge NZ parkrun. Not bad for Durham tourists! – Angela Coates
Who knew turning 40 could be fun? For event #40 we were joined by 26 people who ran, jogged or walked the course. As always, it was lovely to meet the first timers (6 this week) and chat to them afterwards about our challenging uphill finish. It was impressive to see Adam Walker visiting from Durham parkrun blitz the course in under 19 minutes.
At the other end of the pack young Sidney (above) completely won our hearts completing his first parkrun just as impressively in 51 minutes! – Cambridge NZ parkrun
What a difference a week and 11,277 miles makes! Last Saturday in sunny Auckland, this Saturday in snowy Congleton in Cheshire, UK.- Maria Rushton, UK parkrun tourist, at Western Springs
Thanks to those fantastic volunteers for a great parkrun. – Trevor Noel Ashworth. first timer at Porirua ( parkrun tourist from South Africa)
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…
Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…