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)
Both Blenheim and Porirua celebrated anniversaries last week, well done to both their teams and volunteers for the communities they’ve brought together, plus special thanks to both Event Directors! Thanks to everyone who came along to the 2nd anniversary run. All the super heroes, James Kuegler and his group and the fine morning we…
Dave Hartley is one of our regular parkrunners at Palmerston North and I’m inspired by his commitment each week. Its great being able to put names to faces and anyone who’s done our parkrun will know Dave – he’s the guy in the wheelchair, and he’s given me permission to tell his story. Dave was…