Rachael doesn’t actually run, but she’s one of Hagley parkrun’s core volunteers, having clocked up 99 volunteer roles and many other simple acts of kindness! She is more than a supporter because she’s part of New Zealand Home Loans the national sponsors for parkrun New Zealand – thank you very much Rachael for all you do at Hagley parkrun!
Name: Rachael Sexton
Home parkrun: Hagley parkrun
Occupation: New Zealand Home Loans business owner
Number of Runs: 0
Number of times volunteered: Volunteered 99 times plus held two BBQs and one Christmas treat event
Favourite volunteer role: Marshall (cheerleader)
I volunteer at parkrun because: I believe in supporting people to achieve their goals. And parkrun is a fantastic free event so supporting the team that run it is also important.
One thing I love about parkrun is: What I love about parkrun is seeing the progress people make each week. It doesn’t matter if you run or walk, doing it is the key. I love marshalling on my corner, which is the 1km and 4km mark, and being able to encourage people on the last km.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Some of my favourite parkrun moments are the BBQs that NZHL Christchurch put on for the park runners. It’s a chance to have a chat with so many parkrunners I see on the course each week.
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…