Eleanore has done all her runs at Porirua and she is certainly a wonderful asset to have in the community there. She must also be very valuable when pacing with her faithful dog, Sox! Eleanore is running in red above with Astrid (ED of Porirua parkrun)
Name: Eleanore Brown
Home parkrun: Porirua
Occupation: Hairdresser, health and beauty
Number of Runs: 69
Number of times volunteered: 18
Favourite volunteer role: They are all good
I volunteer at parkrun because: I enjoy giving back.
Porirua: Both Eleanore and Sox volunteer. Eleanore is always ready with a smile and one of our core parkrunners. She belongs to the Olympic Harriers and is often one of the pace-runners when Porirua has a pacer day. Sox is great for achieving PB’s. You just tie the dog’s leash around your waist and lift your feet. She pulls equally hard going uphill as on the way down back to the finish.
One thing I love about parkrun is: the social aspect of meeting with other people, so does Sox. Sox can get really excited at the start and barks to encourage the run-director to yap faster.
Porirua: Eleanore is fantastic at encouraging people and it is lovely to see her smiling face at parkrun.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: When I achieved my PB of 24:56:00 on 20 May 2017.
Lower Hutt parkrun 319 – 5th May 2018 Saturday 5th May saw the 6th anniversary of parkrun in New Zealand with the celebration of the Lower Hutt parkrun. The following is an abridged version of their excellent run report celebrating the anniversary When I signed up for the role of run reporter for…
Thank you to regional reporter Carolyn Deverson and The Southland Times for this article: Balclutha hosted its first parkrun on Saturday 5th May, with more than 50 people taking part in misty conditions. parkrun is a phenomenon that has become a world-wide success since starting at Bushy Park in London in 2004. People travel to take part…