News - 20th February 2018

parkrun Diary


Note from Cambridge parkrun about to celebrate their 1st anniversary!

With one year (almost) under our belt, let’s indulge ourselves in some stats:

  • There are 250 registered parkrunners with Cambridge NZ recorded as their home parkrun.
  • Over the last twelve months, we have had a total of 482 different participants attend our parkrun.
  • Those 482 particpants are evenly split with 243 female and 239 male.
  • Matthew HALL has completed the most Cambridge NZ parkrun events – 36 out of 52. He has also volunteered a further 3 times.
  • Joanne SIMPSON is a close second, completing 35 Cambridge NZ parkrun events, and volunteering 13 times.
  • Paul STINTON and Christine JENKINS have joint volunteering honours – both have volunteered at 46 events.
  • And between us all, we have run or walked a total distance of 7,765 km, which is the entire length of New Zealand nearly 5 times over.

So make sure you come along on 3 March to celebrate the completion of one year, and the start of many more to come. If just half of the people registered to Cambridge NZ parkrun turned up, we would smash our current attendance record of 95.

Thank you to all the generous volunteers who have made our event happen every week for nearly a year!


Upcoming anniversaries

Cambridge parkrun – 3rd March




Taupo parkrun is unfortunately cancelled 24th February 2018 due to the ‘Across the Lake Swim’


New parkun launch 

Wanaka parkrun – 24th February 2018



Upcoming events

Kirikiriroa Marathon Hamilton – Saturday 10th March

A number of Hamilton Lake parkrunners and Run Directors are involved in the administration of the Kirikiriroa Marathon, holding its third annual event on Saturday 10 March.

This is a not-for-profit, marathon, focussing on first timers and is very inexpensive ($32 solo, $80 for a team of three 12.6km, 18.1km and 11.5km). Management is totally volunteer based, therefore reliant on the running community for help.

A lot of volunteers are needed as marshals for a few hours on the day. They are critical members of the team, ensuring that everything goes smoothly and runners/walkers stay on the correct course. Expressions of interest are now open. Can you help?

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Event Profile – Cambridge NZ

This week’s event profile comes from Cambridge in the beautiful Waikato. Event Director Brian Prescott and Christine Jenkins talk about this lovely, country parkrun:      I got asked if I would like to help set up Cambridge NZ parkrun. Later I found out I was the Event Director. Talk about being dropped in at…