Lisa is one of those volunteers that are such an inspiration, Lisa doesn’t run, but simply loves to come along with her family and help out. There are many volunteers just like Lisa – many thanks to you all!
Name: Lisa Caton
Home parkrun: Dunedin
Occupation: Teacher Aide
Number of Runs: No runs, I can’t run to save my life!
Number of times volunteered: 12
Favourite volunteer role: I have two favourite roles, finish tokens and scanner.
I volunteer at parkrun because: My husband and son have enjoyed completing the runs, I went along to support them (as I can’t run!) and thought I may as well be helping out if I’m here.
One thing I love about parkrun is: I love parkrun because it’s a great way to get out and meet new people. The parkrun team are amazing, friendly people who make it easy and enjoyable to be around.It’s really nice being the token scanner as you get to know people’s names and it’s really rewarding to be able to say “Well done, great job.” Every runner/walker puts in an amazing effort.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Most memorable for me was spending Christmas Day morning with my family, including my son who was home on leave from the Navy. My parents even came along to watch and support them too. A big family outing, with a great parkrun atmosphere.
We welcome East End, New Plymouth into the parkrun fold on Saturday 22nd and wish them all the very best for their inaugural run! They start on a day when around the country a number of parkruns are having a ‘tutu’ parkrun, just for the fun of it (including Invercargill pictured above) and evidently the…
There’s a lot of support for East End parkrun which starts on Saturday, many thanks to Erin Vaughn and Trevor Masters who are the new Event Directors for coming on board and to Keith Dymond of the local New Zealand Home Loans for his support too in bringing parkrun to New Plymouth. Noel took the…