Laurie is possibly our most vocal volunteer and greets humans and dogs alike with much enthusiasm and cheer! She’s infectiously good humored even when getting over an injury and a joy to be around. Thank you Laurie for all your help – Cornwall parkrun team.
Name: Laurie Wilson
Home parkrun: Cornwall Park
Occupation: HR Manager
Number of Runs: 53
Number of times volunteered: 29
Favourite volunteer role: Barcode scanning
I volunteer at parkrun because: I love the chance to support and encourage people in their running. Plus I get to cuddle all the dogs!
One thing I love about parkrun is: the inclusivity – everyone is welcome
My most memorable parkrun moment was: parkrun Christmas Day – it’s so lovely to start the day with friends and enjoy the fancy dress fun.
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…
Three years ago I walked the Hollyford Track with the help of Voltaren and Panadol. I was used to being active – walking, running and cycling were regular activities, but these were becoming more and more difficult with a rapidly deteriorating hip joint and debilitating arthritis pain. That same year I supported my daughter for…