Many thanks to Lynne for her time she graciously gives to parkrun and congratulations as well for completing her 50th parkrun last week, well done that’s amazing and all run at Dunedin!
Name: Lynne Kerr
Home parkrun: Dunedin
Occupation: Part time artist and volunteer worker
Number of Runs: 42
Number of times volunteered: 8
Favourite volunteer role: Barcode scanner (it’s nice to meet and put faces to the people that I usually only see as they pass me during the run)
I volunteer at parkrun because: It’s good to give back to a group that has offered so much support and encouragement to me. It’s a lot of fun, if a little stressful the first time I did it, but it makes me feel more a part of the group.
One thing I love about parkrun is: Just having the opportunity to get out there and do it no matter the weather or how I feel at the time and especially knowing there will always be someone at the end to say ‘well done’.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: As a tail walker I got to encourage a young girl to keep walking the course despite her feeling that it was too far, too hard etc. At the end we managed a bit of a sprint to the finish line and the look of joy on her face when she realised that she had completed the entire 5km for the first time was pure magic!
Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun: I initially became involved with parkrun…
There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun! Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…