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!
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…