A lovely couple from Porirua parkrun are featured this week, many thanks for your great support Steve and Amanda!
|Steve Macdonald||Amanda Macdonald|
|Occupation:||System Administrator at Salvation Army||Coordinator|
|Number of Runs:||7 Porirua 11 total||38|
|Number of times volunteered:||17||6|
|Favourite volunteer role:||Timekeeper||Tail walker|
Steve volunteers at parkrun because: It is great to be able to give back to all those that make this possible for all of us. And currently being injured it is a great way to keep involved and allowing others to keep running.
Amanda volunteers at parkrun because: I want to support my local parkrun so I can continue to enjoy it.
One thing Steve loves about parkrun is: It does not matter your age, sex, race or even physical ability. I admire anyone who makes the effort regardless if it takes 15 minutes or 60 minutes. Porirua parkrun is great being an out and back course, it does not matter if you are first or last whenever you pass someone in the opposite direction there is always encouragement.
One thing Amanda loves about parkrun is: The motivation and encouragement from everyone who participates.
Steve’s most memorable parkrun moment was: Watching my wife knock about 4 minutes off her personal best. I was timekeeper on that day and roughly knew when to expect her coming in. I had to double check to see if the time had stopped on the stopwatch at first. You could tell she had given 100% which made me proud!
Amanda’s most memorable parkrun moment was: Lining up with over 300 people in Edinburgh!
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…