Awards - 16th May 2018

Volunteer Profile

Porirua couple volunteer profile

A lovely couple from Porirua parkrun are featured this week, many thanks for your great support Steve and Amanda!

Steve Macdonald Amanda Macdonald
Age: 42 35
Home parkrun: Porirua Porirua
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!

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