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!
Both Blenheim and Porirua celebrated anniversaries last week, well done to both their teams and volunteers for the communities they’ve brought together, plus special thanks to both Event Directors! Thanks to everyone who came along to the 2nd anniversary run. All the super heroes, James Kuegler and his group and the fine morning we…
Dave Hartley is one of our regular parkrunners at Palmerston North and I’m inspired by his commitment each week. Its great being able to put names to faces and anyone who’s done our parkrun will know Dave – he’s the guy in the wheelchair, and he’s given me permission to tell his story. Dave was…