A very valued member of the Invercargill parkrun team Sandra and her husband Neil make rather a special team, thank you both so much for your valuable help and enthusiasm for parkrun!
Name: Sandra Brownridge
Home parkrun: Invercargill
Occupation: Retired due to Sickness
Number of Runs: 5
Number of times volunteered: will be tail wheeling next week subject to the weather!
I volunteer at parkrun because: In July 2017 I was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. I complete parkrun in a wheelchair powered by my husband Neil. I enjoy the weekly run and love to chat with the volunteers as we go around the course even taking a photo of the photographer who was taking our photo!
One thing I love about parkrun is: Getting out and about in the fresh air in the company of friendly like minded people and the hot chocolate afterwards.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: We have a best time of 47. 56 and get along at a reasonable clip although I do encourage Neil to go faster. Neil has even had to reverse over the line so he could beat me so as you can see there’s a little fun in there too, but I think to be described as cute one day takes the cake!!
It’s amazing walking into a park in the middle of a suburban district away from the traffic. The hills and the trees seem to remove any sign of the city. Just a bunch of runners and walkers in day glow colours to brighten up the landscape. It’s the tutu parkrun challenge today for the…
Please take note: Daylight saving start times for Summer On Saturday 6th October all Southland parkruns will revert back to 8.00 am start times for the Summer months. Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanaka, Balclutha and Queenstown will all be starting at 8.00 am from October 6th Hamilton Lake - Our 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October…