Suzanne started running at Porirua back in December 2013 so has seen Porirua parkrun grow over these last five years. She’s another outstanding example of our parkrun volunteers and we’re very pleased she chose New Zealand to move to!
Name: Suzanne Halpin
Age: 45 (although aged 30, according to my favourite son)
Home parkrun: Porirua, New Zealand
Occupation: Health Regulation
Number of Runs: 197 runs, 193 run at Porirua
Number of times volunteered: 73 - More than enough to get my ’25 Volunteer’s’ T-Shirt!
Favourite volunteer role: New parkrunners’ briefing
One thing I love about parkrun is: The coffee and chat afterwards with like-minded people who are not necessarily elite athletes, but who will all have tales to tell of phenomenal achievements, like walking all of the 5K for the first time, or running their first 10k, half-marathon, marathon, or whatever.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: My first parkrun – which occurred just two days after having arrived to live in New Zealand (jetlag – what jetlag?)
Cheryl Laubscher shared her frightening ordeal with the Hamilton Lake parkrun, community but this is such a wake up call to everyone who runs/walks and generally keeps fit and healthy that it needed to be shared here too. Thanks very much to Cheryl and on behalf of all the parkrun community may your recovery go…
This Saturday Wanaka will be celebrating their 1st anniversary, they’re looking forward to having new parkrunners/walkers come along, visitors and of course the whole community who have supported them through this year! Cancellations: Taupo - 23rd February, due to the ‘Across the Lake Swim’ Anniversaries: Wanaka – 23rd February Upcoming Events These are…