Awards - 26th June 2018
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Volunteer Profile

Suzanne Halpin

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?)

 

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