Awards - 26th June 2018

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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