Michelle is a great supporter of parkrun and recently became president of the Olympic Harriers, which have also embraced parkrun. Their runners have volunteered for numerous parkrun pacer days, the most recent at Easter (hence the bunny ears). It’s great to see parkrunners joining other running clubs like Olympic Harriers after starting off at a local parkrun!
Name: Michelle Van Looy
Home parkrun: Porirua
Occupation: Health Safety and Quality Coordinator
Number of Runs: 38 (plus shorter walks with my greyhound Blue – who only runs shorter sprints)
Number of times volunteered: 39
Favourite volunteer role: Lead bike
I volunteer at parkrun because: I like to encourage running and walking
of all abilities, ages and fitness levels. Being lead bike means you
keep the lead runner safe while being able to cheer everyone else on
along the way.
One thing I love about parkrun is: the inclusion of dogs; I love dogs.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: being part of the Olympic Harrier
Club and running as one of the pacing bunnies, plus seeing everyone giving their all
and achieving personal goals.
This week’s beautiful, furry friend comes from Whangarei in the winterless north! This is Charlie. Charlie loves parkrun. Charlie has run 56 parkruns in Whangarei. Charlie wants to know where her “50” T shirt is so she can be just like Bonnie. That’s Bonnie on her right. She always follows Charlie around the course. Whangarei…
Although we are well into the New Year now, there were so many great pictures from the ‘tutu’ run on the 22nd December that I’ve added some here to reminisce! There’s a special run report below written by Jaxon of Millwater parkrun – thanks Jaxon for your informative and heart warming words of wisdom! Also…