As mentioned in the previous newsletter “parkrun New Zealand aims to support and assist Achilles NZ members, walkers and runners in taking part in parkrun events and encouraging support amongst the parkrun community”. There are Achilles Chapters throughout New Zealand in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill and there’s a parkrun event in all those places!
They would love to meet anyone wishing to become involved with Achilles – be that as an athlete with any form of disability, or any local parkrunners who would like to help support Achilles members at their parkrun event. Assistance with guiding is provided and they’d welcome your help.
If you are interested please make contact with John Bowden (here by email) or call him on 021 717 738 for more details. Achilles is always working on creating new Achilles groups in other parts of the country as well.
The volunteer running guides are a vital part of what Achilles NZ is able to offer disabled athletes. Following are a few tips for volunteer running guides to consider as they assist their runner.
We welcome East End, New Plymouth into the parkrun fold on Saturday 22nd and wish them all the very best for their inaugural run! They start on a day when around the country a number of parkruns are having a ‘tutu’ parkrun, just for the fun of it (including Invercargill pictured above) and evidently the…
There’s a lot of support for East End parkrun which starts on Saturday, many thanks to Erin Vaughn and Trevor Masters who are the new Event Directors for coming on board and to Keith Dymond of the local New Zealand Home Loans for his support too in bringing parkrun to New Plymouth. Noel took the…