Randall has done most his parkruns at Porirua, but has managed to do some parkrun tourism around the North Island too, he’s obviously talented in other areas besides running and of course being a a great volunteer!
Name: Randall Pavelich
Home parkrun: Porirua, Bothamley Park
Occupation: I work in IT but to retain my sanity I build furniture and other lovely things
Number of Runs: 54
Number of times volunteered: 14
Favourite volunteer role: New runner’s briefing
I volunteer at parkrun because: I remember quite clearly being anxious before my very first run. Being able to welcome other anxious first-timers and maybe even get a laugh out of them can make a huge difference to their experience.
One thing I love about parkrun is: I love that sensation a few minutes into the run when it stops feeling like a very poor idea on an early Saturday morning. The cool oxygen-rich air just revitalises me from the inside out.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Being passed on an uphill stretch by a guy running in jandals. I think I blurted out loud, “You gotta be kidding me!”
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…