Awards - 21st August 2018

Volunteer Profile

volunteer porirua 2

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

Age: 51

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!”

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