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!”
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…