A bit of a Scottish flavour at Pegasus parkrun today, almost a dozen kilts in remembrance of the Braemar Gathering.
Our two fantastic guest pipers turned out for our celebration of the 900 year history of the Braemar Gather (now known as The Highland Games) – 11 kilts were in attendance, some tartan socks made themselves known and there may have been a few other items of Scottish lineage discreetly making their presence known – nobody was game to check if the men were wearing their kilts in the traditional manner! –
Geoff MacMillan, Pegasus
Nice work Zentveld family! - Palmerston North
This is my ‘shot of the day’ for parkrun #45! – Kate Southern, Palmerston North
We acknowledge the support and service of Rebecca Carter and James Carr who are leaving later this month to head back to the UK after being in NZ for two years.
James and Rebecca assisted us with bringing parkrun to Invercargill and taught us about the parkrun ethos. They have been amazing at volunteering and getting into themed events, but more importantly they have been instrumental in developing the Invercargill parkrun community!
We appreciate you guys and wish you the best as you head on your travels and then land back in the UK!
- Liz Henry (ED Invercargill)
Many thanks to Brent Foster for these statistics that he shared with us! Lian and Noel
Following on from the parkrun interview on ‘The Café’ I did an analysis of the effect the airing had on first-time parkrunners around the country. I tracked 8 parkrun events (i.e. 2 months) after the airing on 2 July 2018 to see if there was a noticeable change to the numbers of the 8 parkrun events before 2 July 2018. Below are the results, they show:
|Venue||Pre 2/7/18||Post 2/7/2018|
Table below shows the raw numbers of 1st timers for all events per week.
The analysis of the numbers suggests that ‘The Café’ interview had a positive effect on the numbers of our much loved parkrun! – Brent Foster, Lower Hutt
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