This week we feature one of parkrun NZ’s Event Directors who, like so many volunteers are unsung heroes of parkrun. Chris, along with his Co-ED Jeff Kennedy were instrumental in getting Queenstown parkrun on the map in June 2018!
Chris recently ran the Berlin Marathon in a very respectable time, but what an historical event to be part of – as Chris says “Amazing outcome today at the Berlin Marathon! Eliud Kipchoge smashes the marathon world record by over a minute!! 2:01:39 Privileged to participate in this race as a mere mortal next to this legend!”
Name: Chris Seymour
Home parkrun: Queenstown
Occupation: Director of Professional Services Consulting, F5 Networks
Number of Runs: parkruns: 9, marathons: 16
Number of times volunteered: 16
Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper
I volunteer at parkrun because: It’s great that everyone who participates at parkrun, whether they have done a sub 20 minute event or have walked it with friends, has the same sense of accomplishment and community together.
One thing I love about parkrun is: The way it gives people of all abilities an event to participate in together.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Our inaugural Queenstown parkrun when we had a great turnout in single digit temperatures.
Queenstown parkrun was excited to have an icon of the New York Marathon visit on 9th February. Peter Ciaccia was the President of the New York Road Runners(NYRR) and Race Director for the New York Marathon before retiring last year. One of the most recognizable members of the USA marathon scene, the native New…
Whangarei will celebrate their 3rd anniversary this Saturday, everyone is invited to go along to make it a memorable one! Upcoming anniversaries Whangarei - 16th February Wanaka - 23rd February Upcoming Events: WELLINGTON ROUND THE BAYS 2019 and Achilles International This is Achilles NZ’s first event for 2019 where we all come together as…