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.
Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun: I initially became involved with parkrun…
There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun! Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…