Above is Martin O’Sullivan and his sons on International parkrun day with their milestone shirts. James has done 109 runs wearing the black 100 shirt, Martin has clocked up 297 runs wearing the green 250 shirt and Trent with 106 runs wears the most important shirt of all, the purple 25 volunteer shirt!
Fantastic morning at Invercargill parkrun, stunning course at Queen’s Park. Today was the first runs at Invercargill for both Trent, who has now done 20 different New Zealand courses, and James who is rocketing up the NZ Most Events list with 22 different courses.! Thanks to the fabulous group of volunteers and runners who gave us a wonderful parkrun welcome, next stop Wanaka.
Also our milestone t-shirts arrived early this week so timing was perfect for our South Island visit! – Martin O’Sullivan, Lower Hutt
Early morning start at parkrun Wanaka in very chilly conditions 0 degrees at 8am, for a while I had visions of a podium finish until the very athletic locals turned up! What a fantastic backdrop for a parkrun – fresh snow on the mountains made for a stunning start to the morning – James volunteered as tail walker on his 23rd different NZ venue with Trent keeping him company on his 21st different NZ event. For me it felt like Groundhog Day as I finished with exactly the same time 23.28 as I did at the Wanaka inaugural event in February!
Thanks to the organisers and volunteers on a well run event. – Martin O’Sullivan
Sounds like a perfect morning to me – Brent Foster, Lower Hutt
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