Awards

gisborne runner
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2018

Event Profile – Gisborne parkrun

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…

parkdog Fred from Invercargill
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2018

parkdog of the week

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…

bud invercargill 2
Read more › Awards - 27th November 2018

parkdog of the week

  Bud Boniface Hey guys, I’m Bud, mum says I’m a 2 year old black lab but really I am just amazing. I had a very rough start in life, when my family got me I was 5months old, my hip was shattered so it had to be removed, it hurt to walk for a…

pegasus course 1
Read more › Awards - 13th November 2018

Event Profile – Pegasus parkrun

I’m Jackie (Jax) Hancock from Pegasus parkrun in North Canterbury. We got involved with parkrun because my uncle came to visit from the UK and made us do Hagley (before Pegasus had started!).   Then when Geoff started Pegasus parkrun it was so close to home we thought we would try it out – and started off saying…

porirua prams 2
Read more › Awards - 30th October 2018

Event Profile – Porirua parkrun

We’re thrilled to introduce Porirua parkrun as the very first parkrun profile. This is a new feature that will showcase each of New Zealand’s parkruns over the coming year and offer some insight as to how it all came about and possibly some history/stories about the area and its community.   I’m Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf…

parkdog of week
Read more › Awards - 30th October 2018

parkdog of the week

This week we meet Daisy from Anderson parkrun! Name: Daisy Age: 4½ Owner’s name: Chris Wells Number of parkruns: 10   When did you join Chris’s family? When I was 18 months old. I was the last of a litter. My breeder wanted to train me as a bio-security dog but I was too timid….

Loki Queenstown
Read more › Awards - 15th October 2018

parkdog of the week

I’m Loki, five months old, and mum says I was extremely well named after the God of Mischief and Trickery! My dogparents are Working Cocker Spaniels on a farm down in Southland, and most of my brothers and my sister went off to farms too… but I was the silliest, cheekiest, snuggliest and hairiest so…

Tania and
Read more › Awards - 30th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

Our Event Directors are invaluable volunteers who often shy away from any praise and would rather enjoy others’ milestones and achievements, but each ED brings their particular talents and flair to each event and we’d simply like to acknowledge them! This week it’s Tania from Dunedin.    Name: Tania Hollis Age: 49 Home parkrun: Dunedin…

invercargill dress up
Read more › Awards - 4th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

Sarah has been injured and not able to run parkrun, so she has recently been walking it or volunteering with her son Mason.  Her husband and other son Caleb are parkrunners also. Sarah and Mason are a great team and work well doing finish tokens.   This photo was taken for our “Best of British” themed…

volunteer porirua 2
Read more › Awards - 21st August 2018

Volunteer Profile

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 Age: 51 Home parkrun:  Porirua, Bothamley Park   Occupation: I work in IT but to…

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