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…

Nick Dunedin profile 2
Read more › Awards - 7th August 2018

Volunteer Profile

Nick is a regular Run Director at Dunedin parkrun and evidently also looks forward to when parkrunday falls on the 22nd during a year, because he’s the first to don a tutu!   Name: Nick Age: 47 Home parkrun: Dunedin   Occupation: Caretaker   Number of Runs: 105   Number of times volunteered: 26   Favourite volunteer role: Run Director…

Michelle pacer bunny
Read more › Awards - 24th July 2018

Volunteer Profile

Michelle is a great supporter of parkrun and recently became president of the Olympic Harriers, which have also embraced parkrun.  Their runners have volunteered for numerous parkrun pacer days, the most recent at Easter (hence the bunny ears). It’s great to see parkrunners joining other running clubs like Olympic Harriers after starting off at a…

Invercargill family
Read more › Awards - 10th July 2018

The Prattley family profiles

This week the entire Prattley family of four are featured and what wonderful ambassadors they are for parkrun! Many thanks for your enthusiasm and willingness to give back by volunteering too.    Name: Ruth Prattley Age: 32 Occupation: Mum / Wife / coffee connoisseur Home parkrun: Invercargill! Number of Runs: 13 Number of times volunteered:…

Suzanne Halpin
Read more › Awards - 26th June 2018

Volunteer Profile

Suzanne started running at Porirua back in December 2013 so has seen Porirua parkrun grow over these last five years. She’s another outstanding example of our parkrun volunteers and we’re very pleased she chose New Zealand to move to!   Name: Suzanne Halpin   Age: 45 (although aged 30, according to my favourite son)   Home…

Read more › Awards - 13th June 2018

Volunteer Profile

A very valued member of the Invercargill parkrun team Sandra and her husband Neil make rather a special team, thank you both so much for your valuable help and enthusiasm for parkrun!   Name: Sandra Brownridge Age: 60 Home parkrun: Invercargill   Occupation: Retired due to Sickness Number of Runs: 5 Number of times volunteered:…

Read more › Awards - 29th May 2018

Volunteer Profile

Many thanks to Stuart who is obviously a very accomplished volunteer, a Run Director and another example of the wealth of wonderful volunteers around the country at parkrun! Name: Stuart Daniel Age: 47 Home parkrun: Porirua (but originally from Ireland)   Occupation: IT Consultant   Number of Runs: 155   Number of times volunteered: 113…

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