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Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun Diary

We welcome East End, New Plymouth into the parkrun fold on Saturday 22nd and wish them all the very best for their inaugural run! They start on a day when around the country a number of parkruns are having a ‘tutu’ parkrun, just for the fun of it (including Invercargill pictured above) and evidently the…

Paul
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt introduces new fitness gear

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve taken a step back from the day to day operations at parkrun, I’ve been working on a new project—something separate to parkrun but inspired by the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with folk at parkrun events all around the world over the last 14 years. I’ve always…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Overcoming adversity

Sometimes one just has to wonder at the incredible will to survive and the strength of spirit some people possess - the following story by Graham about his father demonstrates this remarkably:   My 71 year old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest,…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

parkrun Diary

Millwater parkrun is turning 4! They invite you all to - Come along and help us celebrate at the usual time and place on 15th September . There will be treats and nibbles to share at the finish line.Our theme is ’1980s’ – and we’d love you to join in with the fun and dress to…

college parkrun USA
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Nobody Left Behind

This article is an extract from the parkrun USA newsletter and shows the power of positive thinking can be life changing. Julie is blind and Neil has avascular necrosis – their journey is inspirational and humbling:   Over a post-parkrun coffee last winter, one parkrunner commented, “My body is falling apart!” A newcomer to the…

New Plymouth
Read more › News - 21st August 2018

parkrun Diary

Next month we’re thrilled New Plymouth will be joining the parkrun family and Millwater parkrun will be celebrating their 4th anniversary!   Anniversaries  Millwater – 15th September New Event on the Calendar  East End parkrun, New Plymouth will start on 22nd September Upcoming Events Tauranga International Marathon – 22nd September Greta Valley Relay Race –…

palmy tailwalkers
Read more › News - 7th August 2018

parkrun Diary

  Upcoming Events The Tauranga International Marathon: It’s not like any other marathon event. Well, you can still run/walk 42.2km, 21.1km, 12km or 6km—plus there’s a kids (and parents!) dash. But here’s the clincher—it’s the first ever international marathon event to be held in New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Think sea, sun, surf; think cafés, culture and…

Blenheim
Read more › News - 26th June 2018

parkrun Diary

Blenheim parkrun is turning two on 7th July and will have a barbeque afterwards – so tell your friends to come along and join in! They would welcome some extra volunteers on the day, and let’s hope the morning will be as lovely as the one pictured above!   Porirua parkrun is also celebrating their anniversary…

Richard McC
Read more › News - 13th June 2018

Lower Hutt Legend

Richard McChesney – LastOneStanding   Last weekend saw Richard McChesney, who started the Lower Hutt parkrun race on English soil at #LastOneStanding - an incredible, endurance elimination race.   Richard’s account of his amazing adventure follows: “An absolutely amazing weekend. The idea is that runners (and me walking) have to complete a 4.1 mile lap (6.56Km) in…

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Read more › News - 13th June 2018

parkrun Diary

This Saturday is Pegasus parkrun’s second anniversary  – they invite new and regular parkrunners and also perhaps some parkrun tourists to come along to join the celebration! All are welcome.   Anniversaries Pegasus - 16th June, 2nd anniversary Puarenga - 23rd June,  2nd anniversary   Cancellations Please take note Queenstown parkrun is cancelled on 23rd June http://www.parkrun.co.nz/queenstown/news/…

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