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clean up - Porirua
Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd August 2017

Feedback from the Field

Big thank you to Andrew and Dave from PCC (Porirua City Council) for helping with the Minion for a Day at Bothamley Park clean up (Saturday 19th August). Another big thank you to all the volunteers and those that came attired as minions. Thanks to Neon and Astrid for capturing evidence of Minions at Bothamley Park,…

george
Read more › Uncategorized - 9th August 2017

Volunteer Profile

Porirua is very lucky to have this stalwart volunteer and, no doubt, there’s many other parkruns that have  there own ‘good sorts’ who just get on with doing those little jobs that make every parkrun morning a pleasure! Many thanks to George and all our wonderful volunteers!   Name: George van Meeuwen Age: 60 to…

Whangarei team
Read more › Uncategorized - 8th August 2017

Athletics NZ Club Conference

Athletics New Zealand Club Conference – 29th July 2017   We were honoured to be invited to speak at Athletics New Zealand’s Club Connect conference held at Ellerslie recently and it was good to meet representatives of the many clubs that attended.   Our presentation on the parkrun story and future goals was well received…

cake
Read more › Uncategorized - 7th August 2017

Feedback from the Field

Cornwall parkrun celebrated its 5th birthday on the 29th July, not only was it wonderful to celebrate how far Cornwall parkrun has come in 5 years, but parkrun New Zealand as a whole too. So in commemoration of the day I was lucky enough to run my 50th parkrun!  Many thanks to the wonderful Cornwall…

rob hammington
Read more › Uncategorized - 7th August 2017

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries  Millwater – September – date to be confirmed Hamilton Lake – October 21st 2017   New parkrun Palmerston North – 28th October 2017, registrations will open 6th October   Upcoming Events The Tough Guy and Gal Challenge at Lakes Ranch in Rotorua – Saturday 19 August 2017 is one of a series of unique…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th August 2017

Adventure of a Lifetime

Alex Asher’s epic journey started on the shores of Cook Strait and ended at Cape Reinga all the way up the West Coast, 6 years earlier Alex had tackled the East Coast starting at Cape Reinga and finishing on the Cook Strait! This is an incredible story of overcoming injury, personal fears and pure exhaustion….

cornwall park - feedback
Read more › Uncategorized - 26th July 2017

parkrun Diary

Yay! Cornwall parkrun will celebrate 5 years of parkrunning this coming Saturday, they look forward to seeing old and new faces – all welcome for cake, lollies and 5 year old fun! Customary dress up of course – or wear your favourite party hat!   Check out the new Tauranga International Marathon below (half,  quarter,…

hamilton lake volunteers
Read more › Uncategorized - 26th July 2017

Feedback from the Field

It was rather wet for almost all parkruns last week with three having to cancel, hence the wet weather gear above! Alastair Stephens from Lower Hutt luckily missed all the bad weather and has written a lovely account of his travels in Scotland below.   Big thankyou to the volunteers today, awful day to be…

peter
Read more › Uncategorized - 26th July 2017

Celebrating an octogenarian parkrun hero!

Peter Hanson is a regular runner at the Porirua parkrun. He’s done 55 parkruns now and he made sure to clock up his 50th parkrun the week before his 80th birthday. Astrid and the Porirua community are thrilled to have Peter as a regular parkrunner and sometimes volunteer as he’s known for being a ‘lovely…

steve profile
Read more › Uncategorized - 25th July 2017

Volunteer Profile

Thanks very much to Steve for sharing a few of his many parkrun stories!   Name: Steve Darby Age: 51 Home parkrun: Pegasus (Previous home parkruns in order: Leeds (now Woodhouse Moor), Dewsbury, Bradford) Occupation: Dispensary Operator, Synlait Milk   Number of Runs: 400   Number of times volunteered: Officially 36 but many more unrecorded especially in the earlier…

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