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western Springs
Read more › Uncategorized - 7th March 2018

parkrun Diary

Cancellations: Please take note Western Springs will be cancelled on 24th March due to the Pasifika Festival taking place.   New parkruns for 2018 We are looking forward to launching the following new parkruns in the late April early May. Gisborne:  starting near the Waikane Surf Life Saving Club Tauranga: starting near The Historic Village

Volunteer profile - dunedin
Read more › Uncategorized - 20th February 2018

Volunteer Profile

Lisa is one of those volunteers that are such an inspiration, Lisa doesn’t run, but simply loves to come along with her family and help out. There are many volunteers just like Lisa – many thanks to you all!   Name: Lisa Caton Age: 46 Home parkrun: Dunedin Occupation: Teacher Aide Number of Runs: No…

Fenwick gates
Read more › Uncategorized - 6th February 2018

Most southerly parkrun

Recently Bressay parkun, way up in the Shetland  Islands, was introduced as UK’s most northerly parkrun. New Zealand will now have the most southerly event when Invercargill parkrun launches this Saturday! Here are some insights and history from new Event Director , Liz Henry, who amazingly has ancestral links to Shetland!   Home to The World’s…

Hugh - volunteer profile
Read more › Uncategorized - 6th February 2018

Volunteer Profile

Always lovely to feature a junior parkrunner who enjoys volunteering as well as running (to beat his dad)!   Name: Hugh Age: 14 Home parkrun:Dunedin Occupation: Student Number of Runs: 15 Number of times volunteered: 8 Favourite volunteer role: Scanner I volunteer at parkrun because: I’m working towards a goal of getting a Volunteer 25…

Whangarei
Read more › Uncategorized - 6th February 2018

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Get along to Whangarei parkrun this Saturday (10th Feb.) for their 2nd anniversary celebrations! All are welcome and they will be looking forward to meeting new parkrunners, hosting parkrun tourists and seeing all the locals!   Anniversaries Whangarei – 10th February 2018   New parkuns in February 2018 Invercargill parkrun – 10th February Wanaka parkrun…

Hamilton Lake Volunteers
Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd January 2018

parkrun Diary

Head along to Kapiti Coast this Saturday for their 3rd anniversary, there’ll be coffee, cake to share and a sausage sizzle for everyone, plus some giveaways! They will be looking forward to seeing you all!   Anniversaries Kapiti Coast – 27th January   Filming at Western Springs - 27th January, come along and join us to…

Rachael Hagley volunteer
Read more › Uncategorized - 10th January 2018

Volunteer Profile

Rachael doesn’t actually run, but she’s one of Hagley parkrun’s core volunteers, having clocked up 99 volunteer roles and many other simple acts of kindness! She is more than a supporter because she’s part of New Zealand Home Loans the national sponsors for parkrun New Zealand – thank you very much Rachael for all you…

Cornwall ian jepson
Read more › Uncategorized - 10th January 2018

Feedback from the Field

We’ve just finished the first week of 2018 and already I’ve run 3 parkruns!  A great start to the year! This morning at 6:50am, my dad presented me with banana, water and beetroot juice.  Yep, a big glass of red, nasty beetroot juice.  He’s been reading a book by Bear Grylls, who swears that beetroot…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 12th December 2017

Wheelchairs welcome

Wheelchair users are most welcome at parkrun and at Palmerston North parkrun the path along the beautiful Manawatu River is smooth and solid from start to finish with some undulations – perfect for wheels. David Hartley a regular wheelchair parkrunner, now having done 6 out of the 7 events so far, has this to say:…

Let it snow, let it snow!
Read more › Uncategorized - 29th November 2017

Let it snow, let it snow!

Here’s a recent article from parkrun Sweden -  just as we’re getting used to our warmer weather and looking forward to the lovely summer months, spare a thought for our friends way up in the northern hemisphere!   This week saw the first snowfall across the southern half of Sweden – a good time to…

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