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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

parkrun Diary

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…

Kent and daughter
Read more › Uncategorized - 29th November 2017

Feedback from the Field

Looks like Western Springs had a fabulous anniversary recently with some very interesting animal costumes – there was even a flying flamingo! Dad and daughter above being closely watched by an inquisitive looking goose is classic too! There were a few more animals around the zoo today… So what’s with all the extra animals?  There…

Don and Barb
Read more › Uncategorized - 29th November 2017

Volunteer Profile

Here is another lovely ‘couple’ volunteer team! Don has been a proud member of the Onehunga Amateur Athletic and Harrier Club since he was 15 years old, unfortunately the club nowadays is down to 10 members, although they would welcome more  runners young and old! Don was featured on tv a little while ago chatting…

puarenga
Read more › Uncategorized - 29th November 2017

parkrun Diary

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns   Christmas Day - Hamilton Lake, Dunedin, Pegasus, Western Springs, Kapiti Coast and  Whangarei – 8am start Cornwall Park, Hagley and Lower Hutt – 9am later start   New Year’s Day - Lower Hutt, Dunedin, Western Springs and Whangarei – 8am start Pegasus – 9am later start Porirua – 10am…

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