News - 10th January 2018
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parkrunner of the week – Mia

Mia Lombard
Name: Mia
Age: 6 years and 5 months
Occupation: Starting Grade 1 in 2018
Home parkrun: Aliwal North
Trail or Road Running? Trail running preferred
Number of parkruns completed: 29
How has parkrun changed your running / fitness?    I started walking the 5km at age 4 – Mommy had to carry me sometimes for a little bit after the hill. Now I can run the 5km and only sometimes walk a little bit.
Favourite volunteer role: Token sorting, because then I play parkrun with my dolls before sorting them…
Number of volunteer occasions: 3 official, plus when my Mom is on duty
Why do you volunteer at parkrun: I like to volunteer because then I am allowed to also drink coffee like all the other volunteers
Why should others volunteer? It’s fun to be involved and help people
Funniest parkrun moment – The movember parkruns where all the female also ran with a moustache.
What fellow volunteers say about them: Mia is one of the youngest willing parkrunners I have seen at parkrun.

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