News - 20th February 2019

Vhi Staff Volunteer Takeover St Anne’s parkrun

Vhi staff takeover at St Anneís parkrun

The Vhi volunteer staff takeover at St Anne’s parkrun last Saturday morning was a huge success with 547 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 49 first timers rocked up to try out parkrun and an incredible 94 people set new personal best times! Maybe having Olympian David Gillick leading a warm-up routine and setting a brisk pace gave a little extra motivation!


With the aim of improving the nation’s health and helping people to live longer, stronger and healthier lives, 26 Vhi staff members stepped up to volunteer at St Anne’s parkrun and ensure the smooth running of the weekly event.

St Anne’s parkrun Event Director Jamie Plummer was delighted with how the morning went.


We had a wonderful day on Saturday with the Vhi volunteer takeover! 26 Vhi staff members covered the whole spectrum of volunteer roles in St Anne’s parkrun and performed their duties flawlessly! Everyone was so helpful, supportive and interested, which we really appreciated. The enthusiasm and willingness of the Vhi staff helped enhance the already amazing community that is St Anne’s parkrun. Vhi is an important partner for parkrun and we hope that the staff members continue to volunteer and take part in parkrun, having been bitten by the volunteering bug! 


Check out all the fantastic images from the day on the St Anne’s parkrun page, here.

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