Tara is what parkrun is all about and since parkrun kicked off here in January she's attended almost every Taupo event, until she unfortunately broke her foot at another event! Since being injured she has volunteered most weeks and has come down wearing her moon boot and/or crutches - thanks Tara, you're a great person and much valued volunteer! - Nick Marshall - Event Director
Name: Tara-Lea Uebergang
Home parkrun: Taupo
Occupation: Web Developer
Number of Runs: 5
Number of times volunteered: 6
Favourite volunteer role: Finish Tokens – getting to congratulate every runner!
I volunteer at parkrun because: Being part of the Taupo volunteer team is almost as much fun as running – it’s fun, and we get to support the runners!
One thing I love about parkrun is: The people. I’ve only been running for a couple of months – I use the term running very loosely! – and every person involved has been seriously encouraging and welcoming. There’s no judgement – whether you take 15mins or an hour, every runner’s achievements are celebrated.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: My PB the week before I broke my ankle. It was raining, and just after the halfway point I was convinced it was going to be my slowest time. But I looked at my watch at the 4km mark, realised if I really dug in I could do it, and managed to take 3mins off my time!
In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training. …
Robyn Richards from Blenheim parkrun has just completed her 100th parkrun! Having reached the milestone, Robyn began to reflect on how parkrun, and the journey parkrunners go on, reflects life. I’m a huge parkrun fan, and recently I realised why. Along with 350 or so others, I was jogging around a 5km course on the island…