News, Uncategorized - 30th May 2017

Volunteer profile

taupo volunteer
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

Age: 29

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!



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