News - 22nd August 2017

Volunteer Profile

Emily - volunteer

It’s wonderful having young volunteers who already know the value of giving back to the community – there’s so many more of you out there, but this week we celebrate Emily’s contribution – thank you to all our younger helpers!


Name: Emily

Age: 16


Home parkrun: Cornwall Park


Occupation: Student


Number of Runs: 14


Number of times volunteered: 8


Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper, however I really like all the roles!


I volunteer at parkrun because: I love running so just being apart of the running atmosphere is awesome and to see people getting out there to run in all the different conditions is really inspiring! After the many running events I have competed in I like to give back to the running community! I am also doing this for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award where I have to do a service, skill and physical activity for an hour every week for one year as well as two three-day tramps. After I have completed the Award I will still continue to help out at the parkrun as well as participate in the run because it is a lot of fun!


One thing I love about parkrun is: the people, it wouldn’t be the same without all the friendly volunteers and runners!


My most memorable parkrun moment was: My most memorable moment of parkrun was being a marshall for my first volunteer role and have so many runners thanking me when they passed by – it was lovely that they made the effort to say a few words even though it must be quite hard to run fast and talk at the same time, it felt very rewarding!!


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