News - 19th September 2017

parkrun Diary


Millwater’s 3rd anniversary is this Saturday and all are welcome to their ‘Tutus and Ties’ themed morning, get along to share in the celebrations and cake!

Please take note of Dunedin parkrun’s summer time change and Pegasus parkrun has a special morning planned this Saturday.



Millwater – September 23rd 2017

Hamilton Lake – October 21st 2017

Hagley – October, date to be confirmed


Pegasus parkrun hosts Athletics

This Saturday 23rd September, Pegasus will be hosting the North Canterbury Athletic Club Championships, the NCAC Champs will be running in conjunction with Pegasus parkrun. Nothing will change, everyone will run/jog/walk together at the usual start time 8am. This should make for a fantastic and very interesting parkrunday this Saturday!

It will also be the Spring Equinox run – an opportunity to dress up in Spring themed costume (if you want to).



Dunedin parkrun – Summer Time 8am

Daylight saving resumes Sunday 24th September so the following Saturday 30th September Dunedin will revert to the 8am start!


New parkrun launch

Palmerston North – 28th October 2017, registrations will open 6th October


Upcoming Events

Tauranga International Marathon - Saturday  7th October 2017

Foot Mechanics Podiatry brings parkrun members an exclusive 10% discount for entries to the Tauranga International Marathon on Saturday 7th October. 
The first ever Tauranga International Marathon (also Half Marathon, 10km, 6km and 2km Kids Dash) in New Zealand’s sunshine capital is going to knock your socks off. 
Think sea, sun, surf; think cafés, culture, and community; think fast, flat, fun!
This is not just a ‘tick it off the bucket list and go home’ kind of event. 
With a festival at the finish line on The Strand, you’ll get to experience the best Tauranga has to offer. 
Will you be on the start line and a part of history on Saturday 7 October?
Click here to enter ( and use promotional code TIM2017FM10 at checkout. 


Share this with friends:


Introducing: Interval Training

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.  …


Why life should be more like parkrun

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…