Both Blenheim and Porirua celebrated anniversaries last week, well done to both their teams and volunteers for the communities they’ve brought together, plus special thanks to both Event Directors!
Thanks to everyone who came along to the 2nd anniversary run. All the super heroes, James Kuegler and his group and the fine morning we had! – Phil Muir, Blenheim parkrun ED
Congratulations on another anniversary. Can’t wait to get back and run the course again. But I’ll wait until Christmas when its warmer, drier and sunnier! – Stu Leslie, Lower Hutt
Thanks Porirua parkrun for a somewhat tough but enjoyable run this morning. Happy 5th anniversary! Sandy Hooper, Porirua
Thanks to everybody for helping to celebrate our 5th anniversary today. Thanks to Joe Munro and Neon Tang for taking today’s photos. Hopefully Porirua managed to exceed Puarenga parkrun on ‘Fluoroness’! Astrid van Mueewen, Porirua parkrun ED
They were literally jumping for joy at Porirua!
Today we drove 45km south of the Gold Coast, and ran at our first NSW parkrun, Kingscliff parkrun, 77 runners today. An easy out and back course, a wide concrete path all the way and not a hill in sight! There’s no view of the beach from the course, due to the trees, but just 50 metres from the start-line is a track through to a magnificent stretch of white sandy coast. Julia and Paul Gordon, parkrun tourists from Lower Hutt
Finally, many thanks to everyone who sent through their encouraging comments about our interview on ‘The Cafe’ last Monday. They are all very much appreciated and yes, hopefully it will spread the parkrun word far and wide! Lian and Noel Here are a few:
My sister watched it and finally said “I think I might go give it a go with baby in the buggy” despite me talking about it for 6 months plus, so thanks guys! – Kate Southern, Palmerston North
I think you both did really well. I’m going to have a quick review of the first timer numbers over the next couple of weeks. May be even some people out there who say it’s about time we had parkrun in our town! Well done guys – Brent Foster, Lower Hutt
Just watched the video, great work Lian and go Noel for mentioning the walkers! – Nneka Okonta, Napier
Linda Compton was approaching her fifties when she decided to come along to her first parkrun. Linda explains how she went from being THAT kid at school who hated running, to the verge of joining the parkrun 50 club. I first came to parkrun because, while I had already lost quite a bit…
Wilson is a five-year-old Jack Russell terrier who is CRAZY about parkrun! He runs in Tauranga weekly and has done nine runs so far. When he hears the start horn he goes absolutely goes for it! He wants to get to the front and get a good time. So far his PB is 25:33,…