Randall has done most his parkruns at Porirua, but has managed to do some parkrun tourism around the North Island too, he’s obviously talented in other areas besides running and of course being a a great volunteer!
Name: Randall Pavelich
Home parkrun: Porirua, Bothamley Park
Occupation: I work in IT but to retain my sanity I build furniture and other lovely things
Number of Runs: 54
Number of times volunteered: 14
Favourite volunteer role: New runner’s briefing
I volunteer at parkrun because: I remember quite clearly being anxious before my very first run. Being able to welcome other anxious first-timers and maybe even get a laugh out of them can make a huge difference to their experience.
One thing I love about parkrun is: I love that sensation a few minutes into the run when it stops feeling like a very poor idea on an early Saturday morning. The cool oxygen-rich air just revitalises me from the inside out.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Being passed on an uphill stretch by a guy running in jandals. I think I blurted out loud, “You gotta be kidding me!”
Please remember the South Island parkruns of Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka parkruns have changed to the winter start time of 9am. New parkrun event: Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019 Cancellations: Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019 Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest) Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Upcoming Anniversaries: Tauranga - April…
Congrats to this awesome couple, completing their 50th parkrun each today! Well done Warren & Sharon Patterson! Palmerston North parkrun Champions.. huge congratulations! – Jackie Welsh Congratulations great effort that you have shared. Proud of you both – Valerie Kent Thanks parkrun family…couldn’t do it without you all – Warren Patterson Thanks parkrun,…