This week we feature one of parkrun NZ’s Event Directors who, like so many volunteers are unsung heroes of parkrun. Chris, along with his Co-ED Jeff Kennedy were instrumental in getting Queenstown parkrun on the map in June 2018!
Chris recently ran the Berlin Marathon in a very respectable time, but what an historical event to be part of – as Chris says “Amazing outcome today at the Berlin Marathon! Eliud Kipchoge smashes the marathon world record by over a minute!! 2:01:39 Privileged to participate in this race as a mere mortal next to this legend!”
Name: Chris Seymour
Home parkrun: Queenstown
Occupation: Director of Professional Services Consulting, F5 Networks
Number of Runs: parkruns: 9, marathons: 16
Number of times volunteered: 16
Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper
I volunteer at parkrun because: It’s great that everyone who participates at parkrun, whether they have done a sub 20 minute event or have walked it with friends, has the same sense of accomplishment and community together.
One thing I love about parkrun is: The way it gives people of all abilities an event to participate in together.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: Our inaugural Queenstown parkrun when we had a great turnout in single digit temperatures.
The 6th July is Blenheim and Porirua parkrun’s 3rd anniversary so make sure to come along and make both a great celebration! Everyone is invited whether you’re a first time parkrunner or regular one – see you there! Cancellations: Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Upcoming Anniversaries: July anniversaries: Porirua – 6th July Blenheim…
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