This week’s article is tinged with sadness, but Tessa is remembered for the special memories that she and her owner have had together over many years – parkrun is very privileged to have been a part of Tessa’s journey.
I just wanted to pass on to the Hagley parkrun team that my beautiful dog Tessa passed away on Monday. After 14 years and 117 parkruns her legs finally gave in and she could go no more. Her last run was on the 9th Feb and she struggled around for 2 kms’ before she had to stop.
Even last Saturday when she couldn’t even get out of bed, she knew it was parkrun time, and the tail started wagging as she tried to get up and then I knew the end was close – we both missed the parkrun that day.
Every parkrun we did together, she would bark and bark with excitement until the gun went off, and for that reason I always stood aside, so to this day I’ve never heard what is talked about in the pre- race chat.
Thank you to you and your parkrun team for making Saturdays mornings over the last 3 years such a special time for Tessa and I. – Regards Chris Averill, Hagley
Fudge loves parkrun, it is surely his favourite day of the week – and he’s taken part in over 100 events … Whether it’s coming down the hill towards Millwater, or turning into Cornwall Park, Fudge always gets super excited on Saturday mornings. And now he is looking forward to the Hobsonville Point…
Many thanks to Bryan for his feedback and thanks to Wendy and Solitaire for their lovely poems – there’s lots of talent among our parkrunners! HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY LOWER HUTT parkrun On 5/5/2012 Lower Hutt had its first parkrun with a total of 84 runners and five volunteers. Five months later the run…