Awards - 19th March 2019

parkdog of the week

anderson parkdog

Hi my name is Jeepie (short for Jeperto). My name was inspired by the flowing, curly black hair of Marc Bolan of T Rex, and their song Jeepster.

I’m 3 years old and belong to Melissa and Paul Thorburn. I’ve done 10 parkruns!


When did you join the Thorburn family?

When I was 8 weeks old. They call me a ‘designer dog’ because I’m a mix of several breeds.


About your family.

I’m a father of two. My daughter Chloe lives with the Thorburn’s too. She sometimes bites me. My human family includes Hamish and Amber. They like to play with me – I especially enjoy soccer and running. If someone in the family gets sick I stay beside them all day so that they know I’m there when they need me. I love to give cuddles.


What about your friends?

My best friend is my canine brother, 11-year-old Optimus Prime (OP). We walk side-by-side around the streets together. OP wishes he could come to parkrun but he can’t because he has arthritis. I also have a lady friend called Poppy who lives around the corner.


How often do you run?

Two or three times a week for 5-8 kms each time. I’m Mum’s (Melissa’s), personal trainer. I’m the reason she got into running – she had to run to keep up with me.


What do you like about parkrun?

I know the parkrun routine. I wait at the door on Saturday mornings and as soon it opens I run to the car.

I like to run flat out.

I also like to meet other dogs and have a good sniff.


Do you like dress-up events?

I wore an elf suit once but it only lasted 1 lap.


What special interests do you have?

I like to lick feet, especially if they’ve been running.

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