News - 21st May 2019

Hobsonville Point parkrun launch


What a perfect, crisp morning for the launch of this newest parkrun, a brilliant crowd of parkrunners, from brand new to worldwide parkrun tourists! Always good to see familiar faces coming along in support and of course notch up another parkrun NZ venue!


This is truly a beautiful spot, thank you to New Zealand Home Loans for their continued sponsorship so parkrun can continue to grow, bringing parkrun to more communities. Thanks also to the Hobsonville Local Council for the use of the paths in this lovely reserve.


Hobsonville Point’s first Run Report, with many thanks to Tash Vruink:


What a beautiful morning for the inaugural Hobsonville Point parkrun,

239 runners/joggers and walkers turned up for some fun!

parkrunners from all over Auckland and as far as South Africa they’ve come,

And some committed parkrunners, 28 in New Zealand they’ve done!



Everyone was excited and buzzing about the new course,

Around the shoreline across asphalt, trail, and the new concourse.

Bomb Point where we start used to belong to New Zealand’s Air Force,

Now we get to enjoy the scenery with absolutely no remorse.


Thanks to the sponsors, officials and volunteers they were all amazing,

Allowing parkrun to continue they definitely need praising!

And to all the parkrunners doing your thing,

Aiming for new milestones so we can show off our bling.


Well done also to our furry parkrunners, 5km is no easy feat,

But Greg Darbyshire finishing in 16:04, he was not going to be beat!

Well done to everyone who got a PB, that’s neat,

While some of us were just aiming for the coffee and a bite to eat.


We hope you’ll be back to join us next week,

Fingers crossed the weather will not be bleak.

Thanks once again for joining us on this course that’s unique,

Keep up the good work improving your fitness and physique!

Tash Vruink 

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