My name is Ruby and I’m 10 weeks old. I’m a totally black Labrador and was born at Criffel Station here in Wanaka and have been with my new family about one and a half weeks.
I love to play with Olivia, my new owner and explore my new home and surroundings. I have a new favourite squeaky toy and tennis ball I love to play with and I’m getting used to being on a lead at parkrun.
Olivia and I get to parkrun on a Saturday morning, and I get so excited with the busyness of Station Park. It’s fun meeting new people and other dogs and I get lots of pats which is really cool.
Olivia and I either volunteer together or Olivia runs the 5km course. I’m not old enough to run yet, but I am looking forward to being able to run with Olivia, when I’m older.
Although, I’ve heard that apparently when I’m bigger and can run parkrun – I’m going to tow my dad Karl around the course!
Robyn Richards from Blenheim parkrun has just completed her 100th parkrun! Having reached the milestone, Robyn began to reflect on how parkrun, and the journey parkrunners go on, reflects life. I’m a huge parkrun fan, and recently I realised why. Along with 350 or so others, I was jogging around a 5km course on the island…
On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial. Little did they know what they had started. 15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…