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!
parkrun’s reopening in New Zealand on Saturday was a double celebration, not just of the return of our beloved Saturday morning activity, but of the rest of the global parkrun family we all belong to. The occasion was marked by many events ‘adopting’ a parkrun country by dressing up in that nation’s colours, flying flags, making food…
parkrun in New Zealand is back! It was heartwarming, and reassuring, to sit back at the weekend and flick through the smiling photos and uplifting comments on Slack and social media from events across the country, as well as reading several articles in the media celebrating parkrun’s return. It’s been a journey but we’ve got…