The great thing about parkrun is you can walk, jog, run and volunteer, making it fun for all the family.
And there’s one family that certainly loves their Saturday mornings at parkrun: The O’Sullivans! Dad Mark tells us more…
We started parkrun at Lower Hutt, in September 2012, trying to get Jess fit enough for Rugby, which she excelled at. Michael, and then later Danny would come along as well.
Mike was always strong runner from a young age, setting his 24:55 personal best at age 8. I had to get fitter just to run with him! He has now completed 250 parkruns at more than 18 different locations.
So then we became a parkrun family instead, and we love it!
Our oldest daughter Jess has now completed her 250th parkrun at Kāpiti last weekend, becoming the second-youngest to reach the milestone in New Zealand, behind her brother Michael.
It was a very cool morning out, spending awesome family time together, and as a family we’re now at:
There’s been no stopping Sarah Wiwarena since she first got her parkrun barcode. Sarah, who is in her seventies, recently joined the 50 club and is always trying to get others to come and participate in parkrun. My friend Alan Ryan, and my brother-in-law Robert Corbett, who coincidentally achieved his 50th parkrun the week after me,…
Here is a parkrunner profile with a difference! The Karaitiana family are regulars at Anderson parkrun and consists of Mum and Dad (Marc and Irene) and six children – Ezekiel, Ocean, Texas, Rain, Hunter and Glacier. The Karaitiana family tell us more about their parkrunning experiences… Name: Marc Karaitiana Occupation: Salesperson for a Health…