Read more › Awards - 6th August 2019

parkdog of the week – Wanaka

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…

Read more › Awards - 6th August 2019

100 volunteer roles

Volunteers are always valued and much appreciated, but this heartwarming story from parkrun South Africa, just gives an extra special reason why.   I will never forget the day, 6th June 2017, when Gerhardus Linde stepped into our lives at Hartenbos parkrun. He was there to volunteer. I will also not forget when his mother put on his…

Read more › Awards - 31st July 2019

parkdogs of the week – Anderson

This is a whole parkdog family of champions! From left to right there is Daniella with Reign, Margaret with Charlie, Pippa with Zsofia, Mike with Tilly, Anthony with Fabian.      My name is Zsofia and I’m eight years old. I and some other members of the Silverton Kennels family belong to Pippa and Mike who…

Read more › Awards - 23rd July 2019

parkdog of the week – East End

I am Marmite – a bouncy 6 year old black Labradoodle. I love parkrun on Saturday mornings, especially when everyone cheers me over the finish line. I like meeting the other runners and dogs, and enjoy that everyone knows my name and says ‘Come on Marmite’.   I thought it was funny when one person…

Read more › Awards - 17th July 2019

Event Profile – Cornwall Park

Cornwall parkrun is situated near to One Tree Hill in Epsom, Auckland.   This parkrun was the second event to start in New Zealand back in July 2012. Lian and Noel de Charmoy decided that Cornwall Park would be the perfect spot to have a new parkrun so spoke to the Cornwall Park Trust who…

Read more › Awards - 15th July 2019

parkdog of the week – Western Springs

‘Tuwhi’ from  Western Springs   Bonjourno! My name’s Tuwhi and I’m a Lagotto Romagnolo, which is a pretty flash sounding name for an Italian water dog. I’ve been doing parkrun every Saturday for about half my life now, which would be about 18 of my 35 human years. If only I had my own barcode….

Read more › Awards - 8th July 2019

parkdog of the week – Hamilton Lake

Kia Ora! My name is Bob and I’m a 7 and a half year old Chihuahua x Labrador. Yep, dad was a long-haired Chihuahua and mum was a Lab/Collie cross. I don’t like to think about my moment of conception too much, but people are often intrigued by my genealogy!   I was rescued by…

Read more › Awards - 2nd July 2019

parkdog of the week – Lower Hutt

  Hello, my name is Leonard, but you can call me Leo. I’m a one year old Japanese Spitz and my local parkrun is Lower Hutt.   I love people, doing tricks for treats, and running like a racehorse. My two speeds are stationary or gallop, because why go slow? The only problem is, I…

Read more › Awards - 25th June 2019

parkdog of the week – Hagley

  Hello, my name is Thomas Knott and I am 18 months old. My family adopted me when I was 8 weeks old from a farm near Blenheim. I’m definitely a Canterbury lad now and actually two of my brothers live down here too. I have one white leg which humans keep mistaking for a…

Read more › Awards - 18th June 2019

parkrunner Profile – East End

NAME: Trevor Masters FIRSTLY ARE YOU A PARKRUN ADDICT!? Yes! DO ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY TAKE PART IN PARKRUN? Yes, it is a real family affair! My wife Lisa runs East End fairly regularly, my Mum Gabrielle is a familiar face on the volunteers roster and daughter Alex joined us this week and I…

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