Read more › Awards - 18th June 2019

parkdog of the week – Greytown-Woodside Trail

My name is Scout. It was originally Sochi, when my new owners rescued me from the SPCA, but they, and I, prefer Scout. I am between 5 and 6 years old (I’m not 100% sure). So, perhaps ‘middle-aged’. Not that it matters, age is just a number huh!?     I have the best life…

Read more › Awards - 11th June 2019

Event Profile – Queenstown

Chris Seymour of Queenstown parkrun, Otago, South Island talks about his love of parkrun, Queenstown and running!   After moving to Queenstown from Sydney, I was surprised to not find a parkrun in this beautiful town of adventure.  After learning about the great running community in Queenstown, I wanted to contribute and kick off parkrun…

Read more › Awards - 11th June 2019

parkdog of the week – Gisborne

Here is a story from Toby, a small four legged parkrun fan from sunny Gisborne on the East Coast!   Woof Woof! I’m Toby and my walk buddy is Bev. I am 10 human years old. I have led a pampered existence by being an indoor dog who likes nothing better than curling up in…

Read more › Awards - 5th June 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi I’m Nala. I’m a four-year-old, ‘Belgium Blue’. My dad is a Belgium Shepherd while my mum is a Blue Heeler. I moved down to Wanaka last October. I live with Will and his flat mate Blair in Luggate. Since moving down here I’ve found the living in Wanaka has a lot of perks! Most…

Read more › Awards - 28th May 2019

Event profile – Barry Curtis

  Our parkrun celebrated its 6th birthday on Saturday 25 May.  We are Barry Curtis parkrun, based at Barry Curtis Park in Flat Bush, South Auckland.   On the 25 May 2013, our event managers Tom and Esther launched this parkrun, the third in New Zealand, with 36 participants.  Six years later to the day,…

Read more › Awards - 28th May 2019

Achilles NZ Heroes

On Friday night last week Achilles NZ had their Annual Awards Dinner. We were very honoured to be there to meet these amazing athletes and hear their inspirational stories. The ambassadors who support and are guides for some of the athletes all expressed that in giving their time they received so much more back.  One…

Read more › Awards - 14th May 2019

parkdog of the week

  Fudge loves parkrun, it is surely his favourite day of the week – and he’s taken part in over 100 events …   Whether it’s coming down the hill towards Millwater, or turning into Cornwall Park, Fudge always gets super excited on Saturday mornings.  And now he is looking forward to the Hobsonville Point…

Read more › Awards - 14th May 2019

Event Profile – Anderson

Anderson parkrun will celebrate its 3rd anniversary next Saturday. It has grown over these years and  become a welcome feature in the Napier community thanks to the support of the wonderful team of volunteers and the Run Directors. Special thanks to Trish Cummins who became the Event Director last year and has been an excellent…

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Read more › Awards - 8th May 2019

parkdog of the week

Bo walks with owner Tania Mills who has completed Balclutha parkrun on 44 of 55 times.  Tania is one of Balcluthas parkrun’s stalwarts and is often out there setting up the course before many of the rest of us are out of bed.   Bo’s parkrun Report   It’s a special day, got no idea…

Read more › Awards - 8th May 2019

Event Profile – Lower Hutt

Mark Malone is the Event Director of Lower Hutt parkrun in Lower Hutt near Wellington, here he tells us about the first parkrun in New Zealand, which celebrated 7 years of parkrunning last Saturday!   How did you get involved with parkrun and why you love your event:   I ran my first parkrun to see…

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