Read more › Awards - 30th April 2019

Event Profile – Balclutha

Rod Deverson is the Event Director of Balclutha parkrun in South Otago. This Saturday will be the first anniversary of this boutique Balclutha parkrun, all are welcome to go along and celebrate with Rod and his great team who brought parkrun to this delightful spot. Remember start time is now 9am for winter and it’s a Star War theme…

Read more › Awards - 24th April 2019

Event Profile – Tauranga

Peter East and Sally Cooke are the Event Directors of Tauranga parkrun in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.     Peter became involved with parkrun whilst in the UK where his brother introduced him to Shrewsbury parkrun. On returning to NZ Peter contacted Lian and Noel who put him in touch with Sally and several…

gizzy view
Read more › Awards - 17th April 2019

Event profile – Gisborne

Megan Costello and Quentin Harvey are the co Event Directors at Gisborne parkrun,  Quentin gives us some insight into this very beautiful parkrun on the sunny East Coast.   I knew vaguely about parkrun from reading about it in a running magazine.  Within a month Megan came in to Sports Gisborne Tairawhiti to register for…

Read more › Awards - 16th April 2019

parkdog of the week

My name is Max Power, I’m 4 years old, and I’m a Scottish terrier crossed with bits of the best stuff! I have a number of hobbies which I take really seriously: I love to chase rabbits and flies, bark at birds, spin in circles and, most of all, sunbathe!     I love going…

Read more › Awards - 10th April 2019

Event Profile – Hamilton Lake

Karina Ormsby is the Event Director of Hamilton Lake parkrun. Karina talks about this lovely spot in the Waikato.   I got involved with parkrun because I love to see people moving more, enjoying exercise and meeting lots of new people in our community. Hamilton Lake is a beautiful, scenic, flat course around Lake Rotoroa…

Read more › Awards - 10th April 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi My name is Kobi and I am 14 years old.  I am a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and these are my second set of people.   I was adopted by them and they like to take me for regular walks.  I wasn’t sure  I liked this at first but now I love getting out…

Herbie at Pegasus
Read more › Awards - 2nd April 2019

parkdog of the week

My name is Herbie, I’m a miniature schnauzer and I was 5 years old on March 1st.   There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside, smelling lamp posts and looking for cats to chase.  My Instagram account is herbietheminiatureschnauzer and I have over 1700 followers from all over the world!   Mum and Dad are…

Read more › Awards - 26th March 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi, my name is Scout. Greytown-Woodside Trail is my first ever parkrun so I didn’t really know what to expect. I’m 2 next month so I am just entering that difficult “teenage” phase. My humans say I’ve been enduring it for some time. Or perhaps they meant they have?   I’m very proud to be…

mum and daughter
Read more › Awards - 19th March 2019

Event Profile – Cambridge NZ

This week’s event profile comes from Cambridge in the beautiful Waikato. Event Director Brian Prescott and Christine Jenkins talk about this lovely, country parkrun:      I got asked if I would like to help set up Cambridge NZ parkrun. Later I found out I was the Event Director. Talk about being dropped in at…

anderson parkdog
Read more › Awards - 19th March 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi my name is Jeepie (short for Jeperto). My name was inspired by the flowing, curly black hair of Marc Bolan of T Rex, and their song Jeepster. I’m 3 years old and belong to Melissa and Paul Thorburn. I’ve done 10 parkruns!   When did you join the Thorburn family? When I was 8 weeks…

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