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…

Cambridge parkdog of week
Read more › Awards - 12th March 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi my name is Cleo and I am 7 years old. I was adopted by my human family from the SPCA when I was 4 months old, I am a staffy cross breed. I love my human family, especially my Mum. I follow her everywhere.     I love going in the car, putting my…

Tessa - hagley
Read more › Awards - 5th March 2019

parkdog of the week

This week’s article is tinged with sadness, but Tessa is remembered for the special memories that she and her owner have had together over many years – parkrun is very privileged to have been a part of Tessa’s journey.   I just wanted to pass on to the Hagley parkrun team that my beautiful dog Tessa…

Sam Sam
Read more › Awards - 26th February 2019

parkdog of the week

Woof woof, it is I, Sam Sam the perfect running machine, I am 12 years old.  I’m a placid dog with bug brown eyes and always ask for pats from people. My human that I trained to run, well I found him one day and I liked him so much that I ran out from…

whangarei bridge
Read more › Awards - 19th February 2019

Event Profile – Whangarei

Jim Kettlewell, Event Director of Whangarei parkrun in Northland gives us his  insight into this very scenic parkrun, the northern most one in New Zealand:   I first became aware of parkrun during a visit to Noosa where I discovered that parkrun was right throughout Australia. The concept of parkrun appealed to me and on my return…

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