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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 29th November 2016

parkrunner of the week

Name: Daniela Salzmann   Age: 38   Home parkrun: Anderson parkrun   Occupation: Automotive Technician   Number of Runs: 23   Number of times volunteered: 3   What do you do at parkrun: I try to get a PB every time I run. That does not happen every time, but one has to try. And…

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Read more › News - 29th November 2016

Western Springs Anniversary

Western Springs celebrated their 1st Anniversary on 19th November and although the weather was a little damp it didn’t put a damper on any of the parkrunners’ or assortment of animals’ spirits!   The Western Springs team congratulate the 876 different parkrunners that have joined them over these first 12 months and have loved seeing…

Dave Medal
Read more › News - 20th November 2016

parkrunner and marathon runner of note

Dave Andrews, a parkrunner and avid marathon runner, was recently featured in his local paper.   His son Craig says, “There isn’t much recovery time between Chicago (9 Oct) and New York (6 Nov), less than a month and he didn’t perform as well as expected this year in the NY Marathon, suffering a muscle…

Road to Kaikoura
Read more › News - 15th November 2016

Massive earthquake hits South Island  

      A day after a massive 7.5 magnitude quake threw much of the central South Island into disarray, wild weather is hitting Wellington, with major roads shutting and train lines still down.   Evacuation flights from Kaikoura, which has been cut off by the quake, will hopefully be underway. Wellingtonians were asked to…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2016

parkrunner of the week

Name: Bella.   Club: None.   Age: 11.   Home parkrun: Whangarei.   Occupation: Student.   Number of runs: 8.   What do you do at parkrun: I aim to run the best that I can each week.   How has parkrun changed your running: parkrun has made me take more control over my running….

Bruce and Gill
Read more › News - 15th November 2016

100 milestone of different parkruns

We’d like to congratulate our friends and colleagues Bruce and Gill Fordyce who have recently run 100 different parkruns.   Bruce just pipped Gill to this milestone at the Breede Valley parkrun while Gill gained hers at the Ladysmith parkrun in South Africa, well done to you both!   Bruce and Gill are pictured above left on…

parkunner of week
Read more › News - 2nd November 2016

parkrunners of the week

Name: Angela Hawkes & Wendy Hawkes   Age: 39 (twins)   Home parkrun: Western Springs   Occupation: Angela = Quantity Surveyor and Wendy =Accountant   Number of Runs: Angela – 57, Wendy – 60   Number of times volunteered: Angela – 10 Wendy - 9   What do you do at parkrun: Run, catch up with…

Read more › News - 2nd November 2016

New Zealand connection – 6 Jours de France

Richard McChesney, Lower Hutt’s founding Event Director, has been on another of his epic adventures, the 6 Jours de France – a six day run/ walk race in France.   In his efforts Richard set a new NZ  record for the 500km and completed an amazing 612km, finishing 3rd overall in the walking section and…

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Read more › News - 2nd November 2016

Raising awareness for mothers who shouldn’t suffer alone

This week is Postnatal/Antenatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week (PNDA)—31 Oct to 6 Nov.  It’s this time of year that brings up mixed feelings—sadness of being diagnosed with PNDA and the journey I have had over the last three years; and happiness, at how much better I feel now, and how running has helped me…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2016

parkrunner of the Week

Name: Hannah   Age: 10   Home parkrun: Kapiti coast   Occupation: School girl   Number of Runs: 10   Number of times volunteered: 4   What do you do at parkrun: I can run 5kms and volunteer sometimes.   How has parkrun changed your running: I have got fitter.   What do you like…

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