Read more › News, Uncategorized - 22nd December 2016

Merry Christmas!

To all parkrunners across this beautiful country from friendly Whangarei down to dreamy Dunedin and all those wonderful spots in between where so many of you meet on a weekly basis for a run, a coffee and a chat –  may 2017 be a healthy, happy New Year for you all with many more parkruns…

Read more › Awards, News - 13th December 2016

Message from parkrun Global

Since the beginning of parkrun we’ve always prided ourselves in breaking down barriers to participation and welcoming people no matter what their background or ability.   Perhaps the biggest change we’ve been through over the years has been from being a running event focused on finish times, to a community-led social event that uses running…

Taupo 2 Mile Bay
Read more › News, Uncategorized - 13th December 2016

Taupo parkrun in January 2017

We’re thrilled to be adding Taupo onto the parkrun NZ map!   Many thanks to new Event Director, Nick Marshall, for his enthusiasm in bringing parkrun to the Taupo community. He’s looking forward to having parkrun on Taupo’s very busy sporting calendar.   Of course parkrun welcomes all abilities and fitness levels so those new…

Read more › News, Uncategorized - 13th December 2016

parkrunner of the week

Name: Juanita McLellan Club : Pegasus Age: 35 for 20 more days! Home parkrun: Pegasus Occupation: Personal Trainer Number of Runs: 7 apparently (it seemed like more) Number of times volunteered: 4 What do you do at parkrun: I started out running but I’m quite fatigued by the weekend so more often it’s a walk….

Geoff Jackson
Read more › News, Press - 5th December 2016

Inspirational 86 year old parkrun legend

It’s wonderful that parkrun’s international family can bring runners/walkers together across the world sharing one very simple common goal, to get out, keep fit and have fun.   What better way to do it than in beautiful surroundings with like-minded people and having a chat over coffee afterwards. Thank you so much to Geoff for…

parkrunner of week - Anderson
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….

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