News

Carol at finish
Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Different countries, same parkrunday feeling

Carol Cunningham is an infectiously, positive person and it was a delight to welcome her to Auckland and to Cornwall parkrun. Carol was here to run the Auckland Marathon and we’re pleased Auckland put on some excellent running weather for the day!   I love parkrun, I love to travel and I was lucky to able to…

delaware parkrun
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

New York Marathon – Sunday 4th November

Achilles NZ will be attending the New York City Marathon for the 25th time this weekend. It will be an awesome experience for all the new athletes attending and for those that have participated before it will be another chance to soak up the atmosphere of the world’s most prestigious marathon. There is a tour…

Queenstown halloween
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

parkrun Diary

There were some interesting characters at Queenstown parkrun which held a Halloween theme last week, please take note that Queenstown is cancelled on the 17th November due to the marathon taking place. This Saturday we welcome Greytown Woodside Trail to the parkrun family and wish them all the best for a great morning! The Rotorua…

western springs bridge
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…

Ming Fong 2
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Ming Fong, a parkrunner and friend

Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…

palmerston north
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries Hamilton Lake - Our 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October this year, Labour weekend, If you have friends and family coming to stay for the long weekend, register them or remind them to bring their barcodes and join us for the celebrations!   Palmerston North – First anniversary on 27th October 2018!   New Events on…

Kapiti Coast for news
Read more › News - 30th September 2018

parkrun Diary

Please take note: Daylight saving start times for Summer   On Saturday 6th October all Southland parkruns will revert back to 8.00 am start times for the Summer months.   Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanaka, Balclutha and Queenstown will all be starting at 8.00 am from October 6th    Hamilton Lake - Our 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October…

invercargill sept
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun Diary

We welcome East End, New Plymouth into the parkrun fold on Saturday 22nd and wish them all the very best for their inaugural run! They start on a day when around the country a number of parkruns are having a ‘tutu’ parkrun, just for the fun of it (including Invercargill pictured above) and evidently the…

Paul
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt introduces new fitness gear

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve taken a step back from the day to day operations at parkrun, I’ve been working on a new project—something separate to parkrun but inspired by the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with folk at parkrun events all around the world over the last 14 years. I’ve always…

croc story 3
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Overcoming adversity

Sometimes one just has to wonder at the incredible will to survive and the strength of spirit some people possess - the following story by Graham about his father demonstrates this remarkably:   My 71 year old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest,…

Page 9 of 17« First...7891011...Last »