Read more › Uncategorized - 24th May 2019

May Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Volunteer roles Incident reporting parkrun logo Share your story of being a high-vis hero   1. Volunteer Roles   First Timers Welcome   We all know that feeling of turning up to something for the first time….

Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd April 2019

April Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Serious Incidents Multiple parkruns Ambassadors Photography and Watermarks Call for GPs to present at Social Prescribing events Share your story of being a high-vis hero     1. Serious Incidents   Although these are rare, serious incidents…

Gisborne tutu run 222nd Dec
Read more › Uncategorized - 5th March 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

The following  is a great inspirational article on finding your parkrun mojo from our friends in the UK. Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump. Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the…

hill training
Read more › Uncategorized - 26th February 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill Training….

Invercargill 12 Jan
Read more › Uncategorized - 16th January 2019

Don’t Forget Your Barcode

As parkrun has grown, it’s not surprising that the number of incidents where a parkrunner falls ill or gets injured during an event has also increased.    There’s almost 10 million run performances now each year across the globe and additionally, as parkrun continues to broaden its reach out to those people who have previously…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 18th September 2018

Volunteer Profile

This week we feature one of parkrun NZ’s Event Directors who, like so many volunteers are unsung heroes of parkrun. Chris, along with his Co-ED  Jeff Kennedy were instrumental in getting Queenstown parkrun on the map in June 2018!     Chris recently ran the Berlin Marathon in a very respectable time, but what an…

Rotorua Redwoods Achilles
Read more › Uncategorized - 21st August 2018

Achilles New Zealand

As mentioned in the previous newsletter “parkrun New Zealand aims to support and assist Achilles NZ members, walkers and runners in taking part in parkrun events and encouraging support amongst the parkrun community”. There are Achilles Chapters throughout New Zealand in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill and there’s a parkrun event in all…

queenstown parkrun
Read more › Uncategorized - 24th July 2018

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries Cornwall parkrun will celebrate its 6th anniversary on 4th August, admittedly a week late – which doesn’t really matter, as it will still be an occasion to remember! Dress up in something festive, silly or more subtle, but go along to have some cake, possibly get a spot prize and join everyone else for…

Read more › Uncategorized - 29th May 2018

NZ Anniversary Stats

With Lower Hutt’s recent 6th anniversary here are some stats showing parkrun New Zealand’s growth over the last 6 years and below are some Global stats from last Saturday’s events worldwide. Pictured above is Celia Biggs from Lower Hutt who reached her 50th milestone last week, congratulations!   growth of parkrun in New Zealand since…

Lower Hutt trio
Read more › Uncategorized - 16th May 2018

6th Anniversary

Lower Hutt parkrun 319 – 5th May 2018 Saturday 5th May saw the 6th anniversary of  parkrun in New Zealand with the celebration of the Lower Hutt parkrun.   The following is an abridged version of their excellent run report celebrating the anniversary   When I signed up for the role of run reporter for…

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