Anderson parkrun
Read more › News - 23rd February 2023

Hope and connection found at Anderson parkrun

After the heartbreak and devastation across New Zealand over the past couple of weeks, Anderson parkrun in Napier received some heart-warming and uplifting feedback from many of their participants at the weekend.   “We had no electricity and we were offered showers and phone-charging by those who had generators, batteries or power.”   “It was…

Kirsty Robben volunteer
Read more › News - 20th June 2022

parkrun from another perspective

Kirsty Robben (fourth from right) recently volunteered at parkrun for the first time. She explains how volunteering helped her find her way back into parkrun following a bout of COVID-19, and how it provided her with a very different perspective of parkrun.   I’ve been doing parkrun since 2019. We had just moved to Napier from Wellington…

Sally cover
Read more › News - 2nd March 2021

My new healthy lifestyle

Sally Houliston would see Anderson parkrunners while out walking in the same Napier park.   A friend in the UK had also told her about parkrun so she decided that the 5km event would be a good way to get into running regularly as part of her overall fitness journey. Her first parkrun was in…

Puarenga cover
Read more › News - 8th July 2020

He waka eke noa

parkrun’s reopening in New Zealand on Saturday was a double celebration, not just of the return of our beloved Saturday morning activity, but of the rest of the global parkrun family we all belong to.    The occasion was marked by many events ‘adopting’ a parkrun country by dressing up in that nation’s colours, flying flags, making food…