We want to highlight some of our fantastic volunteers from our events across the Nordics. If you’re volunteer and want to say a little bit about parkrun, or if you have someone you’d like to nominate, please get in touch!.
Name: Stuart Greig (second from the left in the photo above, in the yellow running jacket)
Home parkrun: Tøyen, Oslo
Number of volunteer instances: 29
Most common volunteer role: Barcode Scanning (15 times)
How did you first hear about parkrun?
Run for Fun facebook group. I started parkrun just after my marriage ended and I was struggling to find myself. It gave me a new set of friends and contacts outside of my old life which happened at just the right time for me.
Stuart running at Tøyen parkrun (photo: Roland Mork)
Which is your favourite volunteer role and why?
Barcode scanning as you see people finishing and meet everyone face to face.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at parkrun?
Being able to see the effort and enjoyment that people have, also the social contact with other volunteers. And just being able to feel good when I can’t run myself for whatever reason.
And what do you like best about your home parkrun?
Seeing tourists reactions when we talk about the hill!
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