It’s been a while, but we have another ‘Meet the parkrunner’ profile to share with you. Thank you to Rory for submitting it. Rory has run a total of 180 parkruns, completing an amazing 54 different courses including Aberdeen, Jersey, Stratford-Upon Avon, Queen’s parkrun in Belfast and Salento parkrun in Italy.
When did you take part in your first parkrun event at Raphael?
What made you come along that very first time? How did you hear about parkrun? Did someone encourage you to come along?
My dad has been a runner for years and so I went for a one off jog with him and then he introduced me to parkrun and said come along. We went to Barking that day however I started trying different ones around the area after that. Harrow Lodge is my home parkrun however I also like tourism as well
Please complete the following: I love parkrun because...
It has helped me over the years make new friends and not be afraid of speaking in front of loads of people (being a run director). Plus it has helped me with my fitness as well
Which is your favourite volunteer role and why?
Run director because of all the responsibility there is to it, plus what I mentioned above about helping me feel confident talking in front of loads of people
Anything else? Such as who you come along with, favourite Raphael parkrun memory, favourite part of the course, milestone memories, fun facts about you...
Favourite part of the course was at the beginning the sharp turn by the lake because the Marshall used to make many funny jokes and make me laugh.
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