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Pam Fraser

Pam FraserI have been around sport all my life and am an avid photographer.  Having completed a degree in communications, became a sports administrator. I also enjoy coaching.  Recently I decided to follow my passion and join the freelance world, in photography and journalism.  My husband and I have three children and enjoy watching their sport, and travelling.

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Pegasus parkrun #228 run report Pegasus parkrun #228 run report

As a newbie to parkrun, I’ve found one overhaul theme this week whilst reading and listening about parkrun, that it is global. I read this extract from an old run report from 2017. “The thing I love most about parkrun is the global family it creates. It doesn't matter where you come from, or where you go, you can turn up at a parkrun anywhere in the world with your trusty barcode and immediately, you ...
Riley Smart in action at the Mainland North Region Championships

Promising results Promising results

North Canterbury BMX riders were competing in the Mainland North Region Championships, held across the weekend at the Christchurch City BMX track, and at home at the North Canterbury BMX track in Rangiora. They had some promising results leading into what will be a very big weekend at the North Canterbury club this weekend, as they host the South Island Championships. Making the podium were Leo Gardner 8boys 3rd, Riley Smart 11boys 1st, Tahlia Hansen ...
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Pegasus parkrun #227 run report Pegasus parkrun #227 run report

This week’s run report is submitted by Tim Norman from Little River, Banks Peninsula, who under the guidance of Geoff Mack (parkrun Event Ambassador) is aiming to launch parkrun Little River in February 2021. This week saw 80 parkathletes who ran, jogged, and walked in what was a superb, still Canterbury morning. The only ripples on lake Pegasus were from the ducks and a lone kayaker, there was not a breath of wind! It was ...
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Country perform well Country perform well

Last week saw cricket wickets around North Canterbury host the South Island Primary Cricket Tournament featuring 14 teams, including two Canterbury Country teams, over five days. Matches were played in Rangiora at both Dudley Park and Southbrook Park, also Mandeville, Sefton, and Kaiapoi. The weather was good for much of the tournament, but it is a credit to the cricketing volunteers around the district, preparing the large number of quality pitches. In the initial rounds ...
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Pegasus parkrun #226 run report – A new age category record! Pegasus parkrun #226 run report – A new age category record!

The second Pegasus parkrun of 2021 & the first of the New Year to take place on the day formerly known as Saturday! Two very strong elements of parkrun today, one was missing and the other was in evidence: Somebody forgot to organise a mobile coffee vendor‼️‼️ With our local The Flat White having a well earned break, we all had to look elsewhere for the regulatory caffeine fix. Making up for that in spectacular fashion was ...

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