30 Jan 2024

World's oldest known parkrunner turns 100

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 30 January 2024

Now to Northland, where the world's oldest-known "parkrunner" has recently celebrated his 100th birthday and his 175th ParkRun.

Whangārei man Colin Thorne turned 100 years old a couple of weeks ago.

To celebrate he was joined by hundreds of fellow ParkRunners for the regular 5 kilometre jaunt on a Saturday morning.

Aspiring ParkRunner and First Up producer Matthew Hutching gave Colin a call to get some inspiration, and started by asking him what he'd got up to in the morning.