Read more › News - 16th May 2018

The Adventurous parkrun walker

For some people parkrun is a weekly 5 km run at the same location each week. For others parkrun is an adventure, and Margie Olsen seeks out the adventure in parkrun! She has travelled to every state and territory in Australia and has touristed internationally too. And the extraordinary thing about Margie – is that…

Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Can’t quite get enough parkrun between Saturdays?

Want some entertaining banter while you’re our walking or running?   Think about sticking some of these parkrun-themed podcasts in your ears.   Australia’s own parkrun Adventurers podcast has been around for a few years now and has more than 100 entertaining and informative episodes in its archive. The parkrun Adventurers started when there was…

Read more › News, Press - 15th May 2018

parkrun and Parkinson’s

There may not seem to be a relationship between parkrun and Parkinson’s, but I can assure you there is.   And while there isn’t yet a cure for Parkinson’s, there are three important things that people with Parkinson’s can do, to help treat the symptoms and maintain a healthier life.   The first is to…

Read more › News - 9th May 2018

Running on a high: parkrun and well-being

In 2015 Stockland ran an online survey with parkrunners called “Healthy and Happy” asking parkrunners about their personal well-being, perceived benefits of parkrun and what recreational activities they like to participate in. Stockland kindly allowed our Sydney University team to analyse their data.   Our research group specialises in exploring the relationship between physical activity and…

Read more › News - 9th May 2018

An Octogenarian Event Director

Bev Rethus is proving that age has no limitations when it comes to achieving your goals. At 80, Bev has successfully set up Nhill parkrun in regional Victoria, and is now the Event Director.   Bev has always been active and has walked with friends as a way of keeping fit and healthy. She participated…