Most parkrunners would have heard the parkrun saying ‘It’s a run, not a race’, and know that participants receive a time primarily as a means for gauging personal progress. Achieving that sometimes elusive PB is a common goal for parkrunners, and one that keeps them coming back for more. Progress on the clock is not the only goal encouraging people to return week after week however, with many parkrunners setting their sights on other targets to keep motivated at parkrun. Michael Schultz (aka Schultzy) is one such parkrunner.
If you’ve ever been to an event launch in Qld, chances are you’ve met Schultzy. Driven to join parkrun’s official milestone clubs, Schultzy recently achieved his 250th Australian parkrun and 25th Volunteer. Fantastic achievements in their own rights, Schultzy joined these official milestone clubs whilst running at over 100 different events – this sees him at the top end of the Australian Most Events List. Schultzy is also one of only a handful of parkrunners to achieve the increasingly difficult status of Statesmanship in Qld. A Statesman is the unofficial title given to any parkrunner who has participated at every event in a given state. With 70+ events spread across the length and width of Qld (and growing), this is no mean feat.
A parkrunner who loves to travel, try new courses, meet new parkrunners and volunteer – congratulations on achieving your goals Schulzy! Next target: 500!
One of the key principles of parkrun is to keep it simple. We love that it doesn’t take much to take part in parkrun. One requirement we do ask is for you to bring along a printed barcode if you want a time. parkrun is a global organisation with a database of almost 4 million people….
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