I am proud to belong to a big family of five boys and five girls. We five sisters (ranging in age from 56 to 72) all happily participate in weekly parkruns. This morning was extra special with all five sisters parkrunning together in Toowoomba, Queensland.
One sister belongs to Rockhampton parkrun, three sisters have Toowoomba as their home parkrun, and mine is Gatton. Between four of us, we have ‘clocked up’ 427 parkruns. We feel parkrun is a wonderful social and active interest that we share. We try to support each other by travelling for milestone events. In fact, what brought us together in Toowoomba this morning was our brother-in-law’s 100th parkrun. Three other brothers-in-law took part as well.
I wonder if having five sisters, all parkrunning, is unique to us. As the comic duo, Roy and HG, would say on ‘The Dream’, I ‘throw down the gauntlet’ to other parkrunning families as a challenge to see if ours is a ‘record’.
This morning I joined 517 parkrunners/walkers at Gunghalin parkrun in Canberra. It sounded like one big party.
Many of these parkrunners also participated at Tuggeranong parkrun earlier this morning on the opposite side of Canberra.
An exciting new event is coming to Western Sydney and it will provide parkrunners with an opportunity to run in our own ‘parkrun wave’ as well as help establish new parkrun events in key areas of Western Sydney The inaugural RunWest – Western Sydney’s largest community festival will take place next March. Join in for…
Kelley was the recent winner of Medibank’s Melbourne Marathon Festival competition and sat down for a quick Q&A about her experience over the past two weeks… Tell us a little about yourself My name’s Kelley. I’m married with 3 children and a dog and I love to run. I always have a registered event…