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.
Jess Causley is our Event Director at Yamba parkrun and has recently completed her 100th parkrun. Get an insight into her mindset each week at parkrun… Lead up – parkrun is not a race. I’m not going to race. Not race myself. Not race anyone else. Racing is doing my head in. I’m a long-distance…
parkrun tourist Mark Musk from Wynnum parkrun was the third ‘Time Traveller’ welcomed at Richmond Olympic parkrun – a nickname the local event team have come up with for people who cross the International Date Line to complete two parkruns in one day. Mark recounts his journey to become a Time Traveller… I was…