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.
Next week signifies the halfway mark of the Medibank Free + Active program’s commitment to launch 40 new parkruns in 12 months! Medibank launched the Free + Active program in August last year, to enable opportunities for Australians to be more active in mind, body and their local community. Next weekend, seven new parkruns…
A new member joined the Global parkrun family last weekend, as Malaysia launched their inaugural event, Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun. New events launch on a weekly basis across the world, however it’s not every week we get to welcome a new country to the parkrun family. parkrun Malaysia is an exciting addition to the group,…