I wanted to share with everyone my journey into running.
I was aware of parkrun for many years but felt as a non-runner intimidated to try it out. It wasn’t until I heard about Medibank’s involvement and a launch near me that got me off the couch and on the track. I went to the launch at Redcliffe Qld in September 2017 and haven’t looked back.
parkrun is a free 5km timed run each Saturday morning with volunteers being the backbone. My local is North Lakes, where I have lived for over 10 years but it was only through volunteering at parkrun that I felt part of the community.
I went to a parkrun on New Years day and got a PB which was a great way to start the new year. My health goal for last year was to complete the 5kms without having to stop and walk or take a break. Last Saturday I achieved that and set a new PB for the run. I have shown my family that being part of parkrun is fun and they often all join me.
Echuca Moama is another beautiful part of Australia. Very scenic in a river and bushland setting, it provides a perfect backdrop for a free, weekly timed event. The locals have been quick to adopt and love their local parkrun. Established in May 2017 when a few members of the event team visited Shepparton parkrun and…
Recently my husband, Jon Fearon’s, ran his 200th parkrun; no small achievement since he turns 80 in a few weeks’ time. His parkrun adventure began in 2014 when our daughter, Ruth Gaspar, at that time already a St Peters enthusiast, excitedly told him of the joys of Saturday morning running and encouraged him to…