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.
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