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.
How awesome is Manjimup parkrun? It’s SUPER awesome with trees for my Ewok mates to run around in and a big hill too. The most awesome part? It’s the awesome friendly team who run this parkrun. Yes parkrun tourists- come to Manjimup where #everythingisawesome !!!! Oh and the cafe after is great too!…
I have not been a runner all my life, in fact I disliked running and always hoped for a thunderstorm when I was at school and it was time for athletics. Then at the age of 29 through a series of events I signed up to do a 89km ultra marathon, called the Comrades. …