I have completed 55 parkruns at 14 different venues. There is not a parkrun in my hometown. I am not a runner but a very keen walker who walk/runs these events and now am an absolute fan of parkrun. I was first introduced to parkrun by our daughter.
My family have now all embraced parkrun and at Golden Beach, Queensland, while on a family holiday in January, eleven members of the family, spanning three generations and ages ranging from 7 to 74, all completed parkrun. It had been my dream to do it with our four children so was delighted when four grandchildren and my husband entered as well.
Our homes are spread over eastern Australia with our daughter in Launceston Tasmania, a son in Hobart, a son in Melbourne and a son in Brisbane who started the Rocks Riverside parkrun in response to the family saying “find us a parkrun when we come to stay with you in Brisbane”.
I am sure now our annual family holiday together will always include a parkrun.
Bibra Lake parkrun is one of the most straightforward courses around – literally run anticlockwise around Bibra Lake for 5k. The lake should always be on your left. As the course is relatively flat and is a 5k one-way loop – this makes it pretty unique compared to a lot of the newer runs in WA. …
We’re excited that our partnership with the Heart Foundation is underway. Together, we want to highlight the benefits of being active and provide lots of opportunities for Australians to take part in a local physical activity. The Heart Foundation have a long history of getting people moving with their walking program, with their walking groups…