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.
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My parkrun journey started in 2016 when my beautiful partner (Kathy) suggested we try out this new community 5km run along the Torrens in Adelaide. Little did I know what an inspiring journey I was about to embark on and how much it was going to become a part of my everyday life. 2…