Hi, I’m Buddy and I like mangos, chasing thunder, barking at possums and parkrun.
At parkrun I would like to either stop every 30 centimetres and have a good sniff or imitate a low flying missile and outstrip all the competition. However, unfortunately or fortunately my pet Charise keeps up a fairly consistent meandering pace but I’m pretty happy to stick with her.
My first parkrun was a traumatic experience for everyone involved. I was so excited that 100 meters into the run I couldn’t contain myself and I did a large liquid poo all over the path in front of everyone behind me. Single-handedly I turned that simple run into an obstacle course! Since then Charise and I have learnt to make time for a “poo-portunity” before the run begins.
On Saturday 6 April, Japan will become the latest country to join the parkrun family, with the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo. parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE tells us the story behind the birth of parkrun Japan… In October 2017 we were approached by Sumitomo Life with regards the possibility of starting parkrun in Japan, they were also preparing to launch the…