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Read more › Awards, News - 10th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite at the home of parkrun

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 30C, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

Man of steel (cap boots)!

65-year-old Ben McGonigle was anything but a runner when he started parkrun. In fact he completed his first 10 events in steel toe cap boots!   Ben, a retired maintenance electrician, talks us through his journey from walker to runner, and proves that age and ability are no barriers to a free weekly timed walk…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2018

Anonymous research into incontinence or prolapse in women

Monash University seeks Australian women to complete anonymous incontinence or prolapse survey.   Monash University researchers need the help of 1,000 Australian women who experience pelvic floor symptoms/incontinence to complete this important anonymous survey.   Can you help? The research is vital to the one in three Australian women who experience incontinence and how it impacts…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2018

A real game changer

Last week we updated you on Tanya Barlow, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at Blackbutt parkrun. Without a defibrillator, Tanya would have most likely died. Instead, Tanya was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, just in time to visit her son in Melbourne and see him graduate from the Naval Recruit School HMAS Cerberus. It…

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