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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Introducing: Interval Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Supporting Suzi

It was April 2015 when Michael Arnott decided he needed to start dragging his wife out to parkrun. Already an avid parkrunner, Mick wanted to share his love of parkrun with his favourite woman, but he also wanted to help her to recover and become strong again.   Suzi had been diagnosed with Stage 4…

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Read more › News - 16th January 2019

Up for a Challenge?

Bronwyn Bell has been lucky enough to squeeze in a fair bit of parkrun tourism, notching up 64 different parkruns so far. On a recent visit to her NENDY (Nearest Event Not Done Yet), her patient husband queried why they always visit hilly parkruns, assuming it was intentional rather than by chance.   And that…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Introducing: Tempo Running

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.  …

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Introducing: Hill Training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Hill…

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Read more › News, Press - 2nd January 2019

2018 Year In Review

2018 was another exceptional year for parkrun in Australia.   Statistically, we continued to grow in every key metric whilst continuing to deliver an incredibly high standard of free, weekly, timed 5km events in all corners of the country. Obviously, this simply couldn’t be done without the continued enthusiasm and passion of our thousands of…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard - 2nd January 2019

We’re Hiring – Administrator

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown to be a major force in grassroots physical activity and community engagement.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Administrator to join the team on the Gold Coast. Are you passionate about parkrun? Fanatical about finding solutions? Made to manage multiple projects…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 2nd January 2019

We’re Hiring – Operations Assistant

We’re looking for an Operations Assistant to join the parkrun team in the Gold Coast office.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with the community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, we deliver free, weekly…

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Read more › News, Press - 19th December 2018

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

In our last newsletter before Christmas, our Global Head of Communications, Russ Jefferys, discusses why exercise should never be used as punishment   It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has…

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