Read more › Uncategorized - 8th March 2018

Debbie’s parkrun journey

Debbie Howe from Medibank’s Tech & Ops team completed her first parkrun last month. We recently spoke to Debbie about her motivation and parkrun journey.   How did you first hear about parkrun? My local Healthy Mummy Facebook group host often posted notifications about meetups in Sunbury for parkrun. Then I returned to work after…

Read more › Uncategorized - 26th September 2017

The easiest way to create a new habit

It’s easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.   Some say making healthy lifestyle choices is all about willpower and determination. And for many of us, that’s enough to give up before we even start.   In her bestselling book Better than Before, author Gretchen Rubin suggests the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th June 2017

The rebel run out sale is now on!

rebel: Get ready to race in to rebel to grab up to 50% off ASICS footwear and 40% off PUMA, Reebok and Asana clothing!   Plus more great offers in store and online at rebelsport.com.au

Read more › Uncategorized - 19th April 2017

What’s on the parkrun menu for you this week?

If you’re a parkrun adventurer you’ve already begun the fun journey of sampling the various parkrun delights on offer around the country, and possibly the world. If you haven’t yet ventured beyond your home event, a veritable smorgasbord of delectable dishes awaits your parkrunning pleasure!   The parkrun Australia menu currently has 213 items to…

Read more › Uncategorized - 19th April 2017

Are you parkrun smart?

parkrun has undoubtedly changed thousands, perhaps millions, of lives for the better all around the world. There are countless accounts of people who never thought they could walk, let alone run, 5km nonstop. parkrun has improved people’s health – adding years to lives once deemed to be cut short by metabolic disease and a sedentary…

Read more › Uncategorized - 6th December 2016

Get ready to parkrun your way to the Australian Open

  Thanks to our proud partner Medibank and in conjunction with their partnership of Australian Open 2017, we are giving away to one lucky parkrunner a trip for two to see the Australian Open 2017 in Melbourne!*   The prize includes: 2 centre court tickets to the Australian Open 2017 Day Session on Saturday 21…

Read more › Uncategorized - 6th December 2016

parkrun – no need to wait until ‘you’re fit enough’!

I read an article last week written by Deri Thomas, the Country Manager of parkrun Sweden, it doesn’t matter what country you live in, or where your closest parkrun is, this is relevant everywhere! Renee Gimbert,  National Operations Manager – parkrun Australia  Sometimes I have heard the following: ‘Yes, I’ll come and do parkrun sometime, but only when…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th December 2016

My Journey to 250

By Alan ‘The Professor’ Burrell   In early 2011 a random training run had me passing the good folk of Greenwich parkrun in London who were celebrating their first birthday. The lure of cake, good company and a free timed 5km weekly event soon got me hooked and my wife Rosin and I become regular…

Read more › Uncategorized - 29th November 2016

Upcoming Special Events

Launches: 26/11 - Kamay (NSW) , Forster (NSW) 3/12 – Cohuna (Vic) 10/12 - Rooty Hill (NSW) 17/12 – Underwood Park (Qld), Mullum Mullum (Vic)   Anniversaries: 26/11 – Cronulla (NSW) 1st, Minnippi (QLD) 3rd, Sandgate (Qld) 4th, Surfers Paradise (Qld) 1st, The Beaches (NSW) 2nd 3/12 – Airlie Beach (Qld) 1st, Bunyaville (Qld) 3rd, Lakeview (NSW) 3rd, Mount Gambier (SA) 3rd, Torrens (SA) 4th 10/12 – Central…

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