When Sofia Kihlman Oiseth, Mary McMillan, and Charlotte Conn go on a holiday or travel for work, they try and find a local parkrun to tourist at. But what happens when you go somewhere that doesn’t have parkrun like, say, to Antarctica?
At the end of December, with 79 other women scientists as part of the Homeward Bound leadership program, I knew there was no way I was going to find a local parkrun to drop in to.
A bit sad at the idea of no parkrun for three weeks, I rallied the troops and we held our own unofficial “Antarctic parkrun”. Anchored just off the shore of the Antarctic Peninsula, we completed our 5km by speed walking laps of the ship (no running on the ship!), which was quite a challenge when you realize that each lap of the deck is only about 150m. But we did it – and it will forever be the most beautiful parkrun I will do.
Surrounded by amazing Antarctic scenery, with icebergs nearby, some penguins swimming by, and even a whale in the distance. It had even snowed quite a bit the night before, so some fresh powdery snow on the deck to walk through. Magical!
Rebecca, Jez et Katie sont des habituées du parkrun Clover Point à Victoria. Elles ont fait de leur participation hebdomadaire à parkrun une partie de leur routine, à travers les bons et les mauvais moments. Rebecca, Jez & Katie ont rejoint la famille parkrun Clover Point lors de la première édition en août 2017….
Rebecca, Jez and Katie are regulars at Clover Point parkrun in Victoria. They’ve made a weekly parkrun part of their routine, through the good times and the bad. Rebecca, Jez & Katie joined the Clover Point parkrun family on its inaugural run in August 2017. Despite being British they had never done a parkrun…