News - 30th May 2018
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parkrun USA “running evangelist” featured on podcast

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You’ve likely heard stories about people getting involved with parkrun as a step toward leading healthier lives. The no-pressure environment, the ability to participate with family and the weekly frequency of parkrun draws those who might otherwise struggle to stick to a regular physical activity routine.

 

Andrea Zukowski’s story is a bit of a deviation from the norm, however. She discovered parkrun well into her fitness journey and it inspired her in a slightly different way. Last week she was featured on the podcast “The Fit Fifteen,” during which she explains how parkrun changed her life, but not quite in the way you might expect. Have a listen here: http://fitarmadillo.com/parkrun-usa-running-evangelist-ep-77/! The episode is 30 minutes and designed to keep you entertained on a quick walk, complete with a verbal cue to turn around at fifteen minutes.

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