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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

The Right Fit: The importance of getting the right shoe for you!

Guest article written by Brooks.   When it comes to running, we often obsess over training techniques, nutrition, and gadgets. Yet, one critical element often gets overlooked: the fit of our running shoes. The fit impacts not only foot health but also the quality of your run. Here are some tips to guide you in…

Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Top tips to get a personal best

First and foremost, we all know that parkrun is about taking part, community, being social together outdoors, and maybe grabbing a coffee afterwards. But sometimes, you want to aim for a personal best (PB)!   We share some top tips from long-distance runner and regular Australian parkrunner Steve Moneghetti about how to give yourself the…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Volunteering at parkrun helped build my confidence

Simon is a full-time NHS GP speaking with hundreds of people throughout the week, but he has a fear of talking in public and can stammer when he gets nervous. Volunteering at parkrun helped him get used to talking to groups of people, and even gave him the opportunity and confidence to take part in…

Read more › News - 18th September 2023

Join parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador

Do you love creating video content and have a strong passion for parkrun? We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador.   This exciting volunteer role comes as part of our desire to produce more video content on social media channels, including our imminent launch on…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2023

‘To the MAX’ – Say hello to the Ghost MAX

Guest article written by Brooks.   MAX cushion and MAX protection.   The Ghost MAX is designed to help your feet land more comfortably with every step. That’s because inside there’s super stacked DNA LOFT v2 Foam to help deliver soft landings, along with a GlideRoll Rocker to actively assist with heel-to-toe transitions. We even…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2023

Supporting veterans at Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023

The Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 started on Saturday with a spectacular Opening Ceremony celebrating the remarkable 550 competitors, families and friends of the 21 participating nations.   Included in that group are 31 current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force who are representing Australia.   A live, digital stream of the Invictus…

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Read more › News - 10th September 2023

Happiness is… parkrun in fancy dress!

Back in July we had a little hiccup with the parkrun Australia Facebook page, which resulted in a mysterious image of two women dressed as cupcakes occupying our page for a little longer than we expected!   We tracked down one of the women in the photo to learn the story behind the outfits and ask…

Read more › News - 4th September 2023

parkrun was a form of therapy

Joanna Dudziak lives in London and is the run director at two locations – Gunnersbury parkrun and Acton junior parkrun. When she moved to the city, taking part in parkrun provided Joanna with an opportunity to get to know her community and enjoy different parkrun locations with her visually impaired friend.   Joanna writes about…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2023

Joy through volunteering

Amanda Kwong, from Ginninderra parkrun in the ACT, started parkrunning ten years ago as a way to fill her time whilst her partner was away on a one-year volunteering trip overseas. Since then, she has completed more than 250 5ks and found a love of volunteering as a VI Guide and photographer.   My favourite…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2023

Your path to fitness and fun!

Guest article written by Brooks.   Running offers a simple yet powerful way to improve your fitness and wellbeing. If you’re a beginner looking to start your running journey, or just wanting some vital tips to improve your running experience, here are five essential tips to running.   Start Slow, Increase Gradually: Listen to your…