Gidday, I’m George. I’m a bit of a regionaire when it comes to parkrun.
My dad Rodney & I are lucky to live in the Newcastle area and dad takes me wherever he’s going. To date that has included Newy, Stockton, The Terrace and Lake Mac, to name a few.
Sometimes I’m not allowed to go to places like Blackbutt and the Beaches because there’s a no dogs allowed, but that’s OK, I understand. With 12 events to choose from in the Hunter region, most allowing dogs, we try to get around as many as we can.
All up I think I’ve done more than 50 parkruns and boy have I volunteered a few times. I’ve been a marshall, a tail runner and even an apprentice run director on one occasion. I really like parkrun because I get to meet new friends every single week.
Sometimes they are fellow dog parkrunners, sometimes children, but everyone who sees me on the tracks sees the happy smile on my face, I just love running on a Saturday morning with friends. Isn’t that what parkrun is all about???
In mid-July, the Scarborough family hooked up their new caravan for an Australian adventure, with a rough plan to complete a half lap of Australia starting from Canberra. Prepared to accept that COVID-19 could interrupt these plans at any point, they didn’t expect to have the good fortune to enjoy parkrun’s return in the Northern Territory…
On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world. It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…