Name: Tash Vazey – Tongotongo
Occupation: Teacher (special education)
Home parkrun: Calamvale, QLD
Number of parkruns (runner): 45
PB time: 28:27
Number of parkruns (volunteer): 9
Favourite volunteer role: Handing out finish tokens
I volunteer at parkrun for 2 reasons;
1) sometimes I can’t run so it’s nice to still be a part of parkrun (my running family),
and 2) because I enjoy watching and supporting others in their running journey. One thing I love about parkrun is the comraderie. Fast or slow, run or walk we all support one another.
My most memorable parkrun moment was – the day I ran with a fellow runner and paced her to get a PB, it was also her 50th parkrun so it made it extra special.
A recent research paper published in the academic journal Psychology, Health and Medicine has highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of parkrun for those living with a mental health condition. The impacts were found to be greatest for those who walk or run, as well as volunteer. A team of researchers undertook a detailed analysis of…
Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week. However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer! Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…