Name – Glenda Sorokin
Age – 54
Occupation – Resources and Planning Manager
Home parkrun – Cooks River
Number of parkruns (runner) – 50
PB time – 28:25
Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 19
Favourite volunteer role – handing out the finish tokens
I volunteer at parkrun because – It’s great to see everyone running and enjoying themselves, the more you volunteer the better you get to know the other runners and can enjoy their achievements with them. Volunteering was really important for me this year as I tore my ACL playing football in April and had to have reconstructive surgery on my knee. Having the opportunity to volunteer when I wasn’t able to run meant that I could keep in the habit of going to parkrun and it really helped with my motivation to get better and get running again.
One thing I love about parkrun is – the parkrun newsletter, there are so many wonderful and inspirational parkrun stories.
My most memorable parkrun moment was – the week we organised for the parkrunners from my football team to do all the volunteer roles.
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…