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.
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…