I am a member of the Rotary E-Club of Australia Nomads. Our members live all over Australia and we donate to and get involved in organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Foodbank to name a couple.
Earlier this year we started to become aware of and get involved in parkruns in many different places in Australia. Recently 15 of our members spent a long weekend of Service and Friendship in Portland, Victoria and took part in that parkrun on Saturday 10th November.
Don McQueen who lives in Albert Park, Melbourne, pictured on the right with his good friend, fellow Nomad and Horsham parkrunner and Volunteer, Dennis Wade, ran his first parkrun at Portland which is not bad for someone who is 76.
The other significant thing about this is that Don has had both hips and one of his knees replaced. As Don said, “It is great to keep active and did you know that I did a PB at Portland”!
Don played competitive cricket until over the age of 70 and appreciates the chance to be involved in parkruns as he and wife Anne, travel around Australia in their Caravan. Anne also completed her first parkrun at Portland.
Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role. During National Volunteer week this week, we want to celebrate and respect our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering. Be…
Known as one of the hardest but most scenic events in Australia, Shellharbour parkrun is held in the picturesque Reflections Killalea Reserve, where you will also find two of Australia’s premier surfing beaches – Mystics and The Farm. Located within the suburb of Shell Cove, the Killalea Reserve was named after Edward Killalea, the original…