I started to do parkrun in Shepparton Victoria last year when a friend took me along, I used to be a long distance runner until I became ill in my late 20s. At the time no one was sure what was wrong, I eventually was diagnosed with ME/CFS (Chronic fatigue syndrome), a few years later Fibromyalgia as well, then Polymyalgia.
I have a few other autoimmune disorders, so some days/weeks are harder than others. I have continued to do parkrun even though I struggle most days, and I aim to get my time down to 30 minutes, my PB is around 33 minutes.
Shepparton parkrunners are very encouraging & supportive, which helps heaps. So thank you, everyone.
And for anyone thinking about trying parkrun you should give it a go as you will enjoy the folks are very encouraging & supportive.
Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth will become the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launches this Saturday 20th July. Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody when it opened in August 2018. The…
During May and June, Vic Stander, a parkrun Event Director from Canada, and his family participated in three South African parkruns as tourists. Vic explains how incredibly inspiring his experience was, and how hugely motivated it has left him feeling – here Vic outlines just 5 reasons why! 1. The numbers We…