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.
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