I signed up for parkrun about 2 years ago, but could never drag myself out of bed to make it there by 8am. Finally, on May 25th 2019 I pushed myself to go along to the Diamond Creek parkrun, and haven’t stopped since.
I tell all my friends and family (and co-workers!) about how much fun it is.
My Dad saw how much I loved doing it and has started coming along too. He’s currently injured so he’s still coming along and volunteering.
My best friend and I make sure once a month we do a new parkrun together, so we’re having so much fun catching up and trying out new parkruns.
After completing 16 parkruns I really don’t know why it took me so long to get out there and start.
Today I completed my 100th parkrun. Over 3 years, at 9 different parkruns, in 3 different countries, I have clocked up 500km. parkrun has changed my life, at 50 I am fitter than I have ever been. While I used to struggle to run 500m, this year I have completed four 10km runs, 2…
Alfie Grice was born with a rare birth defect that means he has severe developmental and learning difficulties. His dad, Mark, tells us how important parkrun has been for Alfie, and the special moments they have experienced together as a family in their local park. My son Alfie, aged six, was born with…