I was introduced to parkrun by my ex-partner and started going along to Albert parkrun in Melbourne. At first, I was embarrassed as I was not a runner and was always afraid I would come last. I usually wandered off and went on my own walk and then met up for coffee afterwards.
I did my first official parkrun a few days before my 60th birthday, walking with the tail walker. Since then I have become totally addicted having now completed over 200 parkruns at 68 different locations and 50 volunteers.
I love travelling and all holidays revolve around parkrun locations. Next year I will celebrate my 250 milestone and a trip to the UK to the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park.
My advice to anyone contemplating coming to parkrun, don’t waste time like I did, just come!
As we move through the changing landscape of state-based lockdowns and restrictions, we’re publishing an AU-specific update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress. *** New South Wales Whilst some areas of NSW have emerged from lockdown, the NSW Government have announced that these areas will continue…
parkruns are community events delivered every weekend by volunteers. Anyone and everyone can be a volunteer. You need no prior experience and you can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while. All the roles are explained to you on the day, it’s super easy, fun and rewarding. Plus you get to feel a part…