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!
I accidentally came across parkrun in 2017 after l was unable to participate as a flaggie for car racing. In 2 years, l am now addicted to and in my 60s parkrun. Have introduced my family into it, first my wife and daughter, my 2 sisters and niece to different parkrun’s closer to their…
Summer is here, and those cold winter mornings are a distant memory. Now that the temperatures are rising, and everyone is riding high on Vitamin D, we’ve put together some top tips for parkrunning in the warmer weather… 1. Dress appropriately When temperatures begin to soar, you need to ensure you…