At 76 years old I have been an avid parkrunner for about 6 years; 271 parkruns notched up in 37 different venues in 5 countries and looking forward to three more countries this year with a respectful homage to Bushy Park in the UK .
Re your inspiring story this week and ways to deal with the challenge, I loved your idea of COUNTING. I seem to have a small talent for languages so every parkrun I count 1 – 100 in English, then Italian, then Spanish, then Portuguese, then French, then Vietnamese, then Swedish, then Russian … and by then the end is in sight. Keep up the great work.
Since our last fortnightly update we have seen more restrictions ease, more people reunited and more borders reopening. In that time we have welcomed 14,000 walkers, runners and volunteers to 63 Australian parkruns in the ACT, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia, with around 150 more events set to reopen over the next two Saturdays….
Deborah Biggs was encouraged to take part in parkrun when the band she plays in staged a ‘parkrun takeover’. Here she tells us how she’s gone from being terrified, to not being able to wait for parkrunday every week. I did my first ever 5k about five years ago, a Race for Life which…