I’ve been Event Director of Stanthorpe parkrun for nearly 3 years and our event amazes and inspires me more every week.
Our small community, like a lot of others, lately has suffered through fire and severe drought for many years. But continually parkrunners, both local and visitors, turn up week after week to forget about the doom and gloom and enjoy a stress-free run, jog, walk or vollie which is to me what parkrun is all about.
Our numbers average around 60 and we are known for being the coldest parkrun in Queensland (the highest elevation in Queensland) which does attract quite a few to our event.
This year Stanthorpe has its Apple and Grape festival on the 6-8 March which we are hoping to draw a large crowd to our little event and then for everyone to enjoy a fantastic weekend of great food and good wine.
Hope to see you there.
In mid-July, the Scarborough family hooked up their new caravan for an Australian adventure, with a rough plan to complete a half lap of Australia starting from Canberra. Prepared to accept that COVID-19 could interrupt these plans at any point, they didn’t expect to have the good fortune to enjoy parkrun’s return in the Northern Territory…
On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world. It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…