I really wanted to thank you guys for everything you are. Four years ago I moved out of home for the first time and was severly overweight (120kg) and very isolated living quite a distance from family and friends. When I decided to start getting healthy I heard a parkrun was starting in Tamworth Wetlands so I thought I’d challenge myself to run the whole 5km without stopping.
I usually hate fitness type exercise so only expected to do one event but I instantly fell in love with it!
18 months later I’ve got the best group of parkrun running buddies who I love and I’ve done 61 runs across 10 different events, including one each in Melbourne and Sydney.
You guys not only solved my social isolation problem, you’ve made me a happier, healthier person and for that, I’ll be eternally grateful. Thank you so much for this wonderful event!
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…