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!
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…