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!
A recent research paper published in the academic journal Psychology, Health and Medicine has highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of parkrun for those living with a mental health condition. The impacts were found to be greatest for those who walk or run, as well as volunteer. A team of researchers undertook a detailed analysis of…
Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week. However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer! Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…