I heard about parkrun just before I turned 70 and did my first (walk, actually) about 10 days later. At that time, I had not run for around 55 years and had smoked for the first 20 of them. I never saw either of my parents running, ever.
After that initial walk, I was hooked.
I started running as much I could and eventually ran the whole course at Merimbula, my home event, after nearly two and a half years.
I have enjoyed parkrun since that first event and have run in four states and the ACT, five events in London and Elgin in Scotland, a total of 24 events.
I had an unexpected opportunity for a selfie with Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Clapham Common earlier this year and I’m currently running in my recycled T-shirt. I’ll go to the black one when I can add X2 to it.
parkrun has been a great adventure. I love it.
After 15 years of parkrun taking place every single week, like us, you’re probably missing your Saturday morning routine We’ve come up with six ways you can recreate the parkrun experience whilst staying safe in the comforts of your own home… 1. Put on your kit and represent We’re all spending the vast majority of our…
parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here! We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together. We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…