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.
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…