Just wanted to say parkrun does really change lives!
June 2017 I did my first. I was nudging 100kgs on the scales, extremely unmotivated and had no energy. I then went to my first parkrun at Mt Penang and enjoyed the spirit! Everyone was friendly and motivating no matter if you walked, jogged or ran or pushed a pram.
Since then I’ve made some really close friends and I felt I have inspired other friends outside parkrun to register. I’m now well over 100 parkruns, I’ve almost got my purple shirt and my PB is 19:14 and dropped over 22kgs since.
So, tell your friends! parkrun does change lives!
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