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!
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…