I’d like to share my husband’s story, he is living with Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed 5 years ago at age 52 he started parkrun after he was diagnosed.
He was never a runner but he did one parkrun and was hooked. He is known as the “parky park runner” and started a blog page to educate others about Parkinson’s and the importance of exercise and to educate others in general about Parkinson’s, he has now completed 115 park runs I’ve done 175.
2020 saw no parkrun for almost 10 months for us, this had a huge impact on us and his mobility and motivation. It was the one thing we looked forward to each week – our reason to get up on Saturday’s. It’s such a great community and has bought so much to our life he has inspired so many to start parkrun.
Kingscliff is now our home parkrun Thank you parkrun we love you.
Mark Parrott always thought he was the black sheep of the family. With siblings who were always active, he never thought he’d feel at home at parkrun. But Mark quickly discovered how inclusive parkrun is. Rewinding a bit, my sister was suggesting that I should do parkrun for quite a while as I…
Margie Davis has the enviable record of a volunteer ratio of 1050% and growing! Margie started with the fledgling Charleys Creek parkrun in September 2019 after she heard about the event. Her love of people and volunteering has taken over and is now an expert on nearly all the roles. She has embraced…