Leanne joined parkrun with her friend Heidi, they both wanted to go from walking to running. However, work got in the way and only attended a few times.
A few years later when work hours changed, Leanne was going through her own issues and walking and running became an escape. Returning to parkrun was the catalyst for a positive life change.
3.5 years ago, I met the most amazing man I have ever known and BAM… parkrun brought me the love of my life.
The people involved with parkrun were amazingly friendly and accepting too.
During COVID, due to parkrun being postponed, one of our parkrun couples decided to organise a strava challenge. Each week we were given a new 5km course and we had the whole week to complete it whenever we chose. This brought our parkrun family even closer and personally helped me lose over 30 kilos and gain more confidence in my running.
To date, Ken and I have attended 10 different parkrun venues and met more people who all enjoy the same thing, friendship, smiles and happiness.
parkrun is not torture, it’s not a punishment. It’s the g’days, and the keep goings, and the hi 5s as you traverse the paths all over the world.
There are so many health and wellness benefits to a 5km walk/run, and it’s a simple 14 minutes to 90 minutes of your day. The coffee and cake after takes longer!
As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together. Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…
Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark! Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never looked…