I moved to Newcastle with no idea what I was really doing. I went to a parkrun as a friend said I could try her stand up paddle board if I came.
I have never left.
I am now on over 280 parkruns and I spent 2.5 years as an RD at Lake Mac. I rescued a 3-month-old pup Molly and despite a broken leg at 7 months, she loves a good run. She has done over 150 with me and we love everyone.
Most people know me by the crazy white dog I run with and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She is my life and parkrun is part of our journey and I don’t want to ever give that up.
Going to parkrun was non-negotiable for Tess, but over time she fell out of love and “felt like a burden”. After hearing about the parkwalk initiative she returned to parkrun, feeling welcome and accepted within the community. I got involved relatively early on with parkrun. I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit…
Cristiano Bonato recently celebrated his 500th 5k parkrun milestone at San Remo parkrun and invited many of his parkrun friends to celebrate with him. Cristiano’s partner, Mirjam, shares more. When I met Cristiano seven years ago, he asked me if I knew about parkrun. “It’s a timed 5k which happens every Saturday morning”, he…