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Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2021

Helping more people find parkrun

Hi, I am Dr Michelle Redford and I am one of parkrun Australia’s Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors. This is a voluntary role that is a fabulous opportunity to work with clinicians to help more people to find parkrun. By working with parkrun, GPs and practice teams around the country can help people take more control…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2021

Sharing the parkrun feeling with my patients

My name is Dr Patrick Daly and I am one of parkrun Australia’s volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors.   parkrun has evolved a lot over the years in terms of who takes part and how it benefits people’s health and happiness, and my volunteer role is to help position parkrun as a health and social…

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Read more › News - 11th June 2021

Inspired to run, running to inspire

During the long lockdown weeks in Melbourne, Julie Boyd completed a book – ‘The Rise and Fall(s) of a Would Be Runner, a mature aged woman’s running-related travel tales’   It is a collection of stories taking the reader through the highs, lows, misfortunes and successes of training and participating in organised marathons, solo runs, hikes…

Read more › News - 11th June 2021

Just one chunk at a time

Helen Young started parkrunning three years ago after looking for local volunteering opportunities. Seeing how friendly and inclusive it was, she eventually took on the 5km course herself, and now she has set off to virtually run the perimeter of Sierra Leone in 5km chunks.   My first parkrun was about three years ago. I…

Read more › News - 9th June 2021

Mona’s top tips to get a PB in 2021

2020 challenged most of us in ways we never expected. For some, the lockdowns and change of routine provided an opportunity to focus on being more active and for others, it went in a slightly different direction.   For 2021 we’ve turned to one of Ballarat’s favourite parkrunners, Steve Moneghetti, to share his top tips for…

Read more › News - 8th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 8 June

Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities.   It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…

Read more › News - 8th June 2021

Mixing parkrun and family time

The Eccles family have shared their parkrun journey together. It has evolved as the children have grown, got faster but one constant is their desire to participate together.   It hasn’t always been sunshine and PBs. We didn’t start out with the intention to achieve 1000 parkruns as a family, but that’s where we are…

Read more › News - 6th June 2021

Helping me to belong

My name is Liz and I am ex-Royal Air Force. I served all over the UK as well as on overseas postings.   I got involved in parkrun when I moved to Australia and realised I was losing my fitness pretty rapidly after leaving the service. Having moved from abroad and knowing absolutely no one here,…

Read more › News - 3rd June 2021

Starting on a positive note

Like many, Gagan Dhingra was nervous about going to his first parkrun. He discovered parkrun about three years ago while out on a walk.   “One morning I was walking at Lochiel park and I saw a lot of runners and walkers and parkrun flags. I wasn’t sure what it was all about so I…

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