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Read more › News - 26th February 2020

Making the most of mobility at parkrun

Just seven months after undergoing a leg amputation, Port Sorrell parkrunner, Brett Christie, recently participated in his first parkrun post surgery.   “I’ve been wanting to parkrun with the kids but have been waiting for my leg to come right. One morning I got sick of waiting and decided to try out the wheelchair,” Brett said….

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

A Saturday saviour

Following a total mastectomy five years ago, Helen Thiele was left feeling different to other women and very self conscious with no desire to undertake any physical activity. Thanks to some gentle words of encouragement from her daughter and husband, Helen walked Darwin parkrun in the Northern Territory and was instantly hooked. She is now…

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

Finding the courage to give parkrun a try

67-year-old Lyn Rose’s first experiences of West Beach parkrun in South Australia involved watching it with her daughters and their families. Having never liked physical activity and not believing parkrun was for her, a health scare changed her attitude and prompted her to give parkrun a try.   My name is Lyn and I recently…

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Read more › News - 19th February 2020

Fiona Flies to Fifty

Fiona Dowdy recently became Mildura Weir’s first homegrown member of the 50 club. From a reluctant first-timer to passionate parkrun recruiter, she has flown through her first year of parkrunning.   Fiona is a great example of making a habit stick, demonstrated via her regular attendance. Since coming along to event number one on February…

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Read more › News - 19th February 2020

parkrun profile: Dubbo

Dubbo is a rural regional city in the middle of New South Wales and if you drive about five hours north-west from Sydney, you’ll end up there. It is famous for the Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the Royal Flying Doctors Visitors Centre, which recently had a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2020

My ‘me time’

Having overcome an eating disorder, 31-year-old mother of three Anna-Lena Neumann made the decision to live a healthier and more active life. Luckily, Anna was about to discover that parkrun was ready to launch in the Queensland suburb she’d just moved to.   I had never heard about parkrun before it launched in North Harbour,…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2020

Welcome Eukanuba

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Eukanuba.   Eukanuba is a Super Premium pet food company that has been proudly supplying high-quality nutrition to dogs around the world for over 50 years. Our partnership is built on our shared passion that everyone is born to be active whether you run or walk using…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

parkrun profile: Port Broughton

For parkrunners looking for an interesting mix of surfaces with no regular pavement, Port Broughton parkrun at the junction of the top end of the Yorke Peninsula and the lower edge of the mid-north in South Australia might be the perfect event.     Port Broughton is a small rural community about two hours north…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

Age is no barrier

If there’s one thing many parkrunners have in common, it’s celebrating a milestone.  However Fingal Bay parkrunner and Port Stephens great grandmother Colleen O’Shea doesn’t want a fuss this weekend, despite the fact she will complete her 250th parkrun.   What makes Colleen’s story all the more remarkable is she’s 90 and will be the…

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Read more › News - 11th February 2020

Amazing role models for my daughters

Marilyn Tolman’s first experience of Ballina Coast parkrun on the north coast of NSW was inspired by family and friends taking part. What seemed like simply a safe activity for Marilyn and her daughters to get involved in has and turned out to be a community of role models for her daughters.    “parkrun seemed…

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