Read more › News - 17th January 2023

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from Dømmesmoen parkrun in Grimstad, Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where…

Read more › News - 15th January 2023

Conquering the world

parkrun Australia has joined forces with VicHealth to encourage more families to become involved in their local parkrun event as walkers, runners, volunteers and spectators.   parkruns are free 5k community events held every Saturday morning at more than 450 locations around Australia. There is no time limit and everyone is invited!   VicHealth aims…

Read more › News - 12th January 2023

Fourth time’s a parkrun charm

I had attended my local parkrun four times between 2017 and 2020. Three of those were in January. Failed New Year resolutions.   In January 2021 I needed a definitive lifestyle change due to a number of heath issues that were mostly related to fitness and weight. Being put on blood pressure medication for high…

Read more › News - 9th January 2023

30 scouts volunteer at Wallaby Track parkrun

Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders came together from 1st Alfredton, 1st Mount Clear, and 7th Ballarat troops to form a team of 30 volunteers who helped out at Wallaby Track parkrun in Ballarat.   They occupied every volunteer role, including Run Director, ensuring everyone knew their role on the day, and the Mayor…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2023

How to take on your first 5k parkrun

Is 2023 going to be the year you do your first 5k parkrun?    Whether you’re a complete first timer, or you’ve been coming for years as a volunteer parkrunner, here are seven quick tips to make sure you kick 2023 off in a great way.   1) Wear something comfy   You don’t need expensive…

Read more › News - 29th December 2022

2022: A record breaking year for parkrun

As 2022, parkrun’s 18th year, draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a record breaking year.   We say it every year – it’s been another year like no other for parkrun.   2022 arrived, still shrouded in uncertainty and new variants of the Coronavirus were continuing to emerge.   But…

Read more › News - 19th December 2022

Invite someone to parkrun!

With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about who you’ll be parkrunning with during the festive season. Inviting someone new to parkrun could be the perfect gift!   It could be a neighbour, colleague, family member, friend, friend of a friend…   Christmas is traditionally an occasion when…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2022

Charleys Creek parkrun in Chinchilla unites to honour fallen police officers

Charleys Creek parkrun in Chinchilla held a ‘blue and white’ themed event to honour the police and supporting services who have been impacted by the tragic loss of two local police officers last week. The following article contains strong themes. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help now, please call triple…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2022

Col Chesher’s superpower? Longevity.

Joining parkrun in 2016, Col walked 127 times before a doctor diagnosed him with a collapsed foot and told him it was time to hang up his walking shoes. Yet it never occurred to Col that this should be a reason to stop coming each Saturday morning.   Col has been married to Joyce for 48…

Read more › News - 13th December 2022

Finally getting my camera out again

Have you ever wondered what a parkrun looks like over in Japan? You’re in the right place! We recently talked to Ikeya Kenjiro, the event director at Kashiwanoha parkrun about how it changed his Saturday mornings, and why he loves volunteering at parkrun.   I first heard about parkrun in April 2019 when a flyer was delivered…

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