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Read more › News - 23rd August 2021

Life changing for all of us

In early 2019 I was coming up to four years in remission from cancer and my health wasn’t good at all. I had been diagnosed with an immune disease thought to be caused by the cancer and the treatment, and I was progressively spending more and more time in hospital with increasingly serious infections. I relied…

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Read more › News - 20th August 2021

Australia update – 20 August

As we move through the changing landscape of state-based lockdowns and restrictions, we’re publishing an AU-specific update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.   We welcomed back 47 events in regional Victoria last weekend, and with the earlier than expected easing of restrictions in SEQ Queensland, Cairns and…

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Read more › News - 19th August 2021

Tayla and Steve take on parkrun in the “purple peanut”

Tayla Taseff loves crossing the parkrun finish line before her dad Steve each week.   Steve pushes Tayla, 22, around Yokine parkrun in her “purple peanut” wheelchair each week.   Tayla has cerebral palsy, but she refers to it as “cool people syndrome”.   “We are very cool humans,” Tayla said.   Tayla is not…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2021

Becoming part of the parkrun lifestyle

My name is Adam Kisiel, I am a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. I am an electronic technician currently posted to HMAS Warramunga in Western Australia. I have been in the Navy 24 years, I am 42 years old and I have had numerous postings around Australia and seagoing vessels. I have…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2021

Australia update – 13 August

As we move through the changing landscape of state-based lockdowns and restrictions, we’re publishing an AU-specific update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.   Last weekend 45 per cent of our events took place and that number will increase this weekend with events in regional Victoria returning.  …

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Read more › News - 12th August 2021

parkrun profile: Maleny Trail

Nambour parkrun has Fluffy the emu, Westerfolds is loaded with kangaroos and you might spot a koala or three at Lochiel, but Maleny Trail parkrun is home to the elusive platypus.   The small, friendly town of Maleny is located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Nestled amongst rolling green hills, it is known for being…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2021

Another Aussie claims a parkrun global record

Using the athletes’ feats in Tokyo as inspiration, Adelaide-based parkrunner Caitlin Adams broke the parkrun global record at Lochiel parkrun in a time of 15.38. And it was one of many records to tumble.   Running with Team Tempo, which includes Australian Olympian Jess Trengove, Caitlin, 24, eclipsed Lauren Reid’s previous record of 15.45, set…

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Read more › News - 5th August 2021

Something for everyone

For Esther Stanier, volunteering at parkrun gave her back a sense of purpose, routine and a way to feel “useful”. Here she explains why, and recommends everyone gives it a go!   I am so proud to be part of the parkrun community, both as a runner/walker and a volunteer.   My first parkrun was August…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2021

On Every Saturday

North Sydney parkrunner David Crook has written a book called On Every Saturday celebrating parkrun’s first decade in Australia. David discovered parkrun when friends invited him to their ‘local’ parkrun in Evesham in the UK.   In researching the book, David found it was quite a common way for people to first experience parkrun –…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2021

Finding love at parkrun

Nikki Foster and Colin Ward had been unlucky in love, with a string of bad online dates behind them. While Nikki joined parkrun in January 2016 and Colin a few months later in June, they had never met there and wouldn’t meet in person until the following year.    Ready to give up online dating,…

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