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Read more › News - 17th January 2017

Follow Up – Who was the first Australian parkrunner?

On the 20th of December 2016 we released a blog entitled, “Who was the first Australian parkrunner?” in which we concluded that Michael Clayton (29/10/2005) was the first Australian male parkrunner and Melanie Cottell (29/07/2006) was the first Australian female parkrunner! A couple of days later Michael responded with the news the Melanie is in fact his wife –…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2017

Volunteer Profile

Name: Jim Ayre Age: 58 Occupation: Correctional Officer Home parkrun: The Beaches Number of parkruns: 129 PB: 28.14 at Newy Number of parkrun Volunteers: 21 Favourite volunteer role: anything but scanning because I am partially deaf. I volunteer at parkrun because it is a very social thing to do. One thing I love about parkrun…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2017

parkdog of the Week

My name is Sasha Arnold-Steven and I am an American Staffy and a Ridgeback – you can see my ridge when I’m happy. My local parkrun is Studley Park, which is also my favourite place for hanging out with my bestfriend is Zed. My club is “Love the Run” and my Dad says we are…

Grant
Read more › News - 4th January 2017

Volunteer Profile

Name – Grant Cameron Age – 47 Occupation – School’s Officer Home parkrun – Bunyaville Number of parkruns (runner) – 154 PB time – Due to Bunyaville being all trail and hilly, I have two PBs. Bunyaville – 23:26 & Kedron 20:19. Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 25 Favourite volunteer role – Photographer. I enjoy…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2017

parkdog of the Week

Hi, I’m Ringo. I’m a 15 year young Border Collie. I’ve always had a passion for running, although thesedays I’m a bit slower! ‘Run’ and ‘walk’ are two of my favorite words so when I heard about Forster parkrun I was so happy – I’ve done a couple now and I’ve had a ball. It…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2017

Medibank New Year parkrun Terms & Conditions

Our friends at Medibank have put together this exclusive competition for parkrunners   Go in the draw to win 1 of 4 New Year’s fitness prize packs, valued at $350, when you take part in a parkrun event in January.   To enter, simply snap a picture of yourself participating in a January parkrun and…

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Read more › News - 21st December 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name – Sue Harrod Age – Nearly 59 Occupation – Regional Finance Officer Home parkrun – Dubbo Number of parkruns (runner) – 61 powerwalks PB time – 42:24 Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 8 plus 3 times as pacer Favourite volunteer role –  Marshal as I get to cheer everyone on the track I volunteer…

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Read more › News - 21st December 2016

Reaching the 100 club

Let’s be honest, we are all excited to reach the parkrun milestone clubs, 10, 50, 100 and 250. It’s exciting when your weeks and years of commitment pays off.   Personally, I’ve been quite chuffed to reach my milestones, but I’m proud as punch to watch my family meet theirs. Last Saturday my sister reached…

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