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Read more › News - 20th December 2016

Who was the first Australian parkrunner?

By parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg   On Friday last week I awoke to the exciting news that overnight (Australian time) we had registered parkrunner A3000000; Louise Edwards from Perth parkrun in the UK. Not one, not two, but three million!!! What an incredible achievement this is and credit must of course go to our…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2016

Running the double

New Year’s Day is the only day we allow runners to register two runs.    The option for parkrunners to complete two parkruns on New Year’s Day originated in the UK long before parkrun Australia existed. Some of you have questioned why we don’t allow people to record three parkruns on NYD in locations where…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name – Davina Hewes Age – 70 Occupation – Retired Home parkrun – Merimbula Number of parkruns (runner) – 4 (walking) PB time – 49.32 Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 89 Favourite volunteer role – I have mostly done photography but enjoy them all I volunteer at parkrun because – my son and granddaughter were…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2016

parkdog of the week

My name is Freddy (aka Sir Freddles P. Fredlington Esq.)   I am an ex racing dog who found my furever home with my foster carers, who couldn’t bear the thought of letting me go after 8 months in care. Sometimes my greyhound foster brothers or sisters also join me at parkrun.   I am…

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Read more › News - 9th December 2016

Kindergarten parkrun

As a kindergarten teacher, one aspect of my job is to ensure the young children in my care get some form of physical activity every day.   As a parkrunner of more than 100 parkruns, I have always enjoyed running and over the years of teaching have tried to pass on this love.   Earlier…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2016

parkrun volunteers unite to strengthen ‘one sport’ vision

Over the noise of the V8 cars racing around the Sydney Olympic Park course last Saturday, an important course was taking place just 100 metres away. And while the V8 cars have ended their association with Sydney Olympic Park, a course for recreational running leaders is setting a new pathway of collaboration between the traditional…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2016

parkdog of the week

Hi my name is Bilbo, I’m a maltese shih tzu puppy, 11 months old.   I love to run!   I did a parkrun PB in September, 21.57 and finished 4th overall (including adults) at Central Lakes, north of Brisbane. My home run is Augustine Heights in South East Queensland.   I have done a number…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2016

parkrunning with dogs

Dogs have been welcome at parkrun since we started, but we do recognise that they pose a potential risk to other runners, to volunteers and to other park users.   This Dogs Policy explains parkrun’s rules for runners with dogs, and additional steps that the volunteer event teams may need to take to ensure the safety of…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name – Jenny Reedman Age – 52 Occupation – Teacher Home parkrun – Minnippi parkrun Numbers of parkruns – 115 PB Time – 22.50 – Wynnum Number of parkrun volunteers – 27 Favourite volunteer role – Timekeeper as you get to see all the runners finish and cheer them on for the last section of…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2016

Run Down Under with parkrun

How long would it take YOU to run 14,080km around Australia??   Your running could help to establish new parkrun events in disadvantaged areas…   How would you like the challenge of running around Australia…. virtually??   RUN DOWN UNDER is all about YOUR journey, as you join an event that will keep you motivated, inspired…

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