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Read more › News - 1st November 2016

parkdog of the week

My name is Lilly Murray.  I just love Saturday mornings when I can go with mum to parkrun.   Now mum and I aren’t the fastest in the pack, but what we lack in speed we make up for in heart.  I’ve seen the youngster pups at parkrun bouncing around, but I save my energy…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Words from parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE

Nothing makes me more proud than to see people coming together in healthy pursuits, building relationships and strengthening community. Communities were not my first thought when I started parkrun twelve years ago but it was definitely integral to the initial concept.   Meeting for a coffee with my friends after the run was mainstream to…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name – Glenda Sorokin Age – 54 Occupation – Resources and Planning Manager Home parkrun – Cooks River Number of parkruns (runner) – 50 PB time – 28:25 Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 19 Favourite volunteer role – handing out the finish tokens I volunteer at parkrun because – It’s great to see everyone running…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2016

New parkrun Clubs on Strava

We’re delighted to introduce local parkrun clubs on Strava at more than 800 parkruns globally. Almost every parkrun now has a free digital home to share news, grow its community and keep the whole gang motivated to get their next PB.   Strava and parkrun have been working together for years, and their new clubs features might be…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name:   Tash Vazey – Tongotongo   Age:    43   Occupation:  Teacher (special education)   Home parkrun:    Calamvale, QLD   Number of parkruns (runner):    45   PB time:   28:27   Number of parkruns (volunteer):  9   Favourite volunteer role:   Handing out finish tokens   I volunteer at parkrun for 2 reasons; 1) sometimes I can’t…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2016

Finding confidence with parkrun

parkrun has helped me find the confidence to pursue goals I never even dreamed could be possible.   According to my Facebook memories, a year ago today I ran my first parkrun at Parramatta in just over 35 minutes.   Just getting to that point was a huge achievement for me as earlier in the…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2016

Milestone t-shirts: an update

Regrettably we have experienced a delay with the latest batch of milestone t-shirts.   Due to unforeseen circumstances in the manufacture of the latest batch of free milestone t-shirts (significant snagging of the fabric as it was cut by the factory), and with Tribesports wanting to maintain their high standards of quality, the fabric was…

George & Dean
Read more › News - 24th October 2016

parkdog of the week

Gidday, I’m George.  I’m a bit of a regionaire when it comes to parkrun.   My dad Rodney & I are lucky to live in the Newcastle area and dad takes me wherever he’s going.  To date that has included Newy, Stockton, The Terrace and Lake Mac, to name a few.   Sometimes I’m not…

Ralph - Volunteer
Read more › News - 19th October 2016

Volunteer Profile

Name – Ralph Fincher   Age – 54 (soon to be promoted into the next age-group which is actually tougher at Varsity Lakes)   Occupation – Property Valuer (but open to any retirement incentives)   Home parkrun – Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast   Number of parkruns (runner) – 139   PB time – 22:54  …

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Read more › News - 19th October 2016

Talk to someone, and keep parkrunning!

On World Mental Health Day, parkrun world record holder and mental health awareness campaigner Andy Baddeley reveals why he runs.   The ovation I received in London in August 2012 is one I will never forget. Standing there on the start line, shoulder to shoulder with my fellow runners, about to go for glory.  …

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