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Read more › News - 15th July 2021

Donating a kidney to her twin got Jennie Parker tying her laces again

 Jennie Parker says she was a runner before having her children, but she’d got out of the habit due to “life’s busyness”.   It was when she gave the ultimate gift of life to her twin sister Sue in the UK that she thought of running again.   “It was going to be a way…

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Read more › News - 1st July 2021

parkrun returns in Northern Ireland

Saturday 26 June saw the welcome return of 5k events across Northern Ireland. We caught up with parkrunners, volunteers and event teams to hear all about the special weekend.   The Saturday morning buzz was well and truly back across Northern Ireland this weekend as 29 5km events welcomed more than 4,000 walkers, joggers and runners,…

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Read more › News - 1st July 2021

Celebrating Sue

Clare Valley parkrun stalwart Sue recently celebrated a double milestone. Not only did Sue complete her 100th parkrun, it was her 100th time as a volunteer, too.   Every parkrun needs a Sue – someone who is always ready and willing to volunteer at the last minute, someone whose name is on the roster multiple…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2021

Extending our support network

My husband Jeremy and I are both full-time officers in the Royal Australian Air Force, myself having served for 15 years and Jeremy 23 years. We have a four-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter.   We first heard of parkrun when we were posted to Canberra in 2017 when our son was just eight months…

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Read more › News - 29th June 2021

A place for everyone

Hi, I’m Miriam from Phillip Island parkrun in Victoria. I come from a military family – during World War II my father trained with paratroopers and my uncle was a ‘Rat of Tobruk’. They never spoke about their service, and I remember talking to people my father trained with who were still traumatised by their…

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Read more › News, Press - 24th June 2021

Jude Thomas sets new Australian parkrun record

When Jude Thomas took off at Kedron parkrun last Saturday, he had the Australian parkrun record in his sights. When he crossed the line though, he wasn’t sure if he got it.   Running too quick to glance down at his watch, Jude crossed the line in fourteen minutes and two seconds – a staggering…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 22 June

We took another big step forward last Saturday as 5k events returned in Denmark, the ninth country to see events restart post-COVID, plus we welcomed back junior parkrun events in Scotland.   In total nearly 60,000 people took part in 775 events around the world last weekend, including nearly 2,500 for the very first time….

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Read more › News - 15th June 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 15 June

With the restart of 72 events in Poland, last weekend saw the most parkrun events take place globally since the pandemic began last March. Nearly 66,000 individuals participated at one of 768 events across eight countries.   Every event that restarts represents a huge step forward and should give all of us great reassurance and…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2021

Helping more people find parkrun

Hi, I am Dr Michelle Redford and I am one of parkrun Australia’s Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors. This is a voluntary role that is a fabulous opportunity to work with clinicians to help more people to find parkrun. By working with parkrun, GPs and practice teams around the country can help people take more control…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2021

Sharing the parkrun feeling with my patients

My name is Dr Patrick Daly and I am one of parkrun Australia’s volunteer Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors.   parkrun has evolved a lot over the years in terms of who takes part and how it benefits people’s health and happiness, and my volunteer role is to help position parkrun as a health and social…

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