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Read more › News, Press - 13th May 2022

Australia launches ‘parkrun Practices’ to support GP referrals to parkrun

General Practitioners around Australia are being supported to refer patients to parkrun events as part of an exciting Community Partnership between parkrun Australia and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).   The ‘parkrun Practice’ initiative aims to help GPs understand how parkrun may benefit some of their patients, start a conversation with those…

Read more › Press - 11th May 2022

How parkrun helped turn Chris Murphy into an Australian ultramarathon champion

Not so long ago, Chris Murphy was unfit, unmotivated and stressed out. He was working long hours and couldn’t find the time to exercise or relax.   Then he was hit with myocarditis — a disease that causes inflammation of the heart muscle.   Things got harder. Just walking up stairs was a challenge.  …

Read more › Press - 5th May 2022

Olympic medallist Judy Amoore Pollock is inspiring all ages

You never know who might be jogging alongside you at your local parkrun and the stories they could tell.   At the coastal town of Port Fairy in south-western Victoria, Olympic bronze medallist and former world record holder Judy Amoore Pollock is a regular.   At the age of 81, her love of running is…

Read more › News, Press - 21st April 2022

Jess Stenson shares her top tips to get a parkrun PB

So you’re looking to run a PB?   Whether you’re a regular runner, a novice, or just looking to get back on the running track, setting a new personal best time can be very motivating.   Adelaide’s Jess Stenson knows this well.   One of Australia’s top marathon runners, the Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist…

Read more › News, Press - 14th April 2022

Walk, don’t run: Why one of the simplest ways to exercise is making a comeback

If walking was a colour, it’d be the new black.   There’s no shortage of evidence that walking is truly a wonder drug; an exercise that can shed weight, increase life spans, reduce the risk of disease, improve heart health, keep joints mobile and benefit mental health.   “You’d have to take a lot of…

Read more › News, Press - 6th April 2022

Why parkrun has played a big part in ABC News Breakfast host Lisa Millar’s life

I’m not sure of the moment black started becoming my preferred colour. But I knew I needed it in my wardrobe.   Not the stylish black, high-street fashions that made this Queenslander feel out of place on a Melbourne tram, but a simple T-shirt.   A black T-shirt with the number 100 in large white…

Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2021

Human connection can be this simple

My name is Belinda, I’m 42 and I live in Canberra with my wife, Emily, and my Jack Russell-Maltese cross, Millie.   As I type this, we are in lockdown and parkrun is on hiatus. It’s a conundrum in a sense that parkrun, for some people, is their major source of social interaction all week….

Read more › News, Press - 29th September 2021

Part of who I am

I have always been open about my depression because it’s part of who I am. In the same way people learn to manage diabetes or high blood pressure, mental health is something you deal with. There’s no shame in it.   Looking back, I certainly had periods of depression as a teenager and during my…

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…

Read more › News, Press - 1st April 2021

10 years of parkrun in Australia

Do you remember your first parkrun? Most of us do. For some it might have been a last minute, slapdash idea to go along with a mate; for others it was the beginning of a life changing decision.   Everyone has their own parkrun story and it’s unique to them. Something most parkrunners across Australia…

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