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Read more › Awards, Feedback, News, Press - 10th July 2019

Record-breaking parkrun for the Octogenarians!

It was the third annual Octogenarian get-together at Bushy parkrun in the UK on Saturday 6 July, with a record number of 48 men and women aged over 80 taking part!   parkrunning Octogenarian Richard Pitcairn-Knowles was one of them, completing his 350th parkrun, and he tells us more about the special day.   With…

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Read more › News - 4th June 2019

If you can’t beat them, join them

Gerry Lovett used to regularly walk the popular Diamond Creek parkrun trail on a Saturday morning and get a bit grumpy when the hundreds of runners started coming towards him.   He mentioned this to a friend, who happened to be a regular Diamond Creek parkrunner, who told Gerry to stop whinging, and join in….

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Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Running up the hill I used to walk up

You are getting older, and there are things you can do and things you can’t do — or at least things you can no longer do as well as you once could.   Hills become a problem and you feel the burn in your legs and have difficulty getting your breath walking to the top…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

100 parkruns at 81

Trevor Dickson from Shellharbour parkrun competed his 100th parkrun on his 81st birthday. Trevor explains why parkrun is a great social outing that keeps the limbs moving, the circulation flowing and the lungs working!   Apart from participating in a few fun runs with my three kids as they grew up, I was never a…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st February 2019

On the Path to an Active Lifestyle

parkrun Australia will receive a Better Ageing grant of more than $1.8 million from the Liberal & Nationals Government to encourage more older Australians to live active lives.     Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, announced the grant when she joined hundreds of people enjoying a morning parkrun event in Launceston on Saturday. “The…

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Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

How parkrun saved a life

parkrun might not be a race, but every time Ann Guyatt from Toowoomba completes the 5km course at her home of South Toowoomba, she feels like a winner.   Four years ago Ann, 74, found out she had a very aggressive form of cancer. She credits her recovery and ability to keep bouncing back to…

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