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Read more › News, Press - 1st October 2019

parkrun offers wholehearted welcome to walkers

parkrun Australia and Heart Foundation Walking have teamed up to mark Active Ageing Week by encouraging more walkers to join in at their free local parkrun event.    Active Ageing Week, which runs from 1-7 October, aims to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities in a safe and…

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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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