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Read more › News - 12th August 2020

Mary says just give it a go!

When 75 year old Mary Gehrmann completes Rocks Riverside parkrun in Brisbane, she’s always proud to come in first place – in her age group, that is.   Mary took up parkrun in 2016 at age 71 and came from a background of little to no physical activity. She is now encouraging more in her…

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Read more › News - 13th May 2020

94-year-old judged as one of the finest

One walk was all it took to get 94-year-old Honourable Adrian Roden hooked on parkrun, relishing new opportunities to be active and healthy.   Judge Roden completed his first parkrun in North Sydney in February last year, and has now completed 30 parkruns, placing him slightly ahead of the schedule he set for himself.    …

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Read more › News - 25th February 2020

Finding the courage to give parkrun a try

67-year-old Lyn Rose’s first experiences of West Beach parkrun in South Australia involved watching it with her daughters and their families. Having never liked physical activity and not believing parkrun was for her, a health scare changed her attitude and prompted her to give parkrun a try.   My name is Lyn and I recently…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

Age is no barrier

If there’s one thing many parkrunners have in common, it’s celebrating a milestone.  However Fingal Bay parkrunner and Port Stephens great grandmother Colleen O’Shea doesn’t want a fuss this weekend, despite the fact she will complete her 250th parkrun.   What makes Colleen’s story all the more remarkable is she’s 90 and will be the…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

The best outfit is the one you feel most comfortable in

66-year-old Alison Campbell lives in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, which meant the prospect of  walking or running 5km was somewhat unappealing! After some gentle persuading from her younger sister however, Alison went to parkrun in 2018 to get herself ‘off the couch’ and she’s been walking 5km every days since.    In November 2018 I was something of…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2019

Bernie and Jack

Two important figures at Pakenham parkrun are Bernie and Jack. Finding an easy and accessible way to stay connected with their community, while staying active into their seventies.   Bernie Ollerenshaw used to walk on his own near where he lived, around and about Garfield, Tynong and Bunyip in Victoria. Having been motivated to take…

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