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…

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…

Eve & Jim
Read more › News - 1st February 2020

A double tonne between us

It was only a few weeks after we moved from a small country town south of Perth at the end of July in 2017, that my son asked if I would like to volunteer as a photographer at the Champion Lakes parkrun. Even though I’ve always been a photographer, my initial response was definitely ‘no’…

Mt Barker parkrun 5 Oct
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…

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…

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Octogenarian Meet-up at Rhodes

Proving age is just a number, 21 over 80-year-old parkrunners visited Rhodes parkrun as they hosted its first-ever Octogenarian meet-up.   The event team were inspired by two regular Rhodes parkrunners, Marion Griffith and Peter Nash, and upon seeing a similar event in the UK, decided it was something they needed to do. With the plan…

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