Read more › News - 18th September 2019

Rites of Passage of parkrun

The 622 strong peloton at Newy parkrun last Saturday experienced two rites of passage before they had even run a step.   As parkrunnners arrived on a perfect spring morning a wedding was taking place just across Throsby Creek from the start on Mt Carrington. Louise Adderley and Wil Gardner met through running and could…

Read more › News - 16th September 2019

One of the best things I’ve ever done

Dr Jenny Dowell was Mayor of Lismore in 2015 when she was approached by a member of her community about starting a parkrun.   Having never heard of parkrun she went online to find out more, and never could have imagined the journey it would take her on.   parkrun changes lives – I’ve seen…

Read more › News - 10th September 2019

A kid who is hard to catch

Eight-year-old Ipswich parkrunner Conor Mathewson might be fast, but even at such a young age, he is already insightful enough to realise everybody’s fast is different.   Conor has a parkrun PB of 18.41 and 97 parkruns under his belt and says more than anything that his goals are to just keep running and having fun….

Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Double 100

Chris Wilson is a familiar face at Albury Wodonga parkrun, having been a regular participant since its inception in 2014. With the exception of the founding Event Directors, Chris is Albury Wodonga parkrun’s highest volunteer. So it’s only fitting that on August 31st Chris combines her 100th parkrun with her 100th volunteer milestone as well!…

Read more › News - 21st August 2019

A parkrun pioneer

When parkrun arrived in Australia in 2011, there was initially only a handful of people instrumental in its weekly success and John Borbidge was one of them.   The Ballarat stalwart turned Gold Coast local said the infancy of parkrun gave him just what he was looking for at the right time in his life….

Read more › News, Press - 13th August 2019

To fight or flight – using parkrun to help with anxiety

Ballarat parkrun stalwart and Event Ambassador Bruce Purdie was at the launch of Nhill parkrun, surrounded by more than 25 parkrun newcomers, when his chest tightened.   Knowing about “fight or flight” mode from experiences with a family member, Bruce slipped in to fight mode and got on with his Run Director duties. But his hands…

Read more › News, Press - 6th August 2019

Making a happy comeback via parkrun

Madeline Hills is no stranger to the elite running scene, having competed in world class events such as World Championships, the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. However, Madeline is feeling just at home running with mates at parkrun. And more recently, she has enjoyed the support of the parkrun community as she recovers from surgery….

Read more › News, Press - 3rd July 2019

Continuing a Transgender Experience

We first met Ada Macey via the newsletter about a year ago, soon after she came out as transgender and had begun the process of transitioning. Ada was keen to share her experience at parkrun, in particular, to tell her story about the inclusive and accepting community at Chermside parkrun. We thought we’d catch up…

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