Read more › News - 28th May 2019

A Positive Attitude and Extra Patience

Jess McDowell’s parkrun journey started in a similar way to many others; she spotted people walking and running around a green space local to her home one Saturday morning in July 2016 and she asked someone what was going on. The next week she showed up to participate and quickly became a regular at Maryborough…

Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Exercise as medicine

It has taken Frances Thompson three years to complete her 100th parkrun alongside her husband John. In between, she has had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo and then last year multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction and for carpal tunnel in both wrists. She also had cochlear implant surgery, due to gradually going deaf in one…

Read more › News - 30th April 2019

Achieving great things

Greg Eather survived prostate cancer, a heart attack, and a cardiac arrest before the age of 60. The Grafton parkrunner explains how his determination to reclaim his physical fitness has played a significant role in his recovery.   In April 2015 I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer that had a high chance of metastisizing. I…

Read more › News - 19th March 2019

A 100 Club with a difference

When 52-year-old Joanna visited her GP last year she had not been 100 days without a migraine in more than 20 years. She was also not a runner.   Joanna walked out that day with a prescription for Seacliff Esplanade parkrun rather than a prescription for drugs, and 100 days later not only celebrated a…

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…

Josh Brookes
Read more › News - 6th March 2019

Inspiring each other to achieve

Josh Brooks was 26 when he decided to make some drastic lifestyle changes. Starting with a Couch to 5km program with the help of a friend, Josh soon found his way into parkrun and in the 12 months since he has lost 25 kilos, reduced his 5km time from 34 to 21 minutes and become…

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