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Read more › News - 30th July 2020

Our Strava art star

Bonnie Davies’ Strava feed contains most animals found in a zoo and possibly on a farm, too.   The Hobart parkrunner and keen marathoner decided a few years ago she was sick and tired of pounding the pavement around the same routes on long runs, so she got creative.   Some of Bonnie’s creations include…

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Read more › News - 4th June 2020

Stranded on 249

Main Beach parkrunner Lisa Sheldon is the first to admit she likes to have a bit of fun on a Friday night and sometimes, getting up on a Saturday can be a chore. One Saturday earlier this year, a sleep in beckoned. Had she made it out of bed that day, she might not have…

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Read more › News - 20th May 2020

Kylie finds sweet spot at parkrun

From simple monkey business to social commentary, Kylie Sweeting’s imagination knows no bounds, much to the amusement of others at her local Minnippi parkrun in Brisbane, Queensland.   Every week without fail, school teacher Kylie expresses her creativity by wearing themed costumes and props while completing her regular 5km parkrun, challenging those around her to capture…

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Read more › News - 7th May 2020

Simon’s fighting spirit

Feeling overweight, uncomfortable and unable to take a breath while tying his shoelace, Simon Whitley made a life-changing decision to leave the fast food café where he stood in 2017 – and go for a walk.   Fast forward to today and Simon is celebrating having completed more than 90 parkruns across 14 different locations,…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

One Year On

15th December 2018 was a unique day for Paul Bovington (Bov) who was using his local Carisbrooke parkrun event as part of his training towards his goal to run a marathon.   He was running with his brother-in-law and training buddy, Craig Hicks. Running side by side, they turned at the halfway point and were pushing…

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Read more › News - 13th January 2020

Never Say Never

‘parkrun is our church … it’s a place of belonging … it is as welcoming and inclusive as it is diverse’: Teresa and Peter Colhoun   2019 was a big year for Teresa and Peter Colhoun.   In November, Teresa crossed the finish line of the world’s toughest half marathon; Hobart’s 21.1km Point to Pinnacle…

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Read more › News - 13th January 2020

It’s always been there for me

Darren Wood has just completed his 750th parkrun. That’s the most parkruns of anyone in the world. Here he tells us about his parkrun journey to this incredible milestone.   I first heard about parkrun, or Bushy Park Time Trial as it was then known, through the Ranelagh Harriers running club newsletter.   I actually…

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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Get me to the church… I mean parkrun on time!

Peta Lawrie and Tim Yates met around seven years ago through a mutual friend. 
They shared a love of music and art but it wasn’t until they saw some Facebook posts from Peta’s high school friend Mark Cooper that they decided to give parkrun a try.
   Peta used to run in high school and after…

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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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