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Read more › News - 19th January 2021

Changing and saving lives

Angela Fukutome is Event Director at Sanukikodomonokuni parkrun in Japan. She was never a ‘runner’, describing herself as someone who always had a ‘tummy ache’ on cross country day.   On a visit home she plucked up the courage to go to parkrun, and that day changed everything. Here’s her story.   I was never…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2020

A year of ups and downs

Like many others, Michelle Lamb from Charleys Creeks parkrun has had a year of ups and downs.   At the beginning of the year, Michelle set a goal of running faster and further than she ever had in a year. She was walking and running most days, coming to parkrun, volunteering and taking part in the…

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Read more › News - 3rd December 2020

Inspiring connections

Maeri Howard inspired her connections on social media to join her at parkrun. A breast cancer diagnosis shortly after turned her world upside down.   Here she tells us how the connections she made at parkrun and the commitment to “show up” helped her continue to feel normal during her treatment.   It’s my parkrunning…

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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 - 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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