News - 22nd January 2020

parkrun Adventurers in Canada

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It’s not unusual to find an Australian tourist at one of our parkruns, but maybe you’ve come across one in particular. Gerard Corkeron is a roving reporter for the “parkrun Adventurers” podcast, and he’s been busy interviewing some of our Toronto area parkruns.


parkrun Adventurers ( is an unofficial podcast  from Down Under, created for parkrun enthusiasts. Occasional contributor Gerard is also a parkrun Event Ambassador in Australia, and is over in Canada with his family visiting the in-laws.


This week, podcast #189 features Downsview parkrun team members Jemima and Lawrence, as well as River Oaks and Meadowvale parkruns. Episode #188 included an interview from Nautical parkrun, while episode #98 from February 2018 includes Beach Strip and Whitby.


While at Meadowvale parkrun on New Year’s Day, Gerard orchestrated a very special international Run Director exchange program! Meadowvale Event Director Lawrence Jeffrey ran his 100th parkrun, while Gerard took the reins as Run Director to complete his 100th volunteer stint. Congratulations, both!


Gerard is staying around for a while, so keep an eye out for him!


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