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 (https://parkrunadventurers.podbean.com/) 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!
How does a recent immigrant from England find a community to help him deal with the brutal Canadian winter? By helping to start a parkrun, of course! Tom from Breakwater parkrun, ON tells us his story. IIn February 2018, I moved to Kingston, Ontario, from Telford, England. As I landed at Toronto Pearson Airport…
Comment un immigrant récent d’Angleterre trouve-t-il une communauté pour l’aider à faire face au brutal hiver canadien ? En participant à la création d’un parkrun, évidemment! Tom, du parkrun Breakwater en Ontario, nous raconte son histoire. En février 2018, j’ai quitté Telford, en Angleterre, pour m’installer à Kingston, en Ontario. En atterrissant à l’aéroport…