News - 9th October 2019

Take time to look after yourself


After losing three and a half stone as a leader on Operation Transformation, David Cryan tells us how important parkrun is in helping him maintain his mental and physical health.


In 2016 I attempted my first parkrun at Griffeen parkrun in Dublin.


I was overweight, very unfit and I was not looking after myself physically or mentally.


Like I always did with all my get fit training in 2016, I only did three parkruns and then gave up.


In 2018 as a leader on RTEs Operation Transformation I rediscovered parkrun and now I’ve completed my 50th parkrun. I’m feeling amazing.


Anyone who has faced the challenge of weight loss will understand that it’s a constant battle.


It’s easier to eat the big mac than not.


After losing three and a half stone in seven weeks on Operation Transformation, I am so conscious now that I have to keep my mental attitude right.


David Cryan


parkrun has been a huge factor in keeping me motivated and encouraged. I have now completed all the Dublin parkruns and my beloved Roscommon ones.


Also taking in parkruns in London and Boston.


The atmosphere and encouragement at every parkrun is amazing. I’ve started giving talks about my journey and always recommend parkrun. It is so important to take time to look after yourself and parkrun is one of the best ways.


I am delighted to say I have maintained my weight loss.


David Cryan


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