The great thing about parkrun is you can walk, jog, run and volunteer, making it fun for all the family.
And there’s one family that certainly loves their Saturday mornings at parkrun: The O’Sullivans! Dad Mark tells us more…
We started parkrun at Lower Hutt, in September 2012, trying to get Jess fit enough for Rugby, which she excelled at. Michael, and then later Danny would come along as well.
Mike was always strong runner from a young age, setting his 24:55 personal best at age 8. I had to get fitter just to run with him! He has now completed 250 parkruns at more than 18 different locations.
So then we became a parkrun family instead, and we love it!
Our oldest daughter Jess has now completed her 250th parkrun at Kāpiti last weekend, becoming the second-youngest to reach the milestone in New Zealand, behind her brother Michael.
It was a very cool morning out, spending awesome family time together, and as a family we’re now at:
As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher! As well as being a serial parkrun volunteer, a…
In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….