News - 22nd March 2017

parkrun praised in parliament

Ross HArt

parkrun has fans in many places around the world, and this week a Member of Parliament in Australia, Ross Hart, stood up and told the parliament all the many fantastic things that parkrun stands for. Ross is a big parkrunner himself, having chalked up over 100 parkruns himself, most often at his local parkrun which is in Launceston, Tasmania.
Ross posted up his speech on his Facebook site, saying “parkrun is an international phenomenon. These events are free, organised by local volunteers, and inclusive in that they are accessible for young or old, fit or unfit, male or female, regardless of ability or disability. I have personally run and walked 133 Launceston parkrun’s, and you’ll find me there more often than not every Saturday morning.”
You can listen to his 3 minute speech here – it’s a very good summary of everything that parkrun stands for!

Our friends at Örebro parkrun shared this post – and it was nice to see that Ross himself liked that post, even though it was in Swedish! We hope that he will come and run with us one day!

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