Thank you to all the participants that turned out yesterday. It was rewarding to see you all enjoying the return of our parkrun.
parkrun to me is more than just the weekly 5k walk. I have thus far done 60 5k walks and volunteered 59 times at parkrun.
I love being a photographer at parkrun, too! I love to capture the facial expressions, the smiles and the jumps – they’re all special moments in time.
To me parkrun is more than a walk in the park. It’s about meeting new people, it’s about meeting up with old faces and it’s about the enjoyment of being physically active.
I get down and dirty to capture the best photos possible (as can been seen in the photo!)
However, lockdown has taken its toll on me but now I can start to get back on track again – slowly but surely.
I am grateful to the other volunteers who make every week’s parkrun possible, and they’re always so supportive. They make it impossible for you to have a bad time.
parkrun for me is my personal challenge, and I’m only doing it for myself. I love that parkrun has this culture which is centred around community and fun, which is so hard to come by nowadays. Long may it continue.
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