Parkrun

Parkrun is a network of 5-kilometre free running events that take place every Saturday morning at over 1,800 locations, in twenty-two countries, across five continents. Parkrun is non-competitive but you still get your time and place number. Everyone is welcomed, no matter their ability. Have a look here to see if there is Parkrun in your country.

Parkrun was a major part of my training for the Launceston Running Festival and the Burnie 10. Just having a regular time every week is a great motivator. I’m also really into the stats and want my 50 t-shirt!

46

Total parkruns

230

Kilometres run

24

PB(and 43 seconds)

23

Different locations

The Parkrun Alphabet Challenge

Some people can get rather obsessed with Parkrun. There have been many challenges created but my favorite is the Alphabet Challenge. The goal is to run an event that starts with every letter of the alphabet. This Challenge is popular for Parkrun Tourists.

My Alphabet Challenge Progress

Here’s how far I am through the Alphabet. There’s still a while to go yet, but I’m getting there. They were run in Australia unless otherwise stated.

A– Albury Wodonga
Aplins Weir

B

C– Central Lakes
Château de Pierre de Bresse (France)
Cloncurry

D

E

F– Farfalle (Italy)
Forster

G – George Town
Grafton

H – Hastings Foreshore

I

J – Jells

K– Kawana
KM Reedy Reserve

L– Lilydale Lake
Launceston
Lac de Divonne

M– Marriott Waters
Mura di Lucca (Italy)

N– Nambour
Noosa
Nhill

O

P

Q

R– Rouen (France)

S

T

U

V

W – Windsor Precinct

X– (There are none that starts with X, yet)

Y – Yamba

Z

Volunteering

Parkrun is a free event so it’s run by volunteers. I very recently volunteered for the first time at Launceston. It was so much fun. There was an almost festive atmosphere among the group of volunteers I was with.

I’ll definitely volunteer again soon. It seems only fair considering how many times I’ve run!

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