why I #loveparkrun

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I’m sharing this post, as I beleive that parkrun should be a part of everyone’s weekend, whether they are running or volunteering…. I know it takes up a lot of time and preparation for all the Event & Run Directors…keep up the good work guys…

macgirl running

There is nothing that makes you appreciate what you have more than the thought that it could be taken away. And this is what has happened this week to the parkrunners of Stoke Gifford in the UK. In a mind-numbingly silly decision, the local Council have decided to charge participants for using the park. Which is provided for the use of the local population. Of which, the local parkrunners are an important part. Silly.

I don’t want to talk about that particular Council and how narrow minded, short sighted and generally thoughtless they are. Instead, I want to tell you about exactly why I love parkrun and what it has meant to me.

I started running in 2009 – I really don’t remember why or what actually got me out the door. I’d lost a heap of weight and was looking for an exercise option to help keep…

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