My Running

I started serious exercise some years ago after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and diverticulitus in the same week- control for both is diet and exercise, so I lost some 35 kilos and started going to a free, local council-run program called "Fitness in the Park." After a few years I started running to supplement fitness in the park- now I mainly do middle-distance running, supplemented occasionally by fitness in the park. My main distances are 5 and 10k, with the odd half-marathon to stop me getting complacent. The photo is after my first-ever half-marathon at the Launceston Running Festival in 2018, at the age of 70.


My last 5 activities on Strava

Run 5 Run 4 Run 3 Run 2 Run 1
Date Type Title Distance (Km) Height Gain (m) Moving Time Time/Km

My Overall Strava Stats

Cycling- Distance (Km), Height gain (m) Running- Distance (Km), Height gain (m)
Last 4 Weeks
Last 4 Weeks
Year to Date
Year to Date
Total
Total
Total Rides
Total Runs


My parkruns

In January 2016 my step-daughter introduced me to parkrun, https://www.parkrun.com.au/, a worldwide, free, timed, non-competitive, weekly 5k walk/jog/run.

You may notice some of my times are around an hour- these are when I volunteer as Tailwalker, whose job is to be the last person on the course, to carry a first aid kit, and act as first responder to take care of any problems that may occur on the run.

parkrun relies COMPLETELY on volunteers- without volunteers every week there can be NO parkrun. If every parkrunner volunteered just 3 times a year, we would always have enough. Sadly, this doesn't always happen, putting a much bigger load on the people who do volunteer, so please consider giving up just three runs a year to volunteer. The jobs are easy, fun and rewarding, and training for the various roles is given.

Ken JOHNSON (217 parkruns)

Member of the parkrun v25 clubMember of the parkrun 50 clubMember of the parkrun 100 club

My Most Recent parkruns

EventRun DateGender
Position
Overall
Position
TimeAge
Grade
Bellerive parkrun25/09/20215714155:3132.57%
Bellerive parkrun18/09/20215510832:5554.94%
Bellerive parkrun11/09/20215510432:4155.33%
Bellerive parkrun04/09/20219521669:5225.88%
Montrose Foreshore parkrun28/08/2021303828:5362.61%
Bellerive parkrun21/08/20216511334:1252.88%
Bellerive parkrun14/08/20216010230:5258.59%
Bellerive parkrun07/08/2021407229:5760.38%
Bellerive parkrun31/07/20215911535:2850.99%
Bellerive parkrun24/07/20214910331:0658.15%


My Event Summaries

EventTotal
Runs
Best
Gender
Position
Best
Position
Overall
Best
Time
Bellerive parkrun106334800:28:57AllGraph It!
Risdon Brook parkrun75172800:32:03AllGraph It!
Nuriootpa parkrun87900:31:16AllGraph It!
Montrose Foreshore parkrun6243500:28:49AllGraph It!
Nightcliff parkrun4375100:30:40AllGraph It!
Queens Domain parkrun26111500:31:38AllGraph It!
Torrens parkrun28612800:30:38AllGraph It!
Palmerston parkrun2264100:30:34AllGraph It!
Darwin parkrun27011400:36:43AllGraph It!
Clare Valley parkrun28900:34:12AllGraph It!
Launceston parkrun29816000:31:12AllGraph It!
Kingston Park parkrun19113600:31:58All 
Burnie parkrun1395000:30:10All 
Wynyard Foreshore parkrun1132000:30:27All 
Railton parkrun181700:31:58All 
Geeveston parkrun1254901:00:31All 
Windsor Precinct parkrun1233000:30:02All 
Total/Best2177900:28:49All


My Volunteer Summary

My Volunteer Total = 39

YearRoleNumber
of Times
2021Marshal1
2021Tail Walker4
2020Barcode Scanning1
2020Tail Walker3
2019Funnel Manager1
2019Pre-event Setup1
2019Tail Walker13
2018Barcode Scanning1
2018Funnel Manager1
2018Marshal1
2018Tail Walker6
2017Barcode Scanning1
2017Marshal2
2016Marshal2
2016Tail Walker1



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