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
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Year to Date
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Total Rides
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My parkruns

In January 2016 my step-daughter introduced me to parkrun,, 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 (208 parkruns)

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

Most Recent Runs

EventRun DateGender
Bellerive parkrun24/07/20214910331:0658.15%
Bellerive parkrun17/07/20216312233:1354.44%
Bellerive parkrun10/07/20215810931:0058.33%
Torrens parkrun03/07/20218612830:3859.03%
Nightcliff parkrun26/06/2021376330:4058.97%
Palmerston parkrun19/06/2021264130:3459.16%
Bellerive parkrun12/06/20216011966:0227.39%
Bellerive parkrun05/06/20218620169:1726.10%
Bellerive parkrun29/05/2021489931:4556.96%
Bellerive parkrun22/05/20215310630:5358.55%

Event Summaries

Bellerive parkrun98334800:28:57AllGraph It!
Risdon Brook parkrun75172800:32:03AllGraph It!
Nuriootpa parkrun87900:31:16AllGraph It!
Montrose Foreshore parkrun5243500:28:49AllGraph It!
Nightcliff parkrun4375100:30:40AllGraph It!
Clare Valley parkrun28900:34:12AllGraph It!
Launceston parkrun29816000:31:12AllGraph It!
Queens Domain parkrun26111500:31:38AllGraph It!
Torrens parkrun28612800:30:38AllGraph It!
Palmerston parkrun2264100:30:34AllGraph It!
Darwin parkrun27011400:36:43AllGraph It!
Geeveston parkrun1254901:00:31All 
Windsor Precinct parkrun1233000:30:02All 
Kingston Park parkrun19113600:31:58All 
Burnie parkrun1395000:30:10All 
Wynyard Foreshore parkrun1132000:30:27All 
Railton parkrun181700:31:58All 

Volunteer Summary

Volunteer Total = 38

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

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