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 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. This photo is after my first-ever half-marathon at the Launceston Running Festival in 2018, at the age of 69.

The finish of my first-ever full marathon at the Cadbury Marathon Festival in Jan. 2023 at the age of 74.

And of course, as it was my first-ever marathon, it was also a PB (personal best time) so I get to ring the PB bell!


My last 5 activities on Strava

Run 5 Run 4 Run 3 Run 2 Run 1
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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 # of Rides
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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.

Ken JOHNSON 352 parkruns- 148 to go to my Member of the parkrun 100 club

parkrun milestones completed

Member of the parkrun 50 clubMember of the parkrun 100 clubMember of the parkrun 250 club

Member of the parkrun v25 club Member of the parkrun v50 club

My 10 Most Recent parkruns

EventRun DateGender
Position
Overall
Position
TimeAge
Grade
Westbury Town Common parkrun15/06/202492432:1058.91%
Bellerive parkrun08/06/202410621936:0452.54%
O’Connors Beach parkrun01/06/20243433:5255.95%
Bellerive parkrun25/05/20248013534:5054.40%
Queens Domain parkrun18/05/20249917334:5454.30%
Bellerive parkrun11/05/20241202631:02:5730.10%
Bellerive parkrun04/05/202410017937:3350.47%
Bellerive parkrun27/04/202413021836:4051.68%
Bellerive parkrun20/04/202413225138:2349.37%
Risdon Brook parkrun13/04/2024212636:4851.49%


My parkruns summary

VenueTotal
Runs
at
venue
Best
Gender
Position
Best
Position
Overall
Best
Time
Bellerive parkrun206334828:57 All Graph It!
Risdon Brook parkrun80111932:03 All Graph It!
Montrose Foreshore parkrun17192728:49 All Graph It!
Nuriootpa parkrun87931:16 All Graph It!
Nightcliff parkrun7375130:40 All Graph It!
Queens Domain parkrun66111531:38 All Graph It!
Our Park parkrun43631:34 All Graph It!
Torrens parkrun28612830:38 All Graph It!
Launceston parkrun29816031:12 All Graph It!
Darwin parkrun27011436:43 All Graph It!
Clare Valley parkrun28934:12 All Graph It!
Palmerston parkrun2264130:34 All Graph It!
Wynyard Foreshore parkrun1132030:27 All  
Gawler parkrun15311557:22 All  
West Beach parkrun112926754:47 All  
Carisbrooke parkrun141811:03:05 All  
Windsor Precinct parkrun1233030:02 All  
Railton parkrun181731:58 All  
Burnie parkrun1395030:10 All  
Geeveston parkrun125491:00:31 All  
Kingston Park parkrun19113631:58 All  
Kate Reed parkrun1101835:07 All  
Westbury Town Common parkrun192432:10 All  
Tynwald Park parkrun1132232:48 All  
O’Connors Beach parkrun13433:52 All  
Zeehan Golf Club parkrun1193136:33 All  
Totals/Best       263523428:49 All


My Volunteer Summary

Member of the parkrun v25 club Member of the parkrun v50 club

My Volunteer Total = 58

RoleNumber
Marshal 6
Pre-event Setup 1
Barcode Scanning 5
Funnel Manager 2
Tail Walker 41
Event Day Course Check 3


Due to parkrun head office refusing to credit me with a volunteer role I did, and a local parkrun twice declining my offer of volunteering, I am taking a break from volunteering. Hence my volunteer numbers will not be increasing for the forseeable future.


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