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

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

And a photo of my medal wall.


My last 5 activities on Strava

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My Overall Strava Stats

Cycling- Distance (Km), Height gain (m) Running- Distance (Km), Height gain (m)
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Total 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.

Point to note- when referring to the event, parkrun always starts with a lower-case p, never an upper-case P, even at the begining of a sentence.

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 during the run.

Or when I pick up the occasional injury and have to revert to walking and/or using the deadly treadly...

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 (282 parkruns)

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

My 10 Most Recent parkruns

EventRun DateGender
Position
Overall
Position
TimeAge
Grade
Bellerive parkrun28/01/20239618434:1054.54%
Bellerive parkrun21/01/20239619735:4452.15%
Bellerive parkrun14/01/20238918538:1848.65%
Bellerive parkrun07/01/202313432163:0229.56%
Bellerive parkrun31/12/20227915336:4350.75%
Bellerive parkrun24/12/202210420137:4349.40%
Bellerive parkrun17/12/20227814436:5550.47%
Bellerive parkrun10/12/20226211531:3858.01%
Bellerive parkrun03/12/20228914835:1352.11%
Montrose Foreshore parkrun26/11/2022303930:0461.03%

My parkruns summary

EventTotal
Runs
Best
Gender
Position
Best
Position
Overall
Best
Time
Bellerive parkrun157334800:28:57 All Graph It!
Risdon Brook parkrun75172800:32:03 All Graph It!
Montrose Foreshore parkrun13192700:28:49 All Graph It!
Nuriootpa parkrun87900:31:16 All Graph It!
Nightcliff parkrun5375100:30:40 All Graph It!
Queens Domain parkrun46111500:31:38 All Graph It!
Our Park parkrun33600:31:34 All Graph It!
Torrens parkrun28612800:30:38 All Graph It!
Palmerston parkrun2264100:30:34 All Graph It!
Darwin parkrun27011400:36:43 All Graph It!
Clare Valley parkrun28900:34:12 All Graph It!
Launceston parkrun29816000:31:12 All Graph It!
Kingston Park parkrun19113600:31:58 All  
Burnie parkrun1395000:30:10 All  
Wynyard Foreshore parkrun1132000:30:27 All  
Tynwald Park parkrun1132200:32:48 All  
Railton parkrun181700:31:58 All  
Geeveston parkrun1254901:00:31 All  
Windsor Precinct parkrun1233000:30:02 All  
Total/Best2823600:28:49 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 until these matters are resolved. Hence my volunteer numbers will not be increasing for the forseeable future.

S

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