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.
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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.
|Montrose Foreshore parkrun||28/08/2021||30||38||28:53||62.61%|
|Risdon Brook parkrun||75||17||28||00:32:03||All|
|Montrose Foreshore parkrun||6||24||35||00:28:49||All|
|Clare Valley parkrun||2||8||9||00:34:12||All|
|Queens Domain parkrun||2||61||115||00:31:38||All|
|Windsor Precinct parkrun||1||23||30||00:30:02||All|
|Kingston Park parkrun||1||91||136||00:31:58||All|
|Wynyard Foreshore parkrun||1||13||20||00:30:27||All|
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