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 by fitness in the park. My main distances are 5 and 10k, with the occasional half-marathon to stop me getting complacent.

My parkruns

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

Some of the 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.

Note that 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 (146 parkruns)

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

Most Recent Runs

EventRun DateGender
Position
Overall
Position
TimeAge
Grade
Bellerive parkrun14/09/20197912931:3655.80%
Bellerive parkrun07/09/20196812555:1031.96%
Bellerive parkrun31/08/20197113432:2354.45%
Bellerive parkrun24/08/20197112633:4252.32%
Bellerive parkrun17/08/2019428331:2656.10%
Bellerive parkrun10/08/2019365832:1654.65%
Bellerive parkrun03/08/20198217859:3229.62%
Bellerive parkrun27/07/20197117059:3029.64%
Nuriootpa parkrun20/07/201971231:4355.60%
Nuriootpa parkrun13/07/201971031:1656.40%


Event Summaries

EventTotal
Runs
Best
Gender
Position
Best
Position
Overall
Best
Time
Hobart parkrun73172800:32:08AllGraph It!
Bellerive parkrun49334800:29:06AllGraph It!
Nuriootpa parkrun87900:31:16AllGraph It!
Nightcliff parkrun3385100:32:50AllGraph It!
Darwin parkrun27011400:36:43AllGraph It!
Clare Valley parkrun28900:34:12AllGraph It!
Montrose Foreshore parkrun2426300:31:24AllGraph It!
Geeveston parkrun1254901:00:31All 
Railton parkrun181700:31:58All 
Palmerston parkrun1354900:33:06All 
Windsor Precinct parkrun1233000:30:02All 
Launceston parkrun19816000:31:12All 
Wynyard Foreshore parkrun1132000:30:27All 
Torrens parkrun115322100:34:02All 
Totals 1467900:29:06All


Volunteer Summary

Volunteer Total = 26

YearRoleNumber
of Times
2019Funnel Manager1
2019Pre-event Setup1
2019Tail Walker9
2018Barcode Scanning1
2018Funnel Manager1
2018Marshal1
2018Tail Walker6
2017Barcode Scanning1
2017Marshal2
2016Marshal2
2016Tail Walker1



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