Parkrun stuff

If you want to read my Parkrun blogs, click here.

To see my Parkrun stats, click here.

What is Parkrun? “Parkrun organise free, timed, 5k runs in pleasant parkland surroundings around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in”

Despite the name, it is perfectly acceptable to walk or use a wheelchair. Just register on the parkrun website, print out your personal barcode and away you go. The barcode is valid at all parkruns worldwide. For more information, visit the parkrun website – from here you can access the webpage that applies to your country/region.

Current personal Parkrun goals:

  • Run a Parkrun every month of the year (completed November 2022 ✓)
  • Run 30 Parkruns in a calendar year (completed 11 December 2022 ✓)
  • Complete the Compass Club Challenge (North Parkes Reserve, Westerfolds ✓)
  • Complete the Tourist Challenge in 2023 – 5 new Parkruns to complete (01/01 – Gardiner’s Creek, 07/01 – Westerfolds, 25/02 – Kirkdale Reserve, 25/03 – Jells, 15/04/23 – Diamond Creek ✓)
  • Join 100 Club on Christmas Day 2023 (currently on 76 – 18/03/2023)
  • Run a Parkrun in every Australian State (Victoria ✓, NSW ✓, SA ✓) – called the Peel Challenge
  • Complete the NYD double (2 Parkruns in 1 day)
  • Beat my original Lillydale Lake PB of 25:15 (set in 2015)

Challenges can be found here –

To make your own Parkrun map –

Challenge Chaser –

Parkrun attendance stats (updated weekly) –

Parkrun Challenges extension –

Parkrun Tourist Advisor – – helps find your next Parkrun Challenge (works best on mobile phone)

Save your Parkrun barcode to your Apple Wallet –

Parkrun Podcasts:

Parkrun Blogs: