Parkruns are free timed 5k runs which are conducted by volunteers, and are held in many countries around the world. There are three parkruns in Australia, with a fourth on the cards for next year.
We’ve been trying to get along to a parkrun for a few weeks now, but work commitments and weather haven’t made it possible. Yesterday was the day!
The run was in New Farm Park, Brisbane, and the route followed the boardwalk along the riverbank. It was flat, and lots of people were out walking or cycling, enjoying the fine weather and the view. We were made to very welcome by the organisers; it’s always nice to see people relaxed about dogs joining in a fun run.
As usual, we started at the back of the field and just loped along. We finished in 35-38 minutes, and stayed for coffee afterwards. A thoroughly enjoyable morning with friendly people and a nice place to run. The dogs enjoyed the attention too! We’ll go back whenever we can, and are looking forward to helping to establish Sandgate parkrun later this year, which is a lot closer to home.
To find out more about free parkruns in your area, and to register, visit this site: Parkrun