Parkrun has become an integral part of our family life for the sense of community and togetherness that it fosters.
People of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels come together every Saturday morning 7 AM, rain or shine, at Easter, Christmas and any other time or anything else happening in life. We are all united by our love for running or simply staying active.
We cheer each other on, share tips and advice, and celebrate each other's milestones, whether it's completing he first parkrun or a Personal Best.
Lidia and I have been regular parkrunner since 2017, we started pushing the prams! So it was never about times or training, but something we do together as a family. And now that our kids are older, it help us create a maintain a bonding with our kids.
Volunteering at parkrun is also something of inspiration and pride, with people volunteering every saturday, for years on a raw.
Some of our local heroes, volunteer every week and themselves they don't even run, or if they are runners, they are happy to take the morning off as a way of giving back to the community.
And all of this has grown organically, from an idea of one person to start a movement which is now global. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkrun
A person who has changed the world, literally 5 km at the time