Join parkrun adventurers Mel and Ollie as they seek free, weekly, timed, 5km parkrun adventures across the globe. Bringing you all the fun and latest news from the parkrun community as they navigate the Australian landscape, this is a parkrun adventure you won’t want to miss.
Episode 244 – Sarah Hudson
This week Olly catches up with USA ED Sarah Hudson for news on the unpause of Byxbee parkrun. While Mel is learning more about baked goods at Dazza's. We've got roving reports from Tracey at New Farm, Mark & Cam at Cottesloe plus Hannah files a guest report from Bass Point notparkrun. And there's lots of laughter surrounding a new challenge. But whose challenge could it be?
Episode 243 – Weekend Work
This week the parkrun adventurers are almost all working on the weekend, as Olly stays put and Mel recaps a visit to Dorset Recreation Reserve and some juniors taking the stage at Eynesbury Heritage Trail Junior parkrun. Marvellous Mark checks in from South Australia at Port Lincoln plus a bonus freedom run report from Yeldulknie Weir parkrun, while Tracey in a Tutu steps in with her suggestions for a sensational sausage roll soundtrack.
Plus all the chat from Dazza’s, the Informant and updates on all the latest July parkrun returns and celebrations!
Episode 242 – Dog Assisted
This week Olly and family were busy notparkrunning any which way, while Mel returned to Pakenham parkrun for a dog assisted family run. Tracey gave us the SPF & TCC stats and aside from Alison at Trentham Memorial parkrun NZ, everyone else was partying in SA! Meanwhile the new Informant is having a few teething problems...
Episode 241 – Toolern Creek
There's a shift in the ledger this week with Victorian parkruns returning while NSW deals with covid restrictions. Plus, we hear from most of the channel 5 news crew and there is a strange similarity in their reports. And Mel has two new suggestions for challenges in Western Victoria.
Episode 240 – Raw & Uncut
Episode 240 is brought to you by the numbers: 7, 8, 250, 325, 350 and 418!
This week we hear Roving Reports from Tracey, live from the tail at Bunyaville, and Nadine at Ted Scobie Oval, who offers a hot tip on a place to visit while in town. We receive mail from the team at South Toowoomba, hear about more longest run adventures and Mel shares her parkrunday experience too. Spoiler alert – it has a real parkrun in it!
Oh, and who can tell us what our SPF is for this week?
Episode 239 – Quack Quack
This week Olly & Mel recount their Longest Runs and Tracey also pops in with audio from North Brisbane (too soon). We hear from David in England with news of notparkruns and pastie preferences, plus all the crowd from Dazza's. But... hang on ... what announcement does The Informant have??
Love how genuine (and sometimes kooky!) they are! You can tell they really enjoy parkrun and the community it has created! Their enthusiasm is infectious! Now I really want to fly to Australia and visit ALL the events!
I've just got back from a run where I listened to this podcast and rushed inside to write a review. This is a great discussion about parkrun, the global running phenomenon. Based in Australia it also regularly features news from around the world. I particularly love Scotty's accents and always look forward to Mel's dress-up advice. The general banter is a particular highlight. Five stars.
Great community podcast
Good discussion about the parkrun community, mostly in Australia but also covering news from other countries. Banter is passable, cricket knowledge needs work