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 252 - Jenny Blow
While Olly and Mel celebrate Trolls and Zombies, we check in with quarantining paralympian Jenny Blow about her recent adventure at Tokyo with the Aussie Belles. We celebrate Maori Language week, all the fun at Dazza's plus The Informant brings all the stats to the yard.
Episode 251 – Tokyo Tales
The adventurers are reflecting on a big week of celebrations and paralympics and Olly chats to Lyndell about her officiating experiences in Tokyo. We hear from Mark at Kununurra, Tracey at Bundaberg and Dave at Waterloo Plains parkruns, as well as all the usual from Dazza's, The Informant and some interesting mail!
Episode 250 – The Story So Far
Mel & Olly are taking a walk down memory lane for the 250th episode.
We hear from Mark at Hampton Oval parkrun, Tracey pops in from Des Connor Park juniors and Pippa shares some more Streaky tips. Dazza’s was back this week, Olly explains the Bingoe card and we have some 250 related stats from The Informant. Join us for all this, plus a few little surprises!
Episode 249 - Becky Maybury
As we creep closer to our milestone episode, Olly checks in with Becky Maybury on the return of Richmond Olympic parkrun in Canada. Meanwhile Mel catches up with Renee Gimbert from parkrun Australia HQ to find out all the complexities involved with bringing parkrun back in Asia Pacific.
We've also got Tracey at Mudgeeraba, Mark chats to Bayview Road ED Zoe, Streaky September updates, and the usual weekly stats from our cheeky Informant.
It's another bumper pod!
Episode 248 – Bird is the Word
This week Mel chats with Mick Duyvestyn, half of the crew behind the Bubble Bird relay that’s helping a certain yellow friend fly the coup in lockdown thanks to a creative flock of Melbournians.
We also hear from Runner 5 (aka Karyn) following an exciting parkrun launch against all odds in Abel Township, and also from the scanned in and locked down alike at Dazza’s.
Episode 247 – Caitlin Adams & David Crook
This week we bask in the amazing highlights that parkrun brings us, even when our hosts are both in lockdown!
Mel catches up with Caitlin Adams of Team Tempo after her new parkrun global women’s record at Lochiel parkrun. Olly chats with author David Crook about his inspiration and experience behind the new book “On every Saturday”, which celebrates 10 years of parkrun in Australia.
Also, Alison reports in from Sherwood Reserve parkrun as she completes the final puzzle piece of her NZ Countryman puzzle and we have all the latest stats from The Informant and plenty of excitement at Dazza’s, as we hear from Team Lockdown and Team actual parkrun, and all the fun around it!
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