THE POWER OF PARKRUN

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

For my 100th Parkrun, I asked my friends to dress up to make it a spe­cial oc­ca­sion. Then I hap­pened to see a post from a reg­u­lar Parkrun­ner on the event Face­book page, ask­ing ev­ery­one to look out for her grand­dad; he would be cel­e­brat­ing his 80th birth­day that day and would be in his usual spot cheer­ing us all on. So we stopped to wish him – Brian is his name – a happy birth­day and gave him one of our party bal­loons. He looked as­ton­ished and asked, ‘How does ev­ery­one know?’ That’s the power of Parkrun. Deb­bie Pent­land, South­sea, Hamp­shire

Deb­bie and friends join Brian for a joint thumbs up to help mark his 80th birth­day.

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