Parkrun a great way to main­tain your fit­ness

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

SOME 11 years ago, Coral and I lobbed in Euroa and were im­me­di­ately en­cour­aged to feel at home.

A year later we were more at home here than our Melbourne bay­side sub­urb of 30 years.

We re­main deeply thank­ful for the on­go­ing warmth of that wel­come and friend­ships that have flour­ished.

Five years ago, 65, and over 120kg, I was un­fit to the edge of illness.

About then Brad Cun­ning­ham brought Fit Shop to the footy oval.

I have lost 30kg and I am now as fit as I have been in my adult life.

I am se­ri­ously grate­ful to Brad and coaches Klay, Dan, Joey and Kelly who have pa­tiently pro­vided en­cour­age­ment all along the way.

Last May, Parkrun ar­rived in town and for reasons I don’t en­tirely un­der­stand, I signed up.

Since then I have some­how Park-plod­ded, Park-shuf­fled and Park-run the 5km course on more than 20 oc­ca­sions.

Again I want to say thank you to the Parkrun team who cheer­ily give up their Satur­day morn­ings so that we can race, run, walk and plod our way around one of the most gor­geous Parkrun courses imag­in­able - thank you team.

As we all race to­wards Christ­mas, Coral and I want to of­fer our heart­felt thanks to this amaz­ing com­mu­nity that has be­come home for us.

Thank you Euroa, you’re an ex­traor­di­nar­ily spe­cial place. Bob and Coral Bruce, Euroa had covered our vil­lage on the first week­end in Oc­to­ber.

I did sec­ond hand books for nearly 10 years and was a vol­un­teer for over 20 years.

Happy 25th Birthday to the Friends of the Euroa Li­brary 1993 to 2018.

Robyn Neville, Euroa

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