GETTING FIT: Alayna Jones (front) is ready to run with (back, from left) Jo Cuskelly, Linda Coombes and Katharine Jones – the three main instigators behind bringing parkrun to Warwick.
GETTING FIT: Alayna Jones (front) is ready to run with (back, from left) Jo Cuskelly, Linda Coombes and Katharine Jones – the three main instigators behind bringing parkrun to Warwick. Erin Smith

Into running? Park it

IT TOOK months of hard work but three Warwick fitness fanatics have achieved their goal to bring parkrun to Warwick.

The parkrun initiative, which is free to register for and take part in, sees people of all fitness levels meet at a set point every week for a 5km run around a park.

Each week their times are recorded so runners can see how much they are improving.

Sharing a love of fitness and running, Jo Cuskelly, Linda Coombes and Katharine Jones banded together to get the program up and running in Warwick.

"It is a community event, with a real community feel," Mrs Jones said.

"You can run, walk, bring your dog or push a pram.

"Anyone can do it."

Mrs Coombes said it did not matter how good a person was at running.

"It is good for people wanting to do a bit of speed work or people looking to improve their fitness level," she said.

Warwick parkrun will start at Tiddalik and go around the river run twice.

It has been given the go ahead but the organisers are staying tight-lipped on the actual start date.

"It is starting in early spring," Mrs Cuskelly said.

Those looking to take part in the run can register online for free by visiting www. parkrun.com.au/register/.

If you would like more information or would like to help out as a volunteer like the Warwick parkrun Facebook page.

They will also have a stall at the Jumpers and Jazz Picnic in the Park on Sunday, July 28.



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